Animalcare is to launch an online CPD initiative called ‘Tea-Time Training’ to support vets and nurses keen to keep up their CPD, whether they are at home or in their practice. The short, free, refresher-style training sessions, designed to be enjoyed over a cup of tea, will start on Wednesday 15 April with ‘Physiology of body fluid’, led by Animalcare’s Senior Veterinary Manager, Felicity Caddick. The session will run twice, at 10.30 am and 2.30 pm, and will be recorded for those unable to join live. Animalcare will donate £1 per live view, split between its two chosen charities, StreetVet and the NHS Charities COVID-19 Appeal*.

Commenting, Animalcare Product Manager Kai Crawshaw said: “These are difficult times for the veterinary profession and our aim with Tea-Time Training is to support veterinary staff who may unexpectedly have extra time on their hands by offering them free of charge, easily accessible and practical CPD. We have created a series of six short webinars on the theme of fluid therapy with more sessions on different topics in the pipeline. The first webinar, ‘Physiology of body fluid,’ will be launched on 15 April and they will run weekly after that. Each webinar is short but interactive and packed with useful information. We hope they will provide a brief but stimulating break in the day during these uncertain times.”

Each webinar will subsequently be recorded and available for viewing 24/7 via the Animalcare Learning Alliance on the company’s recently launched online Practice Assistance Centre, The PAC. A range of other free webinars and resources are also available on The PAC.

Tea-Time Training can be accessed following registration on The PAC here:

*Terms and conditions are available on registration.

Animalcare has launched a brand-new value-added online service to the veterinary industry – The PAC (Practice Assistance Centre). The PAC offers pain scale apps for dogs, cats and rabbits, a library of downloadable resources and multiple webinars released via the Animalcare Learning Alliance.

Commenting, Animalcare Product Manager Kai Crawshaw said: “The PAC serves as a one-stop-shop for a wide range of resources, available in digital form and printed form if required. Whether you’re looking to offer clients educational materials on a particular clinical topic; refresh your own knowledge or take some online CPD via one of our webinars. The PAC will prove a useful and easily accessible tool for veterinary teams.”

“In light of the current changes to the industry, having a fully-functional digital platform like this to provide to our customers is now more important than ever. We hope that The PAC can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere; no matter what your current circumstance is.”

He added: “We would also like to extend our support and thanks to the many veterinary teams right across the UK, which are working so hard to deliver much-needed services in the challenging conditions posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The PAC can be accessed here