Equine Dentistry

If you wish to work towards a designated ‘Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Equine Dentistry)’ at the University of Liverpool, you must successfully complete the following modules:

1x A-module:  
A-FAVP.1 Foundations in Advanced Veterinary Practice
1x B-module:  
B-EP.3 Equine Practice
3x C-modules:  
C-E.12 Equine Dental Anatomy and Physiology
C-E.13 Equine Dental Care, Diagnosis and Treatment
C-E.14 Equine Dental Surgery
Plus 1x other B or C-module: Pick from the complete list of modules

A & B modules should be completed in order before continuing to C-Modules.


From 2019, in order to ensure candidates sitting the RCVS synoptic examination for equine dentistry (CertAVP(ED)) have sufficient practical experience, prior to registration, candidates will be required to complete a practical assessment of routine dentistry on a live horse.

This practical assessment will form part of the assessment structure for the CE-12 (Equine Dental anatomy and physiology)module and will be compulsory for those taking this as a credit bearing module for the RCVS.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have access to sufficient appropriate cases where you were the primary decision maker to produce adequate material for the module. This may not be possible with some internship positions. You must also be aware of any limitations of your facilities that may make the accumulation of appropriate cases difficult or impossible.

Upon successful completion of all six modules, candidates must also pass a Synoptic Examination, in order to be awarded a designated certificate. Synoptic Examinations take place once per year, in spring, at the University’s Leahurst campus.

Please be aware that the Synoptic Examination is not an examination of module content; rather, it is an all-encompassing examination on the subject of Equine Dentistry, wherein candidates present themselves to be examined as an Advanced Practitioner in the subject.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are aware of the scope and content of your chosen designation, and that you are adequately prepared for the examination. We are unable to provide access to lectures, notes or other module content for modules that you are not currently studying with us.