About Us

Central CPD was started in 2009 in response to a lack of regular CPD courses for vets working in and around London. Using lecturers that were well known and respected within their chosen disciplines, it was also important that they could teach and fit in to the professional yet friendly feel our courses offer.

Central CPD has now grown to offer practical courses, vet nurse courses and online CPD, and although our client base has grown dramatically since we started, we still get regular bookings from those that booked onto our very first course- in fact one of them is now part of the Central CPD team.

The course timetable focuses on topics that are current and relevant for vets and vet nurses working within small animal practice.

Delegate numbers are limited for courses so that they are relaxed and interactive seminars rather than more formal lectures, and on practical courses our delegates get a lot of hands on experience and personal tuition from the lecturer.

All of our courses are conveniently placed for access via public transport, and we encourage people where possible to “let the train take the strain”, and make the most of the journey to and from the course- you might even get time to read a book!

A member of the Central CPD team attends and participates in every course to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

Jo Hillard
BVM&S GPCert(SAM) MRCVS

Meet the team. The people you may meet along the way.....we are all vets or vet nurses so know the profession from the inside out.

Jo Hillard- Director

Jo qualified from Edinburgh in 2003, and has worked in both mixed and small animal practices, from sole charge to busy hospitals. She developed a passion for CPD after completing her GPCert in Small Animal Medicine in 2007, and started Central CPD in 2009 whilst working in a Central London practice and getting frustrated by the lack of easily accessible CPD for those in and around London. Jo has three young children, a Parson Russell called Molly and a lovely black cat called Monty, who all keep her and her husband Simon very busy- it is definitely not a quiet household!

Kerrie Crabb- Head of Operations

Kerrie has over 10 years' experience within the veterinary industry, starting out as a trainee veterinary nurse, qualifying in 2008 and progressing quickly to senior veterinary nurse within a small animal practice. During her time in practice, Kerrie worked as an assessor offering training and support to student veterinary nurses within the clinic. Kerrie is now proud to continue in the training tradition, working for Central CPD to support our clients for all of their CPD needs. When she's not in front of her PC, she is kept more than busy by her energetic 5 year old daughter, her (less energetic!) 35 year old husband and their two cheeky Bengal cats called Ruby and Murray who are always up to mischief!

Kat Price- Event Co-ordinator

Kat graduated from London in 2009 and worked in mixed practice in Bedfordshire and Kent before joining her current small animal practice in London in 2013. Her primary veterinary interests are diagnostic imaging (ultrasound), and soft tissue surgery. Kat has a very naughty Jack Russell cross called Dylan who you may well meet on one of our courses. Kat joined the Central CPD team in 2012 as an event co-ordinartor after winning a mini-pad on our stand at the London Vet Show!

Rachel Sant- Event Co-ordinator

Rachel qualified from London in 1992 and has had a varied and interesting veterinary career to date- she spent 10 years in general practice and the next 10 in specialist practice, where she saw both medicine and dermatology referrals having gained her Certificate in Dermatology in 1999 and her Medicine Certificate in 2007. Rachel joined us as an even co-ordinator in 2012, and as well as organising the course and participating gives great feedback and course suggestions to ensure that we continue to provide high quality CPD to our delegates.

James Boyce- Videographer

James is a regular on almost all of our CPD courses, capturing footage for our online CPD platform. He studied TV and Film production at Portsmouth University, and started his own production company once he graduated. Owning two dogs and a tortoise, he saw the opportunity to gain an insight into the veterinary world as a no brainer, and he has been a fab addition to the Central CPD team. Capturing a wide variety of veterinary related material has been an enlightening look into the veterinary industry for him, and luckily for us he's not squeamish!! Inline Film www.inlinefilm.co.uk enquires@inlinefilm.co.uk

Dylan- Therapist, advisor, vet wrap model, and professional ultrasound guinea pig.

Many of you who have attended our practical courses or visited us at the London Vet Show will have met Dylan, our smallest, youngest and cutest team member. He has a very varied role within the Central CPD team, and is hoping for more responsibility in the future.