Chicken Vet Training Days

We hold training courses for vets covering the common ailments, diseases and treatments for domestic poultry throughout the year.

There are an ever increasing number of chickens being presented through the consulting room door and that’s why we provide these courses; so vets can gain knowledge and confidence in the treatment and diagnosis of chicken disease.

We are very proud of our large network of "Chicken Friendly" practices around the UK and by holding these courses we aim to spread knowledge of treating poultry health to these practices.

On a Chicken Vet Training Course, you will learn about:

  • History of the chicken
  • Husbandry - needs, housing, management and hygiene
  • Legislation and Law
  • Behaviour and Anatomy
  • Post-Mortem Examination
  • Blood Sampling Techniques
  • 'The Clinical Approach to...' - a discussion of the clinical presentations most commonly seen in practice
  • Therapeutics and Preventative Medicines

The Chicken Vet course is presented by vets and technicians from Chicken Vet's parent company, St David's Poultry Team, one of the leading poultry practices in the UK. 

Cost: £295+VAT

Location: Nutwell Estate, Lympstone, Exmouth EX8 5AN. 

This course counts as 6 hours of CPD training.

If you are a vet nurse who would like to learn more about domestic poultry, we are offering a 25% discount on the cost, and attending the post-mortem session is optional. We also offer a 25% discount for a 2nd vet attending the course from an Associated Practice that is already registered with us. 

New for 2020 

The Chicken Vet Training Day is moving online!

Due to the current restrictions in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, and with the health and safety of both our staff and attendees of upmost importance, we are moving our Chicken Vet Training Days online, launching our first webinar training day in September 2020. 

Our webinar training will closely follow the format of the in-practice days, covering all of the same modules including the post-mortem examination that will be demonstrated virtually by one of our poultry vets. 

The next dates for the training are as follows:

  • Wednesday 27th January 2021
  • Wednesday 24th March 2021
  • Wednesday 22nd September 2021
  • Wednesday 24th November 2021

If you would like to book on to a Chicken Vet Training Day, you can do so by clicking either of the links above and making your booking and payment online. Alternatively, should you wish to pay via BACS, you can download the booking form and email it to

For more information on the webinar, or in relation to the Chicken Vet Training Day, please call 01392 872885.