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409 VNs removed from Register for renewal fee non-payment  

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has removed 409 veterinary nurses from the Register for non-payment of their annual renewal fee.

The annual renewal fee for veterinary nurses is due for payment on 1 November every year, although veterinary nurses have up to midnight on 31 December to pay before they are removed from the Register. The 409 veterinary nurses who failed to meet this payment deadline for last year were removed from the Register on 1 January 2020.

Of the 409 veterinary nurses who were removed for non-payment this year, some 70 have subsequently applied for restoration to the Register, paying a £58 restoration fee, in addition to the standard renewal fee of £69, to do so.

This year has seen a reduction in veterinary nurse removals from the Register, with the number of removals as a percentage of the whole profession standing at 2.2%, as compared to 2.7% of the profession being removed last year. .

A list of individuals removed from the Register on 1 January 2020, and who hadn’t been restored prior to 2 January at 11.30AM, has been published to assist practices in making checks to ensure that all their veterinary nursing staff are still on the Register. This list can be found on the RCVS website:

Those with questions about how to restore to the Register should contact our Registration Department on 020 7202 0707 or For questions about paying the annual renewal fee or setting up a Direct Debit contact our Finance Department on 020 7202 0723 or

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