Chicken Vet Training Days

We hold training courses throughout the year 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:

  • The life of the brown hen, vaccination programmes - types of vaccine, administration and availability
  • Chicken husbandry - needs, housing management and hygiene
  • Nutrition - requirements, associated problems and obesity
  • Clinical examination and history taking
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Diseases of chickens and other common ailments
  • Endo and ectoparasites - identification and control
  • Discussion on POM-V medication, analgesia and withdrawal periods
  • Practical post-mortem examination.

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 8 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. 

Upcoming Dates:

  • Friday 27th March 2020

  • Wednesday 23rd September 2020
  • Thursday 26th November 2020

If you would like to book on to a Chicken Vet Training Day, please download the booking form and email it to or alternatively feel free to phone 01392 872885.