Suitably Qualified Persons (SQP)

An SQP is an animal medicine advisor who can prescribe and/or supply POM-VPS and NFA-VPS veterinary medicines for companion animals, horses, birds and farm animals, subject to registration for each. You choose the category of SQP you would like to become registered for, depending on which species of animals you would like to prescribe and/or supply medicines to:

  1. Avian
  2. Companion
  3. Equine
  4. Farm
  5. A combination of the above

Vet Skill Limited was authorised by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) on the 26th August 2016 as a regulatory body to maintain a register for Suitably Qualified Persons (SQPs) to prescribe and supply veterinary medicines classified as POM-VPS and NFA-VPS. This approval will provide a much needed choice for those wishing to qualify and practise as an SQP.

Our aim is to ensure that those prescribing and supplying VPS animal medicines in the UK are doing do so in a professional, responsible and safe manner.

Joining the VetSkill SQP Register

Our mission is to make the VetSkill SQP registration process effective, simple and affordable, whether you have just achieved an SQP qualification, or have chose to transfer to the VetSkill SQP Register.

Simple Continued Professional Development (CPD) Requirements

It is vital that, as an SQP, you keep up-to-date with all legal and professional changes, and maintain your knowledge and understanding of both your role and the medicines that you are prescribing and/or supplying.