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Training & Education

At CVP we believe that training and further education is vital. Both for the vets and for people for care and look after animals.

It is a Royal College Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) requirement that all vets in practice should complete at least 35 hours of CPD each year. AT CVP, our vets undertake a variety of different things to fulfill their CPD requirements by attending courses and talks, reading articles, taking part in webinars and preparing and taking part in meetings for our clients. This means that our vets keep up to date with current techniques and medicines.

The aim of the courses/workshops is to be as practical and as hands-on as possible to make sure you get the most out of the course. For this reason, numbers are often limited to make sure individual attention can be spent with each person by the trainer if needed.

Courses that have been run or are coming up include:

DIY AI Training – run over 3.5 days, successful trainees will be legally allowed to AI cows.

DIY AI Refresher Day – important to make sure your AI technique (from semen handling to insemination) is at the level it should be to maintain good conception.

Foot Trimming – 1 or 2 day courses teaching the Dutch 5 stage trimming techniques, recognizing different causes of lameness and foot lesions in cattle.

Safe Use of Medicines – with increased pressure to use medicines responsibly, this course includes safe injection techniques + what drugs to use and when and how.

Lambing Courses – ideal for people starting out with sheep and wanting a refresher, to know how to deal with sheep around the lambing time – when to intervene and when to let nature take its course.

Ewe/Tup Pre-Breeding – Ensure that both ewes and Tups are in the right condition to maximize the reproductive performance of your flock.

Johne’s Workshop – reduce risk of Johne’s disease on your farm

Fresh Cow Management – ensure maximum production from your cows after calving.

Calf Health – ensure your calves get the best start possible.

BVD – seminar on importance of eradicating/keeping BVD out of your farm

We aim to keep the cost of courses to a minimum to allow people to participate and feel they get value for their money. If there are any courses you would like to see run, please feel free to contact us.

If you would like to receive information about courses we are running by email please send a message to: tiff@chapelfieldvets.co.uk

Our large animal vets operate out of our Long Stratton, Costessey and Brooke surgeries and can therefore provide cover for a substantial geographic area.

For general information and to contact us about booking veterinary services please use the following:

Chapelfield Veterinary Partnership
Wellesley Road
Tharston Industrial Estate
Long Stratton
NR15 2PD

Telephone: 01508 530686
Fax: 01508 532411
email: longstratton@chapelfieldvets.co.uk

Chapelfield Veterinary Partnership
162 Norwich Road
New Costessey

Telephone: 01603 743725
Fax: 01603 745605
email: costesseyvet@btinternet.com

Chapelfield Veterinary Partnership
Equine Veterinary Clinic
Bungay Road
NR15 1DX

Telephone: 01508 558228
Fax: 01508 558528
email: brookeequine@chapelfieldvets.co.uk

Livestock Training Courses
If you would like to find out about which courses we are running or to book a place please email: tiff@chapelfieldvets.co.uk