Suture Techniques Course Online


Learn Suture Skills…

from anywhere on Earth


Loop Abroad’s Veterinary Suture Techniques course is asynchronous. You can start any time, watch the training videos at your own pace, and practice with your included instruments and model at home until you feel confident with each of the ligature and suture patterns you learn in this course.

In order to receive a Certification of Completion for the Veterinary Suture Training Course, you will need to submit a video of yourself performing each of the following for review by a Loop Abroad veterinarian:

  • Square knot
  • Simple interrupted suture pattern (2 complete stitches)
  • Cruciate suture pattern (2 complete stitches)
  • Continuous intradermal suture pattern (at least 4 throws)

    Dr. Kristina Perez suture instructor
    Dr. Kristina Perez is your suture instructor!

You will also need to pass a quiz on the material covered in the course. You can retake the quiz if you score below the 70% required to pass.

You will be able to re-submit the videos after feedback from a Loop Abroad veterinarian if you are unable to demonstrate proficiency in the first submission. It may take multiple submissions for you to earn the certificate, but don’t be discouraged. This helps to ensure that the Certificate of Completion has meaning.

Please note that this does not mean that you are licensed or certified to perform suturing on animals – it simply shows that you have successfully completing this beginner training course, which gives you proper techniques for suturing that you can build upon in vet school or vet tech school.

Tuition is $499 $299 and includes:

  • Suture kit with all necessary materials by mail. (Note: available in most countries, shipping included in tuition.)
  • Access to all training videos for as long as it takes to complete the training
  • Veterinarian review of your submission videos and veterinarian feedback if the improvement is needed
  • Certificate of Completion by mail upon successful completion.


Close-up of suture technique practice
Close-up videos show the details of each technique

Course materials and content:


  • Video explanation of the suture kit, names of surgical instruments, and how to properly handle instruments
  • Video lecture covering suture materials, sizing, and intro to suture patterns
  • Short lectures followed by how-to videos showing the following knots/ligatures:
    • Square knot (and surgeon’s throw) – instrument tie
    • Buried knot
    • Miller’s knot
    • Modified Miller’s knot
    • Autoligation (as for feline castration)
  • Short lectures followed by how-to videos showing the following patterns:
    • Simple interrupted
    • Simple continuous
    • Cruciate
    • Continuous intradermal
    • Ford interlocking
    • Interrupted horizontal mattress
    • Interrupted vertical mattress
    • Cushing

Suture Kit contains: Suture Pad, Needle Drivers, Thumb Forceps, Suture Scissors, Scalpel Blade Handle, Scalpel Blades (5-pack), Suture Thread (16-pack), and Convenient Carry Bag.

There are no additional readings, technology subscriptions, or course materials you have to purchase to participate in this program. University credit is not offered with this course.

After enrolling, you will be granted immediate access to the digital course. Log in to the course and submit your correct mailing address – we can’t send your kit until you’ve told us where to send it!

Suture kits usually arrive in US addresses within 8-10 days. For international shipping, please allow 2-4 weeks.

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