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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.

The course is aimed at overseas veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses during their first two years working in the UK, as well as those considering working here. The course will equip you with the vital knowledge and insight needed to work in UK veterinary practice.

Hear from representatives from the RCVS, VDS Training, Veterinary Nurses Council, British Veterinary Association, VetAbroad and the charity Vetlife.

Topics include…

  • An overview of how the UK veterinary professions are organised
  • The responsibilities and legal duties of veterinary professionals in the UK
  • Expected standards of professional conduct
  • Recognising and understanding cultural differences
  • Securing your dream job in the UK


This course is free of charge.

Details of next course:

Details of when the next online course will take place, will be announced later in 2020.

If you have any questions please contact Emma Lockley on or 020 7050 1231.


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