Become a Super Small Animal Surgeon just 12 months

PgCert Professional Development in Small Animal Surgery (WBIS)

Become a Super Small Animal Surgeon in just one year with the highly practical, flexible and incredibly convenient work-based certificate programme 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.

"Love the modern approach to the PgCert on reflection rather than memorisation and article writing."

Rhiannon Jones MRCVS

The next intake starts in September 2024.
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"Brilliantly organised, tutors of the highest quality and highly practical teaching! Very practical, well taught, well worth it!"

Rory Cowlam MRCVS

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

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Develop Your Surgical Skills

During ten full days of hands-on practical surgery training. The best way to develop your surgical skills is by practising techniques in a supportive environment with the direct help of expert and approachable tutors.


Focused Attendance Sessions

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


Use Your New Skills Straight Away

Use your new skills from day one in your practice to enable you to carry out more effective procedures, increase practice revenue and provide a more convenient in house service for your patients and their owners.


Gain A Valuable Qualification

Your PgCert is 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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 Extensive 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. With unlimited access during your study. You also benefit from a full 12 months of additional access to the CPD Solutions resources after you complete your PgCert


Get The Support You Need

You'll get support from your tutors throughout the course. Face to face practical sessions will help develop your surgical and decision-making skills, and your personal tutor will guide your self-directed studies with constructive feedback on your work.

"Learning to reflect critically on my behaviour and performance as a practitioner has been the best thing that has happened in my career."

Leon Ringelmann MRCVS

Included with your PgCert…


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 Equipment

Quality tungsten carbide Metzenbaum scissors to help you with your precision surgery from Day one.


Essential Text Book

Veterinary Surgery: Small Animal Expert Consult 2nd Edition by Tobias and Johnston.

"Excellent practical facilities and ability to practice and apply techniques learnt. Really friendly and approachable tutors. I love coming here for CPD"

Emma Corfield MRCVS

"Fantastic experience and fitted in well with my work and family commitments. Would recommend to others."

Gary Kelly MRCVS

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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