A new series of free CPD webinars for equine vets has been launched, covering clinical as well as personal development and practice management.

“I hear what you say”, with vets Geoff Little and Christine Magrath, is the first of the new series, which is hosted by The Webinar Vet and sponsored by MSD Animal Health.

The Webinar Vet founder Anthony Chadwick said: “The first webinar will address communication skills.

“This is particularly important for practice harmony, more effective consultations and client compliance, resulting in healthier patients.

“It is an important topic for all practising vets, as well as supporting staff, and not just those in equine.”

Key speakers throughout the series include Richard Newton of the Animal Health Trust, Tim Brazil of Equine Medicine on the Move and Bourton Vale Equine Clinic in Gloucestershire, and Shaun McKane of Cotts Equine Hospital in south Wales.

They will be covering topics such as emerging infectious disease threats, inflammatory airway disease and eye abnormalities seen at pre-purchase exam, respectively.

Emily Haggett, associate at Newmarket-based Rossdales Veterinary Surgeons, will complete the series with her webinar on foal sepsis.

“Webinars provide a valuable source of easily accessible educational material,” said Mr Chadwick. “Our members are recording an average of more than 60 hours of online CPD a year, and many are completing more than 100 hours of total CPD per annum. “The great thing about webinars is no one has to leave their office.”

“But this doesn’t just apply to the delegates – it’s also great for the presenters too and has enabled us to secure some very high quality people.”

The first webinar takes place at 8pm on September 24 and continues monthly until February.

Once registered, for those who cannot attend, get a call out, or just need to refer back to an issue, the recordings can be accessed at any time afterwards.

For more information or to book, visit www.thewebinarvet.com/msd-equine-series
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