General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Surgery - GPCert SAS

GPCert in Small Animal Surgery

The GPCert (SAS) is a post-graduate qualification awarded by the independent awarding institution, International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS).

The GPCert (SAS) qualification has been validated by Harper Adams University (HAU) United Kingdom and is recognised globally.

Please find a summary of examination information below. For the most up to date information (including relevant cut off dates) please refer directly to the ISVPS website or contact the ISVPS directly by email australia@isvps.org.

Candidates for the GPCert(SAS) are required to be delegates of the accredited Improve International Australia Small Animal Surgery program as a prerequisite of registration with the ISVPS.*

ISVPS requirements

Candidates sitting examination in 2021*

To achieve the GPCert(SAS), candidates sitting their examination in 2021 must complete and pass the following:

  • Register with the ISVPS by 25 June 2020, and pay the applicable fees
  • Complete two-year ISVPS-accredited modular training program
  • Complete the pre- and post-module questions
  • Submit to ISVPS 10 x 500-1,000 word case studies—due 29th April 2021
  • Submit to ISVPS 1 x 2,250-2,500 word case report—due 24th June 2021
  • Sit the online examination (100 multiple-choice questions)—15th October 2021

 

Candidates sitting examination in 2022*

In 2022, ISVPS have replaced the 10 x 500-1,000 word case studies with a fully online examination comprising case-based scenario and ‘spot test’ questions, allowing candidates to apply their learning in a more practically relevant manner.

To achieve the GPCert(SAS) in 2022, candidates must complete and pass the following:

  • Register with the ISVPS by 24 June 2021, and pay the applicable fees
  • Complete two-year ISVPS-accredited modular training program
  • Complete the pre- and post-module questions
  • Submit to ISVPS 1 x 2,250-2,500 word case report—due 30th June 2022 (TBC)
  • Sit the online examination (100 multiple-choice questions)—14th October 2022 (TBC)
  • Sit the online examination (case-based scenario & ‘spot test’)—14th October 2022 (TBC)  
  • Candidates must study all areas of the course syllabus and successfully complete the ISVPS requirements below. In some cases, not all of the course syllabus is covered in the taught program and additional study will be required.
 

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