The Fitzpatrick Learning Academy is an independent company taking steps into the future with the launch of a new state of the art skills facility and a new programme of world class CPD.

Passionate in our mission to share world class veterinary knowledge and hands on expertise, the company will offer unique, bespoke courses such as the Surgical Reboot as well as weekend retreats for those busy first opinion veterinary practitioners unable to get away for vital refresher CPD during the weekdays.

Upcoming Courses

October 13 2016

Reconstructive Surgery & an Introduction to Abdominal Surgery

This course provides an introduction to skin and reconstructive surgery including flaps, grafts and wound closure. Then you learn about opening, exploring and closing the abdomen with specific attention being paid to diaphragmatic hernias and surgery of the spleen – showing you how to do a fast splenectomy!

November 9 2016

Laparoscopy & Minimally Invasive Surgery: An Introduction with Philip Lhermette

Synopsis This course provides an introduction to laparoscopy and minimally invasive surgery. There will be a brief overview of instrumentation and techniques in human surgery

January 19 2017

Digestive and Head & Neck Surgery

This course will give you an insight into digestive system surgery and surgery of the head & neck. You will be able to enhance your skills & knowledge with the latest on surgeries such as gastropexy, TECA and brachycephalic syndrome.

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Course Paths

Surgical Skills Lab

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Executive Retreat Courses

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Minimally Invasive Courses

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Advanced Procedure Workshops

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About the Teaching Centre

The Teaching Centre

We work primarily from the new purpose-designed Fitzpatrick Learning Academy Teaching Centre in Guildford, Surrey where we maintain a dedicated, fully-equipped skills lab.
The permanence of learning is important to us so we use a variety of different methods to deliver our courses including hands-on, participatory classroom teaching and video interaction.

Our State-of-the-art FLA skills lab

FLA will have its own custom built, dedicated Skills Lab comprising the latest equipment and materials from high level partners, Eickemeyer, Storz and Ethicon.

FLA will also benefit from the world class specialist expertise on site which will be unparalleled.