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Exotic Animal Studies PgC

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Animal Husbandry Pets / Domestic Animal Care

Course type


Course Summary

Exotic pets often fill veterinary surgeons with dread as they come through the surgery door. This programme will leave you fully equipped to understand and treat the more varied cases and species. The programme includes taught sessions on all key areas and promises to bring you fully up to date with all of the current and emerging issues. The modules will assist delegates in consolidating their knowledge of exotic medicine and surgery and help them develop an informed clinical approach to the exotic patient.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date



Key learning objectives: Explain the legislation relating to wild animals and welfare; Formulate an approach to the restraint, anaesthesia and trauma management of wild birds and mammals; Diagnose and manage common disorders of UK native wildlife; Approach rehabilitation of wildlife; Understand the zoonotic diseases which affect wildlife in the UK.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

All applicants must: Hold a veterinary qualification; Have spent a minimum of one year in veterinary practice; UK-based applicants must also be on the RCVS Home Practising Register, whilst applicants based outside the UK must hold a qualification that would entitle them to register as a member of the RCVS.