Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP) – Small Animal Modules

If you wish to work towards the ‘Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Small Animal Practice)’ you must successfully complete the following modules:

1x A-Module:  
A-FAVP.1 Foundations in Advanced Veterinary Practice
1x B-Module:  
B-SAP.1 Small Animal Practice
3 x C-Modules:

Any three C- modules from the small animal range and/or discipline based modules that can be taken in the context of small animal. 

Pick from the complete list of modules

Plus, 1x other B- or C-Module:  Pick from the complete list of modules

A & B modules provide the foundation for the rest of the CertAVP programme so they should be completed in order before C-modules. A & B modules begin three times per year, in January, May and August, which means that you can choose when you begin your studies without waiting a whole academic year to begin. The C-modules can be completed in any order.

Assessment is via continuous assessment/case-studies throughout each module and candidates are supported throughout their modules via a fully-structured e-learning programme.

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. 

Designated Certificates

If you would prefer to work towards a designated certificate in a specific subject area, you must also successfully complete A & B modules, C-modules must be chosen from a narrower selection. In addition to the modules, candidates working towards a designated CertAVP must also pass a Synoptic Examination.

The University of Liverpool currently offers the following small animal designated certificate options:

Other designated certificates include:

Please note we do not offer Small Animal Practice as a designated certificate option.