The module is focused on therapeutics and management of cardiovascular disease using the appropriate techniques. It is not concerned with the diagnosis with cardiovascular disease as this is the concern of module C-VC.2.
The module is aimed at veterinary surgeons in private practice, or at a veterinary school with a substantial case load of small or large animals, or a mixture, of which a significant number have primary cardiovascular disease, or require thorough examinations of their cardiovascular system for investigation of other systemic illnesses, or injury. At least 200 of these should be examined and assessed primarily by the candidate.
The module may be taken from a large animal or a small animal perspective, or a mixture of the two. It is suggested that candidates intending to proceed to a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Cardiology) via modules C-VC.1 and C-VC.2, will present a C-VC.3 made up of a balanced distribution of species with at least 2 being represented. Alternatively, if candidates are intending to proceed to the Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Cardiology) with a large animal/equine bias using the Equine module C-E.2, the case diary should be made up of 90% large animals. Candidates not wishing to use the module to attain the Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Cardiology) can present case books made up exclusively from small or large animal cases.
Module C-VC.3 is mandatory for those aiming to achieve the CertAVP (Cardiology).