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RCVS to charge vets for not doing CPD

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By Josh Loeb

Vets who refuse to respond to repeated RCVS enquiries about their continuing professional development (CPD) could in future be billed for the cost of the time and effort spent chasing them.

Serially non-compliant vets and registered veterinary nurses (RVNs) look set to be charged a new administration fee after 32 council members voted 31 in favour (with one abstention) to accept the plan in principle.

The level of fee and other details are yet to be determined, but RCVS council member Sue Paterson described the move as constituting a ‘stick’ rather than a ‘carrot’ approach to the problem.

‘I don’t want to stereotype, but there’s a group of veterinary surgeons who feel that they don’t need to do CPD because they’ve been qualified for a certain length of …

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