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Two-year modular Distance Learning Small Animal Medicine programme to start in June

The comprehensive 20-module programme combines the latest thinking in small animal medicine with world-class tutors and learning resources

Veterinary surgeons keen to extend their knowledge and increase the profitability of their practice are encouraged to sign up for the next intake, in June 2020, of the two-year modular Small Animal Medicine Distance Learning Programme from Improve International.

The comprehensive 20-module programme covering the major body systems of cats and dog, combines the latest thinking in small animal medicine with world-class tutors and learning resources. As travel restrictions continue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the RACE-approved distance learning programme offers an opportunity for vets anywhere in the world to work towards a recognised qualification at their own pace from the comfort of their home or practice.

Delegates signing up for the programme benefit from a module tutor – an RCVS or ECVIM/ACVIM Small Animal Internal Medicine Diploma holder– and a dedicated programme tutor, who works with individual delegates to ensure they are supported throughout the programme. High quality learning support is embedded in the programme with delegates receiving:

  • Interactive and engaging modules to enable them to absorb the learning materials in an online environment
  • Real-life case studies to support relating learning back to practice
  • Presentations, written notes, interactive quizzes and exercises to test knowledge
  • The opportunity to extend knowledge or progress to achieving a recognised qualification, General Practitioner Certificate (GPCert) or a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC)

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.

Commenting on the Distance Learning Small Animal Medicine Programme, Dr Alison Babington MRCVS, said: “This programme brings the latest learning in small animal medicine in an engaging interactive online environment to delegates, enabling them to learn quickly wherever they are. The response to our distance learning programme has been very positive with delegates joining us from all over the world. With the COVID-19 pandemic increasing the already intense pressure on the profession, the benefits of studying for a qualification via distance learning, both to gain knowledge and skills while supporting work-life balance, are becoming even more attractive.”

She continued: “As we emerge from the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, vets will be looking to enhance their career prospects and rapidly rebuild the profitability of their practice. Developing new skills which reduce the need for referrals and improve patient outcomes through this programme is an effective way to do this with delegates able to take essential knowledge back to practice immediately. We’re looking forward to welcoming delegates to this new two-year programme.”

For more information on Small Animal Medicine Distance Learning programme, visit Improve International’s website.

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.

For further information, visit the website or call 01793 759159.

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