Veterinary Dermatology

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

1x compulsory A-Module:  
A-FAVP.1 Foundations in Advanced Veterinary Practice
1x compulsory B-Module:  
B-EP.3 Equine Practice


Small Animal Practice
B.PAP.2 Production Animal Practice
2x C-Modules, from a choice of:  
C-VD.1 Veterinary Dermatology Core
C-VD.2 Small Animal Dermatology A
C-VD.3 Small Animal Dermatology B
C-VD.4 Equine Dermatology
Plus, 2x other C-Modules:
Pick from the complete list of modules

Compulsory A- and B-modules, should be completed in order before continuing to C-Modules. It is recommended that candidates complete C-VD.1 before continuing to other dermatology modules where possible.

PLEASE NOTE: 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 Veterinary Dermatology, wherein candidates present themselves to be examined as an Advanced Practitioner in the subject. For the Veterinary Dermatology designation, this means that the examination will potentially cover dermatology of any species.

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.