Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

The experience


Flexible online learning

Teaching in this course is delivered entirely online through the eLearning Education app, available on smartphones and tablets with iOS, Android or Windows systems, giving students the flexibility to study in their own time and location.

Online, self-paced learning offers veterinary professionals the flexibility to balance work and study, with academic support available. Course materials have been designed to fit in with full schedules and professional commitments and to be completed at your own pace.

Study materials on the eLearning Education app are updated on a regular basis - and your access will continue after you have finished the course, so you can always review and revise what you have learned, anytime and anywhere.

Who you will learn from

Course content has been written by internationally recognised experts, including:

  • Dez Hughes, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
  • Thierry Beths, Associate Professor and Section Head, Anaesthesia
  • Dr Sam Long, Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Neurology
  • Cathy Beck, Fellow of the Australia New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (Diagnostic Imaging)
  • Elise Boller, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
  • Dr Manuel Boller, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care and Co-chair of the RECOVER CPR initiative.

Mark Davis

"For a vet to stay registered, it’s important to complete continuing education, to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and treatments. This can be challenging to fit into a vet's busy schedule.

When we were writing these courses, we broke them down into 20 to 30-minute chunks. You can choose how fast or how slow you go, as well as how much you do at a time. If you want to spend half of your lunch break reading, you can.

You also don’t have to travel to do a face-to-face class. People are doing these courses in rural areas, as well as overseas. We are providing something that’s transportable and easy to access from anywhere.

And once a student is signed up to the course, they’ll always have access to it – even if we update the content. It’s very useful, especially since hands-on practical courses are very expensive. It’s something students have access to all the time rather than just getting shown or demonstrated once.

We’ve had comments from past students that the courses have helped them revise their clinic’s treatment protocols, and they've learned how to treat their patients more thoroughly and successfully. The deeper clinical understanding the courses help develop has also increased their professional satisfaction."

- Mark Davis, Senior Lecturer - Emergency & Critical Care, Veterinary Clinical Sciences