RCVS news: Veterinary nurses must pay registration fee by end of year

Veterinary nurses who have not yet paid their annual registration renewal fee are being reminded that they must pay the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) by 31 December 2015 or they will be removed from the Register.

Emails were sent to 2,741 registered veterinary nurses who had not paid the £61 fee which was due before 31 October 2015. Payments will need to be made – and cleared – by the end of this year. Veterinary nurses for whom the College does not have email addresses, and newly registered veterinary nurses, have been contacted by post.

The renewal fee can be paid online via the ‘My Account’ area (www.rcvs.org.uk/login) or by filling in and returning an annual renewal form and paying by cheque, bank draft or bank transfer.

A further 1,815 emails have also been sent to veterinary nurses who have paid their renewal fee but have not yet completed their annual renewal. In order to complete the annual renewal process, veterinary nurses must confirm their registration details, confirm they are compliant with the College’s requirement for continuing professional development (45 hours over a three-year period) and declare any convictions, cautions and/or adverse findings. This process should be completed via the My Account area.

Login details for the My Account area were sent by post to all veterinary nurses as part of their annual renewal last year. A reminder was also sent this year. Those who have lost or misplaced these details, should contact the RCVS Registration Department by telephone on 020 7202 0707.

For payments made by cheque, the name of the veterinary nurse and their Register number needs to be written on the back. Cheques need to be received by the RCVS before Friday 18 December and the payment to have cleared by 31 December.

Veterinary nurses who wish to ensure that all future communications from the College are via email, should contact registration@rcvs.org.uk with their address. Email addresses should be unique to the individual and not, for example, generic practice addresses.

Veterinary nurses in need of further guidance on paying their annual renewal fee should contact the RCVS Finance Department on finance@rcvs.org.uk or 020 7202 0723.

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