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Cost-effective CPD for part-time vets - is it possible?
  1. Claire Davies

    Claire Davies qualified from Bristol in 1983. Since then she has worked in general practice, both as a locum and fulltime assistant. She has a special interest in homoeopathy and has been working part-time in a practice in south-west England for five years.


UNDERTAKING CPD is just as important for part-time veterinary surgeons as it is for their full-time colleagues. A practice has an obligation to ensure that all its vets keep their skills and knowledge up to date and each individual has a responsibility to meet the annual minimum of 35 hours CPD recommended by the RCVS. However, as both the necessity for continuing education and the number of part-time vets increase, providing a cost-effective CPD programme for all the vets employed by a practice becomes more of a challenge. In this article, Claire Davies explores some of the more cost-effective ways in which a part-time vet could meet his or her 35-hour obligation.

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