Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
- Every Veterinary Surgeon and Veterinary Paraprofessional shall undertake continuous professional development activities as set out in the VSVP Act Regulations 2013.
- A Veterinary Surgeon and a Veterinary Paraprofessional shall not be retained in the register until he has acquired at least twenty and fourteen credit points respectively in the year under consideration.
- A Veterinary Surgeon or a Veterinary Paraprofessional may apply to the Board for a waiver of some or all the credit points giving reasons for such a request.
- The Board may waive some or all the credit points for a registered person if there are plausible reasons for such a waiver, such as medical reasons, absence from the country and non-veterinary commitments.
- Every Veterinary Surgeon and Veterinary Paraprofessional shall show evidence of the continuous professional development activities completed by 31st December of every year using Form 27.
- In addition to filling the Form 27, a Veterinary Surgeon or Veterinary Paraprofessional shall submit-
- A summary of continuous professional development activities attended, including the nature, scope and duration.
- A summary of credit points acquired.
- The Board may discipline any Veterinary Surgeon or Veterinary Paraprofessional who has not acquired the minimum number of credit points by;
- Requiring the person to follow a remedial continuous professional development programme; or
- Requiring the person to write an examination determined by the Board; or removing the person’s name from the relevant register.
Accreditation for CPD providers
A person wishing to be accredited as a continuous professional development service provider shall apply to the Board using Form 28.
The Board shall confirm accreditation of a continuous professional development service provider using Form 29.
Every continuous professional development provider shall apply for approval and determination of credit point worth by the Board, of the intended activity using Form 30.