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02 Jan - 30 May 2024

Deepen your knowledge of senior animal conditions

As all veterinary professionals know, cats and dogs live longer, hence the rise in age-related illnesses and chronic conditions. Good care allows them to live happy, healthy, and active lives in their senior years. This Focus 20 online programme will teach you unique skills in this area, needed both practically and holistically. Support and guidance from the Module Tutor or Course Director (Samatha Taylor BVetMed(Hons) CertSAM DipECVIM-CA MANZCVS FRCVS) will guarantee your progress to confidently make a difference in the life of canine and feline patients visiting your consulting room.

What does this Focus 20 programme include?

Taught entirely online via our world-leading Learning Management Platform, this Focus 20 programme prepares you to reach better diagnoses and treatments for your geriatric patients. Built around 5 modules, the course also includes a one-hour live evening webinar at the end of the programme. This is an unparalleled and fascinating programme written by experienced specialists that addresses essential topics, such as:

  • Senior cat and dog healthcare improvement in primary care practice
  • Renal, neurological, musculoskeletal, and gastrointestinal pathologies
  • Behavioural issues seen in older cats and dogs and quality of life improvement
  • Changing physiology of ageing and nutritional requirements

Who is this Focus 20 programme suitable for?

This programme is suitable for all veterinary surgeons, including those with 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 and delivered over 5 months

Module Tutor

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

100% Online

Using blended media, a mixture of different learning styles from interactive online lessons and videos, webinars and “knowledge” checks

40 Hours of CPD

Divided over five modules

Improve Veterinary Practice Membership

One year FREE access to Improve Veterinary Practice Membership

Access to RCVS Knowledge Library

One year free access to the RCVS Knowledge Library

Expert Course Director

The Course Director is Sam Taylor BVetMed (Hons), CertSAM, DipECVIM-CA, MANZCVS, FRCVS 

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: 02 Jan - 30 May 2024

Geriatric Medicine in Dogs and Cats - Focus 20

40 CPD Hours
6 Modules
5 Online sessions
1 Webinar
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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