The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is reminding veterinary surgeons that they need to complete their annual renewal for 2016-7 by the end of April. About 75% of veterinary surgeons have renewed their registrations so far.

Veterinary surgeons have until 30 April to pay the fee or the amount due will increase by £35 – this applies across all registration categories.

Any veterinary surgeons who fail to pay by 31 May will have their names removed from the Register, making it illegal for them to practise veterinary surgery in the UK.

The annual renewal can be completed via the online ‘My Account’ area, where it is possible to pay by credit or debit card. Payment is also accepted by cheque, bank transfer or draft.

The ‘My Account’ area can be accessed using the security details sent to members in February. If these have been lost or misplaced veterinary surgeons should contact the RCVS Registration Department on 020 7202 0707.

If anyone has received an annual renewal reminder letter but has set up a Direct Debit, or believes that they have already paid, they should contact the RCVS Finance Department on 020 7202 0723.