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When people find out what I do for a living, they often talk about how long it takes to become a vet. 5 years! they say.  Isn’t that longer than it takes to train a doctor?

And it does seem a long slog at the time. But as with most professionals, a vet’s education doesn’t end at graduation.

All practising veterinary surgeons must maintain and continue to develop their professional knowledge and skills, in order to make continuous improvements to the standard of service they provide to their patients and clients.

Currently the recommended minimum CPD is 105 hours over three years . This is an average of 35 hours per year. (continue reading…)