The grandfathering route


We have been contacted by a number of people who are struggling to meet the current grandfathering deadline of 31st July 2019. Therefore, it has been decided that as long as the following has been received by 31st July, you will be granted a three month extension for submission of your short and long case studies:

• Pre-Certification application form

• Notification of grandfathering intention (via email to

• Full payment (pre-cert and grandfathering where applicable)

To clarify, the above needs to be received by 31st July 2019 and the short and long case histories that form the full application needs to be received on or before 31st October 2019.

Grandfathering requirements

The grandfathering route requires completion of 10 short case histories (bullet points, short (approx. 1 or just over 1 A4 page, in e.g. size 11 Arial font)), 4 long case histories which include an anonymised copy of the report sent to client and referring vet. Overall, this makes for 14 case histories being submitted. The details of the presenting complaints which need to be covered are on the grandfathering application form which can be obtained from emailing

After submission of the case histories, case log for the last 2 years, grandfathering application form and 3 references (includes from referring vets), there is a clinical examination to sit.

Application grandfathering route

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