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Small Animal Medicine Distance Learning

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Small Animal Medicine Distance Learning

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GPCert in Small Animal Medicine


Bringing the latest developments in Small Animal Medicine to an interactive online environment, allowing you to learn wherever you are.

Our Distance Learning Program for Small Animal Medicine has been developed to enable all veterinary surgeons to access our world-class teaching materials.

By allowing you to study part-time, at your own pace, this program enables you to effectively manage your work-life balance while bringing essential knowledge back to your practice immediately.

You’ll have support and guidance from a Module Tutor who is an RCVS or ECVIM/ACVIM Small Animal Medicine Diploma Holder, across 20 varied modules covering key canine and feline medicine topics, delivered online over 26 months.

Three months free from program content will be present every year, which are typically used by delegates to complete any unfinished modules.

Once you join, you will be part of an international program with participants from all over the world.

For a preview of our Small Animal Medicine Distance Learning Program, click below

Program
Modules at a glance

Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Immunology

Cytology

Diagnostic Imaging

Gastroenterology I

Gastroenterology II

Respiratory Disease

Endocrinology I

Endocrinology II

Medical Neurology

Medical Oncology

Cardiovascular Medicine I

Cardiovascular Medicine II

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Canine Infectious Diseases

Feline Infectious Diseases

Urology I

Urology II

Dermatology

Ophthalmology

Joining the program at different points may require a double up of some modules but will not affect the delegates eligibility to progress onto either certificated routes;

Please note the module order may be subject to change.

Module tutors

Module tutors give you support online throughout the duration of their module:

Ana Lara DVM MSc PhD PgCert MedEd FHEA  DipACVIM & ECVIM-CA (Oncology) MRCVS
Andrew Holdsworth BSc BVSc (Hons) DipECVDI MRCVS
Kieran Borgeat  BSc(Hons) BVSc MVetMed CertVC  DipACVIM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS
James Swann MA VetMB MVetMed DipACVIM DipECVIM MRCVS
Joana Aguiar MVM MVetMed MRCVS
Kerry Simpson BVM&S PhD FACVSc DipECVIM-CA MRCVS
Kieran Borgeat BSc(Hons) BVSc MVetMed CertVC DipACVIM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS
Marta Costa DVM MSc FRCPath DipECVCP MRCVS EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Nick Bexfield BVetMed PhD DSAM DipECVIM-CA FSBiol MRCVS
Raquel Trevail DVM DipECVN MRCVS
Rosario Cerundolo DVM CertVD DipECVD MRCVS
Sally Turner VetMB MA DVOphthal MRCVS
Scott Kilpatrick BSc (Hons) MSc BVM&S DipECVIM-CA MRCVS
Simon Tappin MA VetMB GPCert(SAP) CertSAM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS
Susana Silva CertSAM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS

Work towards a recognised qualification

Our Small Animal Medicine Distance Learning program offers you a comprehensive range of structured learning with the ultimate flexibility to access the training that you want whilst working around your busy practice life.

You can choose to let the program give you new knowledge and skills to take back to practice or you can work towards a recognised qualification.

General Practitioner Certificate (GPCert)

By attending the full online structured program and following successful assessment including an exam you can gain the GPCert awarded by the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS).

Only registered veterinary surgeons who have been qualified for a minimum of two years can apply to undertake a General Practitioner Certificate.

Postgraduate Certificate (PgC)

A route to a PgC in Small Animal Medicine is available through our partnership with Harper Adams University (HAU). For more information about this please get in contact with us.

Increase your skills, knowledge and confidence in dealing with more complex canine and feline cases. With 24/7 access from your laptop, tablet or smartphone, no matter where you are in the world, you can fit your learning around the day-to-day workings of a busy practice, with the option of accessing a like-minded peer network.

Benefits for you
  • Advance in your career, and be eligible for academic recognition
  • Develop a logical approach to medical cases and problem-solving
  • Increase your skills, knowledge and confidence in dealing with more complex canine and feline cases
  • Grow your small-animal caseload and revenue stream
  • Access the Program anywhere in the world, 24/7, from your laptop, PC, tablet or smartphone
  • Gain access to a like-minded peer network
  • Fit your learning around the day-to-day schedule of a busy practice
Benefits for your clients
  • Improved patient care
  • Accelerated diagnosis
  • Increased number of treatment options
  • Reassurance that their pet is in safe hands
Benefits for your practice
  • Increased practice revenues
  • Improved productivity
  • Reduced external referrals and expanded range of practice capabilities
  • Transferable knowledge and skills within your practice
  • Ability to demonstrate your commitment to enhancing your practice’s standards


Approved by RACE for 240 CE/CPD credits

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

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Course Details

20 varied modules
Covering key clinical subjects, delivered over 26 months
Support and guidance from a Module Tutor who is an RCVS or ECVIM/ACVIM Small Animal Medicine Diploma Holder
A 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 that 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 out over one month. Sessions consist of separate lessons and case-based studies to work through at your own pace
100% online
Accessible 24/7 from anywhere that you are able to use your laptop, tablet, or even your smartphone
Regular assessments
Pre-module and post-module assessments allowing you to evaluate your progress
Dedicated Program Tutor
A dedicated Program Tutor who will support you every step of the way
Interactive and engaging modules
Allowing you to absorb the learning materials in an online environment
Course delivered in English language
The course content and all the communications will be in the original version – 100% in English


