The ease and convenience of online CPD means that many vets and VNs are far exceeding the recommended targets set by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, claims a new survey by The Webinar Vet.
A new survey by online CPD provider The Webinar Vet has revealed that online seminars now make up three quarters of annual CPD for its members.
Anthony Chadwick, founder of The Webinar Vet, said the survey highlighted the popularity of online CPD, with total points recorded by members far exceeding the 35 hour target (the yearly average for veterinary surgeons, as recommended by the RCVS).
He said: “Our members average over 60 hours of online CPD per year. Indeed several members are exceeding 100 hours a year including workshops and some have even recorded over 200 hours of total CPD.”
The Webinar Vet was launched in February 2010 and became the first company in the UK to specialise in web-based CPD for vets.
“There will always be a need for workshop CPD, but most vets and VNs can get the majority of the updates and information they need online,” Mr Chadwick said. “However, we believe that in many cases it is not a simple swap – the convenience of online CPD means that many vets and VNs are earning more total hours, which can only be a good thing for the profession.
“Many vets and VNs are juggling busy family lives with work in practice, and the convenience of viewing and participating in webinars from your own home or in a practice lunch break is both cost and time saving.”