Claire Dorey-Phillips

Nurse Programme Tutor

Claire graduated from the University of Bristol in 2005 with a BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Administration. She then joined a multidisciplinary referral hospital where she went on to lead the surgical nursing department, became the lead medicine nurse, the head nurse and, finally, clinical nursing training manager. She left to work as Lead Medicine Nurse primarily in Feline Medicine at another multidisciplinary hospital, where she was instrumental in obtaining gold Cat-Friendly Clinic status and obtained her diploma in feline nursing. In October 2017 Claire joined Improve International practical team,  as Practical Course Coordinator and in 2020 she became fulltime Nurse Programme Tutor.

The Improve Team


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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