MVM courses

"I gained a huge amount from this paper and am enjoying using what I learned in practice. I will definitely consider doing more papers in the future."

All our courses are taught by distance/online. Each course has a three-day non-compulsory contact workshop in Palmerston North. If you cannot attend in person, you can use interactive technologies, to interact with the class and lecturer online (practical sessions not included).  Most lectures are streamed live and recorded for later review.

"These courses jump-start me to review subjects in a more systematic and sustainable manner—hopefully well beyond the duration of the courses."

Taught courses are offered every second year with the exception of the following courses offered annually

  • 118.761 Canine and Feline Emergency Medicine
  • 118.785 Principles of Veterinary Epidemiology
  • 118.786 Applied Epidemiology

Research reports (Capstone courses) (118.851, 118.852, 118.853) are offered each year over Semester 1&2.

For every course you pass, you receive a certificate of completion.

Choose any course you want or select specific courses towards a Companion Animal, Companion Animal Surgery , Production Animal or Veterinary Business Administration MVM.


Learn how to enrol.

" These papers are excellent to brush up on areas you feel rusty in, explore an area of interest, or just a great way to get a post-grad qualification while working."

Courses offered in February 2020

Companion animal courses:

Avian Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Oncology
Soft Tissue Surgery

Production animal courses:

Mastitis Management

Epidemiology courses:

Principles of Veterinary Epidemiology

Business courses:

Accounting

Courses offered in February 2021

Companion animal courses:

Clinical Reproduction and Fertility
Dermatology
Emergency Medicine
Endocrinology

Production animal courses:

Clinical Reproduction and Fertility
Advances in Ruminant Nutrition

Epidemiology courses:

Principles of Veterinary Epidemiology

Business courses:

Marketing

Courses offered in July 2020

Companion animal courses:

Cardiorespiratory Medicine
Clinical Pathology
Diagnostic Imaging

Gastroenterology

Production animal courses:

Calf Medicine

Epidemiology courses:

Applied Veterinary Epidemiology

Business courses:

Leadership and People

Courses offered in July 2021

Companion animal courses:

Ophthalmology 
Orthopedic Surgery 
Neurology 

Production animal courses:

Cattle Lameness

Epidemiology courses:

Applied Veterinary Epidemiology

Business courses:

Dispute Resolution

Key dates for courses

We advise you to enrol early in the enrolment period since student numbers are limited to 30. Early enrolment also ensures that you receive study materials before the course starts. Learn how to enrol

Contact workshop dates for 2020 can be found in specific course descriptions and here. 

"The cases at the contact course were excellent in helping me understand what I had been reading … in my case, the information doesn’t really go in until I apply it."

Course Name Workshop date
118.751 Canine and Feline Gastroenterology 8-10 December 2020
118.753 Canine and Feline Oncology 25-27 August 2020
118.754 Diagnostic imaging for Small Animal Veterinarians 8-10 December 2020
118.755 Clinical Pathology in SA Practice 8-10 December 2020
118.757 Cardiorespiratory Medicine for SA Veterinarians 8-10 December 2020
118.758 Avian Medicine 30 June - 2 July 2020
118.761 Canine and Feline Emergency Medicine 25-27 August 2020
118.764 Canine and Feline Soft Tissue Surgery 25-27 August 2020
118.772 Calf Medicine, Health and Management 17-19 November 2020
118.775 Advanced Mastitis Management for the Production Animal Vet. 31 March - 2 April 2020
118.785 Principles of Veterinary Epidemiology 5-7 May 2020
118.786 Applied Veterinary Epidemiology 25-27 August 2020
118.851 Research Report (MVM) (45 credit) 11-13 February 2020
118.852 Research Report (MVM) (60 credit) 11-13 February 2020
118.853 Advanced Professional Practice in Veterinary Medicine (45 credit) 11-13 February 2020

"This is my 5th MVM paper. I have found the papers really beneficial. The more you learn, the more you start to see. My only complaint is that it was not available when I was a new grad."

NB: From 2016 completions must follow the regulations as outlined in  Introduction to the MVM capstone courses (253 KB)

Weekly time commitment per course

Each course offered over 2 semesters involves about 5-6 hours of work per week – one-eighth of a full-time workload.

For each epidemiology course (15 credits) plan to spend 10-15 hours of study per week during the semester.
For business courses students should plan for 25 hours of study per week for the period of the course.

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If you have any questions or need help with enrolments contact us!

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