The impact of Brexit on European veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses practising in the UK

IES is conducting an online survey of all non-UK European veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses who are registered to practise with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and are currently living in the UK.

The survey aims to find out how the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union is impacting on the work experiences and career/life plans of these individuals. It will also collect their views about the impact of Brexit on the veterinary profession in the UK.

The baseline survey will be followed by two further surveys over the next two years, to enable the RCVS to track the opinions and movements of European veterinary surgeons and nurses; in addition, there will be follow-up interviews with a small sample of respondents every time the survey is run.

This work on behalf of the RCVS adds to IES’s programme of Brexit-related activity, and is being informed and guided by our panel of Brexit experts.