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RCVS Veterinary Clinical Career Pathways stakeholder focus group


Date: Friday 3rd May 2024

Opening times: 09:30am - 4:30pm

Venue: Woburn House Conference Centre, 20-24 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HQ


Join us for an in-depth discussion on RCVS Veterinary Clinical Career Pathways - your input matters!

RCVS Council has recently approved an ambitious project to expand and diversify the career options available to veterinary surgeons working in clinical practice. This first focus group will consider the objectives associated with workstream one ‘to develop a curriculum and implementation proposals for Veterinary GP specialty training.

Focus Group Objectives

The following objectives will be discussed by stakeholders during this first focus group meeting:

  • To establish the overarching purpose of the training programme, through consideration of the needs of the workforce, the profession and the scope and focus of veterinary care services.
  • To identify the intended learning outcomes of the training in terms of the clinical and professional knowledge, skills and behaviours required to fulfil the role of Specialist in Primary Care.
  • To identify suitable learning environments for the training
  • To establish the required mechanisms of supervision and support for vets on the training programme.

Workstream 1 objectives will also be revisited at the other focus groups this year, the next focus group session is planned for Monday, 10 June 2024 in Edinburgh.

Agenda for the day

09:30 - 10:00 - Registration and refreshments
10:00 - 12:30 - Morning session
12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch
13:30 - 15:15 - Afternoon session
15:15- 15:30 - Afternoon break
15:30 - 16:30 - Afternoon session
16:30 - Programme concludes

The focus of the day

This stakeholder event marks the beginning of developing a curriculum for specialty training in veterinary primary care. Our aim is to explore the purpose of the proposed training program, discuss intended learning outcomes, and explore optimal learning environments, as well as requirements for supervision and support for participating veterinary surgeons.

Joining instructions

Final programme details for the event will be sent out with joining instructions ahead of the event.


Numbers are limited and we want a wide range of stakeholders from the following groups:

  • Representatives from independent practicing vets
  • Representatives from corporate practices
  • Representative group of Advanced Practitioners
  • Representative group of Specialists
  • Representative group of vets working in general practice
  • Educationalist and representatives from training provider

Register to attend

Event enquiries

If you would like to find out more about the session or have a query, please contact the RCVS Events team directly.


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