The RCVS has announced that it is seeking nominations for candidates for both its veterinary surgeon and veterinary nurse councils. Are you interested in representing your profession at Belgravia House?
The RCVS is seeking nominations for candidates for both its veterinary surgeon and veterinary nurse councils.
RCVS council has six seats to be filled, while on VN council, there are two. Those elected will take their seats on RCVS Day in July 2013 and will serve four-year terms. Council members will be expected to spend at least six to eight days a year attending council and committee meetings, working parties and subcommittees.
Speaking of the elections, RCVS chief executive Nick Stace said: “Last year, a record number of veterinary surgeons showed by seeking a seat on RCVS council they were willing to help regulate their profession.
“The RCVS needs the efforts of willing vets and VNs to ensure their professions continue to be well regulated. If you’ve thought about standing ‘someday’ – why not make someday now?”
Also this year, candidates will be able to take part in a webinar-style hustings during the election period, where they will have the opportunity to outline their manifestos verbally in a live event. This is not compulsory, but the college believes it will help candidates “make their points in a way that will engage a broader range of voters”.
If you are interested in seeking a seat, you need to find two proposers, which, for RVCS council, can be any veterinary surgeons not presently on RCVS council, and for VN council, any veterinary nurses not presently on VN council.