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FULLY BOOKED: Pre-Purchase Examination - the Essentials

16 Apr 2024
08:45 - 18:00

West Wilts Equestrian Centre,
North Trowbridge,
BA14 6QT

This course is now fully booked, to be added to the waiting list and contacted if a space becomes available please complete our short form below.

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There are still spaces available for this course on the following dates:
07/10/2024: Click here to book
08/10/2024: Click here to book

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course type
CPD hours
9 CPD Hours
course level

About the course

These workshops are designed to provide all the essential information to ensure that delegates can confidently perform a five-stage vetting in line with RCVS, BEVA and VDS recommendations. Previous attendees have ranged from junior vets wishing to start carrying out PPEs to senior practitioners wanting to remind themselves of potential PPE pitfalls and how best to communicate contentious findings.

The speakers, including an equine claims consultant from the VDS, all have a huge wealth of knowledge of PPE in practice. The practical programme includes examining horses with reference to wind, eyes, heart, ageing, flexion tests, conformation, intended use and much more.

What will I learn?

By the end of the course you will...
1. Be able to confidently perform a five-stage vetting
2. Be able to recognise and interpret cardiac, respiratory, and ophthalmic abnormalities
3. Be able to assess gait abnormalities
4. Understand the pitfalls of Pre-Purchase Examination
5. Be able to recognise and communicate contentious findings

Extremely useful. All speakers very approachable. Lovely atmosphere. Now time to put it all into practice!

- previous Pre-Purchase Examination - the Essentials delegate

Course leaders

Course Organiser: Mr Ian Camm BVSc CertEP MRCVS

Tim Brazil BVSc CertEM(intMed) PhD DipECEIM MRCVS

Mark Georgetti BVSc CertES (Soft Tissue) MRCVS

Lucy Grieve MA VetMB MRCVS

Course prices

Vet member: £450

Non member: £900

This course is sponsored by

Veterinary Defence Society

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  • Booked places can be transferred to another person free of charge. If the transferee is not a BEVA member they will be liable for the difference between the member and non-member rate.
  • All delegates must have appropriate liability and professional indemnity insurance. 
  • Delegates must bring appropriate safety wear (coveralls, hard hats, boots etc) to courses involving practical sessions.
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  • All delegates self-certify that they are a qualified veterinary surgeon or veterinary nurse and qualified to undertake the procedures being taught. Where the delegate is in training for such a qualification BEVA must be made aware of their training status at the time of booking.

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