Develop your Small Animal Surgery Skills and Increase your Confidence with the Highly Practical Surgery Refresher Course

Are you returning to Small Animal Practice after a break? Are you a recent graduate who needs some hands-on help? Or do you mostly consult but you'd like to do more surgery?

Here's how Surgery Refresh can help you with your decision making and your key surgical skills for today's small animal practice.

Includes 2 FREE Surgery DVDs worth £190+VAT

Antreas Apostoulou MRCVS

Well explained and structured CPD. They present the right amount of knowledge for learning and retention. I took part in the Surgery Refresher course and all 3 days were very interactive with the speaker. I usually expect to gain mostly knowledge from CPD courses, but from this course I gained confidence in my surgical skills as well. I have already thought of a patient which could benefit from ureterostomy, and I feel pretty confident I can take on the next foreign body myself.

Antreas Apostoulou MRCVS
Roman Asenov MRCVS

An outstanding experience. Would definitely recommend. I would definitely recommend this course to everyone who wants to improve their skills.

Roman Asenov MRCVS

The Surgery Refresher course for Vets in Small Animal Practice

Do you need to brush up your small animal surgery skills? Are you returning to small animal practice after a career break or coming to work in the UK and want a broad introduction to best practice for surgery in the UK? Do you just need an update after many years in practice?

Includes 2 FREE Surgery DVDs worth £190+VAT

GP vets will refresh their knowledge of common conditions they will encounter in gerneral practice

The Surgery Refresher Course for GP Vets

An excellent course, very approachable tutor. Very hands on and the small group made it easier to take part in surgery. I really enjoyed the course. Thank you! I am a new graduate and I thought this course would be too advanced for me but all types are suitable and I found it very worthwhile.

Niamh Casey MRCVS

Generally really good, very worthwhile. Very approachable tutor who didn't mind me asking 'stupid' questions. Really well run.

Ellen Harmer MRCVS

The perfect opportunity to develop your skills and confidence and get the most out of your surgery in small animal practice.

What sort of things will we help you sort out!

  • Intestinal Surgery

    How to perform an intestinal biopsy, enterotomy and enterectomy safely and effectively

  • Gastric dilatation and volvulus

    Your guide to patient stabilization and surgical management; How to perform an incisional gastropexy

  • Urinary tract obstruction

    Your guide to patient stabilization and definitive surgical management

  • Exploratory Laparotomy

    How to perform a thorough and rewarding exploratory lapatotomy and tips and tricks for ovariohysterectomy

  • Open Wounds

    How to manage them effectively

  • Tubes and Drains

    How to place them, use them and manage them

  • Splenectomy

    How to perform a stress free splenectomy

GP Refresh will cover many important conditions that vets in general practice will encounter in their day to day work

Our approachable and friendly tutor has selected a variety of subject areas to discuss with you. She will provide you with clear, reassuring and practical guidance, equipping you with the confidence to cope with the complexity and diversity of small animal surgery in the UK today.

Lots of practical stuff!

Small group, hands-on practical sessions will give you the skills that you need to operate effectively and safely in small animal practice today.

GP vets learning and updating their skills on a refresher course

There's lots of practical stuff on Surgery Refresh

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0151 328 0444

It was my first practical course and I found this experience to be really useful to improve my skills and confidence. The lecturer was awesome and very approachable in case I had any questions, it definitely improved my confidence.

Francesca Violini MRCVS

Very small group beneficial, brilliant tutor with patience of a saint, all my questions were answered. Very interactive and hands on.

Silke Fraser MRCVS

I Really enjoyed this course especially the practical's. Faye was so approachable and friendly. I feel enthused going back into the theatre. Thank you!

Aileen Thom MRCVS

The Surgery Refresh Course Dates



  • 12th October




  • 14th October

CPD Solutions Training Centre

Studley, Warwickshire

£1997 (+VAT)

Become a more confident and more proficient small animal surgeon with the proven hands-on practical Surgery Refresh.

I have thoroughly enjoyed the course-the content has been very useful, the course tutor was excellent and I particularly enjoyed meeting the other delegates.

Juliet Penalligon MRCVS

Super 3 days. Faye was an excellent tutor, I loved her approach to surgery in general. She herself is very approachable. I have many new techniques to apply and different ways of approaching basic surgical situations. The course provided fresh new approaches to various situations that everyone would benefit from learning.

Miranda Bryant MRCVS

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The Surgery Refresh Course Programme

Your Surgery Refresh Course Tutor

Faye Swinbourne BVM&S MVetMed DipECVS MRCVS

Faye graduated from Edinburgh University in 2004. After working in mixed veterinary practice for several years she opted to pursue specialist surgical training. Following the completion of a small animal rotating internship in private referral practice and a second internship at the Royal Veterinary College, she undertook a three-year residency programme in small animal surgery and a clinical masters degree (MVetMed) at the Royal Veterinary College. Faye became a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2014.

Faye has a keen interest in all aspects of soft tissue surgery and a particular interest in thoracic and abdominal emergency surgery.

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The subjects and depth covered have been ideal. I will take away several very useful techniques and modifications which can be used every surgery.

Lucy Oldham MRCVS

An amazing experience. I learned a lot that I can use in practice. The tutor was very experienced, accessible and nice. Everybody was incredibly friendly. I'd recommend it to every young vet. It's a great experience in professionally and personal growth.

Daan Quadvlieg

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Call us now to speak to one of the team - We'll be delighted to help.

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