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Effectively leverage diagnostic tools in the real world of your practice

The disciplines of pathology, cytology, and diagnostic imaging are fundamental to diagnosing all small animal medical cases. This course is delivered over three modules which provide a comprehensive summary of the rational and current techniques involved in diagnostic principles. 

The modules will enable you to approach the diagnosis of your cases with confidence and tackle more complex cases in everyday practice. 


What does this Essential Medicine Course include?

Written by renowned experts in this field, this program dives deeper into these subject areas than any other course. It will enable you to confidently and proactively approach cytology, diagnostic imaging, and diagnosing medical cases in dogs and cats.    

You will also cover: 

  • The rationale behind the selection of appropriate tests for your patients 
  • An understanding of hemostasis enables you to determine when, why, and how it goes wrong 
  • How to interpret laboratory data from clinical patients to help you prioritize further testing 
  • Becoming adept at interpreting both normal and abnormal hemograms 
  • The different cytological characteristics of effusions, aspirates, and lavage samples 
  • The principles of radiography, radiology, and the significance of radiation protection 
  • The principles of ultrasound imaging 
  • CT and MRI as diagnostic tools


Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for all veterinarians, including those with an ISVPS General Practitioner Certificate (GPCert) and/or Postgraduate Certificate awarded by Harper Adams University.   

Key features of this program

Three interactive modules

Online and delivered via our world-leading learning platform, which you can access any time 

30 hours of CE

Divided over three modules

CE developed by leading experts

We have selected the very best experts to help develop the content and structure of the Essential Medicine programs


This course is not RACE accredited. It provides 30 hours CE to apply in clinic

Six months access

Access to the content for up to six months 

5% discount

If you enjoy the course, consider upgrading to the full Small Animal Medicine General Practitioner Certificate (GPCert) Program with a 5% discount

100% online

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

Programme Details

Module Summary

Venue: Online
Date: Join any time

Canine and Feline Diagnostic principles

30 CPD Hours
3 Modules
3 Online sessions
Price From $1,050.00
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