Become An Excellent Emergency Clinician... just 12 months

PgCert Professional Development in Small Animal Emergency Practice (WBIS)

Develop your confidence and skills in small animal emergency practice and gain a valuable qualification in just 12 months with this PgCert from CPD Solutions and validated by the University of Chester.

The 12 month duration of the programme gives you a valuable qualification quickly. This means minimal disruption for you, your family and your practice and you can put your new skills to use straight away.

Download a brochure now or reserve your place with a deposit of just £997 + VAT.

Any questions? Call us now on 0151 328 0444.

"Excellent. It has allowed me to approach problems in an improved way, and improved my knowledge immensely and given me new confidence."

Richard Todd MRCVS

The next intake starts in July 2024.
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"Found this to be the best method of learning I have tried."

Stephen Arundell

A modern work-based PgCert that could transform you and your practice


Practical Training

Nine full days of hands-on practical training in essential areas of emergency practice delivered by expert and approachable tutors from the specialties of Emergency and Critical Care and Surgery.


Attendance Sessions

Three, highly-practical attendance sessions each of three days to reinforce learning, teach you new skills and minimise disruption to your life.


New Skills

New and enhanced practical skills to enable you to carry out more effective procedures in your practice, increase practice revenue and provide a more convenient in house service for your patients and their owners.


Valuable Qualification

A valuable qualification awarded by the University of Chester that you can use to further your career and raise your personal and practice profile. The PgCert is 60 credits on the National Framework at Masters Level. Provision is situated within Chester’s renowned work based learning and accreditation framework. Assessment is via a reflective portfolio, including case studies and critically reflective essays.

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Learning Resources

Online resources to provide a framework for your self-directed study – webinars, online Mini Series, surgical technique videos, practical notes, RCVS Knowledge Library membership, access to University of Chester eLibrary and resources, online text books, bespoke reflective writing resources.

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Support from expert and approachable tutors throughout the duration of the course. Face to face practical sessions will help you develop your skills in small animal emergency medicine and surgery, and your personal tutor will be there to guide your self-directed studies with feedback on your work.

"Reflecting upon my own cases through literature searching for essays during this course and learning to appraise existing evidence bases for treatment protocols we use day-to-day in our clinic has been invaluable, providing me with skills that I will continue to use for the rest of my career."

Lynne Faulconbridge MRCVS

Included with your PgCert...


RECOVER Training

New! Become a RECOVER Certified Rescuer!+ You will be registered for the RECOVER BLS and ALS online courses and the in-person training, which will be led by RECOVER Certified Instructor Emily Thomas. Upon completion, you will become a RECOVER Certified BLS Rescuer and RECOVER Certified ALS Rescuer. Access to the online resources is provided for two years after initial certification.


ECC Webinar Club Membership

Unlimited access to Emergency and Critical Care Webinar Club for 2 years. You’ll be able to access all of the webinars already in the archive, plus one new webinar every month.


One Year's Additional Access

An extra year’s access to all of the CPD Solutions online resources in your support materials. Includes webinars and Online Mini Series courses with unlimited access.


£400 CPD Voucher

To use on any practical course of your choice during or after your PgCert course.


Essential Text Books

Two essential text books: ‘Small Animal Surgical Emergencies’ – Aronson, L. R., and ‘BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Emergency and Critical Care’ – King and Boag. Yours to keep.

“My clinical practice has dramatically improved during the course of this programme. The attendance courses and wet labs were a great opportunity to get hands on experience.” 

Marialena Avratoglou MRCVS

“Brilliant and very applicable to general practice.”

Georgie Mason MRCVS

+ Please note the online training must be completed prior to the Module One attendance days, therefore only delegates booked onto this PgCert before 17th June 2024 will be eligible for registration for the free RECOVER training. After this date, please contact CPD Solutions for further advice.

CPD Solutions’ portfolio of PG Certificate Professional Development programmes is approved through the University of Chester’s award-winning work based learning framework for professionals. Chester is a leading HE specialist in experiential learning and continuing professional development which has developed its work based learning framework to enable academic credit for learning that occurs in and through work, supported by a process of critical reflection on practice. Please see here for more information:

This PgCert has been approved by the RCVS as part of a route to Advanced Practitioner status for the respective designation. Those wishing to apply for Advanced Practitioner status also need to have completed an assessed professional key skills module, such as the ‘A’ Module of the RCVS CertAVP (not currently offered by CPD Solutions), and met the other RCVS stipulated criteria, before applying for Advanced Practitioner status. You can find further information on the RCVS website:


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