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Keeping up with your PDP and CPD

The primary role of the Library is to assist new graduates embarking on their Professional Development Phase (PDP), as well as vets and veterinary nurses keeping up with their CPD requirements.

We do this by offering subsidised Library membership scheme which offers a range of benefits, including access to a range of full text electronic journals and VetMed Resource, a bibliographic database on veterinary medicine.

Let our services and resources keep you informed on the latest information and reading in your area of interest.

Where to start with EBVM

  • EBVM for Practitioners - an online tutorial providing guidance for those looking to apply evidence-based principles to their work
  • EBVM Learning - an online tutorial providing a solid foundation in applying EBVM in practice

Services we offer

  • Subscribe to our subject alert services and receive the latest bibliographic references and abstracts on your subject of interest
  • inFOCUS - a journal watch service. Subscribe to have the latest updates sent directly to your inbox in a bi-monthly email containing the summaries - including the bottom line for implementation in practice - plus the option to read the original articles
  • in the Spotlight - Our ‘In the Spotlight’ features bring together relevant publications on a range of topics that are likely to impact veterinary practice. Relevant papers, guidance, and more provide an easily accessible overview of these topics, allowing practitioners to access the latest evidence and make evidence-based decisions.

    Past topics include the benefits and risks of neutering, COVID-19 and animals, and much more, catch up now.

Literature searching workshop

We offer online workshops on a one-to-one basis to show you how to use our range of electronic resources, searching techniques and how to construct searching strategies.

Please contact us at to arrange a time suitable to you.

If you require more assistance, Library staff are always available over the phone. Please contact the Library on 020 7202 0752 or email