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Pre-Purchase Examination – the essentials

20 Oct 2020 08:45 - 17:15

Myerscough College,


We plan to hold all advertised courses scheduled between September and December 2020, provided they can fully comply with local Covid-19 guidelines. This will mean that a series of protective measures will be put in place; all attendees will be notified of these measures before attending the course.

We would like to reassure you, if we need to cancel or postpone one of our upcoming courses for any reason you will be entitled to a full refund. Please see further information in our terms and conditions below.

people iconWho is the course for?

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.

book iconAbout 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… You will need your ophthalmoscope, stethoscope and suitable outdoor clothing for this course.

Change of format - please note that due to COVID-19 guidelines the format of this course has now changed. All delegates will be required to attend their lectures from home on Monday 19 October, these will be hosted virtually. Delegates will then attend practical sessions on Tuesday 20 October, split into a morning and afternoon group.

thinking iconKey Learning Objectives

  • Be able to confidently perform a five stage vetting.
  • Be able to recognise and interpret cardiac, respiratory, and ophthalmic abnormalities.
  • Be able to assess gait abnormalities.
  • Understand the pitfalls of Pre-Purchase Examination.
  • Be able to recognise and communicate contentious findings.
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A very informative introduction to what is expected in a vetting alongside top tips to help ease the stress of starting undertaking them. The opportunity to see live horses and listen/see a few variations there and then was brilliant

- 2019 Delegate

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organiser iconCourse Organiser

  • Mr Ian Camm BVSc CertEP MRCVS, Gloucestershire

speaker iconCourse Speakers

  • Mr Ian Camm BVSc CertEP MRCVS, Gloucestershire
  • Mr David Green BVSc CertEP MRCVS, West Yorkshire
  • Mr David Jagger BVSc MRCVS, Shropshire
  • Mr Graham Potts BVetMed MRCVS, Gloucestershire

price iconCourse Fees

  • BEVA members £295
  • Non members £590

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downloads icon Full Course Programme

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Terms & Conditions

Covid-19 Terms and Conditions

  • If you book a place on a 2020 BEVA CPD course and are unable to attend due to any Covid-19 related issue (e.g. as a result of showing symptoms or track and trace restrictions) you will receive a credit for the amount you paid. This credit can be used for any BEVA CPD up until the 31 December 2021. Please contact us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course.
  • If you need to cancel your place for a non-Covid-19 related reason our standard terms and conditions will apply.
  • If BEVA are required to cancel or postpone a course for any reason, you can opt to receive a full refund or receive a credit for a future BEVA CPD course (valid until 31 December 2021).

Standard Terms and Conditions

  • A full refund will be made, less a 10% administration charge, if cancellation is more than 6 weeks before the start of the course
  • A refund cannot be guaranteed if cancellation is less than 6 weeks before the start of the course. A refund will be made if BEVA can resell the place, less a 20% administration charge. 
  • Booked places can be transferred to another person free of charge. If the transferee is not a BEVA member he/she 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.
  • BEVA may pass contact details of delegates to the organisers or sponsors of the course unless the delegate has specified otherwise.
  • 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.

By registering for this event, you accept the above terms and conditions.