The RCVS has announced the results of the Veterinary Nurses Council elections, which saw a record number and proportion of the profession turning out to vote this year. The RCVS has announced the results of the Veterinary Nurses Council elections, which saw a record number and proportion of the profession turning out to vote this year. 

3,112 of the 18,228 veterinary nurses eligible to take part in the elections cast their votes, a turnout rate of 17.1%. While there were no VN Council elections in 2019 and 2018, this compares to a turnout of 14.5% in 2017 and 10.9% in 2016. 

The results of the election are as follows:

  • Matthew Rendle – 1,028 votes (ELECTED)
  • Claire Roberts – 839 votes (ELECTED)
  • Dot Creighton – 511 votes
  • Jessica Beckett – 468 votes
  • Racheal Marshall – 384 votes
  • Lindsey Anne Dodd – 360 votes
  • Emma Foreman – 324 votes
  • Samantha Anderson – 302 votes 
  • Cathy Woodlands – 265 votes
  • Kirsten Cavill – 242 votes
  • Rebecca Clark – 196 votes
  • Susannah Phillips – 122 votes
  • Megan Oakey – 60 votes

Eleanor Ferguson, RCVS Registrar and Returning Officer for both elections, said: "Many congratulations to all those who were elected this year and we look forward to welcoming them to their places on their respective Councils at our Annual General Meeting later this year.

"Regarding VN Council, I would like to thank Racheal Marshall for her service, including her tenure as Chair of VN Council since 2018, during which there was the launch of the new Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Nursing and the development of a new VN qualification accreditation framework.


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