Key Dates and Timings

The duration of most courses is 24 teaching weeks over two semesters (seven to eight months total).

  • semesters 1 and 2 (late February to early November) or
  • semesters 2 and 3 (mid July to mid February).

Exceptions are the epidemiology courses, which are single semester (either February–June or July–November).

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


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.

"That was probably the best continuing professional development course I have ever done."

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 1-3 December 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 1-3 December 2020
118.764 Canine and Feline Soft Tissue Surgery 31 August-1 September 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 Cancelled
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."

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