Vetpol Accredited CPD

We want to make access to Vetpol accredited CPD easy. Hence this page which signposts you to where you can find it. Vetpol also accredits face-to-face presentations, seminars and practical hands-on CPD.

Looking ahead, we intend to provide SQPs with increasing opportunities to develop in the areas where they have greatest interest. So we shall be adding to the Vetpol accredited CPD library, widening choice and availability. This page will be updated regularly.

To find out more about Vetpol’s CPD requirements, please read our CPD Policy in full.

Beaphar Academy hosts a range of free CPD for Companion Animal SQPs

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Boehringer Ingelheim offer free Farm Animal CPD for SQPs

Colourful CPD in conjunction with the BVRA host CPD for those working in a veterinary practice environment.

Colourful CPD’s courses are very reasonably priced. We are pleased to inform you of an exclusive offer for Vetpol SQPs: Use VETPOL10 at the checkout when you purchase the following course to obtain a further 10% discount!

The following courses are accredited for Vetpol SQPs:

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Ceva UK market canine and feline pheromone products that positively impact on behaviour. They offer free CPD for Companion Animal SQPs.

Elanco offer free CPD on dispensing (for all SQPs) and companion animals. Elanco are currently modifying their website (hence no links below) so please contact them directly if you are interested in the courses shown.

  • Dispensing and Pharmacy Management – 45 minutes
  • Veterinary Practice Development (Vet Practice SQPs only) – 45 minutes

Companion Animal:

  • Angiostrongylus Vasorum (Lungworm) – 30 minutes
  • Fleas and Ticks – 30 minutes
  • Parasite Life Cycles – 1 hour
  • Parasitic Mites – 30 minutes
  • Understanding ectoparasites – 30 minutes

ICC run courses suitable for Companion Animal SQPs in a retail environment and others working in vet practice. Both come highly recommended.

Cat care for life: An introduction to feline health (12 hours – especially suitable for SQPs in a retail environment and veterinary receptionists who wish to expand their knwoeldge about cat welfare)

Getting to know your cat: An introduction to feline behaviour (12 hours – for SQPs and VNs)

Cat Friendly Veterinary Receptionist (5 hours)

Cat Friendly Veterinary Professional (9 hours)

Lintbells offer FREE Companion Animal CPD suitable for vet nurse SQPs

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NADIS offers free Farm CPD. The Monthly Parasite Forecast outlines the parasitic challenge facing cattle and sheep in the different regions of the UK each month. It is recommends that all Farm SQPs subscribe to the forecast.

NAF offers free CPD for Equine SQPs.

Natures Menu offer free Companion Animal CPD for SQPs working in all pet retail environments. Their Veterinary Raw Consultant course is designed specifically for Veterinary Nurses.

Nettex offer a number of first class CPD modules for Avian SQPs – they are all free of charge.

Royal Canin offers free Companion Animal CPD aimed at SQPs working in vet practice.

Supreme Pet Foods offer free CPD for Vet Nurses and Companion Animal SQPs interested in rabbits and other small furries. Some of the following webinars are suitable for VN’s only.

Dawn Prime is well-known as an award-winning SQP and she is also a trainer of SQPs. The following CPD is written by Dawn and is available free-of-charge by logging into the Vetpol Learning Management System:

Dog and cat dental hygiene – 30 minutes

Vetpol offers the following course for those involved in running a veterinary pharmacy. You can find out more about the course HERE

Veterinary Pharmacy Manager – 15 hours

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Veterinary Prescriber is an independent learning source on veterinary medicines. The platform delivers online e-learning modules and certified quizzes for SQPs for a monthly subscription.

MWI Animal Health sponsors membership of Veterinary Prescriber through their MWI Distinct Advantage Programme for veterinary practices. For more information, contact your MWI Business Manager.

The following modules are accredited ONLY for SQPs working in a veterinary practice environment:

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The webinar vet provides a number of webinars below designed for SQPs for a monthly membership or individual webinars can be bought

Non-accredited CPD

Up to 50% of the annual CPD requirement may be recorded with non-accredited CPD. Here are some great sources:

COWS promotes the sustainable control of cattle parasites. All SQPs should follow COWS guidelines and keep up-to-date with best practice advice.

SCOPS promotes the sustainable control of parasites in sheep. All Farm SQPs should follow SCOPS guidelines and keep up-to-date with best practice advice.

HorseDialog is a website sponsored by Zoetis. The website includes a wide range of articles on equine health and welfare containing useful information for horse owners and Equine SQPs.

There are some excellent owner guides on the Animal Welfare Foundation website (written by vets) and some of these are good sources of unaccredited CPD, including the following:

CPD Providers

If you are CPD provider wishing to have your materials accredited by Vetpol, please contact us via our Contact Page and ask for an accreditation request form.

If you wish to become a Vetpol -accredited Verifier for hands-on CPD such as practical training (e.g., using medicines) and mentoring, please also contact us to discuss, using the Contact Page link shown above.

We invite you to read our Accreditation Policy for CPD in full.