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

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Urology II
2021 November | Online

Key learning objectives:

  • Describe and understand the factors involved in the development of crystalluria and urolithiasis in cats and dogs
  • Understand the principles of management of lower urinary tract disease in cats and dogs
  • Explore the often complicated management of FLUTD and urethral obstruction
  • Examine the possible causes of urinary incontinence, and their diagnosis and management
  • Classify canine prostatic diseases, and understand their pathogenesis, diagnosis and medical management


Speaker: Joana Aguiar ()
Dermatology
2022 January | Online

Key learning objectives:

  • Develop a problem-solving approach to skin diseases
  • Describe the steps involved in dermatological examination of cats and dogs
  • List and understand the techniques used for the laboratory investigation of skin disease, and when they should be used
  • Recommend rational problem-solving approaches to the investigation and treatment of:
    • Alopecia
    • Pruritus
  • Become familiar with the common presentations of bacterial, parasitic and fungal skin disease
  • Identify common dermatological manifestations of systemic disease, and their pathogenesis


Speaker: Rosario Cerundolo ()
Ophthalmology
2022 February | Online

Key learning objectives:

  • Review common ophthalmic examination techniques:
    • Basic neuro-ophthalmological examination
    • Ophthalmoscopy: distant direct, close direct & indirect
    • Correct use of Fluorescein for corneal evaluation
    • Tonometry and gonioscopy
  • Gain a footing in current ocular therapeutics: what do you need to have on your pharmacy shelf?
  • Familiarize yourself with the medical management of common ocular conditions
  • Identify the ocular manifestations of systemic diseases
  • Learn to recognize common ocular conditions that require surgery


Speaker: Sally Turner ()
Cytology
2022 March | Online

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand the principles and practical aspects of cytological sample collection, storage and preparation
  • Perfect your ability to describe the principles of routine cytological examination, and how this informs a cytological diagnosis
  • Develop your hematological skills by learning to adeptly interpret both normal and abnormal hemograms, identifying
    reticulocytes and discovering platelet and white cell abnormalities
  • Transform your understanding of the different cytological characteristics of effusions, aspirates and lavage samples
  • Familiarize yourself with some of the conditions most commonly diagnosed by cytology


Speaker: Marta Costa ()
Diagnostic Imaging
2022 April | Online

Key learning objectives:

  • Review the principles of radiography, radiology and the significance of radiation protection
  • Gain an increased appreciation of the use of contrast radiography in a variety of situations and using a variety of techniques
  • Understand the principles of ultrasound imaging
  • Familiarize yourself with the basic principles of advanced imaging
  • Compare and contrast CT and MRI as diagnostic tools


Speaker: Andrew Holdsworth ()


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

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가격
Full payment: 10,660,000 ₩ (All taxes included)

결제 방법 및 주의사항

1. 현금 결제 또는 카드 결제가 가능합니다.

2. 현금영수증 발행 가능합니다.

3. 과정 시작 30일 전까지 환불이 가능합니다. 단 20%의 취소 수수료가 발생합니다.

4. 일본 웻랩 실습 방문 때 추가 비용(호텔, 비행기)이 발생합니다.


등록 관련 주의사항

1. 신청은 선착순으로 접수됩니다.

2. 과정 등록 후 8일 이내에 결제해야 합니다. 아니면 예약이 취소됩니다.

3. 비용을 결제한 뒤에, 최종 등록이 확정됩니다.

4. 접수 신청이 많을 경우, Improve International에서 조기에 신청을 마감할 수 있습니다.



Find the course that suits you





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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Distance Learning

When is the learning content available for each module?
  • At the beginning of the month, the content for weeks 1 and 2 will be released
  • At the beginning of the 3rd week of the month, the remaining content will be released
What additional learning resources are available?
  • Online lessons
  • Notes to support every lesson
  • Reading list
  • Module Tutor (diploma holder in their field)
  • Programme Tutor
  • Discussion Forum
What qualifications are needed for taking the programme if coming from another non- European country?
  • Qualified Doctor of Veterinary Medicine registered in country of origin
  • ISVPS will require appropriate paperwork at point of registration
What does the GPCert consist of?
  • Complete the full online structured programme
  • Case report (2,500 words)
  • Online spot test exam
  • Multiple choice examination
  • ISVPS are responsible for invigilation of the exam via TestReach an independent invigilation company
  • See the assessment criteria on the diagram of the route to a GPCert in the brochure
When do the exams take place?
For detailed information please check the ISVPS section on this webpage.
How do I submit my case report for the GPCert?
All ISVPS assessments are uploaded to the candidates’ area via the ISVPS website. You will be given a login to the candidates’ area when you register with ISVPS.


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

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