Recruitment and Training of SQPs

The EU is revising the current regulation for all animal medicines and medicated feeds. AHDA exists to ensure its member SQPs can continue to prescribe under EU law, and it has been closely involved with the committee deliberations for both sets of legislation. The recruitment and training of SQPs in the UK is at an all time high with over 6350 on the register and a further 1000 in training for the examination. We see more and more now working in vet practices at over 700 providing a valuable role in routine front-of-house prescribing. Within this article, Ian Scott from AHDA relates the association’s efforts to achieve these results.