Improve International Launches Globally Accessible Distance Learning Postgraduate Programmes

Animal Health

Veterinary surgeons keen to develop their skills and increase the profitability of their practice can enrol for one of Improve International’s new two-year Distance Learning (DL) Postgraduate Certificates set to launch in 2021. The RACE-approved Certificate in Small Animal Surgery will start in February with the Certificate in Feline Practice in April.

As travel restrictions continue, both programmes will be delivered using a range of high-quality blended learning techniques, including interactive online lessons, supported by notes and videos, hosted on an easy-to-navigate online learning platform. The Small Animal Surgery programme will offer ten practical sessions at global training centres.

“Improve International Launches Globally Accessible Distance Learning Postgraduate Programmes.“

Delegates for Improve’s new DL Certificate programmes benefit from a module tutor – a recognised Veterinary Specialist in their field - and a dedicated programme tutor, who works with individual delegates to ensure they are supported throughout the programme.

Commenting, Dr Alison Babington MRCVS, Business Development Coordinator at Improve International, said: “We recently set out our strategy to make the achievement of a postgraduate qualification a realistic goal for every veterinarian and the launch of these new DL programmes will help us to deliver on this goal. Our DL Small Animal Medicine Certificate was launched in January 2019 and has attracted veterinarians from around the world, who are keen to study for a programme in their own time at a place of their choosing.”

She added: “The addition of these new programmes significantly strengthens our e-learning offering. The new DL Small Animal Surgery course focuses on soft tissue surgery in the first year and orthopaedics and spinal work in the second. Reflecting the latest thinking and techniques for small animal surgery, it offers an excellent platform for surgeons keen to extend their surgical capabilities. High-quality surgical videos will support every module which delegates will have access to throughout their programme.

“The Feline Practice programme offers an in-depth look at some of the more common medical and surgical issues affecting cats, as well as those which can be more challenging to diagnose and treat.”

Delegates for both programmes have the opportunity to progress to achieving a recognised qualification, General Practitioner Certificate (GPCert) or a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC).

Registration information for both programmes can be found here:

One of the world’s leading veterinary training companies, Improve International was founded by a team of UK vets and has since trained more than 20,000 veterinary professionals in 20 countries around the world. In the delivery of its programmes, it works closely with its assessment partner, the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS), and with Harper Adams University, which provides the higher education body quality assurance.

Based in Swindon, with an additional facility in Sheffield, Improve International provides high quality CPD in a range of formats for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses to help them to develop their skills and knowledge, using a combination of review lectures, case-based discussions and where, applicable, hands-on practical sessions.

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