2025 PgCertSTS Initial Deposit

£997.00 (+VAT)

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Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery

Become a Super Soft Tissue Surgeon in just 12 Months!

Secure your place on the March 2025 intake with a deposit of £997 + VAT.

This innovative course commencing in March 2025, will help you to develop your confidence and skills in small animal soft tissue surgery and gain a valuable qualification in as little as 12 months.

Reserve your place now and look forward to nine full days of hands-on practical surgery training with expert and approachable tutors helping you to develop your soft tissue surgical skills. No orthopaedics involved!

You’ll also get:-

  • Full support for continuous assessment by critically reflective essay – 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 – webinars, Online Mini Series Courses, eBooks, self-assessment MCQs and bespoke reflective writing resources
  • A whole range of Course Bonuses including a text book, surgical instrument and CPD Vouchers
  • A valuable PgCert qualification from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) School of Veterinary Medicine

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 Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Small Animal Abdominal, Perineal and Urogenital Surgery
  • Small Animal Head, Neck and Thoracic Surgery

Practical attendance sessions:

  • 5th – 7th Mar 2025 (3 days)
  • 9th – 11th Jul 2025 (3 days)
  • 5th – 7th Nov 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

Lynda Rutherford BVM&S MvetMed DiplECVS PGCertVetEd FHEA MRCVS, ECVS and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Faye Swinbourne BVM&S MVetMed DipECVS MRCVS, RCVS, EBVS and ECVS European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Lara Dempsey BVetMed GPCertSAS GPCertSAM CertAVP(GSAS) DipECVS MRCVS, RCVS and European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Will Robinson BVetMed MSc BSAVA PGCertSAS DipECVS MRCVS, RCVS and European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Elinor Field BVetMed DipECVS MRCVS, RCVS and European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Lee Meakin MA MRes PhD VetMB DipECVS MRCVS, RCVS and European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

What’s your investment?

The investment with CPD Solutions 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 of Central Lancashire. The University registration fee is £2750 (no VAT applies) for UK students or £4400 (no VAT applies) for EU/International students. 

Secure your place on this unique small group programme for 2025 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. Applicants must have access to suitable veterinary clinical cases to facilitate work-based learning reflections during the programme. UK-based applicants must be on the RCVS UK Practising Register. EU/International applicants who are not RCVS Members will need to satisfy the English Language proficiency requirements of UCLan (https://www.uclan.ac.uk/international-students/english-requirements).

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


Feedback from delegates on other CPD Solutions PgCerts:

“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

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