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CPD course for overseas vets and VNs

The 'Introduction to the UK veterinary profession - online CPD course for overseas vets and VNs' is run by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and VDS Training.

This two-part online course is aimed at overseas-qualified veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses during their first two years working in the UK, as well as those considering working here. It will help to equip you with the vital knowledge and insight needed to work as a veterinary professional in UK veterinary practice.

You will hear from representatives of the RCVS, VDS Training, Veterinary Nurses Council, British Veterinary Association, VetAbroad and the charity Vetlife, and have the chance to ask questions.

Course format

The course is divided into two parts as follows

  1. Online pre-recorded talks and a live Question & Answer session (both free of charge)
  2. Online live communications skills training session (£150 + VAT)

You do not have to complete both parts of the course but may choose what is suitable for you.

In order to get the most out of the course, please make sure you watch the online talks before attending the Live Q&A session.

The communications skill training in part 2 is a practical and participatory part of the course which is run by VDS Training.

How to register

Register for Part 1 (Online talks & Q&A session) 

To register your interest in Part 1, please complete the Introduction to the UK Veterinary Professions registration form. You will then receive an email within 2-3 days, with instructions on how to access the online videos and to register for the Q&A session.

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Register for Part 2 - Communication skills training session

The Communication skills training session is run by VDS Training.

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About VDS Training
VDS Training are passionate about developing all members of the veterinary team, to help you overcome the personal and professional challenges you face on a daily basis, and to build practical skills and techniques to make a real difference to you and your life.