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Festive Boost To Worldwide Veterinary Service From Improve International And ISVPS

5 months ago

15th December, 2021 20h48

Improve International

Improve International and the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS) have donated £2,500 to veterinary charity Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS) to mark the festive season. WVS is a not-for-profit organisation that sends volunteer emergency veterinary teams to countries where they are needed; trains veterinarians in emerging countries to improve standards of care and ships medication and aid to regions in short supply.

Dr Heber Alves, Improve International’s CEO, said: “The veterinary professionals funded by WVS do fantastic work around the world and their efforts have never been more important than during the pandemic. Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, the charity has supported vital welfare and conservation projects this year, including the creation of the Majete Veterinary Care Unit in Malawi, which provides expert veterinary care to injured wildlife and cares for the anti-poaching dogs.”

Becky Miners, Fundraising and Communications Manager for WVS, explained: “The global pandemic has left many animals without food, shelter or veterinary care. It is thanks to the support of companies, such as Improve International and ISVPS, that we can step in and provide emergency support when it is needed.”

She added: “This kind donation will help us to maintain the support we offer to veterinary colleagues globally and progress new projects, such as the creation of a veterinary training centre on the Galápagos Islands.”

Dr Heber Alves said: “This donation is our way of saying thank you to veterinary professionals globally who have, yet again, gone above and beyond, to ensure that their patients receive the expert care they need despite the difficulties imposed by the pandemic.

“We wish veterinary professionals everywhere a happy, healthy and peaceful holiday season.”

Notes to editors:

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 40,000 veterinary surgeons and nurses across 20 countries, including the UK, Germany, Spain, the USA, Australia and China. 

The organisation pioneered modular CPD in the UK for veterinary professionals, combining review lectures, case-based discussion and hands-on practical sessions in their specialist wet-labs. Today, delegates can also choose from online and blended courses, covering a wide range of species and 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 in 2014, for the training and assurance of Official Veterinarians in the UK. 

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



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 Specialists from different disciplines.

For further information:

Rebecca George, George PR 

Tel: 01449 737281/07974 161108

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