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17 Jun - 12 Sep 2024

Dive deeper into the world of Small Animal Cardiology with our advanced programme

Join this exciting new Small Animal Cardiology programme to learn more about the latest in veterinary cardiology and progress your development towards becoming an advanced practitioner.

Build on your confidence and skills whilst learning about the latest updates in veterinary cardiology. Grow your knowledge of more complex cardiac diseases and advanced diagnostic treatment modalities whilst exploring in-depth examinations of the evidence behind treatment recommendations. 

This training will also enable you to achieve a General Practitioner Advanced Certificate in Cardiology (GPAdvCert Cardio) awarded by the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS) and provide an open route for a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Practice Sciences through our partnership with Harper Adams University (HAU). Advance your knowledge and skills throughout each of the modules and progress to the next stage of your career!

What does the programme include?

Every module is taught by experienced veterinary specialists, including practical sessions in electrocardiography and individual tutoring in echocardiography to help develop your hands-on skills.

Topics include:

  • Complex cardiac diseases
  • Advanced diagnostic techniques
  • Cardiac emergencies
  • Treatment modalities
  • Cardiac interventions

The course director is Lara Barron (DVM MS DACVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS).

Who is this programme suitable for?

This 14-module programme has been designed to build upon the knowledge and skills gained from the General Practitioner Certificate (GPCert/PGCert) in Small Animal Cardiology. It is also suitable for veterinary surgeons who already have a good knowledge of the subject, perhaps gained by attending other postgraduate training programmes or by direct clinical experience (we recommend five years in practice).

Which advanced techniques can you learn?

Our Advanced Certificate programmes are designed for veterinary surgeons who want to deepen their knowledge of a particular subject. Examples of additional and new areas covered in this advanced course include:

  • Anaesthetising the cardiac patient: this naturally carries additional risks, and a veterinary Specialist in Anaesthesia will cover patient assessment together with protocols for sedation, anaesthesia, and monitoring
  • Pulmonary hypertension: The various causes of pulmonary hypertension will be presented, and a detailed discussion will be provided on how to identify and treat them appropriately. Given the recent increase in imported cases of heartworm infestation into the UK, this will also be included.
  • Latest developments in cardiac surgery: this module will include the application of minimally invasive interventions, catheter-based treatments, and some of the latest surgical approaches to treatment.

Try our modules

We're excited to introduce our innovative approach to advanced Continuing Professional Development (CPD), designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed for superior patient care. 

That's why we're offering you the opportunity to try out 3 sample modules from our Advanced Cardiology programme. Pay only for the first three modules; if they don't meet the course learning objectives, you can contact us to request a refund!  Please see our 'try me modules' section in the module tab. For futher information please contact us for more information. Terms and Conditions Apply.

Key features of this programme

14 modules to guide you through key cardiology information over the course of one year
Two practical sessions to develop practical skills under the supervision of an experienced echocardiographer
Numerous case examples will be used to help you relate your theoretical knowledge to clinical practice
More advanced diagnostic techniques will be reviewed together with more complex cardiac diseases and their treatment options. An evidence-based approach will be used throughout the programme
Diverse learning process with presentations, notes, practical sessions and exercises that will allow you to assess your progress throughout the course
Group sizes will be strictly limited to enable an excellent learning experience

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Venue: Swindon
Date: 17 Jun - 12 Sep 2024

GPAdvCert in Small Animal Cardiology

14 Modules
2 Practical sessions
3 Try me modules available
GPAdvCert in Small Animal Cardiology
Price From £12,778.00 + VAT
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This course is accredited by ISVPS and allows you to achieve a General Practitioner Advanced Certificate

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