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New 'Mini-Modular' Courses Aim to Fill Gap in Vets Specialist Training

01 July 2015

GLOBAL - Veterinary CPD provider Improve International is to launch new 'mini-modular' courses in four special interest areas. The courses aim to fill a gap for veterinary surgeons who would like to develop a more in-depth knowledge of the topics - Dentistry, Oncology, Neurology and Ultrasound - than they would gain on a one day course but without undertaking a complete Certificate programme.

Set to start in Autumn 2015, the Dentistry, Oncology and Neurology courses provide two days of study each month for three months, making six days of CPD in total.

Ultrasound delegates study for two days each month for two months, making four days of CPD in total. Each course, Neurology apart, contains a practical element.

Commenting on the launch of this new 'Mini' special interest training, David Babington MRCVS, Managing Director of Improve, said: "Veterinary surgeons wanting to develop specialist skills in specific areas currently have two choices - either to embark on a full-scale Certificate programme or to attend one day sessions in their area of interest. For those without the time or resource to commit to a Certificate programme but who are keen to develop their skills to a high level, attending a one-day course may not give them the expertise - or the practical experience - they seek."

He continued: "Our Mini-Modular courses aim to bridge that gap. They are high quality programmes, led by recognised international experts, and each gives a thorough grounding in the subject , specifically geared to the requirements of the small animal general practitioner. They aim to give delegates in-depth knowledge, practical experience and the confidence to take their new skills back into practice."

The Mini-Modular courses are open to veterinary surgeons from across Europe with teaching based at Improve's training headquarters in Swindon, which offer wet-lab facilities.

Improve International is one of the UK’s leading veterinary training companies with a 17 year track record in providing structured continuing professional development (CPD) to veterinary professionals. Acquired by Benchmark Holdings Plc in February 2015 and based in Swindon, Improve provides high quality CPD in a range of formats for veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, receptionists and practice managers to help them to develop their skills and knowledge, using a combination of review lectures, case-based discussion and where, applicable, hands-on practical sessions.

For further information, visit or call 01793 759159.

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