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Introduction - Required competences

Each EPA lists the key areas involved in performance of its activity/area of practice drawn from the 2020 RCVS Day One Competences model below. (see a text version below)

EPA diagram

Text version of model

Continuous Learning

Service delivery overlaps veterinary capability and professional commitment.

Sustainable engagement overlaps professional commitment and personal leadership.

Emotional intelligence overlaps personal leadership and reflective relationships.

Relationship centred care overlaps reflective relationships and veterinary capability.

Veterinary capability

  • Clinical reasoning
  • Individual animal
  • One health/Public health
  • Animal population care and management

Professional commitment

  • Leadership/management
  • Business/finance

Personal leadership

  • Professionalism
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-reflection
  • Adaptability

Reflective relationships

  • Communication
  • Collaboration