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5 December 2007

Do you have what it takes to become a Council Member of the RCVS? Insert cheap jokes here, and then have a serious think about it.

Standing for election to Council is not a decision to be taken lightly. Serving on Council takes time, commitment, hard work and no small amount of courage (you will have read the letters columns and may even have some criticisms of your own) but it does represent your best chance of contributing to and influencing the College’s work and activities.

You should not stand if you are hoping to represent a particular branch of the profession, or even your colleagues in the ‘constituency’ where you live or work. Professional representation is the BVA’s area of responsibility and expertise.

However, if you care about how best to maintain the highest standards of veterinary undergraduate and postgraduate education; how to uphold the good reputation of the profession and the public’s confidence in veterinary care; or even how the future regulation and governance of your profession will take shape in the future, then leave that letter to the editor to one side for a moment and take a look at the Council nominations page for more details.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is 31 January 2008.

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