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01 Sep 2024 - 21 Jan 2025

Stay up to date with the ever-changing world of anaesthesia and analgesia  

Whichever pathway you choose to follow in your veterinary career, whether it be diagnostic imaging, surgery or internal medicine, anaesthesia will be an integral part of your day-to-day work. In this Focus 20 programme, the core subjects of pain and analgesia, anaesthesia equipment and monitoring, anaesthetic drugs and fluids therapy, and managing anaesthetic complications and emergencies will be covered. 

As you progress in your own area of interest and your caseload becomes more diverse and complicated, the special considerations modules will cover more in-depth subjects, such as anaesthesia for patients with endocrine or cardiac diseases. 


What does this Focus 20 programme include?

This Focus 20 programme is delivered online via our world-leading Learning Management Platform, with an optional local anaesthetic techniques practical day in our practical facilities. This is an unparalleled and fascinating programme written by experienced specialists that addresses essential topics, such as: 

  • Assess acute and chronic pain in dogs and cats and produce appropriate analgesic plans for various conditions and procedures. 

  • Different anaesthetic drugs are available for use in dogs and cats, and formulate appropriate anaesthetic plans for a variety of canine and feline patients

  • The function of a variety of anaesthetic equipment and monitors and identify situations where their use would be appropriate

  • Fluid therapy and transfusion plans for patients and be able to perform relevant calculations

  • The key components that contribute to anaesthetic safety and perform basic and advanced cardio-pulmonary resuscitation


Who is this Focus 20 programme suitable for?

This programme is suitable for all veterinary surgeons, including those who have an ISVPS General Practitioner Certificate (GPCert) and/or Postgraduate Certificate awarded by Harper Adams University.   

Key features of this programme

Five Interactive Modules

Accessible online with an optional practical attendance module and delivered over 5 months

40 Hours of CPD

Divided over five modules

Online and face to face

Access 24/7 via our world-leading Learning Management Platform and attend the optional practical module to consolidate your learning

RCVS Knowledge Library

One year free access to the RCVS Knowledge Library

Module Tutor Support

Support and guidance from a Module Tutor  who is recognised in their subject field 

Course Director

The Course Director is Nicki Grint BVSc PhD Cert VA DVA DipECVAA MRCVS 

ISVPS Foundation Certificate (FCert)

The ISVPS Foundation Certificate (FCert)  is suitable if you have gained an ISVPS General Practitioner Certificate (GPCert) or Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) as it provides a more detailed insight into subjects that may have been studied as part of a modular programme previously. It is also relevant to those vets looking for a stand-alone update in a chosen area of interest.

Programme Details

Module Summary

Venue: Online
Date: 01 Sep 2024 - 21 Jan 2025

FCert in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (Focus 20)

40 CPD Hours
6 Modules
5 Online sessions
1 Webinar
1 Optional Practical Attendance Module
Price From £1,495.00 + VAT
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20 ISVPS credits

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This course is accredited by ISVPS and allows you to achieve a Foundation Certificate

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