The editor of VN Times has announced the magazine’s sponsorship of the College of Animal Welfare (CAW) 2017 Training Practice (TP) Congress.

The 2017 TP Congress will cover a range of topics designed to help clinical coaches inspire and get the best out of their students.

The sister publication of is supporting the two-day event as it is the largest of its kind, providing CPD dedicated to clinical coaches and those involved in the training of student veterinary nurses.

This year’s event is being held on the 20 and 21 March at Whittlebury Hall and Spa, near the iconic Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire.

Range of subjects

A range of topics will help clinical coaches inspire and get the best out of their students, while balancing their clinical nursing role and coaching responsibilities in practice. Lectures are to discuss:

  • learning styles
  • getting creative with case simulations
  • assignment writing
  • succeeding at objective structured clinical examinations
  • time and stress management
Rebecca Hubbard
VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard.

VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard said: “The very foundation of the VN profession is built in solid training and tutoring, and it’s in TPs where this happens.

VN Times is, therefore, proud and excited to support CAW in its efforts to help TPs and clinical coaches in their efforts to train and develop their students.”

‘Demanding’ role

CAW’s short course and events manager Tracey Croucher said: “We are delighted to be working with the VN Times team to continue to build on the success of TP Congress.

“Clinical coaches play such an important role in shaping the next generation of qualified veterinary nurses, but the role can often be demanding – particularly for those new to a coaching role.

“This event provides not only 12 hours of meaningful CPD, but allows delegates to network with other clinical coaches who are all facing similar challenges.”

Agenda and booking information can be found on the CAW website or by telephoning 01480 422060. Delegates who book before 31 January will get an early bird discount.

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