PgCert in Professional Development in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery (WBIS)

Develop your confidence and skills in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery and gain a valuable qualification in just 12 months with the New PgCert* from CPD Solutions.

* Programme pending approval by the University of Chester.

Course starts December 2021.


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I have significantly improved not only my basic day to day surgical competencies but have also become more confident at undertaking new procedures. HIGHLY recommend.

  • New Skills

    New and enhanced practical surgical 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.

  • 12 Month Programme

    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.

  • Attendance Sessions

    Just three attendance sessions, each
    of three days, to reinforce learning and
    minimise disruption to your life

  • Support

    A dedicated contact at CPD Solutions to help you whenever you have a question or a challenge.

  • Support

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

  • 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. Pending Approval

  • Extensive Practical Training

    Nine full days of hands-on practical training delivered by expert and approachable tutors.

What Students Say About Our Other PgCert Courses...

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

Rhiannon Jones MRCVS

Massively impressed. Well run, great tutors, can't wait for next year.

Rory Cowlam MRCVS

Excellent, very hands on. Pre-reading essential. Course tutors all excellent-very approachable and extremely knowledgeable.

Michelle Lawrence MRCVS

Excellent, much more social within the group and with the tutors than expected. Really feel like CPD Solutions is investing in me. Thank you.

Sally Potter MRCVS

Really positive - Excellent detail covered, lovely tutors.

Tshidi Gardiner MRCVS

I'm really pleased about my experience. This course is giving me new input and challenging my knowledge. The tutors are giving useful tips in practical lectures and great lessons.

Ilaria Falcini MRCVS

Great CPD, the practicals are great to practise what you learn.

Sara Eley MRCVS

Full support throughout the year from members of staff and especially Alison who was always by our side replying to any concerns. Achieved goals and covered all areas initially stated at the beginning of the course.

Lambros Petrou MRCVS

Thoroughly enjoyed it. Has provided me with new skills, knowledge and confidence.

Richard Todd MRCVS

Thoroughly enjoying practical sessions, leaving to reflect not just at essay time but day-to-day! Excellent and relevant to first opinion practice.

Liam O’Connor MRCVS

Brilliant so far. I was worried that I was going to be over overwhelmed and intimidated - quite the opposite.

Georgie Mason MRCVS

Perfect balance of theoretical teaching and lab based practical work.

Douglas Dick MRCVS

Very illuminating. Hands on is the best way to learn. Technique awareness and practice in a safe environment.

Mark Gordon MRCVS

I've really enjoyed the sessions and learnt a huge amount. Particularly like the emphasis on 'doing' rather than endless lectures-excellent use of time.

Liam O’Connor 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: