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Clinical coaches and delegates at TP Congress 2018
Clinical coaches and delegates at TP Congress 2018

Clinical coaches inspired at this year’s TP Congress


The College of Animal Welfare would like to thank all delegates, speakers and exhibitors who attended TP Congress on the 19 and 20 March 2018 for making the event such a success. The event, which was sponsored by VN Times, saw clinical coaches from across the country come together to share ideas, and listen to lectures and workshops on how to best support student veterinary nurses in practice.

When asked what delegates most enjoyed about the event, the vibe was summed up by comments such as “I learnt so much to take back and use in practice”, “I was expecting to learn how to help my student but help for myself too was fantastic” and “Really inspiring and relevant speakers at the year’s event – very enjoyable!”; with one delegate summing up the event when asked about what could make TP Congress better next year, by replying “More of the same!”.

Due to the fantastic feedback received about last year’s venue, TP Congress returned to the beautiful Whittlebury Hall Hotel and Spa near Silverstone in Northamptonshire, providing onsite accommodation for delegates who had travelled some distance to attend. A commercial exhibition was held throughout the congress, as well as a happy hour on the first evening; giving delegates the perfect opportunity to network with fellow clinical coaches and share their trials and tribulations.

This year’s congress included lectures on mental health support, coaching skills and resilience as well as interactive sessions on OSCE success and challenging delegate’s creativity when using the Nursing Progress Log (NPL).

Congress organiser, Tracey Croucher, said “TP Congress has now been running for 13 years and provides a unique opportunity for those involved in the training of student veterinary nurses to gain CPD relevant to their role and come together with other clinical coaches; sharing experiences and best practice. It is always a pleasure to see so many enthusiastic clinical coaches who are passionate about creating the next generation of veterinary nurses come together under one roof”. She continued “Each year we listen carefully to delegate feedback to ensure that we continue to build on the event to make it current and relevant. With this in mind plans for the 2019 will soon be underway.”

Those interested in keeping up-to-date with news on next year’s TP Congress can register their interest at

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For more information please contact:
Alison German RVN
Senior Marketing and Communications Coordinator
The College of Animal Welfare
Tel: 01480 422060

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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