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Suitably Qualified Person (SQP) - Companion Animal Training
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Suitably Qualified Person (SQP) - Companion Animal Training
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Prescribe yourself with some professional progression in lockdown

Working in veterinary practice during these challenging times means veterinary nurses need to be more adaptable and efficient than ever before. With this in mind, now could be the perfect time for you add another ‘string to your bow’ by studying to become a Suitably Qualified Person (SQP). 

What is an SQP and what do they do?

A SQP is an animal medicine advisor who is qualified to prescribe and/or supply certain veterinary medicines under the Veterinary Medicines Regulations.

Why gain SQP status?

Obtaining an SQP qualification will enable you to bring more to the table at your current practice, boost your credentials and help you to stand out against other candidates when applying for jobs in the future. Gaining this formally recognised qualification allows you to offer a more effective and efficient approach to medicine in these extraordinary times!

More information about the Level 4 Certificate for Suitably Qualified Persons (SQP) – Companion Animal

Completion of the VetSkill Level 4 companion animal SQP qualification at The College of Animal Welfare will allow you to join the VetSkill SQP register, qualifying you to prescribe and dispense POM-VPS and NFA-VPS medicines to companion animals.

The programme covers:

  • Legislation and Professional Requirements
  • An Introduction to Companion Animal Anatomy, Physiology and Nutrition
  • Companion Animal Health, Disease and Parasite Management
  • Prescribing and Supplying Veterinary Medicines to Owners/Keepers of Companion Animals

The course is delivered via distance learning, meaning you can start at any time and study from anywhere in the UK or overseas*

As some of us may be at home during lockdown, now could be the perfect time to take the opportunity to invest some time in developing your skill set. For more information about the course, visit our website.

*Please be aware attendance at a CAW centre will be required for the unit exams and final OSCE examination.

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