Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

Course overview

  • 1 year part time
  • Online
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Start Year Intake - February and Mid Year Intake - July


Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) will be available in 2021 for eligible domestic students. Places are limited.

The Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care is a practical course for veterinary professionals seeking to provide more comprehensive treatment to animals in their care.

Covering the fundamental pathophysiological and clinical aspects of emergency and critical care (ECC) of the dog and cat, this is an in-depth professional development program taught by international experts. Additionally, it incorporates most of the theory required for preparation for the ANZCVS ECC membership examinations.

Through course work, realistic case studies, and assessments, students will gain vital understanding and confidence when dealing with ECC patients. You’ll learn to identify and address life-threatening conditions, develop knowledge in the monitoring of patients, and keep up to date with developments in a fast-moving field.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for practising veterinary professionals that are seeking to increase their knowledge whilst gaining a recognised qualification in emergency and critical care.

International students are welcome to study this course. However, please note that this course is not available to international students who require a student visa to study in Australia as it does not meet the onshore study requirements and it is not registered with CRICOS.

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