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Vets Now offers bitesize ECC CPD online throughout 2021

The events are specialist-led, with some of the most renowned names in ECC delivering the lectures

Leading emergency and critical care provider, Vets Now, is hosting virtual emergency CPD events this year throughout the summer and autumn.

The ECC Bitesize Live series of vet and vet nurse streams – providing a total of 12 hours of highly-valuable CPD – will kick off on 5 May 2021 and last until October 2021. The events are specialist-led, with some of the most renowned names in ECC delivering the lectures.

RCVS-recognised specialist in ECC, Tobias Grave, and internationally-renowned vet nurse Racheal Marshall, who is head of clinical nursing at Vets Now, are among the speakers at the multi-topic programme covering common themes in emergency medicine.

The ECC Bitesize Live programme replaces the annual CPD roadshow Vets Now normally runs at locations across the country. It follows the emergency provider’s successful annual ECC Congress in November, which saw its highest ever turnout after going virtual for the first time.

The bitesize workshops, which are easy to consume and provide access to multiple ECC topics, will help vets and vet nurses working in daytime practice or ECC build on new skills and knowledge in ECC.

Among the topics on the agenda for vets will be damage control resuscitation, traumatic brain injury and neurotoxins. There will be sessions for vet nurses on triage as well as nursing the neurological patient and more.

Dan Lewis, ECC specialist at Vets Now, who devised this year’s veterinary CPD programme, said: “Because emergencies don’t only happen out of hours we’re committed to working with general practitioners to deliver the best possible care to pets at the time they need it most. With that in mind, we are also committed to bringing relevant and pioneering CPD and training to veterinary clinicians and vet nurses.

“As emergency and critical care experts, we appreciate the value of flexibility and are always looking to adapt our services. In 2021, with social distancing still expected to be the norm, we’re offering two CPD streams, available live and on-demand.

“We delivered a successful interactive learning experience for virtual delegates through our ECC Congress at the end of last year, so we have a strong foundation from which to build on innovative and expert virtual CPD, and we’ll aim to leave delegates feeling well-informed and assured.

“We will obviously miss seeing everyone in person but gathering together online like this is beneficial as we can reach more vets and vet nurses with valuable CPD. Importantly, the format can fit around busy schedules, with all content available as videos after the events have taken place.”

And on the other advantages of an online event format, Dan added: “Delegates from our ECC Congress commented on some added benefits of the virtual format including things like less environmental impact and waste through less travelling, and more flexibility due to being able to look back on the content after the event. Delegates also felt it was easier to ask questions of the speakers without feeling intimidated.”

ECC Bitesize Live will run from May to October 2021 with a session approximately every two weeks – alternating between vet and vet nurse focus. View the calendar online.

The event series is priced at £72 for the vet stream (working out at £12 per session) and £60 for the vet nurse stream (£10 per session). You can also attend both for £110 (working out at £9.16 per session). You can book your place at the website.. The sponsors this year are Woodley Equipment Co. (headline sponsor), TVM UK, Boehringer Ingelheim and DMS Veterinary.

Building on the success of last year’s virtual event, Vets Now has announced that its renowned ECC Congress will be going ahead as a virtual event again for 2021 between Wednesday 3 – Saturday 6 November 2021. Delegates are encouraged to register their interest and pre-registration will open later in spring 2021.

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