Vet and Veterinary including Veterinary surgeon and Veterinary practitioner are sensitive expressions.
These titles are protected by The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966. You must seek permission from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) to use any of the expressions above in your company or business name.
Correspondingly, you must provide an email or letter of authorisation from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) to Companies House.
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
|Address||Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons|
62-64 Horseferry Rd
Company name availability check
You can use the Company name availability checker to check if your proposed company name is still available for registration.
How to register a company?
Concise Accountants provide company formation services. Our accountants will handle the incorporation of your limited company from start to finish. We will also advise you whether your supporting evidence is sufficient to support the use of ‘Vet’, ‘Veterinary’, ‘Veterinary surgeon’ or ‘Veterinary practitioner’ in your company name.
Universally, your company’s registered office must be a real address. Companies House would not accept P O Box numbers as your registered office address.
Maintain your limited company
You would have to submit a few documents with the UK Authorities every year.
Firstly, at every anniversary of your company, you are required to prepare and submit your confirmation statement with Companies House. The confirmation statement is a snapshot of information about your company shares structure, directors, shareholders and registered office.
On the same note, you must also inform Companies House if your company details changed. For example, you appoint a new director or your registered office address has changed.
Additionally, you must submit your company accounts to Companies House and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). For HMRC, you must include your corporation tax return together with your company accounts. Concise Accountants offers fixed fee accounts packages to limited companies to take care of your company accounts and corporation tax return. The packages are suitable for startup businesses and small companies. Feel free to contact our accountants to discuss.
Other sensitive or regulated words
Click here for other sensitive words that require you to obtain a consent to use in your company or business name in the United Kingdom.