How to succeed in the UK as a non-UK vet

Event date

07 September 2017

Venue location

British Veterinary Association
7 Mansfield Street


Helen Dingle, 0207 908 6336

Event type

Non clinical CPD


Luis Sainz-Pardo MRCVS, Practice Aid/VetAbroad Company Director



 Early birdStandard
Member£195 (including VAT)£235 (including VAT)
Non-memberN/A£395 (including VAT)


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

Special offer: Non-BVA members can join BVA before 24 August and attend for free, please see membership rates below: 

Vets from overseas  Monthly Yearly
 1st and 2nd year on RCVS register £8.67 £104.00
 3rd and 4th year on RCVS register £13.00 £156.00
 5th and 6th year on RCVS register £17.33 £208.00
 7th and 8th year on RCVS register £21.67 £260.00


Join BVA by calling 020 7908 6350

Event Description

Registration will open at 09.30, with the course starting at 10.00. The course will finish at 16.15.

Veterinary practice in the UK is very different from other countries. 

Sadly, large numbers of non-UK vets who intend to settle in the UK return to their home countries much sooner than anticipated, often because of difficulties experienced as a result of a lack of understanding of how UK veterinary practice works (Luiz Sainz-Pardo).

This course will provide non-UK vets with the knowledge and understanding needed to overcome these challenges and develop a successful career in the UK.

Our one-day course will give you a clear understanding of what both clients and employers expect, as well as teaching you simple techniques for clear and effective communication.

There will be an emphasis on working as part of a team, understanding who is responsible for what, how to delegate and how and when to offer help to others.
Finally, the course will provide you with an insight into the importance of working productively and how you can increase your value to the practice and develop your career prospects. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded professionals, share experiences and develop relationships within the veterinary community. 

The key things delegates will learn from this course are: 

  • What clients and employers expect of you
  • Simple techniques for clear and effective communication
  • How to work as part of a veterinary team including nurses, practice managers and support staff
  • How to increase your productivity and value to the practice

This course is suitable for:

  • Non-UK vets who are new to working in the UK
  • Non-UK vets already working in the UK who are looking to develop their careers
  • Non-UK vets who are considering working in the UK
  • Those whose second language is English as well as non-UK vets from English speaking countries

Special offer: Non-BVA members can join BVA before 24 August and attend for free by calling 020 7908 6350

Terms & Conditions

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. Non-member offer This offer is only valid for non BVA members. Non BVA members who have graduated from abroad can join the BVA before 24 August 2017 and attend the How to succeed in the UK as a non-UK vet course for free. The non-member offer is subject to availability. 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 the condition about the member discount. Programme information The programme is 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 courses. BVA is not liable for any consequential loss. This course is not part of the 3 for 2 offer.

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