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Introduction to the UK veterinary professions – a key 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.

Who is the course for?

This free online CPD 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.

What will I learn on this course?

The course aims 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 following organisations and groups:

How can I register for the course?

The course is currently being re-developed and will launch later in 2022. In the meantime, you can watch the video recordings from the 2020-2021 course.

Please note most of the recordings were made in 2020 and refer to early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic. There may be content which is no longer up to date, please refer to our Covid-19 resources for the current guidelines.

Watch course videos 


If you have any questions about the course, please email Emma Lockley


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