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About Us

PROGRESS THROUGH LEARNING

We are dedicated to developing careers, improving practice performance and driving veterinary education forwards.

 

Our Story Over the Years

1998
IMPROVE INTERNATIONAL ESTABLISHED

  • The company was founded by a group of like-minded veterinary surgeons, with the aim of providing the highest standard of Veterinary CPD to the veterinary sector.
2003
EUROPEAN SCHOOL OF VETERINARY POSTGRADUATE STUDIES (ESVPS) ESTABLISHED

  • ESVPS awards a wide range of peer-recognised veterinary and nursing qualifications, and accredits veterinary-related training courses.
2007
PORTUGAL OFFICE OPENED

  • Modular programmes launched in Portugal covering Small Animal Practice, Small Animal Surgery and Equine Practice. 
2008
FIRST MODULAR PROGRAMMES OFFERED OUTSIDE OF THE UK

  • Small Animal Practice programme run in Norway and Italy.
2009
EUROPEAN HEADQUARTERS ESTABLISHED IN SWINDON, UK

  • The training headquarters outside Swindon, comprise lecture rooms and state of the art ‘wet-lab’ facilities, allowing delegates to practise surgical procedures to complement their theoretical study.
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2009
PARTNERSHIP WITH KARLSLUNDE VETERINARY HOSPITAL IN COPENHAGEN

  • Karlslunde Veterinary Hospital part of the Evidensia Group with whom Improve are in partnership to run modular training programmes for both vets and nurses in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.
2010
COURSES LAUNCHED IN SPAIN

2010
COURSES LAUNCHED IN FRANCE

2011
COURSES LAUNCHED IN GERMANY

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2012
PARTNERSHIP WITH HAU

  • Founded in 1901, Harper Adams University is a specialist provider of higher education for the agricultural and rural sectors. In partnership with Improve International and ESVPS, Harper Adams offers Improve International students the opportunity to gain a wide range of postgraduate awards right up to Masters Level.
2012
SMALL ANIMAL MEDICINE AND SURGERY PGCs LAUNCHED

  • PgC’s in Small Animal Medicine and Small Animal Surgery launched following formation of the partnership between Improve, ESVPS and HAU.
2012
COURSES LAUNCHED IN AUSTRIA

2013
LAUNCH OF COURSES IN ITALY IN ASSOCIATION WITH SCIVAC

  • SCIVAC is Italy’s largest provider of veterinary postgraduate training.
2014
AUSTRALIA OFFICE OPENED

  • Modular programmes launched along with practical surgery short courses.
2014
DEFRA GOVERNMENT CONTRACT

  • Improve wins government contract to carry out Official Veterinarian (OV) training and assurance on behalf of the government’s Animal Plant and Health Agency, across England, Scotland and Wales. Involved creating database for OVs and setting up 10 new qualifications / online courses to cover all aspects of OV work.
2014
COURSES LAUNCHED IN SWITZERLAND

2015
ACQUIRED BY BENCHMARK HOLDINGS PLC

  • Benchmark are a market leader in sustainable agriculture, aquaculture, and animal health. As part of the Benchmark group, Improve are delivering innovative modular courses (online and classroom) allowing the company to expand into new territories.
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2015
RCVS RECOGNITION

  • Improve’s PgCs recognised by the RCVS as eligible entry qualifications to apply for Advanced Practitioner (AP) status.
2015
COURSES LAUNCHED IN MEXICO

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2015
NEW COURSES LAUNCHED IN JAPAN

  • Two editions of the Small Animal Surgery programme are launched in Japan
2015
A TRAINING MILESTONE!

  • Improve celebrated the 1,000th delegate to be successfully trained on a modular programme.
2016
NEW PGC ROUTES AVAILABLE

  • PgC routes in Small Animal Dermatology and Endoscopy and Endosurgery become available in the UK.
2016
COURSES LAUNCHED IN CHILE

2017
PGC IN SMALL ANIMAL DERMATOLOGY RECOGNISED BY THE RCVS

  • PgC in Small Animal Dermatology acknowledged by the RCVS as an eligible qualification to apply for Advanced Practitioner (AP) Status.
2017
STATE OF THE ART PRACTICAL TRAINING FACILITY LAUNCHED

  • Our brand new practical training facility in Sheffield, UK, is now able to provide state of the art facilities to veterinary professionals and is in an accessible location for those practising in the north of England and further afield.
2019
IMPROVE EXPANDS TO EVENTS AND PUBLISHING

  • Improve International adds Events and Publishing to complete its veterinary education offer, incorporating Vets South, Vets North, Official Vet and Veterinary Practice magazine..
2019
IMPROVE PUBLISHES MANUAL OF SMALL ANIMAL SURGERY

  • The Improve International Manual of Small Animal Surgery is a two-volume set edited by Dr Hannes Bergmann, a Small Animal Specialist working in referrals and a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. Volume 1 covers soft tissue surgery; Volume 2 focuses on orthopaedics.
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