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Feb 2025 - Sep 2026

Enhance Your Surgical Skills with our Small Animal Surgery Program

Are you a veterinarian looking to take your surgical skills to the next level? Improve Veterinary Education is here to help you excel in small animal surgery through our unique and comprehensive online and in person continuing education program.

Why Choose Our Small Animal Surgery Program?

  • World-Class Teaching Materials: Gain access to our cutting-edge teaching materials, developed by a team of global surgical specialists. Our learning resources are designed to provide you with the latest advancements and techniques in soft tissue surgery and orthopedic/spinal surgery.
  • Flexibility and Work-Life Balance: We understand the demands of your veterinary practice and personal life. That's why our program offers a blended learning approach, allowing you to study at your own pace. Take control of your schedule and effectively manage your work-life balance while acquiring essential knowledge to apply immediately in your clinical practice.
  • Practical Training in Gold-Standard Venues: Experience hands-on practical sessions in two prestigious training venues. Choose between California, Irvine Health, or our newest addition, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Surgical Education Center (starting in 2024). These venues provide an optimal learning environment to hone your surgical skills. In the unlikely event of low enrollment in Miami, you will be seamlessly transferred to California for your practical training.

You can choose to take this program in full or enroll on either the Orthopedic or Soft Tissue CE program. Talk to our CE Advisors for further information.

Don't miss this opportunity to invest in your professional development and elevate your surgical expertise. Join our Small Animal Surgery Program and become part of a global community of veterinary surgeons dedicated to advancing their surgical skills.

Enrollment is now open! Secure your spot and take the first step towards mastering small animal surgery. Choose the venue that suits you best and embark on a transformative learning journey.

Improve Veterinary Education - Empowering Veterinarians for a Better Future in Animal Care.


Learn as a team

Every vet booking receives three months of complimentary access for a veterinary technician in the same clinic to receive Module 1 of the Improve Veterinary Education Online Veterinary Technician Surgical Nursing Certificate: "Surgery Principles—The Clinic," worth $420.

Hear from Dr Casey Siljestrom about why she chose the Small Animal Surgery Program

Key features of this program

24 varied modules /248 hours of RACE-approved CE

Covering soft tissue and orthopedic procedures delivered over 24 months

Support and guidance from a Module Tutor who is a recognized specialist in small animal surgery

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

High-quality surgical videos

The modules will be supported by surgical videos delivered by a world-class surgeon

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

Distance and practical learning program

Giving you access 24/7 wherever you are using your desktop, laptop, or tablet. Supported by 10 practical hands-on sessions delivered in state-of-the-art wet-lab facilities

Regular assessments

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

Dedicated Program Coordinator

A dedicated Improve Veterinary Education Program Coordinator 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 with Practicals in Irvine, CA
Date: Feb 2025 - Sep 2026

GPCert in Small Animal Surgery

Online with Practicals in Irvine, CA
24 Modules
10 Practical sessions
14 Online sessions
GPCert in Small Animal Surgery
Price From $16,799.00
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This course is accredited by ISVPS and allows you to achieve a General Practitioner Certificate

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Approved by RACE for 248 CE credits