Veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses (VNs) from the Leeds area are invited to put their questions to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) at a 'Question Time' meeting held at the Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel on Thursday 8 March.

 

RCVS President Dr Jerry Davies, as well as other RCVS and VN Council members, will be at the meeting to listen to veterinary concerns and discuss issues currently affecting the profession.

 

There is no formal agenda, as the intention is for vets and veterinary nurses from the Leeds region to steer the discussion, as well as having an opportunity to meet colleagues and the RCVS in a pleasant and informal setting. Topics raised at similar recent meetings have included, for example, veterinary legislation, the regulation of veterinary nurses and new draft Codes of Professional Conduct.

 

The College will also hold 45-minute 'surgeries' for veterinary practices accredited with - or considering joining - its voluntary Practice Standards Scheme (PSS). These will take place from 1-5pm at the same venue, and are offered on a first-booked, first-served basis.

 

The evening will start at 6:30pm with a buffet and drinks, with the meeting itself starting at 7:15pm. For further information, to book a place or to request a PSS surgery, veterinary practices can contact Fiona Harcourt (f.harcourt@rcvs.org.uk or 020 7202 0773).