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RCVS - Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

RCVS - The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons is available to investigate concerns regarding professional conduct of Vet Surgeons and registered Vet Nurses.  For more information about raising a concern with the RCVS visit www.rcvs.org.uk/concerns

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