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Clinical Coaches left motivated and inspired by Clinical Coach Congress 2019


The College of Animal Welfare’s annual Clinical Coach Congress, held from 18-19 March 2019 and sponsored by Millpledge Veterinary, saw over 80 clinical coaches come together to share ideas and listen to lectures on student veterinary nurse training.

Delegates left the event feeling inspired and motivated, commenting: “I took away lots of great ideas and feel very motivated from the course, not only, as a [clinical coach] but as a member of the team.”, “I feel motivated and inspired by the speakers and have lots of useful tips and further reading material.” and “I enjoyed the lectures and enthusiasm from the speakers and feel much more motivated as a clinical coach.”

Clinical Coach Congress 2019 moved to the wonderful East of England Arena and Events Centre in Peterborough. This year’s congress included lectures on teaching techniques, coaching styles, student motivation, professional accountability, exam techniques – and much more. A commercial exhibition was held throughout the congress, and day one of the event closed with the launch of VetSkill’s Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Companion Animal); giving delegates the perfect opportunity to learn more about the new qualification and network with fellow clinical coaches.

Congress organiser, Tracey Croucher, said “We would like to thank all the speakers, exhibitors and delegates who attended Clinical Coach Congress this year, for making the event such a success. This event has now been running for 14 years and it’s always a pleasure to see so many enthusiastic clinical coaches come together and look at how to best support student veterinary nurses in practice”.

Plans for Clinical Coach Congress 2020 will soon be underway. Those interested in keeping up-to-date with news on next year’s Clinical Coach Congress can register their interest at

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Notes to editors:

The College of Animal Welfare is one of the UK’s leading providers of veterinary nurse and animal care training and education; operating from four training centres around the UK.

The College has a well-earned reputation for excellence and has created a number of unique achievements that have created new opportunities for learning.

For more information about The College of Animal Welfare please visit

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