Return to work with confidence and clarity

Event date

20 February 2018

Venue location

British Veterinary Association
7 Mansfield Street


Helen Dingle, 020 7908 6336

Event type

Back to practice courses


Carolyne Crowe BSc (Hons) BVetMed (Hons) MSc Dip Coaching Dip Wellbeing and Stress Management, Veterinary Surgeon and Performance Coach



 Early birdStandard
Member£200 (including VAT)£235 (including VAT)
Non-memberN/A£395 (including VAT)

Early bird rate applies to bookings made more than eight weeks in advance of the course date.


Event Description

Registration will open at 09.30, with the course starting at 10.00. The course will finish at 16.00. 

This workshop is designed for vets and vet nurses preparing to return to work, or who have recently returned after a career break. You will explore practical tools and strategies to put yourself back in control, manage your time and thrive in practice. You’ll learn how, by making small changes, you can successfully combine work and family life. Returning to work can daunting - work moves on, drugs, people and procedures may change and you too may have changed. Whether you left to have children, explore different avenues or have a career break, your return is likely to be filled with mixed emotions and some concerns. During the day we will address these feelings and create a strategy around actions you can take to make it an easier and smoother return to work. This workshop will help you take confident steps to make your life and career within the veterinary profession work for you.

The five key things delegates will learn from this course are: 

  • To develop your confidence
  • To create the time and space to assess your next career step and find the ‘working you'
  • Effective time management so you can fit everything in and still have time for yourself
  • How to prioritise, delegate and say no without feeling guilty
  • How to cope with the day-to-day practicalities of returning to work

This course is part of our Back to practice series. If you are planning to, or have recently returned to veterinary practice following a career break, our Back to practice series will increase your confidence and skills, as well as helping you build a support network to ease your transition back into working life. The speakers will update you on any changes since you were last in practice, and will refresh your knowledge in key areas. You can view the whole series of courses on the BVA CPD events page.

Please note - if you want to book three courses for the price of two please call Helen Dingle on 020 7908 6336.

Terms & Conditions

Payment conditions Payment for BVA courses must be received in advance. On acceptance of your booking a confirmation email will be sent to you. Prices are subject to 20% VAT and bookings will be confirmed with a VAT notice. Member discount Please note that in order to qualify for the member discount it must be the member that attends the course. A member cannot book on behalf of a non-member to benefit from the discount. If a non-member attends in place of a member, they will be liable to pay the additional non-member fee. Book three courses for the price of two This offer is only valid for BVA members. All three courses must be booked at the same time. The cheapest course will be free. A practice may book using the offer and send a different member of their team to each course. This offer is only valid for BVA 2018 CPD courses and excludes Media training, the ‘Staying safe in equine practice’ course and any webinars. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Cancellation policy In event of cancellations received in writing no later than one calendar month in advance of the course, the fee will be returned less 25% to cover administration expenses. After that date, no refunds will be possible. Substitutions may be made at any time, however, please see note (left) about the member discount. Programme information The programme information was correct at the time of going to press. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, the programme may change and BVA reserves the right to cancel the event or alter the venue and/or speakers. Where circumstances force BVA to cancel a course, the liability of BVA shall be limited to a refund of any fees paid for the course. BVA is not liable for any consequential loss. Booking indicates acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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