Management Buyout Heralds Major Expansion of E-learning
The directors of veterinary CPD specialist Improve International have completed a management buyout, backed by UK private equity investor RJD Partners. Following the buyout, the company has set out an ambitious plan to expand both the range and flexibility of its training programmes globally to make achieving a postgraduate qualification a realistic goal for every veterinarian.
Improve International has launched the first volume of the latest in its new textbook series – the Improve International Manual of Clinical Small Animal Internal Medicine.
Providing comprehensive information to support the diagnosis and treatment of commonly seen pathologies of dogs and cats, the new book covers topics including haematology, immunology, diagnostic imaging, respiratory diseases, cardiovascular medicine, reproductive system disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, as well as hepatobiliary and exocrine pancreas disorders. Each chapter has been authored by an internationally recognised expert in their field.
Improve International has launched a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) in Dentistry and Oral Surgery to help vets in first opinion practice to diagnose and treat the increasing number of patients suffering from dental or oral disease.During the 14-module programme of lectures, case discussions and practical sessions, delegates will learn how to approach the dog, cat and exotic patient presenting with manifestations of oral pathology in a logical and scientific manner. Lecturers for the programme, which starts in January 2020, include respected dental and oral surgical experts, including Dr Bob Partridge and Dr Rachel Perry, both European and RCVS Specialists in Veterinary Dentistry and Dr Owen Davies, an RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Oncology.
The Glasgow Chapter of the International Veterinary Students Association (ISVA) hosted a group of veterinary students from IVSA Vienna during an educational and cultural exchange visit from 12-19 April. During the visit, sponsored by global veterinary CPD specialist Improve International, the Austrian students enjoyed lectures at the Veterinary School at the University of Glasgow. They also learned about falconry and handling birds of prey and had the opportunity to practice their lambing skills.
An accredited General Practitioner Advanced Certificate (GPAdvCert) in Small Animal Medicine has been launched by Improve International aimed at veterinary professionals across Europe who wish to advance their knowledge and diagnostic skills, progress their academic qualifications and gain recognition in their field. It follows the successful launch of Improve’s first GPAdvCert in Small Animal Orthopaedics earlier this year.
We are pleased to announce the launch of our Distance Learning version of one of our most popular Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) programmes, Small Animal Medicine, in January 2019.
The comprehensive 20 module medicine programme, covering all of the major body systems of cats and dog, combines the latest thinking in small animal medicine with its world-class learning resources to ensure that delegates’ learning experience online gives the same high-quality learning as the attendance programme.
With the profession changing at such a rapid pace, it has never been more important to ensure your clinical staff get the CPD they need to stay up to date. Improve International’s David Babington looks at the mix of options open to practices
An accredited General Practitioner Advanced Certificate (GPAdvCert) has been launched by Improve International aimed at veterinary professionals across Europe who wish to advance their knowledge and practical skills in a particular field.
Dr Graeme McKeown has become the first veterinary surgeon in the UK to be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Practice Sciences (PgD AVPS). Dr McKeown, who owns practices in Hove and Tunbridge Wells, was one of a number of Postgraduate awardees to receive their awards at a ceremony at Harper Adams University on Tuesday 25 April 2017.
At an awards ceremony at Harper Adams University on Tuesday 25 April 2017, 17 new Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) holders and the first recipient of a new Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) were presented with their awards. The ceremony was organised by Harper Adams University in association with veterinary CPD provider Improve International and the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ESVPS). Harper Adams provides the higher education body quality assurance for Improve’s postgraduate clinical modular training programmes across a range of species and disciplines.