Courses for Veterinary Surgeons

Please have a look through Colourful CPD’s courses and qualifications relevant to Veterinary Surgeons​.

These courses are aligned with the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme in terms of helping practices to meet the standards.

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The Vet Whisperer

The Vet Whisperer programme is currently available free of charge. 

The programme focuses on defining, understanding and developing self-confidence.  Developing self-confidence begins by defining, understanding and dealing with self-doubt. The programme sets out 6 drivers of Self-Doubt (doubt, deadlines, difficulty, disappointment, disagreement and disapproval), all of which are inherent to working in veterinary practice.

Author / Speaker: Brian Faulkner

Price: FREE

This course represents 3 hours of CPD. A certificate is available to download upon completion.

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The Colourful Consultation

The Colourful Consultation is a course that helps vets understand and apply the non-clinical skills needed to achieve the following 4 outcomes during veterinary consultations:

  • Clinical Resolution
  • Client Satisfaction
  • Financial Resolution
  • Colleague Satisfaction

Thousands of veterinary surgeons have used The Colourful Consultation programme in over 20 countries around the world. 

CPD certificates are automatically created on completion of the programme and there is no time limit on the completion of this course.

Author / Speaker: Brian Faulkner

Price: £499.00 + VAT

This course represents 6 hours of CPD. A certificate is available to download upon completion.

Certificate in Coaching Veterinary Consultations: CertNCS(CVC)

The CertNCS(CVC) is a Non-Clinical Skills Certificate in Coaching Veterinary Consultations. 

On completion you are entitled to use the post-nominals CertNCS(CVC). 

This course is completed online and there is no time limit on the completion of this course. 

The course fee includes the examination fees.  Examination takes the form of reflective questions, completing the case logs and passing a final viva.

Author / Speaker: Brian Faulkner

Price: £950.00 + VAT

This course represents 100 hours of CPD. A certificate is available to download upon completion.

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Understanding the Veterinary Profession Better

This short course will help you understand the veterinary profession better and covers the following:

  • The difference between the veterinary profession and the veterinary industry. 
  • The various types of veterinary practice.
  • Regulation of the veterinary profession.
  • Veterinary professionals.
  • Acts of Veterinary Surgery as defined in law.
  • The relevance of the RCVS's Practice Standards Scheme.

 

Author / Speaker: Brian Faulkner

Price: FREE

This course represents 1 hours of CPD. A certificate is available to download upon completion.

Promoting your Preventative Healthcare Plan (Vets)

Preventative healthcare plans are a common, if not an essential tool required in order to achieve widespread client compliance with preventative healthcare on an ongoing basis. Furthermore, it is has been repeatedly demonstrated that clients whose pets are a member of a practice's healthcare plan, consistently spend more per annum than clients who have not signed up to the healthcare plan.  

This increased spend isn’t simply a reflection of the increased commitment to preventative healthcare products and services; it reflects the stronger bond clients have with the practice which results in more frequent visits when their pets are ill or injured.

Whilst most practices have some form of Preventative healthcare plan nowadays, many struggle to achieve significant rates of penetration amongst their patient base. 

This tutorial is one of a series that helps veterinary surgeons understand some of the common reasons why veterinary practices do not achieve as many signups as they would like.

Author / Speaker: Brian Faulkner

Price: £20.00 + VAT

This course represents 1 hours of CPD. A certificate is available to download upon completion.

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5 things relating to mental health that everyone in veterinary practice should know

Whilst veterinary practice is often a thrilling and enjoyable environment to work in, it is also an emotionally unsettling environment. This is because delivering veterinary service and care incorporates many of the themes that lead to unsettled emotional weather, a state otherwise known as dysphoria. Like unsettled weather patterns, feelings of dysphoria are inevitable – and indeed beneficial – at least to some degree. Similarly, they can pass quickly or hang around for longer than is comfortable and even become as established as an adverse climate of compromised mental health.

This webinar is kindly sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim and took place live in May 2021 in support of Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16th May). 

Author / Speaker: Brian Faulkner

Price: FREE

This course represents 1 hours of CPD. A certificate is available to download upon completion.

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5 things that every role in veterinary practice needs to know

Every veterinary practice needs to achieve 4 outcomes:

  • Good clinical outcomes
  • Good client satisfaction outcomes
  • Good financial outcomes
  • Good team outcomes

Each of the 4 roles (vets, nurses, receptionists and management) within practice needs to contribute to these outcomes in different ways.

This session will look at 5 things that every role in veterinary practice needs to know and do in order for this to happen.

Please note: this webinar originally took place as a live event on Thursday 14th January 2021.

Author / Speaker: Brian Faulkner

Price: FREE

This course represents 1 hours of CPD. A certificate is available to download upon completion.

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Getting off on the right foot in your first job

Brian still remembers his first day in practice 26 years ago! However, he wishes he had known some very simple tactics that he uses every species, every consultation, every time nowadays, that would have helped him cope with the inevitable uncertainty that we all experience in veterinary practice. 
The key to safe practice is the ability to manage this uncertainty but without coming across as too unsure – or too confident! In this webinar he will share some very simple communication tactics on how to do this.

Author / Speaker: Brian Faulkner

Price: FREE

This course represents 1 hours of CPD. A certificate is available to download upon completion.

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