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​Improve International Thanks Veterinary Profession With Festive Fundraiser For Worldwide Veterinary Service

4 months ago

17th December, 2020 16h45

Improve International

Veterinary CPD specialist Improve International has created a video to thank veterinary professionals from around the world for their hard work during the unprecedented challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is also donating £1,350 to Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS), a not-for-profit organisation which 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.

The aim of the video is to communicate how COVID-19 has changed the way pet owners, companion animals and veterinary professionals have interacted with each other this year and the effect of this on the animals, owners and veterinary teams.  As part of its #improvesaysthanks campaign, Improve International is asking veterinary professionals to share the video and will increase its donation to WVS to £1,800 should it achieve more than 1,000 shares. 

Commenting, Dr Heber Alves, Improve International’s CEO, said: “This year, veterinary teams right around the world have gone the extra mile to help ensure that companion animals have continued to receive the expert care they need.  Even without a global pandemic, our profession can be challenging, so this year has added an extra dimension of difficulty.  From what we hear from our delegates, however, despite the added pressures caused by COVID-19, the dedication of many veterinary teams around the world has continued to shine through.

“We wanted to say thank you to all of them for their hard work this year and we hope they will enjoy the video. As a global company, supporting WVS, a veterinary charity that carries out such vital work around the world this Christmas, seemed a fitting way to give something back to the profession.”

“We wish all veterinary professionals a happy and safe holiday season.”

Dr Luke Gamble, CEO of WVS, said: ”Right now, the need to champion animal welfare has never been greater. As the world responds to the global pandemic, we need to make sure that people don’t forget about animals. COVID-19 has been devastating for people, and that has a knock-on effect for thousands of animals left stranded without care or food. WVS is filling the void and we can’t thank the passionate veterinary community, and Improve International, enough for being by our side.”

The video is available here to view and share:

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. Today, delegates can now also choose from online and blended courses, including small animal specialisms such as surgery, medicine and feline. 

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.

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


The International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS) was established in 2003 with the principal objective to provide challenging, but attainable, globally recognised qualifications. The Nurse (NCert), General Practitioner (GPCert) and General Practitioner Advanced (GPAdvCerts) Certificates are designed to meet the needs of busy veterinary practitioners and nurses who wish to gain postgraduate qualifications whilst working in practice. Over 5,600 veterinarians and veterinary nurses around the world are now registered certificate holders.

Alongside an international examining board of over 70 examiners, ISVPS ensures the highest integrity of their postgraduate awards through the academic board, made up of ten highly respected veterinary specialists from different disciplines.

For more information on ISVPS, visit

For further information:

Rebecca George, George PR

Tel: 01449 737281 / 07974 161108


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