2024 PgCertSurg Initial Deposit

£997.00 (+VAT)

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Postgraduate Certificate Professional Development in Small Animal Surgery (WBIS)

Become a Super Small Animal Surgeon in just 12 Months!

Secure your place on the September 2024 intake now with a deposit of £997 + VAT.

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This course, starting in September 2024, will help you to develop your confidence and skills in small animal surgery and gain a valuable qualification in as little as 12 months.

Reserve your place now, and look forward to ten full days of hands-on practical surgery training with expert and approachable tutors helping you to develop your surgical skills.

You’ll also get:-

  • Full support for continuous assessment by critically reflective essay – no formal exams
  • Primarily Practical Training – 10 days of hands-on practicals to develop new skills
  • Valuable work-based learning skills that you can use throughout your career
  • Extensive online resources to provide a framework for your study – surgical videos, webinars, Online Mini Series Courses, eBooks and bespoke reflective writing resources
  • RCVS Knowledge Library membership – access to a wide range of full text eJournals
  • A whole range of Course Bonuses including a text book, surgical instruments and CPD Vouchers
  • A valuable PgCert qualification from the University of Chester, leaders in work based learning

Your programme is divided into three modules and each module commences with a practical attendance session where you’ll learn new skills to take back to your practice:

  • Essentials of Small Animal Surgery
  • Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery

Practical attendance sessions:

  • 17th – 20th Sept 2024 (4 days)
  • 15th – 17th Jan 2025 (3 days)
  • 14th – 16th May 2025 (3 days)

You’ll combine these structured attendance courses with work-based reflective learning. During each module, you’ll complete a reflective essay that will be assessed by your tutor. You’ll receive plenty of help and guidance on how to write the essay and feedback on a draft from your tutor.

Course Tutors

Lee Meakin MA MRes PhD VetMB DipECVS MRCVS, RCVS and European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Elinor Field BVetMed DipECVS MRCVS, RCVS and European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Darren Carwardine BVSc MSc PhD DipECVS FHEA MRCVS, RCVS and European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Simon Roch BVM&S CertSAS DSAS(Ortho) MRCVS, RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

What’s your investment?

The investment in this 12 month programme to achieve your PGCert is £10,947 + VAT. This includes all of your practical training, online resources and support. Payment options are available.

You also need to register with the University of Chester. The 2024-25 registration fee is £2835 (no VAT applies) for UK students or £4425 (no VAT applies) for EU/International students.

Secure your place on this small group programme for 2024-25 with a non-refundable deposit of £997 + VAT

* Applicants for this study route must hold a veterinary degree and have at least 2 years postgraduate clinical experience. EU/International applicants who are not RCVS Members will need to satisfy the English Language proficiency requirements of the University of Chester (please see https://www1.chester.ac.uk/international/how-apply/entry-requirements).

Any questions? Please call us on 0151 328 0444 or email [email protected] and we’ll be delighted to help you.

PgCert Surgery Programme feedback:

“The course was incredibly well organised, provided excellent practical and theory sessions as well as access to multiple learning resources. The tutors were very knowledgeable and approachable. This course has definitely enabled me to enhance my surgical skills and confidence. I highly recommend this PgCert.” Marina Papa MRCVS

 “Thank you kindly for the super course – very pleased to see how far it has taken me in my professional development.” Sally Potter MRCVS

Thoroughly enjoyed the practical sessions, learning to reflect not just at essay time but day-to-day! Excellent content and relevance to first opinion practice. Very well organised. Good facilities. Brilliant staff.” Liam O’Connor MRCVS

“Amazing course, I would recommend to everyone wanting to massively advance their skills and knowledge!” Emily Copp MRCVS

“Loved it. Learned loads and all staff were amazing and helpful.” Gary Kelly MRCVS

“I have really enjoyed the course. The content has been so useful, with a large amount of practical content and the opportunity to perform all the procedures in the wet lab which has been invaluable. All the speakers were great and so helpful and patient, and spent a really good amount of time with each person giving one to one help during the practicals.” Selina Rumbold MRCVS

“I completely revised our peri-operative protocol of our BOAS surgeries. This has very significantly improved my approach and the approach of my entire practice to our BOAS cases. As we have so many brachycephalic dogs that need help, this is a very exciting development and for this I owe a huge debt of gratitude! I feel very passionately that I would like all my colleagues to benefit from the process of critical reflection and its positive effects on what we are and do for the profession.” Leon Ringelmann MRCVS

Any questions? Please call us on 0151 328 0444 or email [email protected] and we’ll be delighted to help you.

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