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General Practitioner Certificate in Western Veterinary Acupuncture and Chronic Pain Management



Enrolment for the GPCert(WVA&CPM) examination is a one off payment of £595.


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***Please note the validated route to PgC provided by the partnership between Improve International, the ESVPS and Harper Adams University will lapse in 2018. Candidates wanting to upgrade to the PgC, must contact ESVPS following successful acheivment of the GPCert and submit the application form by 30.09.18. The Advanced Practitioner module with Harper Adams University starts in January 2019 and this will be the final module opportunity available to GPCert(WVA&CPM) holders upgrading to the PgC.***


The Long View CPD GPCert(WVA&CPM) modular training programme has been accredited by ESVPS as being a suitable education programme based on the course content and the calibre of the tutors delivering the taught course.

Candidates are required to study all areas of the course syllabus, Full details of the course syllabus is available on the Long View CPD website or by contacting the ESVPS office for a copy.


To achieve the GPCert(WVA&CPM) candidates must complete and pass the following:

Candidates will also be required to complete the following additional study: ESVPS will send regular email reminders of submission dates and details of the final examination.

Candidates must inform ESVPS of any change of contact details during the course period.

On successful attainment of the GPCert(WVA&CPM) candidates will be awarded with a personalised certificate and their name will be included in the ESVPS register of General Practitioner Certificate holders.

Frequently asked questions

How long will it take?
Candidates can comfortably achieve a GPCert(WVA&CPM) qualification within one year, but have up to three years in which to complete the training programme and examination.

The total amount of time spent will vary from candidate to candidates. An average candidate will spend between 10 -15 hours per month on the private study, reflective learning and the completion of the case report and case studies.

What if I am not successful in passing one of the components of the examination?
Candidates are required to pass all components of the examination to gain the GPCert(WVA&CPM) qualification.  Candidates who fail their case report will be given clear indications where they were unsuccessful and guidelines on how to complete their case report to the required standard. Candidates who are unsuccessful in the final examination will be given a breakdown of the areas they were weakest in and additional study recommended.  There is a nominal fee to re-sit the final examination.

How do I get started?
Please contact us via email and we will send you a link to register.

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Examination and Submission Dates

10th May 2017 Examination Candidates:

Examination Date:
10th May 2017

Case report submission:
31st March 2017

Case studies submission:
28th February 2017

Examination venue:
Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester
9th May 2018 Examination Candidates:

Examination Date:
9th May 2018

Case report submission:
31st January 2018

Case studies submission:
28th February 2018

Examination venue:
Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester

Note: The GPCert(WVA&CPM) examination will be invigilated by representatives of ESVPS.


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