Welcome to CEPT.
Canine & Equine Physiotherapy Training
CEPT was set up to fulfil a need as an alternative route for the education of veterinary physiotherapy students. CEPT provides an educational route for individuals wishing to qualify as veterinary physiotherapists, but who do not have veterinary or physiotherapy qualifications.
Dr. Richard Payne
We provide a sound and high quality education for individuals wishing to become veterinary physiotherapists (aka animal physiotherapists), and therefore to provide physiotherapy for animals needing specialist attention after injury, surgery, or for maintenance and support, including geriatric patients.
CEPT is pleased to announce that the course is being taken over by the University of Nottingham School (UoN) of Veterinary Medicine and Science in July 2018. The course will be the same format as the CEPT AdvCertVPhys, and Dr Richard Payne will be the Program Lead.
Your application for the September 2018 entry should be made via the UoN Post Graduate Taught Courses web pages (links below).
An MSc (3yrs part-time) and a PGDip (2yrs part-time) in Veterinary Physiotherapy are available. You will be able to practice with either the PGDip or the MSc, but students will be encouraged to study for the MSc.
Full course details and applications are at:
There is also plenty of information about UoN PG courses at:
Specific enquiries about PG taught course at the UoN can be made at:
For enquires to Richard Payne, please use the enquiry page at:
CEPT offers two courses with the Advanced Certificate leading to an MSc in Professional Practice and a route to Doctor of Professional Studies. All courses are accredited by Middlesex University.
Dr Richard Payne MA(Cantab) VetMB* DProf CertClinEd(Acc Mdx) AdvCertVPhys HonFIRVAP FRSA PAMIPEM MRCVS13th August 2017
Mrs Marjorie Somerville BA(Sciences) PGCE mUALL HonFIRVAP FRSA FHEA Education Specialist13th August 2017
Dr David Somerville BEd(Hons) PhD CSci MIPEM HonFIRVAP FRSA13th August 2017
Dr Rebecca Brooks BVM&S AdvCertVPhys CertClinEd(Acc Mdx) MIRVAP MRCVS13th August 2017
Dr. Richard Payne
Richard has two separate roles: Director of CEPT and Assistant Professor of Veterinary Anatomy at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science University of Nottingham.
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The courses are unique for the standard of qualification in that there are specific lecture weekends where you are taught with your peers. CEPT believes this achieves a higher standard and allows students to resolve queries directly with lecturers, and also generates being part of a group.
Applications are taken all year for both courses. Interviews are held in May with a September entry point. Applications from May onwards may still be considered for a September start.