Voting in the RCVS Council election 2017 will open during the week beginning 13 March 2017.
Sixteen candidates are standing in this year's election, including three existing Council members and 13 new candidates.
All the candidates and their manifestos can be viewed at http://www.rcvs.org.uk/about-us/rcvs-council/council-elections/council-election-2017/
Ballot papers and candidates’ details are due to be posted to all veterinary surgeons eligible to vote during the week commencing 13th March, and all votes must be cast, either online or by post.
Voting is only open to people who are MRCVS.
Canvassing is allowed so if there are others in your department who are MRCVS but they are not a BSTP member, could you encourage them to consider voting.
There are two pathologists standing this year: Cheryl Scudamore (a member of the BSTP and BSVP) who narrowly missed out on being elected last year and Trevor Whitbread (a member of the BSVP) who is standing for the first time.
BSVP = British Society of Veterinary Pathologists
Cheryl has extensive experience of serving on and chairing professional committees. She is the immediate past Chair of the Royal College of Pathologists specialty advisory committee for veterinary pathology. She was part of the stakeholder group for the Vet Futures project and is on the RCVS Fellowship Credentials Panel.
Trevor has experience in veterinary practice, academia, extensive experience in diagnostic pathology and organising and developing specialist clinical interest societies – BVDSG and ESVD. As a diagnostic pathologist he has a very close association with clinical practice and is fully aware of the issues that are of concern.