The RCVS has announced that there will be no election for the Veterinary Nurses Council this year, because only two candidates stood for the available two places.

The two candidates were VN Council Vice-Chair Liz Cox and newcomer Jane Davidson.

Both Liz and Jane will start their three-year terms on VN Council at Royal College Day on Friday 12 July 2019.

Racheal Marshall, Chair of VN Council, said: "First, I would welcome our new VN Council member Jane Davidson who is well-known to many in the profession as @JaneRVN, a prolific tweeter on all things #planetrvn and a powerful advocate for the veterinary nursing profession through her work with the media, including her regular Vet Times blog. I also wish to congratulate Liz who I am sure will continue to be a great asset to VN Council for a further three years.

"However, it is disappointing that there were not enough candidates standing for us to hold an election this year and give the profession the opportunity to exercise their democratic right and decide who they wish to elect. We will be taking stock of the situation over the next few months and considering how we can do more to promote the activities and decisions of VN Council and its members in the hope that, next year, we will see an increase in the numbers standing as candidates."

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