The Royal Veterinary College is the UK's largest, oldest and only independent veterinary school, and

The RVC has a comprehensive programme of onsite and online CPD. We pride ourselves on always offering the highest quality independent CPD to inform, entertain and challenge vets and vet nurses from many areas of clinical practice.

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🐷A vet's guide to small scale pig producers and pet pig owners 🐷
📍 Synergy Farm Health Dorset DT2 0HS
📆Friday 16th August

RVC CPD Unit in collaboration with Synergy Farm Health are pleased to offer practical onsite CPD for veterinarians who see pigs in their daily practice, bringing together a wealth of experience and expertise in farm animal veterinary teaching.

If you ever dread a call to a sick pig then it’s time to upskill your knowledge and gain practical advice from practicing farm vets on how to approach pig calls and practise surgical procedures and blood sampling on our pig simulator models.
👉 https://cpd.rvc.ac.uk/cpd-courses/vets-guide-pig
✉️ [email protected]
📞+44 (0)1707 666 865


🐣Why not catch up with some CPD this Easter with our anytime recorded webinars?

Priced at only £35 for a one-hour webinar or £50 for a two-hour webinar, these are great value for busy veterinary professionals seeking quality CPD at a time
of their choice.

View full library of anytime webinars👉https://bit.ly/3rGyWa2


Webinar Plus: Thoracic and abdominal radiology

Would you like to feel more confident in interpreting thoracic and abdominal radiographs?
Starts 29 Apr 2024 - 26 May 2024


Vet nurse courses this spring 🌷


Webinar Series: Fundamentals of equine practice

One hour live webinars with an opportunity for questions plus access to the recording for 2 weeks.

▪Tuesday 16th April: Oh no, I think it's ataxic! A practical approach to the neurological examination of the horse
▪Tuesday 23rd April: Pharmacological management of equine insulin dysregulation: Are SGLT2 inhibitors the magic answer?
▪Tuesday 30th April: Introduction to ultrasound guided injections
▪Tuesday 7th May: Managing acute and chronic laminitis
▪Tuesday 14th May: Equine gastric ulcer conundrums: Squamous gastric disease
▪Tuesday 21st May: Equine gastric ulcer conundrums: Glandular gastric disease

For more info: https://shorturl.at/bgnBJ


Upcoming small animal and equine practical CPD for and

▪Fixing fractures – basic internal and external fixator training - ONE PLACE LEFT!
Wednesday 20th March
▪Stifle surgery – the basics through to TTA - ONE PLACE LEFT!
Wednesday 24th April
▪Surgical nursing: Orthopaedic surgery
Friday 10th May
▪Equine Orthopaedic and non-orthopaedic ultrasound
Tuesday 25th June



Webinar Plus: Journal club - basic statistics for busy clinicians
📖Our online journal club CPD with Professor Dan Chan DVM DipACVECC DipECVECC DipACVN MRCVS and VetLit starts 15th April


Webinar Plus: Chemotherapy practice management essentials
Monday 22nd April to Sunday 19th May
Online CPD for and will cover:
👉The effect of cytotoxic and cytostatic medication on normal and abnormal cells
👉Understanding the risks associated with cytotoxic pharmaceuticals and applying the hierarchy of controls
👉Practical considerations to safely administer, store and dispense chemotherapy agents
👉Managing patients receiving chemotherapy
👉Developing practice resource materials


Webinar Plus: Anthrozoology for veterinary professionals
Starts Monday 22nd April for 4 weeks
Have you ever wondered why some clients go to great lengths to provide the best care for their animals while others do only the bare minimum?
Do you despair when clients claim to love their animals while simultaneously engaging in harmful practices such as over-feeding obese pets?
Have you experienced medical conditions deteriorating because clients do not adhere to an agreed treatment plan?
Would you like to understand some of the underlying factors that might be influencing clients’ diverse and at times conflicting attitudes and practices?
To find out more about this fascinating 4-week course, visit: https://bit.ly/362H145


Abdominal ultrasonography online
Monday 15th April to Sunday 19th May
Would you like to start to build your ultrasound knowledge and skills from the comfort of your own computer?
This online course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to perform a basic abdominal ultrasonographic examination. The online course is followed by an optional practical session on Wednesday 12th June 2024.
FIND OUT MORE: https://shorturl.at/CGLQ8


Webinar Plus: A coaching approach to line management and leadership in the veterinary workplace
Monday 15th April to Sunday 19th May

This is a highly practical course designed to help you get more from your team through taking a coaching approach to line management and leadership. You will learn how to create environments (for yourself and others) that optimise thinking, learning and performance.

Through developing your conversational toolkits, you will be better able to manage communication and teamwork in challenging and emotionally charged situations. Your improved understanding of adult learning and development will allow you to match your leadership and communication style to individuals and/or teams, so that each person can feel confident, perform at their best and enjoy their work. https://shorturl.at/auNO4

Continuing Professional Development - Surgical nursing: Orthopaedic surgery 01/03/2024

Surgical nursing: Orthopaedic surgery
Friday 10th May
Royal Veterinary College (RVC) Hawkshead Campus
The aim of this course is to provide you with the skills and knowledge to be a confident member of a scrubbed-in orthopaedic surgical team.

It will refresh your knowledge on orthopaedic kits, common implants (including different plating systems, common cruciate surgery equipment and external skeletal fixation) and orthopaedic surgical principles. There will be lectures and practical sessions with a range of orthopaedic equipment with synthetic bone models for hands-on practice.

