Visitors to PATS Sandown will be able to earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points if they attend a special seminar by animal healthcare specialist Merial.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe CPD points will go towards the on-going development of Suitably Qualified People (SQP) working in the pet industry. An SQP is registered with the Animal Medicines Training Regulatory Authority (AMTRA), and is allowed to prescribe and\/or supply certain medicines.\r\nMerial\u2019s seminar at PATS Sandown, titled \u2018Why understanding fleas and flea control is important for your business\u2019, is AMTRA-accredited. Technical manager for Merial\u2019s Frontline Spot On product Tanya Leslie will give the seminar. Those wishing to attend and earn CPD points need to pre-book their place as there is a limited number available on a first-come-first-served basis.\r\nBesides Merial, there are plenty of other talks planned; each designed to give visitors advice on how they can improve their businesses. Justin Heaton from Burgess Pet Care, Chris Collier from Mars Petcare and Intelligent Retail\u2019s Dave Mackley are just some of the speakers lined up for the two-day event.