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Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs)

  • Introduction - Required competences
  • Additional EPAs - Adding additional EPAs to the VetGDP programme. Before completing the form in the VetGDP e-portfolio, please read this page.
  • EPA 1: Gather a history, perform an examination and create a prioritised differential diagnosis list
  • EPA 2: Develop a diagnostic plan and interpret test results
  • EPA3: Develop and implement a management / treatment plan
  • EPA 4: Recognise a patient requiring urgent or emergent care and initiate evaluation and management
  • EPA 5: Formulate relevant questions and retrieve evidence to advance care
  • EPA 6: Perform a common surgical procedure on a patient, including pre-operative and post-operative management
  • EPA 7: Analgesic techniques and to monitor, support and recover patients
  • EPA 8: Formulate recommendations for preventive healthcare
  • EPA 9: Perform a post mortem examination, including macroscopic description and appropriate sampling
  • EPA 10: Conduct a basic epidemiological investigation of a disease outbreak in a group of animals
  • EPA 11: Perform a welfare assessment of an individual animal or group of animals, and take appropriate action if welfare is found to be compromised
  • EPA 12: Carry out a veterinary risk assessment
  • EPA 13: Conduct document and physical checks on live animals as part of expert health certificate requirements
  • EPA 14: Conduct document and physical checks on live animals imported to the UK through a border inspection post
  • EPA 15: Perform dental and oral examinations and procedures relevant to your role, including routine checks and advice, identifying common dental and oral conditions with thorough dental charting and intraoral radiographs and devising an appropriate treatment plan
  • EPA 16: Undertake activities which contribute to the application or development of policy, in relation to animal health and welfare, public health and one health