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Vets Given More Time to Apply for Advanced Practitioner Status

15 June 2015

UK - Veterinary surgeons who wish to gain Advanced Practitioner status will have extra time to do so this year as we have extended the application period.

The status, which was launched last August, recognises those veterinary surgeons who can demonstrate knowledge and skills beyond their initial degree in a designated field of veterinary practice.

The application period opened Friday 12 June and ends on Friday 30 October, meaning that veterinary surgeons will have over four months to submit their application, compared to less than three months last year.

Christine Warman, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Head of Education, said: “Following on from the great success of our first ever application process last year, in which some 640 vets applied of whom 575 were successful, we have decided to lengthen this year’s application window. We hope that this will allow prospective applicants extra time to consider and make an application.”

Applications received in June and July will be considered by the Advanced Practitioner Panel and, where successful, ratified by our Education Committee in October this year, which may result in an earlier listing for successful applicants.

Successful applications received in August, September and October will be ratified at the Education Committee’s February 2016 meeting.

For more information on how to apply, please click here.

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