VN Council nomination period extended
The RCVS has extended the nomination period for its VN Council election to Sunday 28 February 2021.
In a press release, the RCVS said that it had received just one nomination for the VN Council election - Susan Howarth RVN – who will be automatically be re-elected to Council for a four-year term.
The RCVS added that if two or more additional candidates come forward in the extended nomination period, then a VN Council election will be run for the one remaining available elected place on the Council.
VN Council chair Matthew Rendle said: “Whilst it’s certainly disappointing that we only had one nomination for VN Council by this year’s deadline, we hope this extension until the end of February means more vet nurses will now consider putting themselves forward for election.
"We are doing some really important work currently that in time will push forward and enhance our profession, so I would ask any vet nurses who are interested in having a say on the future of our profession to step forward as a candidate for the Council. Those who want to find out more about what it means to be on VN Council are also very welcome to contact me on email@example.com”
More information about how to stand for VN Council, as well as an informal job description about what is expected of a VN Council member, can be found at www.rcvs.org.uk/vncouncil21