BSAVA used to be the annual highlight of my CPD calendar particularly in the early years following graduation where discounted rates meant costs were bearable for a newly qualified graduate.
Some years down the line, managing family life and working part-time has made attending this great congress unaffordable. The London Vet Show (LVS) is a more affordable alternative but it’s also convenient for me as I live only a 45 minute train journey away.
But what about vets living further away where attending the LVS can be logistically difficult? On June 25th/26th VetsNorth 2015 fills an all-important gap offering great speakers in a Manchester venue easily accessible to many, at an affordable price.
‘The Webinar Vet’ also offers great CPD and this, combined with the attendance of an affordable congress such as VetsNorth, is in my situation, the best way to obtain well rounded CPD. Many of the veterinary industry’s key companies will be attending VetsNorth 2015 allowing for networking and keeping up-to-date on new products entering the market. Three streams of lectures will be running and these will all be filmed by ‘The Webinar Vet’ allowing for attendees who miss a lecture, or just want to recap on something, access recordings at a later date.
Masterclasses are also being offered at a cost of only £30 and include a session being led by our very own Anthony Chadwick titled ‘ Working Up the Dermatology Case’. Speaking from previous experiences of Anthony’s webinars, I have little doubt he will deliver a practical and interactive session which will prove invaluable when dealing with dermatology cases in practice which, let’s face it, we see every day of our working life.
The profession is continually evolving and CPD needs to evolve alongside it. Organising more affordable and accessible events such as VetsNorth 2015 is very clearly the way forward and long may it last. Please see details at http www.vetsnorth.com
The Stethoscope (MRCVS)