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Sep 2024 - May 2025

Sep 2023 - May 2024

Emergency cases can be some of the most challenging and rewarding patients to deal with in practice

The Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Technician Certificate (VTCert) and Veterinary Paraprofessional (VPPCert) Online Learning Program will increase your knowledge and confidence, enabling you to act swiftly and calmly, resulting in a positive impact on the clinical outcome of your emergency patients.

The program is designed to expand the emergency and critical care nursing knowledge and skills, improving your confidence in this area and is appropriate for general practice and referral nurses. The emphasis will be on understanding the fundamental principles of nursing patients that present as emergencies and how best to nurse them to optimize their care and welfare. The course will cover a range of topics, and each module will focus on particular areas of emergency and critical care. The aim is to confidently apply the knowledge you have learnt, promote best practices, and positively engage in emergencies, ensuring your patients receive the highest quality care.

At the end of the program, you can also attend one optional practical day led by one of the module tutors. For those completing the full program, this optional attendance day will be at an exclusive price. Please also contact us for details about our Save a Life Today: CPR in association with RECOVER (Interprofessional) short courses, which will be a beneficial addition to your emergency and critical care skills in practice.

Key features of this program

9 varied modules

Covering key nursing topics in emergency and critical care 

Course Director


Support and guidance from a Module Tutor who is a specialist in Emergency and Critical Care

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, multiple choice question writing 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

Interactive and engaging modules

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

RCVS Library Access

The RCVS Knowledge library includes access to a wealth of electronic resources including the latest journals and clinical research

100% online

Giving you access 24/7 wherever you are

Four sessions per month

Each module includes a total of 9 lessons, 2 reflective studies, course notes and weekly summary videos

Regular assessments

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

Dedicated Program Coordinator

A dedicated Program Coordinator who will support you every step of the way


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

Accredited CE

The VTCert and VPPCert is awarded by our global qualifications provider ISVPS

Programme Details

Module Summary

Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing

12 Modules
9 Online sessions
3 Webinars
Price From $3,539.00
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Accredited by


This course is accredited by ISVPS and allows you to achieve a Veterinary Technician Certificate

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Approved by

Approved by RACE for 108 CE credits