Appeals against removal or suspension were to the High Court and its Scottish and Northern Irish counterparts (not the Privy Council). 3—Interpretation (1) In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears— appropriate register. %PDF-1.5 %���� This Act may be cited as the . The College could also elect Honorary and Foreign Associates; restricted membership of the Council and of the Board of Examiners to Fellows (plus the members of the existing Council) with effect from 1886; allowed members of the College to vote by post; gave the Council power to remove a member from the register of members (but did not specify the grounds on which this might be done); required the Council to appoint a Registrar (who could be a member of the College, or not) on the day of the annual general meeting, to hold office until the next AGM; required the Registrar to maintain a Register of the names and addresses of members of the College, and, on payment of one shilling, to certify whether or not anyone was a member; gave the Council power to appoint a secretary from time to time, the secretary not necessarily being a member of the College; and. ���M�J2u0�F3��p������QgU3�U1q�^`$ט�%\%�:��������`�Å���DR'V3�X>⌠�"p�IGBV"�3��ˬ��p������J$uj5s�, J�WnDV"�s��˭4@����s #+�����%W ��J�qX �ήv.���X���"3%\%�:�ڹ�*1��cn�15��9Z�^�\z��ŭ��-�)I��H�k��t��[�QRed%�:�ڹK�!�Τ��]�H�_�\~�S3��.HLt�U�ӫ�K�� M�L$��g��DR�W;�^����$$�t���H��j��k�go�y�Ǿ�RgW;�]�j�ܯ.����#�zּ~���v���v���Ő� ׼lo�W�x*��|� M�6�Z�W[$���z��?�=38��FgP ���W��b����M�eo������]}�޴7][�!��t��؄�t��u�f��i���� FѼ�����hu��2f���¼$U�Y���M�k�Ak�|&�=�~��X_.VWͻ��h�]����m����`���h1l� required the use of voting papers for all Council elections in general meetings. means— (a) the general register; or (b) the specialist register, as the case may require; artificial breeding procedure. Those who passed the examination were to be admitted and registered as members of the College; qualified the power in the 1876 Charter to remove a member from the Register (otherwise than on the occasion of their dying or otherwise ceasing to practise) by specifying that this should only be done with the consent of the member, or where an entry had been incorrectly made, or where the member had been convicted of a misdemeanour or higher offence or was guilty of conduct disgraceful in a professional respect. gave the Council powers to set a minimum age for candidates for examination or admission as members, to increase admission fees up to thirteen guineas, and to grant diplomas of membership to foreign and colonial practitioners; and. The size of the Council was fixed at 32, with eight members retiring annually; Council members ceased to be eligible to be examiners, and vice versa; and. allowed teachers in the veterinary schools to be appointed as internal examiners in RCVS examinations, alongside two external examiners, and allowed ordinary members of the College to act as examiners; and. The Act accordingly: The Act consolidated the earlier legislation and made a number of changes, notably: The Act has been amended a number of times, notably: gave Council powers to award diplomas and certificates in such branches of veterinary science and its auxiliary sciences and arts as might be found expedient, and to make bye-laws in respect of them; gave Council powers to make bye-laws for the good order and management of the College; permitted Council to elect honorary associates; and. The Royal Charters and Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 are available for download. gave Council power to amend or add to the Charter by resolution, subject to procedural requirements, confirmation by a general meeting and approval by Her Majesty in Council. 4. The rules and regulations further defining the intentions of the Veterinary Medicine Practice Act including licensure requirements, record keeping rationale, etc. conferred specific powers to hold and dispose of land and invest money. The legislative history is also available to download in the  "Related documents" box . 1870 0 obj <>stream gave the Council power to appoint staff, and the College power to hold property and to dispose of it with the concurrence of the Council. made regulations or rules of the Council under the Act were to be subject to confirmation by the Privy Council. The 1967 Charter has in turn been superseded by the Charter of 2015. recognised the "veterinary art" as a profession and incorporated the College; gave the College power to administer examinations which students of the London and Edinburgh veterinary colleges, and of any future veterinary college which might receive royal recognition, had to pass if they wished to be styled veterinary surgeons and have the privileges of members of a profession; provided for the College to be managed by a Council, the members of which were to be elected at the annual general meeting of the members.