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TP Congress 2017 is a massive hit with delegates!


TP Congress 2017, an annual event dedicated exclusively to clinical coaches in veterinary practice, was a massive hit; seeing over 100 attendees come together to explore the latest topics and news on veterinary nurse training.

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 drinks reception on the first evening; giving delegates the perfect opportunity to network and share experiences with fellow clinical coaches.

This year’s congress was sponsored by VN Times, and included lectures on student wellbeing, advice on legal obligations, lectures on the Nursing Progress Log (NPL) and updates on the VN Futures project. Congress delegate, Hannah Smallwood, Clinical Coach at Rhyd Broughton Vets, said: “I found the congress reassuring and informative. I will now go back and continue to find pleasure in my role as a clinical coach after listening to peers and specialists alike. Thank you so much for a boost in confidence. Priceless.”

 Karen Davidson, Vice Principal at The College of Animal Welfare and Chairman of TP Congress 2017, said: “With the continuing nationwide shortage of qualified nursing staff, it is more important than ever that training providers and practices work together to provide much needed training opportunities within the industry. It is always a pleasure to see so many enthusiastic clinical coaches come together under one roof, and we are very much looking forward to seeing how this event progresses in the future.”

Plans are already underway for TP Congress 2018, taking place from 19-20 March 2018. Those interested in attending future events can register their interest at

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For more information please contact:
Alison German RVN
Marketing Executive
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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