Deadline approaches for RCVS Fellowship applications

Deadline approaches for RCVS Fellowship applications

Vets interested in joining the RCVS Fellowship 2022 intake have been warned they have just a couple of weeks to send in their application.

The RCVS Fellowship plays a key role in helping to advance standards  across the profession and promote scientific excellence.

Members are drawn from all areas of veterinary practice, with the common feature being that they have all had made a significant impact throughout their career on the wider profession.

As with previous years, there are three routes to joining the Fellowship, each with a different criteria, which enables people with a range of areas of expertise and experience to join the learned society.

The routes are:

  • Meritorious Contributions to Clinical Practice
  • Meritorious Contributions to Knowledge
  • Meritorious Contributions to the Profession.

Dr Cheryl Scudamore, Vice-Chair of the Fellowship Board, said: “The Fellowship Board always receives a number of excellent applications to join the RCVS Fellowship, and I’m sure this year will be no different. It’s an exciting time to join the Fellowship as this year we are launching a new platform that will help us to collaborate with each other and communicate our work to the wider profession. I look forward to welcoming the new Fellows, hopefully in person, at the College’s RCVS Day in the Autumn.”

Applications for this year’s Fellowship intake will close at 5pm on Monday 14 February, and for each route applicants will need to include a 2,000 word summary of their contribution to the profession and examples of significant bodies of work they have produced throughout their career.

The requirements for applying have changed from previous years, including the type of support materials needed from references. Full details can be found on the Fellowship area of the RCVS website.

Anyone interested can visit the Fellowship area of the RCVS website at