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New legislation solves registration anomaly

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By Kathryn Clark

Graduates from some vet schools in the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland will have to sit the RCVS’s statutory membership exam before they can practise in the UK after Brexit, following the approval of new legislation.

Currently, under EU law, the RCVS is required to automatically register all graduates of any institution recognised by an EU member state.

However, following the UK’s exit from the EU, a statutory instrument (SI) passed by the House of Lords last week will allow the …

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