About Us

Central CPD and vet-eCPD together offer “the best of both” in terms of

online and attendance CPD courses.

Delivered by a team of respected small animal and exotics specialists from across the UK, our
programme of courses for vets and nurses offers great value for money. Delegate numbers are
limited at these events, so that they feel like relaxed and interactive seminars rather than more formal lectures.

When it comes to practical teaching, our delegates get lots of hands on experience and personal tuition from the lecturer.

So come along in person…
All of our courses are hosted at our brand new headquarters in Central London, which offers
comfortable lecture facilities, and fully kitted-out dry and wet skills labs on site. Conveniently placed
for access via public transport, we encourage people where possible to “let the train take the
strain”, and make the most of the journey to and from the course. You might even get time to relax
and read a book!

…or catch up online…
Can’t make it along? No problem! All of our courses are professionally filmed and made
permanently available in lecture-size chunks on our online CPD portal www.vet-ecpd.com. You can
choose a subscription option for access to the whole site, or just select individual courses and
lectures to watch through our pay-per-view option.

Access to the footage of any courses you attended is free of charge, so if you want to relive an
“Aha!” moment or share something you learned with your colleagues, it’s all at your fingertips.

…and be one step ahead!
When it comes to online learning, we are already ahead of the curve with regards to the RCVS’
new vision for bespoke, outcomes-based CPD. With hundreds of hours of course material already
on the site (and growing all the time!) you can build yourself a tailor-made learning programme,
based on your particular needs, to watch and earn CPD credit for wherever and whenever suits

Jo Hillard

and The Central CPD Team

Meet the team. The people you may meet along the way.....we are all vets or vet nurses so know the profession from the inside out.

Jo Hillard- Director

Jo qualified from Edinburgh in 2003, and has worked in both mixed and small animal practices, from sole charge to busy hospitals. She developed a passion for CPD after completing her GPCert in Small Animal Medicine in 2007, and started Central CPD in 2009 whilst working in a Central London practice and getting frustrated by the lack of easily accessible CPD for those in and around London. Jo has three young children, a mini wire-haired Dachshund, a lovely black cat called Monty, and 9 chickens who all keep her very busy- it is definitely not a quiet household!

Kerrie Crabb- Head of Operations

Kerrie has over 10 years' experience within the veterinary industry, starting out as a trainee veterinary nurse, qualifying in 2008 and progressing quickly to senior veterinary nurse within a small animal practice. During her time in practice, Kerrie worked as an assessor offering training and support to student veterinary nurses within the clinic. Kerrie is now proud to continue in the training tradition, working for Central CPD to support our clients for all of their CPD needs. When she's not in front of her PC, she is kept more than busy by her energetic 8 year old daughter, her (less energetic!) 38 year old husband and their two cheeky Bengal cats called Ruby and Murray who are always up to mischief!

Kat Campbell- Event Co-ordinator

Kat graduated from London in 2009 and worked in mixed practice in Bedfordshire and Kent before joining her current small animal practice in London in 2013. Her primary veterinary interests are diagnostic imaging (ultrasound), and soft tissue surgery. Kat joined the Central CPD team in 2012 as an event co-ordinartor after winning a mini-pad on our stand at the London Vet Show!

James Boyce- Videographer

James is a regular on almost all of our CPD courses, capturing footage for our online CPD platform. He studied TV and Film production at Portsmouth University, and started his own production company once he graduated. Owning a dog and a tortoise, he saw the opportunity to gain an insight into the veterinary world as a no brainer, and he has been a fab addition to the Central CPD team. Capturing a wide variety of veterinary related material has been an enlightening look into the veterinary industry for him, and luckily for us he's not squeamish!! Inline Film www.inlinefilm.co.uk enquires@inlinefilm.co.uk

Sophie Elliott- Events Co-ordinator

Sophie started working for Central CPD in 2017 as an events co-ordinator. She has been working in the veterinary industry for over 6 years as a receptionist (alongside Kerrie!) after completing a diploma in small animal care. She took a short break to start a family and now has a busy home with 2 young daughters, Tallulah her cat, 2 bunnies; Libby and Arlo and she occasionally fits in time to ride her gorgeous horse Paddy.

Sophia Salmon- Head of Strategy and Marketing

Sophia qualified from Cambridge in 2007. She developed an interest in veterinary education and professional development while she was as a vet in the Army, where her job included teaching canine first aid and emergency care to everyone from dog handlers to consultant doctors. She went on to spend a year as Veterinary Training Advisor at The Brooke, managing and delivering the training programme for their team of 140+ overseas vets. She is particularly interested on the role of video and multimedia resources in developing professional skills. In addition to her role at Central CPD, she is a co-founder of the Learn Appeal Farriery Project and is also a trustee of Communities for Horses; a small charity delivering equine welfare and handling training to the urban horse owning communities of South Wales.

Louise Carpenter- Learning & Development Co-ordinator

Louise has been working in the veterinary industry for over 10 years, qualifying as an RVN and taking on many roles where she has managed her own team and supported and trained other staff members. Louise is excited to be working for Central CPD, so she can continue to help others with their own advancement by creating up to date, insightful and rewarding courses for both nurses and practice administrators/managers. Louise is also busy in her own time, continuing to advance herself and is currently undertaking her CIPD, Human Resources qualification and hopes to complete this by the end of this year.

Lilia Sabino- Administrator & Events Co-ordinator

Lilia started working for Central CPD in 2018 as our Administrator and Events Coordinator. She is from Mexico (feel free to say Hola!) and has been living in London for over 12 years, where she did a BA in Public Relations graduating in 2013. She is based in our Head Office and you will most likely meet her during our attendance courses as she not only organises them, but also hosts them and loves to make sure everyone learns and enjoys their day. She has a particular interest in the veterinary world due to her love for cats and also in organising events so working for Central CPD is a perfect match. She just hopes one day her husband will agree to them getting a cat!

Jess May- Learning & Development Co-ordinator

Jess graduated as a vet from Edinburgh in 2013. After starting off in mixed practice, she then spent 5 years as an equine vet before returning to small animal practice and completing her certificate in small animal emergency and critical care. Jess first developed an interest in teaching during her internship at Leahurst Equine Hospital, where she had a role in a small group teaching during final year rotations. Since then, she has enjoyed undertaking nurse training roles in practice, as well as furthering her own studies. When she’s not working you can find Jess riding her horse Sid, walking with her rescue Jack Russell Rose, or cuddled up on the sofa with her cat Bob!

Katie Linton- Head of Learning and Development

Katie qualified from Liverpool in 2005 and worked in small animal practice for 10 years before joining Central CPD. She has always felt passionately about providing the highest quality of care for patients and their owners and believes this can start with relevant and outstanding training. Her love of learning led her to Central CPD and she actually attended Central CPD’s first ever course as a delegate way back in 2009! Katie lives in London with her husband, two young children and beloved Norfolk Terrier Tiggy (her first child) and is also a qualified yoga teacher.

Sue Kelly- Events Co-ordinator

I have been working as a Veterinary nursing assistant for 33 years looking after everyone's wild and wonderful furry friends. I have a keen interest in animal behaviour and by the end of my time in practice, I was known as the expert handler at my clinic who dealt with the more challenging pets! I decided to change my career path to work for central CPD because I enjoy the more practical aspects of the job, and with my nursing experience wanted to embark on a new challenge. Outside of work, I enjoy the finer things in life- cups of tea, classical music and chilling with my 2 cats (Hewie and Saffy) and Chihuahua (Kiko).