Table 1:

Demographic data from survey questions asked to participants

Survey questionNumber of participants (%)
1. Where qualified
 Cambridge18 (7.5)
 Liverpool24 (10)
 RVC57 (23.8)
 Bristol52 (21.8)
 Edinburgh28 (11.7)
 Glasgow24 (10)
 Dublin3 (1.3)
 Other33 (13.8)
2. Qualification (years)
 28 (3.3)
 3–534 (14.2)
 6–1043 (18)
 11–2085 (35.6)
 20+69 (28.9)
3. Postgraduate qualifications
 RCVS Certificate (old style or CertAVP)17 (7.1)
 ECVS/ACVS/RCVS Diploma19 (7.9)
 None of the above186 (77.8)
 Other non-surgical certificate13 (5.4)
 Other (eg, PhD)4 (1.7)
8. RCVS practice accreditation*
 Tier 16 (2.5)
 Tier 2113 (47.3)
 Tier 357 (23.8)
 Unknown17 (7.1)
 Not employed/locum2 (0.8)
 Not accredited44 (18.4)
  • *RCVS practice standards scheme: Tier 1 = core standards, Tier 2 = general practice, Tier 3 = veterinary hospital (see rcvs.org.uk for full details).

  • ECVS, European College of Veterinary Surgeons; ACVS, American College of Veterinary Surgeons; CertAVP, Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice; RCVS, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons; RVC, Royal Veterinary College.