Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP)

University of Liverpool Continuing Professional Development
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Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP)

This flexible postgraduate veterinary qualification is designed so that you can choose the areas of study that are of most interest or relevance to you. The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) have accredited the University of Liverpool to provide and assess a range of modules, which can be accumulated towards the RCVS CertAVP. All modules are also approved by the University, and can be put towards a postgraduate award in Veterinary Professional Studies

You may begin your CertAVP with one year’s experience as a practising vet but to complete your certificate you must have been practising for at least three years.

For completion of many of the modules you will be expected to submit case reports or case portfolios to demonstrate your clinical experience. In some instances (i.e. for some Equine modules) your case portfolio may require you to have performed certain procedures or techniques under the supervision of a veterinary surgeon with a suitable postgraduate qualification.

Case reports should refer to cases for which you were the primary clinician, therefore cases seen when you were an undergraduate student or some internships where the clinical decision making was not your own are not suitable for selection. It is important that you are aware of the requirements of each module before enrolment to ensure that you have sufficient clinical experience to complete these assessments.

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Programme Structure

In order to be awarded the Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP), you must successfully complete the following modules:

  • 1x A-Module
  • 1x B-Module
  • 4x C-Modules

You can replace a C-Module with an additional B-Module if you prefer

You can either work towards a general CertAVP qualification, which allows you the flexibility to choose from a broad range of C-modules, or you can opt for a named qualification – a ‘designated certificate’ - in a particular subject area.

We strongly recommend that candidates studying at the University of Liverpool complete A & B modules in order, prior to studying their four additional C-modules. This is a requirement for completion of a Veterinary Professional Studies degree award.

In addition to the clinical CertAVP modules available, the university’s 'Veterinary Business Management' core modules have also been approved by the RCVS, and can be counted as C-modules towards the CertAVP.

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I feel that I learn something new in each unit, both from the readings and the online discussions between colleagues Overall this module has been brilliant. Very well structured with clear information and excellent support from the administrative and academic teams.
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