General Practitioner Advanced Certificates leading to Postgraduate Diplomas (PgD)

Advance Your Skills with a General Practitioner Advanced Certificate (GPAdvCert)

Developed for veterinary professionals who wish to advance their knowledge and practical skills, progress their academic qualifications and gain recognition in their field. These courses are accredited by the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ESVPS) and validated by Harper Adams University (HAU).

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Benefits for you and your practice
  • Increase your skills and confidence in dealing with more advanced orthopeadic procedures in-housee

  • Reduce referrals and therefore retain higher levels of income for your practice

  • Increase your skills, knowledge and confidence to face the most complex cases

  • Enhance transferable skills for you and your team

  • Access to leading specialists

  • A high level of practical instruction and hands-on practise in a wet-lab environment

State of the art training facilities

The practical training centres have been carefully selected to ensure the programme is delivered in the latest purpose-built wet-lab facilities which reflect the veterinary surgical environment. Our centres in Madrid and Sheffield and our partner’s facility in Cremona offer superior surgical stations, operating theatre lighting and a wide choice of surgical equipment which will enable you to practise skills under the direction of leading specialists.

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“I embarked on Improve’s Postgraduate Diploma as I was keen to deepen my knowledge and expand my skills.

I am proud to be the first vet in the UK to achieve this qualification, and it has given me the confidence to handle more advanced and difficult surgical and medical cases.”

Dr Graeme McKeown

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Sheffield, UK

Cremona, Italy

Madrid, Spain


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.


01793 759159

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