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.

Animal Osteopathy International

Level One Canine Course – open to a range of regulated clinical professionals. For more information:

Cohort entry until mid November – dual modality (online and on single consolidated practicum in 2021 or 2022 – as the student prefers).

Vet Festival is back in 2021!

For more information:

We’re sorry that VET Festival 2020, due to be held on 5-6 June, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. We had hoped to be back for our sixth year to deliver another year of the ultimate CPD experience to the veterinary profession, but the safety of our visitors is always our priority.

Did you know 99% of delegates would recommend VET Festival to a friend or colleague?

The CPD event curated by vets for vets will be back in 2021 to deliver seminars across18 veterinary specialist areas; each delivering practically relevant learning material to enhance the lives of companion animal veterinary professionals and their patients. 

The VET Festival CPD programme is delivered by pioneering, internationally renowned opinion leaders. Each speaker brings their skill, knowledge, innovation and passion for all delegates to witness and learn from.

VET Festival is truly committed to delivering a Veterinary Education for Tomorrow. We can’t wait to see you in June 2021 – sign up to our newsletter below to get the latest updates.


Canine & Equine dual modality certified training

internally Validated by the ESO

Animal Osteopathy International offers a range of canine and equine courses for all levels of learning. They offer online, and dual modality courses which help to reduce the cost and time required. This is a major advantage for those studying outside the UK or who are situated at the far edges of the UK.

For more information contact the AOI on  or their website: New courses are being released regularly throughout 2020/2021. Equine Level I – starts Autumn 2020. Go to the course page for more information:

To book your seat or for more more information email:


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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. 

PG Cert. Animal Osteopathy

Taught by the Osteopathic Centre for Animals (OCA) and validated by the UCO, the course focuses on the osteopathic examination, evaluation and treatment of equines and canines, but the principles can be used to apply to other animals. For more information, go to: