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Table 2 Clinical experience of Private Veterinary Practitioners (PVPs) and Veterinary Nurses (VN) dealing with animal behavioural issues in practice with regards to undergraduate training

From: Towards the development of day one competences in veterinary behaviour medicine: survey of veterinary professionals experience in companion animal practice in Ireland

Statement describing clinical experience of dealing with behavioural issues in practice Number of PVP and VN that picked statement as most accurate description of clinical experience (n = 107) % PVP n = 38 % VN n = 69
I received inadequate undergraduate training to provide clinical advice on animal behaviour. 39 45% 32%
I received inadequate undergraduate training but have developed a competency in animal behaviour. 32 32% 29%
I received adequate undergraduate training but do not see a sufficient number of cases to maintain competency. 23 18% 23%
I received adequate undergraduate training and I see a sufficient number of cases to maintain competency. 7 5% 7%
I received inadequate undergraduate training but I have obtained a further qualification in veterinary behaviour. 4 0% 6%
I received adequate undergraduate training and I have obtained a further qualification in veterinary behaviour. 2 0% 3%