Get Back Into Small Animal Practice With Confidence..

Are you returning to Small Animal Practice after a break? Do you want to get right up to date on conditions that you're likely to see during a typical day in practice?

24th, 25th & 26th January 2024, CPD Solutions Training Centre, Studley, Warwickshire


"As an Equine Vet going to small animal, I found this course very informative and helpful. The practicals were excellent and great for gaining surgery competency. The lectures were very approachable. I would recommend this course to anyone thinking of the move to small animal practice.."

Nicky Walsche MRCVS

GP Refresh is a three day highly practical attendance course which is guaranteed to help you if you’re returning to practice after a career break, switching to small animal or if you just want to be sure you’re up to date. Small group hands-on practical sessions and targeted seminars will give you the confidence and skills that you need to succeed in small animal practice today.

Medical Staff Looking At Digital Tablet In Hospital Corridor

You’ve taken a blood sample, but what do the results mean?
Let GP Refresh medic Andrew Kent guide through the maze

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You have taken a chest radiograph, what is that lung pattern suggesting?
GP Refresh imager Abby Caine is here to help you see that little bit more!

happy young american shorthair cat in veterinary plastic cone or E-Collar (Elizabethan Collar) in the head at recovery after surgery. animal healthcare and pet concept

Sedation is required in a blocked cat, what is the safest, most effective option?
Carl Bradbrook will explain exactly how you can hit the target

The GP Refresh Course Programme

Day 1: Anaesthesia and Surgery

  • How to use sutures, staples and clips (practical)
  • Wound management – getting them to heal (practical)
  • Current anaesthetic equipment and agents and how to use them
  • Exploratory laparotomy
  • Enterotomy, enterectomy and cystotomy (practical)
  • How to sedate your patients safely in typical practice scenarios
  • Analgesia – what’s new

Day 2: Radiography and Emergency Medicine

  • Abdominal radiography – what can you see? (practical)
  • Thoracic radiology – sort out those lung patterns! (practical)
  • Blood transfusions in first opinion practice
  • Blocked cats and how to unblock them
  • How to drain a chest (practical)

Day 3: Dermatology and Medicine

  • Canine atopic dermatitis
  • Pyoderma
  • Otitis externa (practical)
  • GIT Troubles
  • Endocrine updates for today’s practice
  • Getting the most from your ‘in house’ laboratory
Lisa Shaul.gprefrsh

"This was a brilliant way to catch up after 13 years out of small animal practice. Covered such a wide range of topics, good mix of lectures and practical sessions to build confidence. Along with the Online Mini Series to work through later. I am now feeling much more confident at facing a daunting return to practice."

Lisa Shaul MRCVS

samantha bixley

"What a fantastic course this has been!I have been out of small animal practice for 5 years raising children and this was the best way to get back into it. The course was so packed with useful information and the practicals were so helpful. I feel so much more confident and competent now!"

Samantha Bixley MRCVS

The GP Refresh Team

Course Leader


Course Tutors

Carl Bradbrook BVSc CertVA DipECVAA MRCVS

Kate Bradley M.A., VetMB, Ph.D.(Bristol), DVR, DipECVDI


Vanessa Schmidt BVSc(Hons) CertVD DipECVD MRCVS


Joanna M (2)

"Brilliant interactive CPD course that fully met my expectations. Excellent tutors, helpful and happy to answer all my questions, give advice and practical tips. I found the course very interesting and informative. It helped me to refresh and establish my knowledge and skills and boosted my confidence. I have also learned a lot. Would recommend it to anyone who needs to refresh their general practice skills, as I really enjoyed it."

Joanna Maciejewska MRCVS

Gail Scott(2)

"After 10 years of equine only practice I felt stuck, disillusioned and worried about starting out in small animal practice.
This course was a great overview and update and exceeded any of my expectations.
The tutors gave good lectures and were friendly and approachable, and there was a great practical element with good tuition on techniques which I’ll now feel happier about when faced with in practice.
Well organised, good coffee and notes! Friendly delegates and staff."

Gail Scott MRCVS

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