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CPD training session


2020 CPD events

2nd January 2020

At Dovecote Veterinary Hospital we regularly hold free CPD lectures, please see below for an outline of what we have planned for 2020.

All lectures are hosted at:

Dovecote Veterinary Hospital
5 Delven Lane
Castle Donington
DE74 2LJ

  • Supper from 7pm with talks starting at 7:30pm
  • The lectures are free and although some talks are vet based, everyone is welcome to attend.
  • CPD certificates will be issued to all attendees for two hours CPD.

To book a place, please email

Wednesday 5th February

Wound Management-new & old strategies to encourage a wound to heal (Vet based)

Hosted by: Rob White BSc (Hons) BVetMed CertVA DSAS (Soft Tissue) DiplECVS FRCVS

Tuesday 17th March

MUO, GME, NME, NLE, SRMA: The alphabetti spaghetti of inflammatory CNS disease (Vet based) – POSTPONED

It is with much regret that we have to postpone this Dovecote Free Evening CPD Lecture due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and concerns related therewith. New dates will be sent out in due course. Please keep an eye on this page for any updates. 

Hosted by: Mike Targett MA VetMB PhD DipECVN SFHEA MRCVS, Matthew Green BVM BVS MRCVS

Tuesday 28th April

Limb deformities in growing dogs (Vet based) – POSTPONED

It is with much regret that we have to postpone this Dovecote Free Evening CPD Lecture due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and concerns related therewith. New dates will be sent out in due course. Please keep an eye on this page for any updates. 

Hosted by: James Pratt BvetMed CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS, Bruce Campbell BVM&S CertSAS MRCVS

Wednesday 10th June

When the brain loses it… A clinical approach to diagnosis and management of epileptic seizures (Vet based)

Hosted by: Thomas Mignan BVM BVS MRCVS, Kimberley Stee DVM MRCVS

Tuesday 14th July

Neurology: Blind to the obvious or just paralysed? (Vet & Nurse based)

Hosted by: Mark Lowrie MA VetMB MVM DipECVN MRCVS, Sergio Gomes DVM MRCVS

Wednesday 9th September

A potent mix – why one drug is rarely the answer in atopic dermatitis (Vet based)

Hosted by: Steve Shaw BVetMed CertSAD DVD PhD MRCV

Tuesday 13th October

Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors in Veterinary Medicine (Vet based)

Hosted by: Shirley van Lelyveld BVSc MSc (Clinical Oncology) DipECVIM-CA (Oncology) MRCVS

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Clients have said
  • The Supervets of the north!

  • I just wanted to say how amazing Kimberly was today with me and my dog Rolo. She could see how upset I was, made me feel at ease and reassured me that Rolo would be okay. Her level of professionalism and kind nature helped me get through a difficult day

  • Everyone has always been so kind and Charlie absolutely loves his visits. The receptionists are particularly wonderful and are always on hand with a box of tissues for the numerous tears we’ve shed.

  • Think ‘The Supervet’ and that’s the level of care and professionalism. Highly recommend

  • Really good consultation with neurologist Sergio today with CT and MRI scan. Very well organised with helpful, professional staff.

  • I work as a registered vet nurse and had to come to Dovecote with my dog Alfie. I was squeezed in and was seen promptly by Sergio right after a long operation. He was so kind to Alfie and explained everything to my mom (who is not vet trained) and did Alfie’s MRI there and then even though it was going to make it a late finish. Unfortunately we had to make the call to put my lovely boy to sleep and Sergio and the nurses were really kind and helpful. I received your lovely card today and want to thank you all for your help and seeing him so quickly. I will be forever grateful.

  • Receptionists, physio, nurses and vets were all fantastic, every single member of staff is worth their weight in gold.

  • Lovely, caring staff, who go the extra mile. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.

  • I had a very positive experience at Dovecote. I met the vet that day that was going to perform my dog’s surgery and I was immediately put at ease by his professional, friendly and caring consultation. All the staff I came in contact with were lovely, from the welcoming reception staff to the nurses I kept ringing through the evening! My dog is now back to her normal naughty self, I can’t thank them enough.

  • Whole team were welcoming and made myself and my cat feel very comfortable! Mark Lowrie is fantastic!! Thank you for coping with me as a worried owner!

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View our upcoming CPD events

Every year Dovecote Veterinary Hospital deliver a number of free CPD evenings covering a wide range of topics from oncology to emergency critical care.

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