To provide for veterinary practitioners who need to
keep abreast of new knowledge relevant to their work, and to encourage an environment where
the learning process continues long after initial qualification, the
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) states that:
"The recommended minimum for continuing professional development (CPD) is 105 hours over a rolling three year period with an average of 35 hours per year. Of this, a maximum of 10 hours may be categorised as distance learning or home study."
For more information see RCVS Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or log in to your RCVS Professional Development Record.
The Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) states that:
“Continuing Veterinary Education will be mandatory for renewing a
licence to practise from 1 January 2012 and annually thereafter. All
registrants renewing their licence to practise will need to have
achieved the required number of credits in the preceeding CVE credit
year 1 August to 31 July.”
For more information visit their page on Continuing Veterinary Education (CVE).