Courses & Events

Please note: The AAO does not endorse courses from third party providers. We simply share information about courses that may interest our members. Any issue you have with a course, must be taken up directly with the event manager. The AAO cannot be held responsible for any challenges or difficulties arising from courses advertised on our pages.

Vet Festival 2019

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Vet Festival 2019

VET Festival, 7-8 June, Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, UKVET Festival is different. Very different. It really is CPD with the feel good factor! Whether you are a vet, nurse, practice manager, rehabilitation professional or student, the programme offers something for every professional involved with small animal veterinary medicine.OUR TOP REASONS TO CHOOSE VET FESTIVAL FOR YOUR CPD:

  • Tailored to you – 13 conference streams and 100+ lectures
  • International, pioneering speakers
  • Dedicated nursing stream (nurses can attend any of the 13 streams)
  • Brilliant value CPD – 15% discount so prices start from £89.25 (+VAT)
  • 40+ exhibitors – see the latest products and services
  • Unique outdoor atmosphere – no more stuffy lecture theatres
  • Free ticket to VETFest Live Party on Friday night from 7-11pm

Join us in June. 15% discount use code AAO15BOOK NOW

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AOI Stages and standalone workshops 2019

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New courses are being released EVERY month of 2019 and 2020

BPP/Mc.Timoney College – MSc Animal Manipulation (Osteopathy)

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Suitable for qualified osteopaths who wish to transfer their skills to the care of animals.

Validated by BPP University, the Animal Manipulation (Osteopathy) programme is a Masters-level programme that trains students in Animal Osteopathic techniques.

A wide range of academic subjects as well as an introduction to the philosophy and practice of animal techniques are studied.

The first year of the programme is delivered at Warwickshire College. The second year of the programme is conducted at various sites throughout the country where practical skills are taught under the supervision of a qualified practitioner.

The programme is semestered over two years and students are required to attend monthly weekend tutorial sessions. 

Diploma in Animal Osteopathy – European School of Osteopathy

Starting 2019

This course is ideal for anyone who has successfully undertaken one of the Foundation Courses run with the ESO or for those who have undertake a foundation (structural) level course with Stuart McGregor or the UCO’s Postgraduate Certificate. It is also suitable for those with a professional level massage or bodywork (for animals) qualification who can demonstrate a solid understanding of joint articulation, stretching, soft tissue treatment and gait analysis at interview.

Exploring osteopathic concepts and how we relate them to the animal patient and adaptations of osteopathic technique, this course is aimed at those who want to use more than basic MSK techniques to treat their animal patients.