SQP Support Forums – for help with questions and revision
Customer care is an important part of what we do here at Vetpol. We believe it’s our job to do all we can to help you achieve your qualification, become an effective SQP and have a fulfilling career. So, as well as one-to-one help when requested, we offer SQP support forums and you can join our group on Facebook.
Sometimes the best source of help is from others pursuing the same course of study as you or those who have already been through the course and are working in the field, so you can ask questions, pick their brains, share challenges and work together to find the best ways to learn in our forum. It’s also really useful to network with experienced SQPs, especially if you are a lone SQP in your outlet and just need support from someone who understands the challenges and responsibilities that come with the position.
Look out too for animal medicine updates and information and details of campaigns or new science. We’ll be posting it all on the website and the forum provides a great opportunity for you to discuss what it all means for you in the workplace.
We’ve also added a Resources Section for SQPs and the businesses that employ them. This is where to go to for posters, client information, medicines updates and so on.
Munch & Learn – relevant, engaging CPD
Responding to reports from SQPs tired of the same, repetitive CPD, struggling to make their points target and of some even leaving the profession due to the onerous nature of CPD obligations, Vetpol decided to do things differently.
Munch & Learn was born in 2021 from a desire to fix these problems: To make CPD more accessible; to ensure that SQPs had choice; to provide options that are relevant and engaging; to encourage SQPs to go beyond minimum requirements; to make sure CPD is no longer a chore!
Munch & Learn events are online and free to delegates. In addition to delivering quality, bitesize CPD Munch & Learn also offers the most superb platform for engagement between speakers and delegates and networking with like-minded peers.
CPD is indeed no longer a chore but there to support Vetpol SQPs in their own personal development and growth, helping you deliver an added value service to owners and their animals and positioning SQPs as Ambassadors for Animal Welfare.
Jobs for SQPs – career support
Maybe you fancy a change? We have a Jobs Page where you can advertise vacancies, look for jobs, or promote your services as a locum SQP. There are lots of different careers available to SQPs. Depending on the area of your SQP qualification (farm, pet, avian or equine) you could move from a farm supplies shop to working for a large farm, or move between outlet types – from pet shop to a saddlers, for instance.
As a SQP your job is much more likely to involve more extensive contact with customers and much more responsibility. Not only will you play a more important role in helping to keep animals health, you will also help animal owners manager their budgets or in the case of farms, help improve their profitability. It means there’s a lot more to think about every day and much more scope to add interest and variety to what you do.
“Whether you’re a Vetpol student or a qualified SQP on our register, we would like to invite you to join our online community for support, networking, problem-solving and more”.
Caroline and Jeremy Johnson
Social Media groups
You will find us on Twitter too @VetpolSQP for the latest news and views in the wider animal and medicines community.
Maybe you have a question that does not appear on our FAQs page? Or you may just want a friendly, knowledgeable person to speak to?
For more information about our team, CLICK HERE.