Taught course

Veterinary Clinical Practice

University of Bristol · Bristol Veterinary School

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Entry requirements

Applicants will need to be members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or have a relevant degree that allows them membership to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons ahead of the start of the programme, plus a minimum of one year's primary clinical experience in an English-speaking practice.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme will appeal to vets with one or two years' clinical experience who want to develop their clinical skills. As well as preparing you for further clinical training, the diploma will also develop your skills for a primary care setting.

The diploma lasts 12 months. There are two compulsory units and each unit carries equal weighting.

The goal is for students to consolidate and build on the clinical knowledge and skills gained from their undergraduate study and prior professional practice (eg the RCVS Professional Development Phase). Teaching will be delivered through a combination of directed clinical training, face-to-face presentations and seminars, online resources and self-directed learning. You will also receive training in evidence-based veterinary medicine.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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