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The Vet Nurse Merit Award in Behaviour is designed for the motivated nurse in primary care practice who has a particular interest in this subject.

All those who have registered for the programme should have received login details for this section of the BSAVA Education website. If you are experiencing problems accessing your course materials please email courses@bsava.com

The VN Merit Award in ECC and Anaesthesia is designed for the motivated nurse in primary care practice who has a particular interest in this subject.

All those who have registered for the programme should have received login details for the section of the BSAVA education site. If you have not received these details or have difficulty logging in, please email courses@bsava.com


This area of study is intended particularly for veterinary surgeons who wish to apply for inclusion in the RCVS List of Advanced Practitioners. Professional key skills are important for all veterinary professionals, however, and any BSAVA member (veterinary surgeon or veterinary nurse) who would like to develop these skills further is welcome to participate.

This Professional Key Skills CPD is a BSAVA Member benefit and is not available to non-members. If you are a BSAVA member and would like to access this CPD please e mail courses@bsava.com


The VN Merit Award in Dermatology is designed for the motivated nurse in primary care practice who has a particular interest in this subject.
All those who have registered for the programme should have received login details for the section of the BSAVA education site. If you have not received these details or have difficulty logging in, please email courses@bsava.com


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This course is aimed primarily at veterinary surgeons working in small animal practice who have a particular interest in small animal medicine. The aim is to provide participants with the knowledge and expertise they need to deal with the medical situations they encounter regularly. Furthermore, participants will enhance their understanding of more complex techniques and new advances so that they are able to discuss treatment options and potential outcomes fully with clients, and to refer appropriately.

This course is aimed primarily at veterinary surgeons working in small animal practice who have a particular interest in small animal surgery. The aim is to provide participants with the knowledge and expertise they need to deal with the surgical situations they encounter regularly. Furthermore, participants will enhance their understanding of more complex techniques and new advances so that they are able to discuss treatment options and potential outcomes with clients, and to refer appropriately.

The BSAVA Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care is aimed primarily towards veterinary surgeons working in small animal practice who have a particular interest in emergency and critical care. The aim is to provide participants with the knowledge and expertise they need to deal with those conditions requiring emergency treatment which they encounter regularly. Furthermore, participants will enhance their understanding of more complex techniques and new advances so that they are able to discuss treatment options and potential outcomes fully with clients, and to refer appropriately.

The BSAVA Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Ophthalmology is aimed primarily towards veterinary surgeons working in small animal practice who have a particular interest in ophthalmology. The aim is to provide participants with the knowledge and expertise they need to deal with the ophthalmological conditions which they encounter regularly. Furthermore, participants will enhance their understanding of more complex techniques and new advances so that they are able to discuss treatment options and potential outcomes fully with clients, and to refer appropriately.


The BSAVA Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging is aimed primarily towards veterinary surgeons working in small animal practice. The programme will provide participants with the knowledge and expertise they need to confidently and competently chose the most clinically relevant diagnostic imaging technique and to accurately interpret images obtained with radiography and ultrasonography. Furthermore, participants will enhance their understanding of more advanced imaging techniques. 





This programme is designed primarily for veterinary surgeons working in small animal clinical practice or clinical training programmes, with a particular interest in the identification and solving of problems through clinical research. The aim is to provide participants with the knowledge and understanding required to plan and implement veterinary clinical research and to communicate the findings to the wider profession.

This section of the site is available for those who are acting as mentors to individuals enrolled on any of the BSAVA Postgraduate Certificate programmes.

If you are a mentor, you should have received your user name and password. If you have not received this, or are having difficulty accessing the site, please email certificate@bsava.com.