NVS introductory course information

An introduction to the role of the Named Veterinary Surgeon in a research establishment.

The aim of this course is to equip new Named Veterinary Surgeons with the knowledge and skills needed to function effectively as an NVS from day 1. Taking place over a period of 2 days and using a problem-based approach, you will explore the role of the NVS and how to utilise your existing skills in the NVS environment. You will be introduced to sources of information, advice and support to aid in development of the required skills.

This course will give you the opportunity to discuss and analyse real life scenarios and consider how to manage them, preparing you for life as a named veterinary surgeon.

This course covers the Designated Veterinarian module as per the HO guidance and covers the learning outcomes in EU module 24.

The expectation from the Home Office is that new named veterinary surgeons will also have attended modules E1, L, K theory and E2, and PILA as appropriate depending on the species they are working with. The PPL module is also recommended. Please note that these modules are not covered during the NVS course because they are widely available elsewhere.

What do course attendees say about this course:

The course was relevant, interesting and presented in an interactive and engaging way – it was a fantastic introduction and very informative. The tutors were excellent.’ March 2023

This was an excellent course. The communication was first class. the course was well structured and made interesting. Would highly recommend it.’ March 2023

An excellent course for understanding the intricacies and nuances to the role and work of the Named Veterinary Surgeon. Provided a lot of thought-provoking discussion and valuable resources for those embarking on work in this area through seminars and discussions guided by excellent presenters/hosts with a wealth of experience in the field.’ March 2023

Really fantastic course with great instructors. Helped to build a network of other NVSs as well as facilitate some really good discussions’ September 2022

Great course, enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenters, and the other course members were great company!‘ September 2022