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The Importance of Canine Dental Care and Oral Hygiene

Just as it’s crucial for humans to maintain dental hygiene, ensuring your dog’s teeth are well cared for is essential to their overall health and well-being. Many dog owners may overlook dental care, but the implications of neglected canine teeth extend far beyond bad breath. Today, we’re diving into why proper dental care is pivotal […]

19/04/2024

VetSkill VTEC Level 4 Award for Animal Medicines Advisors (SQP – Companion Animal)

New Companion Animal SQP qualification open for applications

We’re delighted to announce the launch of our *new* VetSkill VTEC Level 4 Award for Animal Medicines Advisors (SQP – Companion Animal). This qualification is designed for those looking to gain the necessary qualification to be able to prescribe and supply veterinary medicine classes POM-VPS and/or NFA-VPS to companion animals. You may be working in […]

17/04/2024

First Aid for Dog Owners Morning Courses May 2024

Would you know what to do in a first aid situation? Being able to react swiftly and appropriately if your dog becomes injured or unwell can really mean the difference between life and death. Sponsored by Millpledge, these practical morning sessions are designed specifically for responsible dog owners who want to be confident in what […]

Remote invigilation – Guidance for CAW students undertaking VetSkill exams

If you are undertaking a VetSkill examination as part of your course, you may be offered the opportunity to undertake it remotely using Proctorio™, a remote examination invigilation system used by VetSkill.

10/04/2024

Introducing our new Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the newly enhanced VLE, cawpers.com. This latest update is not just an upgrade; it’s a complete overhaul aimed at providing an unparalleled learning experience.

09/04/2024

New Apprenticeship and Employer Engagement Manager at CAW

We are delighted to have recently appointed Lyn Chant as Apprenticeship and Employer Engagement Manager. This is a newly created role that will provide employers with a new point of contact for any questions, concerns or feedback. Lyn first joined the veterinary profession in 1992 and since then has worked in various roles both within […]

08/04/2024

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Nurses needed to support project exploring SVN mental health education

The RCVS Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) has awarded £20,000 to a research project investigating whether there is adequate mental health education in the student veterinary nursing curriculum. The funding comes from the MMI Sarah Brown Mental Health Research Grant, which was established in 2019 in memory of former RCVS Council Member Sarah Brown, who passed away in […]

03/04/2024

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Stress Awareness Month 2024

Stress is an unavoidable factor in day-to-day life and we can often find ourselves stuck in ‘fight or flight’ even if we can’t see why; stress can come from our work or our personal life, affecting our mental and emotional states and even leading to physical issues if not managed. April is Stress Awareness Month […]

01/04/2024

Equine apprenticeship student, Sophie Baudot, achieves the best results seen in her EPA

Congratulations to The College of Animal Welfare equine apprenticeship student, Sophie Baudot, for gaining a distinction in her End Point Assessment (EPA), picking up the highest mark ever seen by the EPA organisation in the process. 

27/03/2024

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Vets Now Ethnic Diversity Nursing Scholarship open for applications

Applications are now open for the Vets Now Ethnic Diversity Nursing Scholarship. The scholarship programme is part of their wider commitment to supporting ethnic diversity across the veterinary profession. Successful candidates will be awarded an annual grant of £2,500 for the duration of their course, mentoring from the Vets Now ethnic diversity scholarship board members and […]