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Independent Vetcares’ New Graduates enjoy dental wet lab as part of programme

As part of Independent Vetcare’s New Graduate Academy CPD programme post graduate vets in their first year of the two year programme, have been enjoying five hours of wet labs during a recent dental and dermatology CPD event.

The two day event had a packed schedule, with lectures and practical wet labs being hosted by dentist to the veterinary profession John Robinson, as well as Independent Vetcare’s Gerhard Putter BVSc, MANZCVS (Small Animal Dentistry & Oral Surgery) MRCVS, with dermatology being covered by Dr Anita Patel BVM, DVD, MRCVS, Louise Longstaff MRCVS & Dr Cathy Curtis BVetMed, DVD MRCVS. 

“We know how vital the practical sessions within our CPD events are for the vets on the IVC New Graduate Academy programme. It’s a great way to not only help retain the theory of subjects, but to build confidence, enabling attendees to go back to their practices and start using what they have learnt” said Malcom Weetman, Group Veterinary Advisor and Clinical Lead for the IVC New Gradate Academy. 

Independent Vetcare are also resolute in their commitment to providing what they describe as “optimum student to trainer ratios”, for all the practical elements of CPD sessions with the programme. For example, their recent cytology practical work had a 1:5 ratio, something that they consider the norm for creating a truly high quality learning experience.

IVC New Graduate Academy: Dental & Dermatology CPD Agenda 

Day One: 
-    Basics in dermatology
-    Approach to pruritic skin disease
-    Approach to allergic skin disease
-    Approach to eosinophilic dermatitis in cats & dogs
-    What to look for in a dental examination
-    Use of antibiotics in skin disease
-    Extraction techniques and feline dentistry
Day Two:
-    Cytology lecture
-    Cytology case studies
-    Practical Cytology
-    Practical Dentistry
Both days were supported by Zoetis, with the 40 attendees enjoying the session locations alternating between the University of Surrey, and a nearby hotel as appropriate.
Those in the second year of the IVC New Graduate Academy will be enjoying a similarly practical CPD event at the end of April as they cover Neurology & Advanced Suturing Techniques.

For more information, quotes or photos please contact;
Julie Howard 
National Campaigns Manager
E: jhoward@independentvetcare.co.uk M: 07701 006498

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