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Jul 2024 - Nov 2025

Feel equipped to understand and treat the more varied cases and species

Exotic pets often fill veterinary surgeons with dread as they come through the surgery door. This programme will assist you in consolidating your knowledge of exotic medicine and surgery and help you develop an informed clinical approach to exotic patients.

The programme has been designed to provide up-to-date knowledge across a range of different zoological and exotic species, from the initial examination and diagnostic sample collection to sedation and anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging and the workup and treatment of common diseases seen in those species. The programme will cover the latest techniques and therapeutic options for exotic animals and give you knowledge and skills that you can take back into practice with you.

At the end of your programme, you can choose to attend three practical attendance modules which will cover small mammal surgery, avian surgery and endoscopy.

Providing a logical approach to even the most complex cases, this programme will provide the basis for renewed clinical enthusiasm and satisfaction.

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Key features of this programme

14 varied modules

Covering key exotic animal subjects delivered over 2 years

3 optional practical modules

You can choose to attend 3 optional practical modules at the end of your programme, covering small mammal surgery, avian surgery and endoscopy

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

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

Multiple learning processes

Presentations, written notes, 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

Course Director

Simon Girling BVMS (Hons) DZooMed DipECZM(ZHM) EurProBiol CBiol FRSB FRCVS, oversees the programme ensuring the latest Exotic Animal content

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 System

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

Programme Details

Module Summary


Venue: Online
Date: Jul 2024 - Nov 2025

PgC/GPCert in Exotic Animal Practice

14 Modules
14 Online sessions
3 Optional Practical Attendance Modules
PgC/GPCert in Exotic Animal Practice
Price From £7,500.00 + VAT
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This course is accredited by ISVPS and allows you to achieve a General Practitioner Certificate

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