SPVS GP Mastery Course

Thrive as a GP Vet

“Really useful so far, touching on areas usually overlooked in CPD and shaping me to be a better and healthier all round vet”

“Available in good time, good bite size chunks so we’re able to do it in our own time and break it up into different days so it’s not too heavy and have time to reflect and act on the new things we’ve learned”

Welcome to the SPVS GP Mastery course

The role of the General Practice vet is fundamental to the success of the vet profession. Over the span of a career, thousands of hours are spent consulting, operating and working with colleagues in practice. While most CPD focuses on clinical or technical topics, many of the challenges in practice lie in the fundamentals of how we operate in busy practice settings: working with colleagues, communicating with clients, managing self-doubt, making decisions and effectively managing time.

For practices to thrive and grow we need to both retain and motivate our veterinary teams. SPVS has developed a GP Mastery program, designed for veterinary graduates who wish to further improve their skills and enjoyment in their role as a GP vet. The course is suitable for graduates working in practice in the first third of their career, or vets returning and looking to refresh their skills.

The aim of the course is to help GP vets become more efficient and effective in their role, empowering them to enjoy their work in practice.

The course is delivered via the SPVS Thriving in Practice learning hub and is a mixture of face-to-face, asynchronous and online group learning. This allows for self study at a time to suit, networking with other delegates, and a regular monthly sum up discussion with the course tutors. Course cohorts are limited to 15 delegates to allow full discussion and peer to peer learning.

SPVS have brought together a selection of practitioners and experts, from across the veterinary profession, to deliver stimulating and engaging content. Tutors are experienced and approachable and will be happy to answer questions and concerns delegates have along the way.

Course includes:

  • Face to face access to tutors (in person and online coaching)
  • Two day in person event (modules 1, 2 and 3) at the beginning of the course (included in price)
  • Home learning elements

Teaching what’s not taught at vet school

Module Overview

  • Refining your Consulting Skills for Companion Practice – Brian Faulkner
  • Navigating surgical decision making – Ryan Davis
  • Optimising client communication – Rachel Simmons, Ryan Davis
  • Imposterism and managing self doubt – Katie Ford, Brian Faulkner
  • How to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team – Olivia Oginska
  • Effective time management and prioritisation – Rob Noble, Pete Orpin, Vicki Farbon
  • How to supervise, energise and lead a small team – Olivia Oginska, Mark Moreton, Ami Sawran
  • Self development and systems thinking –Mark Moreton, Angela Raynor
  • Thriving as a GP vet – Pete Orpin, Stephanie Writer-Davies

Price per delegate for 2024 intake:
SPVS member   £1250.00 + VAT
Non-member    £1500.00 + VAT

Download a booking form here

Or to reserve a space, get in touch today: office@spvs.org.uk

Download a pdf copy of the course programme here

For any queries please email: kate.leeson@spvs.org.uk

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