General Practitioner Advanced Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery

The General Practitioner Advanced Certificate is accredited by ISVPS and has been developed for veterinary professionals who wish to advance their knowledge, progress their academic qualifications, and gain recognition in their field.

In partnership with Improve International and Harper Adams University (HAU), the General Practitioner Advanced Certificate is designed for veterinary surgeons who have already completed a relevant certificate and wish to evidence deeper learning. For those candidates who do not hold the prerequisite GPCert or PgC, obtained within the Improve international, ISVPS and HAU partnership, an alternative route accrediting prior certificated learning is available. Please contact ISVPS for further information.


  • 1 x 2,250-2,500 word case report
  • 3 x computer-based examinations (one comprising 50 multiple-choice questions, one comprising an ‘online applied knowledge examination’ and one ‘case-based scenario’ examination)
  • Additional ‘bridging’ assessments apply for those candidates progressing to the Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) in Advanced Veterinary Practice Sciences (please contact ISVPS for further information regarding eligibility for the Postgraduate Diploma)


Please contact ISVPS for further information

Examination and Submission Dates

2022 Examination Candidates

  • Registration-30th November 2021
  • 1 x 2,250-2,500 word case report- 8th April 2022
  • ‘Bridging’ assessments-24th February 2022 (PgD only)
  • 3 x computer-based examinations-July 2022

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