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Clinical skills (second and subsequent species)


To apply for assessment in a second species, we ask that you demonstrate the same level of practical skill experience as was required for your first species, but the time frame for achieving it is slightly longer. 

 

As for your first species assessment, you will need to submit your Case Log and Presentations Summary.

These should demonstrate the following experience:

 

If you are applying for dogs, cats, or horses and other equids:

In the last three years before applying, you need to have led a minimum of 20 cases in the species for which you are applying.

If you are applying for any species other than dogs, cats, or horses and other equids, for example, pet birds:

In the last three years before applying, you need to have led a minimum of 10 cases in the species for which you are applying, in addition to 5 hours species-specific CPD in the last 12 months.

(If you have led 20 cases in the species for which you are applying, the additional 5 hours' CPD is not required).

 

For all species:

The cases you have led in the 3 year period should cover all of the essential behaviour presentations for that species.

The assessment of clinical skills for an additional species entails a short practical assessment in which your observations, communication with the client, treatment plan and ethological knowledge of the species will be assessed.


Please complete this form if you would like to apply for accreditation in another species and send completed applications to us at applications@ccab.uk

The process and timelines for a second species assessment are shown below.

1. Complete and submit your application form

With Case Log, Presentations Summary, and payment of your application fee on request.

2. Agree a date for the Practical Assessment

After we have received your completed application, we will contact you to agree a mutually convenient date for your assessment. 

3. The Practical Assessment

See 'What happens in the Practical Assessment?' for details

4. Results and feedback

The results of your assessment and feedback will be provided a few weeks later.

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