Monday 4th Dec 2023

Postgraduate Qualifications

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate and Diploma in Veterinary Dermatology (CertVD/DVD)
The old certificate system has been discontinued and replaced by modular certificates. For more information, please visit the RCVS website

For candidates currently enroled the last examination will be held in 2012.
  • CPD record cards and complete CertVD and DVD candidate packs can now be downloaded from the RCVS website
  • The deadline for final approval of experience is 1st November each year.
Examination entries must be submitted by 1st March of the year you wish to sit the examinations.

European College of Veterinary Dermatology (DECVD)
There are two routes to eligibility to sit the DECVD:
  • By completing an approved residency programme (2-3 years).
  • By passing the part 1 diploma examination (2-3 years).
  • Further details are available from the ESVD and ECVD websites