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Nov 2024 - Mar 2026

Apr 2024 - Apr 2025

Think like an emergency vet and achieve better outcomes for your patients

Emergencies are stressful situations that often fill veterinary surgeons with dread. This feeling results from the fear of the unknown and the realisation that one decision can make a difference between life and death. The Emergency Medicine and Surgery postgraduate Certificate Programme has been transformed to provide you with the knowledge and confidence you need to deal with these situations and think like an emergency vet!

The most up-to-date content in emergency practice

This online learning CPD programme is brought to you by worldwide specialists, all diplomates from European or American colleges. Content includes key emergency medical and surgical procedures around the major organ systems which have been peer-reviewed and expanded to include new topics and to provide you with more time to study. The course is built around 14 online modules, each containing an introductory video from the tutor, 9 interactive lessons for you to work through, 2 case studies, notes and pre and post-module questions.

At the end of the Emergency Medicine and Surgery Online Learning Programme, you can book three optional attendance hands-on modules. These modules (details below) will be delivered at our state-of-the-art training venue in Swindon (UK). If you are interested in attending these hands-on modules in Swindon, please inform us when registering your interest. 

This programme is delivered in collaboration with RECOVER (Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation).

RECOVER is an initiative, a collaborative project supported by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society and the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.

Fees for the programme include access to online RECOVER Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support courses, providing an additional 8.5 hours of CPD. Improve International will also be running optional practical RECOVER attendance courses in the UK for delegates wishing to gain their BLS/ALS Rescuer Certification. There will be an additional charge for these attendance courses.

Upon registration to this programme, we will request permission to share delegate contact details with RECOVER in the USA for the purpose of granting access to RECOVER materials.

Learn and practise with the best professionals in the field

Our programme offers you the perfect mix of online and practical learning. The world-leading online platform will allow you to immerse yourself in each subject, through interactive materials and high-quality videos featuring different procedures. Advance your learning at your own pace, with 24/7 access whenever and wherever you are, and gain the confidence to deal with any emergency situation.

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Key features of this programme

14 varied modules

Covering key clinical subjects in emergency medicine and surgery delivered over 2 years 

3 face-to-face modules

You can choose to attend 3 optional practical modules at the end of your programme, covering emergency ultrasound, surgical techniques, and emergency procedures

Support and guidance from a Module Tutor who is a recognised specialist in small animal medicine

The specialist in the subject area will provide online support during each module and will be available to answer all your questions

Recognised Course Director

Ludivine Boiron MSC DVM DACVECC DiplACVECC MRCVS American Specialist in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care oversees the programme ensuring that you have access to the latest content

World-leading online learning experience

Presentations, written notes, diagrams, interactive quizzes and exercises which test your knowledge as you work 

Discussion forum

A discussion forum for conversation, debate and sharing cases with your peers and Module Tutors

Four sessions per month

Each module consists of four sessions spread over one month. Sessions comprise separate lessons and case-based studies to work through at your own pace

100% online

Giving you access 24/7 via our world-leading Learning Management Platform 

Regular assessments

Pre-module and post-module assessments encourage you to reflect on your learning and evaluate your progress. 

Dedicated Programme Tutor

A dedicated Programme Tutor who will support you every step of the way

Interactive and engaging modules

Which allow you to absorb the learning materials in an online environment. 


Join the global veterinary online learning CPD specialists and benefit from our know-how and high-quality resources

Programme Details

Module Summary


PgC/GPCert in Emergency Medicine and Surgery

14 Modules
14 Online sessions
3 Optional Practical Attendance Modules
Price From £7,459.00 + VAT
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This course is accredited by ISVPS and allows you to achieve a General Practitioner Certificate

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