Small Animal Medicine

Vision and Values Statement
Programme Educational Philosophy
This programme focuses on an evidence-based approach to Small Animal Medicine equiping veterinarians with the necessary skills to become effective evidence-based practitioners.

The emphasis will be on taking an applied approach using case-based material and appraisal of current thinking.

The aim is to engender a confident approach to clinical cases working to progress their diagnosis and management to a higher level.

90% of the course is on-line with some individual work but an overall emphasis on working as part of a group to enhance peer-to-peer learning.

The approach will be flexible, with approximately 10-12 hours per week in the home environment.

Throughout the programme, students will be expected to undertake self-directed study, receiving peer feedback, guidance from experts in the field and being exposed to the clinical expertise of a variety of veterinary specialists.

Overall, the programme aims to develop independent learners with metacognitive skills, critical thinking skills and a propensity for effective life-long learning and professional development.

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Option
Clinical application of SAM VET40480
Advances in SAM 3 VET40490
Advances in SAM 2 VET40500
Advances in Small Animal Medicine 1 VET40510
Evidence-based and problem-oriented approaches to Small Animal Medicine VET40520

Application dates

How to Apply?
The following entry routes are available:
Graduate Certificate Small Animal Medicine (Sept) PT (D075)
Duration 18 Months
Attend Part Time
Deadline Rolling*

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.


18 months part-time online.

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  • Qualifications

    Graduate Certificate

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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