Training

We believe that by continuous up-skilling and education we can improve the skills and confidence of our farmers and vets.  This is part of our forward thinking and proactive approach to farm animal health, production and welfare.  The majority of our vets are involved in training at some level so they have all had ‘Train the Trainer’ learning in order to be skilled communicators.

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RVC – we deliver a 2 week CORE module for the Royal Veterinary College that ALL final year students have to pass. This occurs over 48 weeks of the year and allows us to educate the vets of the future.

Internship – we run an Internship for new graduates who have a desire to be involved in the future of farm animal practice and come armed with ideas and enthusiasm to develop their skills within a dedicated farm animal team. For more details on our Internship for Clinical Training Scholars, please visit the advert: http://www.rvc.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/internships/production-animal#tab-the-programme

Vet Training – we deliver various vet training seminars through XLVets VetSkills as well as BCVA and AHDB.

FARMER TRAINING

We deliver a year round series of events which are promoted through social media including

  • AI course – quarterly
  • Lameness course – through the Cattle Lameness Academy
  • Practical calving courses – Next course Thursday 13th September
  • Mastitis, fertility and nutrition courses every year
  • Various sheep meetings and courses including practical lambing and nutrition
  • Safe Use of Medicines – twice a year
  • Safe Use of Veterinary Medicines for commercial sheep flocks – Next course: 18th December 2018

DISCUSSION GROUPS

  • Large flock discussion group
  • Ham Hill discussion group – for our dairy clients on the Blackdown Hills
  • Spring calving discussion group
  • Smallholder discussion group