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Deepen your knowledge of senior animal conditions

As all veterinary professionals know, cats and dogs live longer, hence the rise in age-related illnesses and chronic conditions. Good care allows them to live happy, healthy, and active lives in their senior years. This Focus 20 online program will teach you unique skills in this area, needed both practically and holistically. Support and guidance from the Module Tutor or the Course Director (Samantha Taylor BVetMed(Hons) CertSAM DipECVIM-CA MANZCVS FRCVS) will guarantee your progress to confidently make a difference in the life of canine and feline patients visiting your consulting room.

What does this Focus 20 program include?

Taught entirely online via our world-leading Learning Management Platform, this Focus 20 program prepares you to reach better diagnoses and treatments for your geriatric patients. Built around 5 modules, and offering 40 hours of CE, the course also includes a one-hour live evening webinar at the end of the program. This is an unparalleled and fascinating program written by experienced specialists that addresses essential topics such as:

  • Senior cat and dog healthcare improvement in primary care practice
  • Renal, neurological, musculoskeletal, and gastrointestinal pathologies
  • Behavioural issues seen in older cats and dogs and quality of life improvement
  • Changing physiology of aging and nutritional requirements


Who is this Focus 20 program suitable for?

This program 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

Five interactive modules

Accessible online and delivered over 5 months

100% online

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

Module Tutor

Support and guidance from a Module Tutor or Course Director who is recognized in their subject field

Improve Veterinary Practice Membership

One year FREE access to Improve Veterinary Practice Membership

Access to RCVS Knowledge Library

One year free access to the RCVS Knowledge Library

Expert Course Director

The Course Director is Sam Taylor BVetMed (Hons), CertSAM, DipECVIM-CA, MANZCVS, FRCVS 

ISVPS Foundation Certificate (FCert)

The ISVPS Foundation Certificate (FCert)  is suitable if you have gained an ISVPS General Practitioner Certificate (GPCert) or Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) as it provides a more detailed insight into subjects that may have been studied as part of a modular program previously. It is also relevant to those vets looking for a stand-alone update in a chosen area of interest

Programme Details

Module Summary

Venue: Online

Geriatric Medicine in Dogs and Cats - Focus 20

50 CPD Hours
0 Modules
Price From $1,875.00
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20 ISVPS credits

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

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