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Jul 2024 - Nov 2025

Understand and confidently treat the most varied species

Exotic pets often fill veterinary professionals with dread as they come through the practice door. This 140-hour RACE-approved CE program will assist you in overcoming the challenges these species present, by broadening your knowledge of exotic medicine and surgery and streamlining your clinical approach regardless of species.

This program will cover the latest techniques and therapeutic options for birds, fish, ferrets, reptiles, primates, a variety of wildlife species, and more, and give you knowledge and skills that you can immediately apply in your practice.

Our online CE course has been designed to provide up-to-date knowledge across a wide range of different zoological, exotic, and wild species. Topics will include the initial examination and diagnostic sample collection, sedation and anesthesia, diagnostic imaging, and the workup and treatment of common diseases seen in those animals.

At the end of your Exotic Animal Practice course, you can choose to attend three practical attendance modules at the University of Miami which will cover small mammal surgery, avian surgery, and endoscopy. For those completing the full program, you can purchase these modules at an exclusive price. For more information click on the Optional Modules tab.

The Exotic Program offers a route to an ISVPS General Practitioner Certificate (GPCert) and also enables you to work towards a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) in partnership with Harper Adams University.

Gain the confidence to expand the range of services your practice offers and boost your clinical enthusiasm and satisfaction with the support of the leading veterinary CE provider!

Key features of this program

14 varied modules /140 hours of RACE-approved CE

Covering birds, reptiles, small mammals, primates, wildlife and more species delivered over 2 years 

3 optional practical modules

You can choose to attend a 3-day in-person session consisting of 3 optional practical modules at the end of your program, covering small mammal surgery, avian surgery and endoscopy

Support and guidance from a specialist serving as your Module Tutor

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

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

Regular assessments

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

Dedicated Improve Veterinary Education Program Coordinator

A coordinator who will support you every step of the way throughout your learning journey


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

Course Director

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

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Programme Details

Module Summary


The Course Includes

Venue: Online
Date: Jul 2024 - Nov 2025

GPCert in Exotic Animal Practice

14 Modules
14 Online sessions
3 Optional Practical Attendance Modules
GPCert in Exotic Animal Practice
Price From $9,029.00
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Accredited by


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

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Approved by RACE for 140 CE credits