Veterinary professions demonstrate commitment to training
Popular CPD provision methods include attending lectures organised by external providers (77%) and distance learning, such as webinars (70%), according to The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) 2014 survey of the profession, published this month.
Meanwhile, a large proportion of the respondents (84.9%) have undertaken undocumented study.
The survey further shares that the: ‘vast majority of respondents (84.5%) received training or CPD support (in terms of time or financial support) from their employer’.
Speaking about these figures, Donna Hickey of DBG commented: ‘The RCVS Codes of Professional Conduct make it very clear that there is an obligation to maintain and build upon professional knowledge and skills.
‘The good news is that many veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses are supported in their endeavours financially and need not be overwhelmed by their training requirement if they partner with an organisation like DBG.
‘DBG is ideally placed to help both veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses engage in the right type and of education – at the right level – to meet professional needs.’
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