Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care


      The Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care covers all the techniques necessary to perform emergency and critical care procedures, and the essential knowledge for monitoring of these patients. This includes identifying and addressing life threatening conditions such as:

      • Major trauma
      • Toxicities
      • Sepsis
      • Acute abdomen
      • Cardiac failure
      • Respiratory and ventilatory failure
      • Renal failure
      • Urethral obstruction.

      This course goes beyond practical treatment - you’ll gain an understanding of the underlying pathophysiology and evidence behind the treatment, giving you the confidence to make sound decisions when faced with the huge variety of emergencies seen in veterinary practice.

      Course structure

      This course comprises four subjects, each worth 12.5 credit points, and completed entirely online. Assessments include online quizzes, written interpretations of case studies, and open-book examinations with a minimum pass mark of 70%.

      This course can be completed at your own pace over six months, one year or two years.


      Students should plan to allocate about 200 hours across the year for completion of this course, including formal study and assessments.

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