• Webinar recorded on Mon 11th May, 2015
  • 0 hours 56 mins

In this webinar, Head of Professional Conduct Eleanor Ferguson and Chair of the Preliminary Investigation Committee (PIC) Jerry Davies will discuss some of the common concerns reported to the RCVS about veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses, and give advice about how these can be avoided. They will also give an overview of how the RCVS concerns process works, highlighting recent changes to College procedures.

Eleanor is Head of the RCVS Professional Conduct Department, and also and oversees the Practice Standards Scheme. She qualified as a solicitor in Scotland in 1982, and in England & Wales in 1987. Originally specialising in litigation, Eleanor spent a number of years advising on inward investment and commercial projects in Asia and Egypt. In July 2004 Eleanor joined the RCVS to help develop the Practice Standards Scheme, which she has headed up ever since. Eleanor subsequently took on the role as Disciplinary Solicitor, and in 2013 became Head of the Professional Conduct department.

Jerry Davies graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1974. He is the Chairman of the Preliminary Investigation Committee (PIC). He spent 12 years in the RVC’s Department of Surgery as Houseman, Lecturer in Veterinary Radiology and, latterly, Senior Lecturer in Surgery. He is a Diplomate of the European Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons and Diagnostic Imaging; he is also a Scrutineer for the BVA/KC HD and ED schemes. Working in private referral practice since 1989, Jerry established Davies Veterinary Specialists in February 1998; he now works there part time, as a Radiologist and is Chairman of the Board. Jerry was the 2004 recipient of the BSAVA Simon Award for outstanding contributions to Small Animal Surgery.

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