New General Practitioner Certificate (GPCert) in Dermatology from Improve International

In response to increasing demand, a new General Practitioner Certificate in Dermatology – GPCert (Derm) – has been launched by Improve International. The programme aims to help vets develop their knowledge of dermatology and to assist them in applying these newly learned skills in their everyday dermatology cases.

Improve International is one of the UK’s leading veterinary training companies with a 16 year track record in providing structured continuing professional development (CPD) to veterinary professionals. Its postgraduate programmes are accredited by the European School of Postgraduate Veterinary Studies (ESVPS) and validated by Harper Adams University. The GPCert (Derm) comprises 14 taught modules and can be completed over one to two years. The first module on this programme will commence in March 2015.

“Patients with skin problems attend practices almost on a daily basis, making the successful diagnosis and management of skin disease a major component of small animal work and an important way to build client satisfaction and loyalty,” explains David Babington MRCVS, Managing Director of Improve International.

“Our new modular programme offers a thorough, informed case-based approach to dermatology. Through lectures, case discussions and, where appropriate, practical sessions, delegates will learn how to approach dogs, cats and exotic patients presenting with various manifestations of skin disease in a logical and scientific manner.”

Improve International was founded in 1998 by veterinary surgeons from across the UK, including a number of recognised experts. Based in Swindon, it provides high quality CPD in a range of formats for veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, receptionists and practice managers to help them develop their skills and knowledge, using a combination of review lectures, case-based discussion and ‘hands-on’ practical sessions.