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Restructuring the RCVS fellowship
  1. Frances Harcourt-Brown
  1. Crab Lane Veterinary Surgery, 30 Crab Lane, Bilton, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 3BE
  1. e-mail: fhbvet{at}

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I WRITE in response to Lloyd Reeve-Johnson's recent letter in Veterinary Record (May 10, 2014, vol 174, p 483) about the proposals to restructure the RCVS fellowship. Professor Reeve-Johnson questioned the proposal to close the fellowship by thesis route and rejected the idea that practitioners could engage in novel research by taking a university-based higher degree because they will have neither the time nor resources to do so.

I am a member of the fellowship working party and both my husband and …

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