RCVS news: Debit cards now accepted for vet annual renewal fee payments

This year, for the first time, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) will be accepting debit card payments from veterinary surgeons who are renewing their registration.

The annual renewal fee for veterinary surgeons should be paid by 31 March. Those who have not paid by 30 April will be charged an extra £35 to renew their registration while those who have not paid by 31 May will be removed from the Register.

Corrie McCann, RCVS Director of Operations, said: “Following feedback from the profession, this year, thanks to a change in our registration regulations, we are able to accept debit card payments which we hope will make the renewal process much easier and more convenient for our members. Furthermore, members will also no longer be charged if they choose to pay their fee by credit card.”

Veterinary surgeons will also need to confirm their registration details (including their correspondence and registration addresses), confirm that they have met the RCVS requirement for continuing professional development of 105 hours over a three-year period and disclose any new or previously undisclosed convictions, cautions or adverse findings. New registration regulations mean that veterinary surgeons now have the choice of either home or work as their registered address – previously only work addresses were allowed.

The annual renewal can be completed by returning the form that has been sent by post or by logging into the ‘My Account’ area of the RCVS website (www.rcvs.org.uk/login) using the security details that have been sent to all veterinary surgeons.

Any veterinary surgeons who have not received their annual renewal form or security details for the ‘My Account’ area should contact the RCVS Registration Department on 020 7202 0707 or registration@rcvs.org.uk as soon as possible.

Those with queries about paying the annual renewal fee should contact the RCVS Finance Team on 020 7202 0733 or finance@rcvs.org.uk

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