TP Congress 2017 has seen more than 100 attendees explore the latest topics and news on VN training.

The College of Animal Welfare (CAW) annual event, sponsored by VN Times, is dedicated exclusively to clinical coaches in veterinary practice.

This year’s congress returned to Whittlebury Hall Hotel and Spa in Northamptonshire and featured lectures on:

  • student well-being
  • advice on legal obligations
  • lectures on the nursing progress log
  • updates on the VN Futures project

The event also included a commercial exhibition, as well as the opportunity to network and share experiences with fellow clinical coaches.


Congress delegate Hannah Smallwood, clinical coach at Rhyd Broughton Veterinary Group in Wrexham, said: “I found the congress reassuring and informative.

“I will now go back and continue to find pleasure in my role as a clinical coach after listening to peers and specialists alike.

“Thank you so much for a boost in confidence. Priceless.”

Working together

Karen Davidson, CAW vice-principal and chairman of TP Congress 2017, said: “With the continuing nationwide shortage of qualified nursing staff, it is more important than ever that training providers and practices work together to provide much-needed training opportunities within the industry.

“It is always a pleasure to see so many enthusiastic clinical coaches come together under one roof, and we are very much looking forward to seeing how this event progresses in the future.”

Plans are underway for TP Congress 2018, taking place from 19-20 March.

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