2025 PgCertEmerg Initial Deposit

£997.00 (+VAT)

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Postgraduate Certificate Professional Development in Small Animal Emergency Practice (WBIS)

Become an Excellent Emergency Practitioner in just 12 months!

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This course, commencing in July 2025, will help you to develop your confidence and skills in small animal emergency medicine and surgery and gain a valuable qualification in as little as 12 months.

Secure your place now and look forward to nine full days of practical attendance sessions with expert and approachable tutors helping you to develop your emergency skills.

You’ll also get:-

  • Full support for continuous assessment – no formal exams
  • Primarily Practical Training – 9 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 – videos, webinars and Online Mini Series Courses 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 text books, ECC Webinar Club membership and CPD Vouchers
  • Fully Supported CPD – invest in your career with complete confidence
  • A dedicated contact at CPD Solutions to help you throughout your study
  • A valuable PgCert qualification from the University of Chester, leaders in work based learning
  • The opportunity to become a RECOVER Certified Rescuer!

Your programme is divided into three modules which commence with practical attendance sessions providing hands-on practice in the safe and supportive environment of our dedicated Training Centre near Birmingham.  The best way to refine your existing skills, learn new procedures and develop strategies to avoid unnecessary complications:

  • Module 1: Essentials of Small Animal Emergency Practice
  • Module 2: Small Animal Emergency Medicine
  • Module 3: Small Animal Emergency Surgery

Practical attendance sessions:

  • Module 1: 16th – 18th July 2025 (3 days)
  • Module 2: 19th – 21st November 2025 (3 days)
  • Module 3: 18th – 20th March 2026 (3 days)

You’ll combine these structured attendance courses with work-based reflective learning. During each module, you’ll complete self-directed learning and 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:

American and European Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care

American and European Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care

RCVS and European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Mark Longley MChem BVM&S MSc GPCertSAS DipECVS MRCVS
European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

PgCert Programme Feedback

“Excellent. It has allowed me to approach problems in an improved way and improved my knowledge immensely and given me new confidence.Richard Todd MRCVS

“Found this to be the best method of learning I have tried.” Stephen Arundell MRCVS

“Reflecting upon my own cases through literature searching for essays during this course and learning to appraise existing evidence bases for treatment protocols we use day-to-day in our clinic has been invaluable, providing me with skills that I will continue to use for the rest of my career.Lynne Faulconbridge MRCVS

My clinical practice has dramatically improved during the course of this programme. The attendance courses and wet labs were a great opportunity to get hands on experience.” Marialena Avratoglou MRCVS

Brilliant and very applicable to general practice.” Georgie Mason MRCVS

What’s your investment?

The investment in this 12 month programme to achieve your PGCert is £11,447 + VAT. This includes all of your practical training, online resources and support. Payment options are available.

You also need to register with the University. The registration fee is £2835 (no VAT applies) for UK students. The registration fee for EU/International students is £4425.*

Secure your place on this small group programme for 2025 with a 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://www.chester.ac.uk/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/).

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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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