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we offer a personalised CPD experience

vtx provides online CPD in a variety of formats. Our online content includes webinars and discussion forums and our CPD days bring us together in person in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. What makes us special? We are providing CPD that is clinically relevant, but we are also providing CPD that will help you look after yourself and those working in your practice. Our CPD memberships come with personalised consultations about real cases of your choice… making your learning as relevant as possible. We will look after your clinical CPD requirements as well as your wellbeing.

  Scott Kilpatrick

Scott Kilpatrick

Director, Internal Medicine

BSc (Hons) BVM&S MSc DipECVIM-CA MRCVS

Scott graduated from Edinburgh Vet School in 2007. Initially, he worked for the PDSA, before taking a Senior Veterinary Surgeon position with Vets Now in Edinburgh in 2010. Scott started his residency in internal medicine at the University of Edinburgh in 2012 after completing a year as a Teaching Fellow in Anatomy and Physiology. He completed his residency in 2016 after finishing his Masters in the pathogenesis of canine liver disease and has since been working in referral practice. Interventional radiology is something that really interests Scott and he spent some time in 2018, working in this area at UC Davis in California. Scott has created and delivered a Post-graduate Certificate in Small Animal Emergency Medicine in association with the University of Surrey. Scott is currently the Head of Internal Medicine at Wear Referrals.

“As well as my clinical interests, I love teaching and delivering CPD. I have been lucky enough to lecture worldwide (China, South Korea and Japan). I am excited to continue to grow and learn with all of you. I have sometimes struggled to balance my academic and health/ well-being, I want that to be the sole focus of our journey together with vtx.”

Liz Bode

Liz Bode

Director, Cardiology

BVSc PhD DipECVIM-CA(cardio) FHEA MRCVS

Liz graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2006. After spending some time carrying out voluntary work with SPANA, Liz took up a job in mixed practice in East Yorkshire. Shortly after this, Liz completed an internship at the University of Cambridge and solidified her love for all things cardio. She subsequently embarked on a PhD at the University of Manchester looking at cellular calcium handling in heart failure and ageing and was awarded her doctorate in 2013. After another spell in small animal practice Liz completed her residency in cardiology at the University of Edinburgh in 2017. Following this, she worked at the University of Liverpool as a senior lecturer. More recently, she was awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and has taken on the role of Module Co-ordinator for the CertAVP cardiology modules at the University of Liverpool. Liz currently works as a Cardiology Specialist at Chestergates Veterinary Specialists.

“I am passionate about postgraduate training and development. I am very excited about how vtx can help you in practice in more ways than your standard CPD provider can.”

Andy Bell

Andy Bell

Director, Operations

RVN, Cert VNECC, MSc, BSc(Hons)

Andy graduated with a BSc(Hons) in equine science in 2006 and went on to complete an MSc in equine science at the University of Edinburgh in 2007. During this time studying at Edinburgh Vet School R(D)SVS he realised that he really wanted to pursue a career in the veterinary sector and started his Veterinary Nurse training with the University of Edinburgh in 2012. Andy is interested in emergency and critical care and completed his Cert VNECC in 2019. Andy is currently working at the R(D)SVS Teaching Hospital in Edinburgh. Prior to his time working in the veterinary sector, Andy gained experience working in a variety of roles within the banking sector (HR, Strategy, change optimisation and project management).

“I am excited about what vtx can bring to the veterinary profession. I feel that we have a great mix of veterinary and non-veterinary experience to be able to cater for all levels of colleagues that work in veterinary practice. vtx are really coming at CPD for the veterinary profession from a wholly holistic viewpoint.”