VetCo has been delivering a programme of high-quality veterinary CPD since autumn 2015. Courses are held at a range of locations across the Midlands, to ensure that they are as easily accessible as possible for our members, avoiding the need for long-distance travel and overnight stays.

Our CPD courses are open to vets from all practices, although members receive a significant discount on the standard price.


Working Closely with your Sheep Farmers

Oli Hodgkinson, BVSc, Cert SH&P, MRCVS

A practical and interactive day of ‘all things sheep’ helping you to engage your sheep farmers in pro-active health services and improve your skills with practical sessions on lamb post-mortems and ram vasectomies……READ MORE

20 March 2019, Welshpool

Infectious Diseases (Part 1) – Understanding the symptoms and making a diagnosis

James Russell, BVetMed MRCVS

Part 1 of this course will focus on the different approaches that may be taken to appropriately diagnose common infectious diseases of cattle on-farm, refresh knowledge of pathology and aetiology of these conditions and consider the use of risk assessments alongside test results….READ MORE

1 May 2019,  McMurtry & Harding, Clifton Rd, Ashbourne DE6 2DH

Infectious Diseases (Part 2) – So you have a diagnosis – what next?

James Russell, BVetMed MRCVS

Part 2 of this course will be held on-farm and will focus on the development of control and eradication strategies that can be tailored to individual farms and ensure commitment from all farm staff, thus improving farmer outcomes…..READ MORE

12 June 2019, On farm, location TBC

Ram Electro-Ejaculation

Oli Hodgkinson, BVSc, Cert SH&P, MRCVS

A highly practical and interactive half-day course, covering the electro-ejaculation of tups using the lane ram probe, sample analysis, sperm morphology and how electro-ejaculation fits into the flock health plan……READ MORE

19 June 2019, Welshpool


  • Developing resilience to thrive in veterinary practice
  • Practical bovine ultrasound
  • Red Tractor updates, with a focus on Johne’s
  • BVD, including making the most of BVDFree funding
  • Getting to grips with youngstock

Watch this space!

For more details, click on the links above. 

Click here for information on some of our previous CPD training and read some of our testimonials, below.

“Excellent CPD course yesterday. Really enjoyed it and nice to have some sheep ones!! We just needed more time! Could have done a second day I think!”
Lucy Cotterill, Arrowfield Veterinary Practice

“Really informative CPD course, I brought a lot ideas back with me. I would definitely recommend it to anyone else interested in sheep.”
Shrea Patel, Derbyshire Veterinary Services

“I would just like to say I had a great day at this course. It was very informative and helpful. The practical element was great and broke up the day a little. The relaxed nature of the course meant we could discuss what we wanted to. The small group worked well too.”
Zara Bridgeland, Broughton Veterinary Group

“The course was good, well paced and informative, and gave us a strategy to help control Johne’s disease. I would definitely certainly attend similar courses in the future.”
Lloyd Jones, Allwood & Jones Veterinary Practice

“I enjoyed the course and only have positive feedback. Nice group of vets for discussion, good, interesting and useful presentation and good venue.”
Tom Mitchell, Broughton Veterinary Group

“The course was very useful, well-presented and insightful into the issues involved in assessing the business of vet practice.”
Paul Buckingham, Arrowfield Veterinary Practice

“I thoroughly enjoyed the day, a bit of an introduction to business for me! Looking forward to doing some SWOTing and learning some more!”
Mark Hewitson, Minster Veterinary Centre