Veterinary Surgeon as an Expert Witness – A 2-Day Practical Course
Unit 10, Berkshire House, County Park, Shrivenham Rd
Whilst Welfare, Ethics and Law is considered to be a specialist field in its own right, many veterinary clinicians are inadvertently dragged into legal situations as a result of their day to day work. This course will prepare colleagues in all veterinary disciplines in order to carry out this role efficiently and gain a reasonable understanding of the relevant legislation is essential by giving an overview of the role of the veterinary surgeon as an expert witness, the RCVS advice regarding expert witnesses and how to prepare an investigative visit, collect evidence, handle contemporaneous notes and prepare the statement. There will also be case assessments, using real historic case material and delegates are encouraged to bring their own cases, which will be discussed, criticised and improved in terms of data collection, tracking and management. Courtroom procedure will be explained followed by a courtroom skills practical session where all delegates will conduct roll play.