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THE RCVS and the British Small Animal Veterinary Association have agreed that their postgraduate certificate qualifications are academically equivalent.
The BSAVA launched its postgraduate certificates in small animal medicine and small animal surgery in January this year, having announced that it would be introducing the new certificate last April (VR, April 30, 2011, vol 168, p 443). The association's director of education, Frances Barr, reported last week that there had been a ‘natural interest’ in how the qualifications compared with the Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP) awarded by the RCVS, which was launched in 2007, and that the BSAVA had been in discussions about this with the Royal College. ‘Detailed discussions over the last few …