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Advanced practitioner status and old-style certificate holders
  1. Tim Davies
  1. Veterinary Director, CVS UK, Latchmore Farm, Little London, Tadley, Hampshire RG26 5EJ
  1. e-mail: tim.davies{at}

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I AM writing to express my strong support for and give testament to the skill and expertise of ‘old-style’ certificate holders.

CVS is strongly supportive of advanced practitioner status and of the Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP). We have approximately 40 candidates at varying stages of an accredited CertAVP course. I have personally worked with several of these and have been impressed by the improved thoroughness and thoughtfulness of the clinical practice they undertake as a result of their learning.

However, among the 650 vets who work for …

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