About CPD

The Royal Veterinary College is the UK’s largest, oldest and only independent veterinary school, and the RVC’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Unit is the UK’s largest academic provider of educational services to the veterinary community. The RVC has a comprehensive programme of onsite and online CPD. We pride ourselves on always offering the highest quality independent CPD to inform, entertain and challenge veterinarians and veterinary nurses from many areas of clinical practice.

Whether our CPD involves lectures, case discussions, film reading, ultrasound workshops, surgical wet labs, interactive online lectures (webinars), or e-CPD online courses over several weeks, delivering practical, relevant and inspiring CPD is always the first priority of our tutors. Veterinary education and life-long learning are our business at the RVC, and the depth of our clinical expertise and educational commitment to CPD is unrivalled in Europe. 

The courses offered range from onsite courses which can include seminars, lectures, interactive case based discussions, and practical hands on sessions (using our Dissection lab and conference facilities), and courses based entirely online.

Most onsite courses are held at the RVC's Hawkshead campus at North Mymms, Hertfordshire which is in a pleasant semi-rural area conveniently located near the junction of the A1(M) and M25 motorways. The campus is approximately 40 minutes drive from Luton and Stansted airports and 50 minutes from Heathrow.  Transport from Potters Bar train station (20 minutes from London Kings Cross) is available via a free RVC minibus (Monday-Friday) or a 5 minute taxi ride. Reasonably priced accommodation is available on and near the campus and complimentary parking is available for registered CPD delegates. Dedicated meeting and accommodation facilities are available. Full catering is provided for all courses including refreshments on arrival and a two course lunch.

Our online courses include: Webinar Plus courses, which run for four weeks and consist of weekly two hour webinars with additional online learning support and activities to enhance your learning; e-CPD courses running over several weeks (generally six); recorded Webinar Plus courses, which are are based on courses that have run live in previous years and contain all of the learning material of a Webinar Plus course but are not tutor moderated; webinars available to be viewed live with interaction from the tutor or purchased for viewing at a later date; and recorded webinars, which are two hour webinars and are a convenient, flexible and cost effective way to earn CPD hours.

Pricing structure for courses

RVC CPD courses are VAT exempt. RVC alumni and CertAVP candidates are eligible for discounted CPD.

Course notes

Comprehensive course notes are provided for every course as part of the registration fee. If you are unable to attend a course but would like to read the material provided by the tutors, course notes may be purchased subject to availability.