General Practitioner Advanced Certificates leading to Postgraduate Diplomas (PgD)

Advance Your Skills With A New Qualification

The new, accredited General Practitioner Advanced Certificate (GPAdvCert) is a qualification developed for veterinary professionals who wish to advance their knowledge and practical skills, progress their academic qualifications and gain recognition in their field.

Accredited by the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ESVPS) and validated by Harper Adams University (HAU), these advanced programmes enable you to continue your learning journey with us and progress your Postgraduate Certificate to a Postgraduate Diploma (PgD).


“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

Benefits for you and your practice


Increase your skills and confidence in dealing with more advanced orthopeadic procedures in-house


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

Click the diagram to find out how you can achieve a Postgraduate Diploma



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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