Louise O’Dwyer Scholarship 2022 Winner Announced

We are delighted to award Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) Claire Thomas from Dick White Referrals the Louise O’Dwyer Scholarship for 2022. The scholarship will enable Claire to study on our Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) training programme and upon completion...

Supporting Pet Blood Bank One Step At A Time

We are delighted to have raised over £650 in support of Pet Blood Bank by completing a virtual 1,106-mile fundraising challenge. Staff across Improve International, Improve Veterinary Practice and ISVPS came together to cover the distance between our Swindon, UK...

Online Transfusion Medicine Course launched by Improve International with the opportunity to achieve ISVPS NCert The programme will start on 1 April 2022 online and comprises eight modules covering key transfusion medicine topics of relevance to veterinary nurses....

Pet Bereavement Online Learning Programme

New for 2022: Online Pet Bereavement Support Programme  With levels of pet ownership growing globally and the impact on owners of losing a much-loved animal companion increasingly recognised, global veterinary education specialist Improve International has developed...

Black Friday Offers from Improve International

Global veterinary education specialist Improve International is getting into the Black Friday spirit with a range of special offers on CPD – including its flagship Vet Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) courses, practical surgery & ultrasound courses and Nurse...

Vets North is Back!

Wednesday 15-Thursday 16 September 2021   Vets North, the popular regional congress, which offers 36 hours of everyday-relevant clinical content, is set to return as a face-to-face event at Haydock Park Racecourse on 15-16 September 2021. Featuring separate streams...

Exploring the Role of OVs in a Post-Brexit World

OV Conference Online: 28-30 September 2021   The role of Official Veterinarians (OVs) and the issues and challenges they face in a post-Brexit world will be discussed during this year’s OV Conference, which takes place online from 28-30 September.  Early Bird...

Latest update on Coronavirus

In light of recent events relating to the pandemic of Coronavirus, Improve International is taking the necessary measures to enable delegates to receive course sessions online via an interactive webinar platform and a virtual learning platform.

Improve International on Crusade to Make Postgraduate Qualifications Accessible Globally

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.

2020 OV Conference Goes Online

Tickets are now available for the UK’s only conference dedicated to the continuing professional development needs of Official Veterinarians (OVs).  Moving online as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 OV Conference will offer up to 25 hours of CPD with...

Vets North Postponed

It is with great sadness that we have taken the decision to postpone Vets North on 8-9 July at Haydock Park Racecourse until June 2021. This decision is based on current Government advice regarding social distancing measures during the Coronavirus pandemic and, as...

Improve International Manual of Clinical Small Animal Internal Medicine Launched

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.

Advanced Orthopaedics Delegates Enjoy a Reunion in Portugal

Six veterinarians who attended a new General Practitioner Advanced Certificate (GPAdvCert) Orthopaedics Programme launched by Improve International in 2018 have met for a reunion ‘CPD and social’ weekend in Porto. Dr Sean Murphy, from Ireland, Dr Paulo Sousa from...

Improve International Launches PgC in Dentistry and Oral Surgery

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.

IVSA Glasgow Hosts IVSA Vienna in Exchange Visit Supported by Improve International

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.

New European-wide Postgraduate Qualification in Advanced Small Animal Medicine Launched

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.

New Distance Learning Small Animal Medicine Programme

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.

New Cardiac Courses from Improve International

We have introduced two new one-day courses for veterinary surgeons with an interest in cardiac medicine. They will be led by Dr Luca Ferasin DVM PhD Cert VC PGCert (HE) Dip ECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS, a European and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary...

New courses launched!

We are pleased to announce two new courses at our recently opened state-of-the-art wet-lab practical training facility in Sheffield. The first is a two-day course on Feline Dentistry led by Bob Partridge BVM&S Dipl EVDC MRCVS, a Recognised European and RCVS...

CPD: delivering lifelong learning in the here and now

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

Canine Reproduction Course Launched

A two-day course to give small animal practitioners with an interest in small animal reproduction an understanding of the clinical investigation of infertility in breeding dogs and bitches has been launched by Improve International. The course is led by Gary England,...

First Recipient of a New Postgraduate Diploma Recognised

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.

New Certificate Holders Attend First Award Ceremony

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.

Dermatology PgC Recognised by RCVS as Qualification for AP Status

Veterinary CPD provider, Improve International has announced that its Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) in Small Animal Dermatology has been recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) as an eligible entry qualification for Advanced Practitioner...

Vets Challenged to Rethink Canine Cushing’s Syndrome

Vets Challenged to Rethink Canine Cushing’s Syndrome by World Expert at London Vet Show Delegates of Improve International were challenged to rethink the diagnosis and treatment of patients with Canine Cushing’s syndrome at the London Vet Show during two special...

Dermatology and Endoscopy & Endosurgery

Improve has announced that two more of its small animal modular veterinary programmes have been validated by Harper Adams Uni under the 2012 partnership arrangement.

MP Congratulates Improve on Government Contract Success

Robert Buckland MP Congratulates Constituency Business on its Government Contract Success On Friday 22 July 2016, Robert Buckland, MP for South Swindon, visited a business in his constituency to congratulate the team on its success in winning and delivering a major...

Improve win a Veterinary Marketing Award

Improve has been awarded a Veterinary Marketing Award (VMA) for our campaign to promote our Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) programmes in Small Animal Medicine and Small Animal Surgery .


Improve International was established in 1998 by a group of veterinary surgeons from across the UK. We run Continuous Professional Development training for veterinary professionals to help develop the skills and knowledge required in practice. Our programmes utilise a combination of review lectures, case-based discussion and, where applicable, hands-on practical sessions. We are an international organisation with offices in the UK and Portugal.

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