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King Charles III confirmed as new Royal Patron for the RCVS

20 May 2024 BEVA

His Majesty King Charles III has been confirmed as the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) new Royal Patron, taking on the role previously held by his late mother Queen Elizabeth II.

The role was confirmed by Buckingham Palace this month as part of a recent review of royal patronages, a role that helps to highlight, promote and recognise the work of the many charities and organisations supported by a Royal Patron.

RCVS President Dr Sue Paterson FRCVS said: “We are delighted that His Majesty the King is our new Royal Patron, continuing his mother’s support for the veterinary professions.

“We know that His Majesty is a keen advocate for animal health and welfare, the environment and biodiversity, and so his interests align very much with ours in areas such as sustainability, tackling antimicrobial resistance, and in supporting veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses to best meet their professional standards.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to wish His Majesty all the best with his ongoing treatment and recovery for cancer and we hope to meet him soon.”