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 veterinary practice, or in a Suitably Qualified Persons (SQP) retailer approved to retail and supply VPS medicines.

Completion of this qualification will allow you to join the VetSkill SQP register. What’s more – online learning means you can start this programme at any time, and there is no college attendance required!

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What is an SQP and why should I gain SQP status?

An SQP is an animal medicine advisor who is qualified to prescribe and/or supply certain veterinary medicines under the Veterinary Medicines Regulations.

Obtaining an SQP qualification could boost your credentials and career prospects in your current workplace, and help you to stand out when applying for jobs in the future.

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Learn SQP competencies and gain a broad understanding of animal health and disease

This qualification is intended to provide relevant SQP competencies and underpinning knowledge and understanding that will enable prescription of medicines that fall under the POM-VPS and NFA-VPS categories within the companion animal group. What’s more – you will also develop a broad understanding of animal health and disease, and the skills to identify parasite infestations and select appropriate medicines to prescribe. You will cover:

  • Legislation and Suitably Qualified Person (SQP) Status for the Supply of veterinary Medicines
  • Companion Animal Health for the Suitably Qualified Persons (SQP)
  • Prescribing and Supplying Veterinary Medicines for Companion Animals

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