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RCVS and VN Council elections: Candidates Now Being Sought


Nominations are now being sought for candidates to stand in the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon Council (RCVS Council) and Veterinary Nurse Council (VN Council) elections. The deadline for nominations is 5pm on 31 January 2013.

There are six seats due to be filled on RCVS Council, and two on VN Council. Those elected will take their seats on RCVS Day next July, to 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 (for which a loss-of-earnings allowance is available).

Each candidate needs to find two proposers; any veterinary surgeon or veterinary nurse (who is not presently on either Council) may propose one candidate for RCVS or VN Council respectively.

Nomination forms, full instructions and guidance notes are available from and

To help those considering standing for election to either Council to better understand the role of the Councils, and what will be expected of them if elected, the RCVS will be holding a special Meet the RCVS Day on 15 January. This will give candidates and prospective candidates the opportunity to meet the College Officers and senior staff, and find out what goes on behind the scenes.

Prospective candidates can contact Fiona Harcourt for more information on

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