Online Bitesize CPD

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Our new online Bitesize CPD is designed for veterinary professionals who wish to gain the latest skills in key clinical subjects.
  • Meet your annual CPD requirements online
  • 12 training courses - one per month, covering key areas relevant to everyday practice
  • 3 hours per month, giving you flexibility to study at a time suited to you
  • Accredited by the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ESVPS)
  • Updated regularly so you will always receive the latest knowledge and access to new subjects

How does it work?

  • New courses released monthly
  • Access training via a desktop, mobile or tablet and complete in your own time
  • Courses are interactive with quizzes, case studies and materials to support you
  • Once each course is completed, you will receive a downloadable CPD certificate and digital badge representing 3 hours of CPD

Courses for Veterinary Surgeons

Online Bitesize CPD covering all of the key clinical areas essential to general practice.

Exotic Animals

This course will provide up to date information on the following key areas:
  • Gain an understanding of ferret reproductive physiology and the management of associated conditions
  • Understand the causes and treatment of insulinoma in ferrets
  • Become familiar with the pathogenesis and clinical signs of RHD2
  • Be able to compare RHD2 with RHD1
  • Understand the application of the veterinary cascade to the selection of medication for exotic patients




Speaker: Richard Saunders (BVSc BSc CertZooMed DZooMed(Mammalian) MRCVS )
Duration: 3 Hours

Dermatology

This course will provide up to date information on the following key areas:
  • Explain the immunology of auto immune skin diseases 
  • Devise a diagnostic approach to immune mediated skin diseases
  • Describe the pathogenesis of pemphigus foliaceous and choose appropriate therapy for long term management
  • Become familiar with MLCE and nodular panniculitis and their management
  • Consider and reflect on your use of glucocorticoids in the treatment of auto immune diseases and understand treatment options available




Speaker: David Shearer
Duration: 3 Hours

Soft Tissue Surgery 1

This course will provide up to date information on the following key areas:
  • Successful treatment of GDV
  • Performing an incisional gastropexy
  • Rapid splenectomy - how do I do it?





Speaker: Howard Seim (DVM Diplomate ACVS )
Duration: 3 Hours

Anaesthesia/Critical Care

This course will provide up to date information on the following key areas:
  • Appreciate the different applications of dexmedetomidine in practice including off label combinations and doses, its use in CRIs and as a new treatment for noise anxiety
  • Be familiar with the national controlled drug legislation relating to ketamine and the recent changes
  • Understand the current controversies concerning the international scheduling of ketamine
  • Understand how to recognise pain in cats
  • Become familiar with pain scoring systems





Speaker: Nicola Grint (BVSc CertVA DVA MRCVS)
Duration: 3 Hours

Cardiology

This course will provide up to date information on new advances, technology and procedures within Cardiology.
  • Understand the stages of heart disease and be able to define the pre-clinical stage of disease
  • Describe the general echocardiographic features of common heart diseases
  • Understand the recent scientific evidence base for the treatment of common canine and feline heart diseases, and when to start treatment
  • Understand the prevalence of heart disease in cats and be able to define a rational method for identifying which heart murmurs in cats are most important
  • Describe the novel minimally invasive procedures that can be carried out to help such patients with heart disease, and consider how to identify the best cases for referral for such treatments




Speaker: Kieran Borgeat (BVSc CertVC DipACVIM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS)
Duration: 3 Hours

Ophthalmology

This course will provide up to date information on the following key areas:
  • Feline herpes virus - are you in touch with the current thinking?
  • Serum - is it all its cracked up to be for canine ulcers?
  • Recent advances in canine inherited retinal disease-don't get left behind by the breeders!




Speaker: Sally Turner (VetMB MA DVOphthal MRCVS)
Duration: 3 Hours

Diagnostic Imaging Online

This course will provide up to date information on the following key areas:
  • What is the normal appearance of bowel on ultrasound 
  • What could pathology change within the wall
  • What might alter the echogenicity of the mucosa?
  • What might alter the number of layers identified?
  • Why do a brain MRI in a seizuring dog?
  • What is the standard brain protocol in a dog and why?
  • What conditions that cause seizuring are we looking to rule out?
  • Why is CT recommended in elbow investigations?
  • What is elbow dysplasia?
  • What conditions can be diagnosed with elbow CT?





Speaker: Abby Caine (VetMB BA CertVDI DipECVDI MRCVS)
Duration: 3 Hours

Small Animal Medicine 1

This course will provide up to date information on new advances, technology and procedures within Neurology. 
  • The latest diagnostic tests and procedures
  • Creation of a differential diagnosis listing based on diagnostic tests and procedures
  • Treatment protocols for selected conditions
  • Case-based scenarios to help develop critical thinking and self-reflection



Duration: 3 Hours

Soft Tissue Surgery 2

This course will provide up to date information on the following key areas:
  • Feline perineal urethrostomy-the ventral approach
  • Successful canine urethrostomy
  • Performing a canine urethrostomy





Speaker: Howard Seim (DVM Diplomate ACVS )
Duration: 3 Hours

Feline Medicine

This course will provide up to date information on the following key areas:
  • Feline infectious peritonitis- what's new?
  • Chronic kidney disease - diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Diabetes Mellitus - Whats best for cats?


Speaker: Martha Cannon (VetMB BA DSAM(Feline) MRCVS)
Duration: 3 Hours

Orthopaedic Surgery

This course will provide up to date information on the following key areas:
  • How to diagnose and treat cruciate disease 
  • How to diagnose and treat elbow dysplasia 
  • The general principles and indications of external skeletal fixation




Speaker: Hannes Bergmann (DrMedVet DipECVS MRCVS)
Duration: 3 Hours

Small Animal Medicine 2

This course will provide up to date information on new advances, technology and procedures within small animal medicine.
  • The latest diagnostic tests and procedures
  • Creation of a differential diagnosis listing based on diagnostic tests and procedures
  • Treatment protocols for selected conditions
  • Case-based scenarios to help develop critical thinking and self-reflection




Duration: 3 Hours

Online Bitesize CPD

The prices detailed below are for individual membership and multiple user discounts.

Individual membership

Regular price - £ 349.00 /Year +VAT * £ 299.00 /Year +VAT

Practice membership

For Practice membership please contact Improve International.

Annual Subscription includes

  • 12 months course access
  • 12 training courses delivered monthly
  • Personalised CPD Certificate and digital badge (for each course)

Payment Options


  • Monthly Direct Debit
  • Spread your payments with Direct Debit – the easiest way to pay your subscription. Select this option, enter your bank details accordingly and your subscription will be debited from your bank account on a monthly basis.

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