Farm Vet Champions is a major collaborative project that aims to unite and empower UK farm animal veterinary practitioners as they establish good antimicrobial stewardship in practices and on farms. Farm Vet Champions builds on the Arwain Vet Cymru project and adds to the work being done by Arwain Vet Cymru’s Veterinary Prescribing Champion Network. 

As a Farm Vet Champion, you will be a steward within your work setting for the responsible use of medicines. The training on this course is free to access and has been designed in collaboration with our Farm Vet Champion Steering Group. You will use what you learn on this platform to better champion the responsible use of medicines within your farm animal setting. 

The modules promote three main values:

  • Plan
  • Prevent
  • Protect


You can work through the modules at your own pace, and pick and choose those that are appropriate for your work setting and the animals that you see in practice. From full-time farm vets to those that see an occasional chicken – Farm Vet Champions is for you!


To unlock access to the learning modules, watch our introductory video in 'Welcome to Farm Vet Champions'.

Welcome to Farm Vet Champions

Welcome to Farm Vet Champions

Welcome Farm Vet Champions! 

Watch this mandatory video where Fiona Lovatt, Clinical Lead, discusses why this project was launched, how important it is and the main principles of being a Farm Vet Champion.

CPD: 5 minutes

Introduction to medicines

Introduction to medicines

This module includes all the need-to-know facts about the use of antibiotics in practice, and why as a profession we should prioritise reducing our usage. From a reminder about what antimicrobial resistance is, to the legal and responsible use of antibiotics, this essential module will help you follow and create protocols for your medicine usage.

CPD: 3.5 hours

Communications and Behaviour

Communications and Behaviour

Effective communication with your clients is critical in improving animal safety and antibiotic usage. Communicating is not simply just talking. This module contains a selection of webinars from a variety of organisations, covering a wide range of communication and behaviour models that you can implement to evaluate your own communication skills and improve your communication with your clients.

CPD: 3 hours


Cattle

Cattle

The British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA) introduces how to use antibiotics responsibly in cattle, including dairy herds, sucklers and youngstock. 

CPD: 2 hours 40 minutes

Goats

Goats

The Goat Veterinary Society (GVS) introduces how to use antibiotics responsibly in goat herds. 

CPD: 60 minutes


Pigs

Pigs

The Pig Veterinary Society (PVS) introduces how to use antibiotics responsibly in pigs, including pet pigs and small-scale producers.

CPD: 45 minutes


Poultry

Poultry

The British Veterinary Poultry Association (BVPA) introduces how to use antibiotics responsibly in poultry, including turkeys, laying flocks and gamebirds. 

CPD: 2.5 hours


Sheep

Sheep

The Sheep Veterinary Society (SVS) introduces how to use antibiotics responsibly in sheep herds.

CPD: 60 minutes


Collating and recording antimicrobial use

Collating and recording antimicrobial use

These links from Farm Vet Champions collaborators provide a central platform to collate, report and compare antimicrobial use.