Becoming a Suitably Qualified Person (SQP)
A Suitably Qualified Person (SQP) is a legal category of professionally qualified persons who, under the Veterinary Medicines Regulations, are entitled to prescribe and/or supply certain veterinary medicines (POM-VPS and NFA-VPS) for companion animals, equines, farm animals and birds (depending on the scope of the registration held).
To become an SQP you will need to have achieved a recognised qualification, which include:
VetSkill’s Level 4 Certificate for Suitably Qualified Persons
VetSkill’s Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Companion Animal)
VetSkill’s Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Equine)
VetSkill’s Level 5 Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Practice Nurse)
In addition, other qualifications are accredited by VetSkill as leading to Direct Entry onto the VetSkill SQP Register.
Find out more about gaining accreditation to lead to Direct Entry onto the VetSkill SQP Register
Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) wishing to undertake the VetSkill SQP qualification will be eligible for exemptions from relevant parts of the qualification.
Joining and transferring to the VetSkill SQP Register
If you already hold a recognised qualification and would like to join the VetSkill SQP Register, or transfer to the VetSkill SQP Register, please follow the links below.