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Improve International launches Cardiology Distance Learning Postgraduate Programme

New programme features a diverse array of speakers from a variety of backgrounds, who will bring the latest information about veterinary cardiology

Veterinary specialist CPD company Improve International has launched the latest in its suite of two-year Distance Learning (DL) Postgraduate Certificate programmes. Its new Cardiology programme will address the fundamental principles underlying cardiac disease, discuss common presentations and thoroughly review current diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. The programme starts in May 2021 and follows the successful launch of Small Animal Medicine, Small Animal Surgery and Feline Practice in January, February and April of this year.

Modules are delivered using a range of high-quality blended learning techniques, including interactive online lessons, supported by notes and videos, hosted on a world-leading online learning management system.

While studying, delegates 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. Delegates can also choose three optional practical attendance sessions covering ECGs, thoracic radiography and echocardiography.

The programme offers a route through to achieving academic qualifications – General Practitioner Certificate (GPCert) and the Postgraduate Certificate (PgC), in partnership with the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS) and Harper Adams University. Gaining a PgC enables delegates to apply to RCVS for Advanced Practitioner status in the subject.

Course Director Kieran Borgeat BSc BVSc MVetMed CertVC DipACVIM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS, said: “Improve International’s Cardiology DL programme features a diverse array of speakers from a variety of backgrounds, who will bring the latest information about veterinary cardiology to delegates. Our module leaders are world experts in their field so bring a thorough and uniquely engaging approach to the course material. Being able to discuss the topic with them and other course delegates online during each module of teaching during a two-year, in-depth course is a fantastic opportunity to connect with the topic as never before.”

Commenting, David Babington MRCVS, Business Development Director at Improve International, said: “Our Cardiology programme has been designed to equip delegates with all of the skills and knowledge they need to confidently investigate, diagnose and treat cardiac patients.

“As we start to look ahead to a time beyond lockdowns, many veterinarians are taking stock and considering the next step in their career. For some, an additional qualification may be part of their plan. By offering a distance learning solution, we can ensure that, wherever in the world they are in practice, they have the opportunity to develop their clinical skills and achieve a postgraduate qualification.”

Registration information can be found at the website.

About Improve International

One of the world’s leading veterinary training companies, Improve International was founded in 1998 by a group of like-minded vets and has since provided continuing education to more than 20,000 veterinary surgeons and nurses across 20 countries, including the UK, Germany, Spain, the USA, Australia and China.

The organisation pioneered modular CPD for veterinary professionals, combining review lectures, case-based discussion and hands-on practical sessions in their specialist wet-labs. Delegates can also choose from online and blended courses, covering a wide range of clinical subjects.

Responsible for the delivery of the taught programmes, Improve International works closely with its awarding partner, the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS) and with Harper Adams University, which provides the higher education body validation and quality assurance.

Improve International was the first organisation to be awarded a contract from Defra for the training and assurance of Official Veterinarians in the UK.

For more information and to explore the range of Improve International CPD courses, visit the website.


The International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS) was established in 2003 to provide challenging, but attainable, globally recognised qualifications. Its General Practitioner (GPCert), General Practitioner Advanced (GPAdvCerts) and Nurse (NCert) Certificates are designed to meet the needs of busy veterinary practitioners and nurses, who wish to gain postgraduate qualifications whilst working in practice. More than 5,700 veterinarians and veterinary nurses around the world have gained a qualification from ISVPS.

Alongside its international examining board comprising more than 70 worldwide veterinary specialists and diplomates, ISVPS ensures the highest integrity of its postgraduate awards through its Academic Board, made up of 10 highly respected veterinary Specialists from different disciplines.

For more information on ISVPS, visit the website.

Veterinary Practice

Improve Veterinary Practice (part of the Improve International Group) is an online knowledge and information hub for veterinary professionals across all specialties. It provides reliable, useful and interesting content, written by expert authors and covering small animal, large animal, exotics, equine and practice management
sectors of the veterinary surgeon and nursing professions.

Improve Veterinary Practice also offers a subscription-based membership, offering CPD courses and much more for the whole veterinary community.

Improve Veterinary Practice exists to inspire and inform your day-to-day work, and enable your ongoing professional development.

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