Record number of candidates for VN Council election
More candidates than ever before have come forward to run in the 2021 RCVS Veterinary Nurses (VN) Council election, the RCVS has confirmed.
The RCVS extended its nomination period to the end of February after receiving just one nomination for the VN Council election - Susan Howorth RVN - who has automatically been re-elected to VN Council for another three-year term.
Fourteen candidates have since stepped up to compete for the one available place. They are:
- Samantha Jayne Anderson
- Kirsten Cavill
- Rebecca Jane Clark
- Sophie Louise Connolly
- Olivia Jade Dunlop
- Thomas Griffiths
- Daniel James Hogan
- Steven David Patrick Johnson
- Carly Kilby
- Donna Leigh Lewis
- Lee Thomas Vaughan
- Francesca Ware
- Diana Elizabeth Joyce Wilson
- Tania Yelland.
“To my fellow members of the profession, please do make sure to engage with the election and cast your vote. VN Council not only makes important decisions on matters relating to veterinary nursing training & education and registration but, along with the British Veterinary Nursing Association, also helps set the direction of travel for the VN Futures project which is looking at how our profession can be a vibrant, rewarding and sustainable one, now and in the future.”
Voting commence online the week beginning 15 March 2021, when eligible members of the profession will receive an email from Civica Election Services. The deadline closes at 5 pm on Friday, 23 April 2021.
More information about the election and each of the candidates is available at rcvs.org.uk/vnvote21