Continuing Professional Development - Surgical nursing: Orthopaedic surgery Key Information Onsite CPD Hours: 8 hours Course Length: One day Course Format: Lectures, case-based discussions and practical sessions Enrol Now 10 May 24 £549.00 Quantity Alternatively you can download and email using our Registration Form Course Information Key Areas Orthopaedic surgery principl...


Breathe easy - managing the BOAS patient
📆Wednesday 19th June 📌 RVC, Hawkshead Campus
Would you like to enhance your skills in managing BOAS patients?
Practice surgical techniques including:
▪wedge resection rhinoplasty
▪partial staphylectomy
▪temporary tracheostomy tube placement


Webinar Plus: Pain management in small animals🐾
starts this Monday 26th Feb
This course aims to equip participants with a thorough knowledge of small animal pain, its deleterious effects on patients and approaches to its assessment.

The course will then explore the treatment options available for both practice and home use together with their advantages and disadvantages. Real case examples will be used to reinforce the practical nature of pain medicine.
For more info: https://shorturl.at/asCFP


Webinar Plus: Journal club - basic statistics for busy clinicians
Monday 15th April to Sunday 12th May
Are your intervals lacking confidence?
Do you value the P?
Do stats put you off interpreting and contributing to journal discussions?

This course will cover the statistics required to interpret common study formats. It will help you to demystify journal articles, to better understand the literature you read, and be able to discuss study methods with confidence with colleagues.

Find out more 👉https://cpd.rvc.ac.uk/cpd-courses/webinar-plus-journal-club-statistics


⏰Upcoming CPD for
Starting 26th Feb
▪Webinar Plus: Feline endocrinology
▪Webinar Plus: Lymphoma, leukaemia and beyond
▪Webinar Plus: Pain management in small animals
▪Webinar Plus: Clinical governance - quality improvement and fostering a supportive practice culture
Starting 4th March
▪Webinar Plus: Advanced wound reconstructive surgery


Webinar Plus: Clinical governance - quality improvement and fostering a supportive practice culture
26th Feb to 24th March

Learn what clinical governance is and why it is so important to veterinary practices.
Covering practice policies, guidelines and SOPs, quality improvement, dissemination of information, reporting incidents, veterinary practice culture and when to make changes.

It also contributes towards the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme 'Clinical Governance' module
This course is run in partnership with RCVS Knowledge https://cpd.rvc.ac.uk/cpd-courses/webinar-plus-clinical-governance


Webinar Plus: Lymphoma, leukaemia and beyond
📆26 Feb 2024 - 24 Mar 2024
This course will provide you with the tools and knowledge to decide the best diagnostic approach in dogs with haematopoietic neoplasia, allowing you to provide an up-to-date and individualised treatment plan for your patients.



Fixing fractures – basic internal and external fixator training
This course of recorded webinars will be followed by an all-day practical giving you the opportunity to practise internal and external fixation surgical techniques on Wednesday 20th March at The Royal Veterinary College (RVC)


Haematology and cytology online🔬
Monday 12th February to Sunday 24th March
Do you want to improve your skills in examining blood smears and fine needle aspirates to expand the service you can provide to your patients? ➡️ https://bit.ly/36IwbNx


Don’t let it get on your nerves – nursing neurology patients online
Increase your confidence in nursing a neurological patient in your hospital, helping them achieve a better recovery through rehabilitation and receive top tips on nursing these challenging patients.
This 6 week course starts 12th February 🐾https://shorturl.at/adAGW


Webinar Plus: Feline endocrinology 🐈
Monday 26th February to Sunday 24th March
1 in 3 diabetic cats can be cured. Acromegaly can occur in non-diabetic cats. If you are curious about these statements, you will definitely learn a lot during this four-week tutor-moderated online CPD course


A coaching approach to personal and team leadership
Feeling drained by your leadership role and responsibilities? Wondering if there might be a different way of doing things?

This ‘Coaching approach to personal and team leadership’ course is an opportunity for you to take time out from the pressures of day-to-day life to consider how you want to be as a leader and, most importantly, the practical steps you can take to achieve this within your context.

In this small group environment, you will work closely with us and with fellow veterinary leaders on developing your understanding of the theory and practice of coaching as they apply to you and your team. It is our intention that you will find this time spent with us transformational – gaining deep insight into what drives and energises you, the conditions you need to thrive and how you can create space for your team to do the same.
📆26th & 27th September
📍 RVC, Hawkshead Campus


NEW Lameness in the 21st century
Wednesday 1st May
This highly practical course featuring internationally recognised experts in the field will focus on:
▪Diagnosing lameness in horses and common therapeutic techniques
▪How to perform and interpret commonly used nerve and joint blocks
▪How to get the most out of imaging and remedial farriery and intrasynovial medications


CPD evening on exotics @ The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) Camden

Are you a GP vet that handles exotic animal cases?
Want to get some top tips from our RVC Exotics team? This special evening event has designed with you in mind:
🐇Discover the latest advice for managing E. cuniculi in rabbits.
🐍Learn top tips for dealing with common avian and reptile presentations
🦜Gain valuable advice about handling critical bird cases
Plus Q & A about referral case management
📅 Tuesday 27 February 2024 - just £10pp


🦎Approach to birds and reptiles in general practice online
🐴Equine radiology online - the distal limb
🐷A vet's guide to small scale pig producers and pet pig owners

🐱Anaesthesia and analgesia for veterinary nurses online

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