- Date posted: 8th March 2023
Fees will rise by four per cent for the 2023/24 financial year.
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has announced that its registration and annual renewal fees will rise by four per cent. The increase will take effect for the 2023/24 financial period and has been approved by the Privy Council.
For UK-practising veterinary surgeons, the standard annual renewal fee will increase by £15 to £379, and is due before 1 April 2023.
For veterinary nurses, the standard annual fee will increase by £3 to £77, and is due before 1 November 2023.
RCVS chief executive officer Lizzie Lockett said: “We are proud that all throughout the pandemic period, when we know that many were struggling, we managed to keep our fees at the same level in the 2020/21, 2021/22, and 2022/23 fee years.
“The increase that we proposed to the Privy Council is very modest, particularly in comparison to the overall levels of inflation that the British economy has experienced over the past year, which has had an impact on our costs.
“While we appreciate that any rise in fee levels will not be welcomed by everyone, we can assure all members of the professions that we are continuing to use our income prudently and with oversight from our Audit & Risk and Finance & Resources Committees.”
A full list of fees can be found on the RCVS website.