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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Requirements

Health Planning for the Beef Herd course

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."  

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).

CPD for Vets

Address: SRUC Veterinary Services, Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 0PZ

Telephone: 0131 535 3130

Fax: 0131 535 3131


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