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Internal Medicine is undoubtedly the most extensive area of veterinary medicine, making it very difficult to keep abreast of innovations and maintain an up-to-date level of knowledge. Through the way it is structured, this course guarantees an effective updating of knowledge in the main areas of Internal Medicine. The essentially interactive and clinical case presentation approach facilitates the understanding and acquisition of new skills.


Our Small Animal Medicine GPCert programme will help you to transform your practice life:

- On successful attainment of the GPCert(SAM) candidates will be awarded a personalised certificate and their name will be included in the ISVPS register of General Practitioner Certificate holders

- Increase your skills, knowledge and confidence in dealing with more complex cases offering familiar and local treatment for the clients who trust you with their pets and accelerate diagnosis and treatment

- Reduce the need for external referrals and increase your practice’s capabilities and income and also progress your career

This program includes

The most comprehensive modular small animal medicine programme covering all of the major body systems. This postgraduate training program is a reference in advanced training for veterinarians with an interest in small animal medicine in the world and counts with speakers of international reference. The course was designed according to the best and most current learning techniques, using a blended learning model that allows trainees to take greater advantage of training and interaction with speakers and colleagues. It consists of 20 modules face-to-face. Each module includes a discussion of clinical cases. Students wishing to take this postgraduate course will have access to an Improve International e-learning area where they can find all the didactic material and additional material. They will also have access to pre-module and post-module training questionnaires. This postgraduate training is accredited by the ISVPS, and the trainees can obtain the title of General Practitioner.

Course Details


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This course is accredited by ISVPS and allows you to achieve a General Practitioner Certificate.

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01 - Urology II
2021/11/01 |

Key learning objectives:

  • Describe and understand the factors involved in the development of crystalluria and urolithiasis in cats and dogs
  • Understand the principles of management of lower urinary tract disease in cats and dogs
  • Explore the often complicated management of FLUTD and urethral obstruction
  • Examine the possible causes of urinary incontinence, and their diagnosis and management
  • Classify canine prostatic diseases, and understand their pathogenesis, diagnosis and medical management

Speaker: Joana Aguiar ()
02 - Dermatology
2022/01/03 |

Key learning objectives:

  • Develop a problem-solving approach to skin diseases
  • Describe the steps involved in dermatological examination of cats and dogs
  • List and understand the techniques used for the laboratory investigation of skin disease, and when they should be used
  • Recommend rational problem-solving approaches to the investigation and treatment of:
    • Alopecia
    • Pruritus
  • Become familiar with the common presentations of bacterial, parasitic and fungal skin disease
  • Identify common dermatological manifestations of systemic disease, and their pathogenesis

Speaker: David Shearer ()
03 - Ophthalmology
2022/02/01 |

Key learning objectives:

  • Review common ophthalmic examination techniques:
    • Basic neuro-ophthalmological examination
    • Ophthalmoscopy: distant direct, close direct & indirect
    • Correct use of Fluorescein for corneal evaluation
    • Tonometry and gonioscopy
  • Gain a footing in current ocular therapeutics: what do you need to have on your pharmacy shelf?
  • Familiarize yourself with the medical management of common ocular conditions
  • Identify the ocular manifestations of systemic diseases
  • Learn to recognize common ocular conditions that require surgery

Speaker: Sally Turner ()
04 - Cytology
2022/03/01 |

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand the principles and practical aspects of cytological sample collection, storage and preparation
  • Perfect your ability to describe the principles of routine cytological examination, and how this informs a cytological diagnosis
  • Develop your hematological skills by learning to adeptly interpret both normal and abnormal hemograms, identifying
    reticulocytes and discovering platelet and white cell abnormalities
  • Transform your understanding of the different cytological characteristics of effusions, aspirates and lavage samples
  • Familiarize yourself with some of the conditions most commonly diagnosed by cytology

Speaker: Marta Costa ()
05 - Diagnostic Imaging
2022/04/01 |

Key learning objectives:

  • Review the principles of radiography, radiology and the significance of radiation protection
  • Gain an increased appreciation of the use of contrast radiography in a variety of situations and using a variety of techniques
  • Understand the principles of ultrasound imaging
  • Familiarize yourself with the basic principles of advanced imaging
  • Compare and contrast CT and MRI as diagnostic tools

Speaker: Randi Drees ()

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WAHA Non-Member Prices:
  • Full payment -> 1400000.00 ¥
  • Installment payment -> 385000.00 ¥ + 385000.00 ¥ x 3 ヶ月 *

WAHA Member Prices:
  • Full payment -> 1330000.00 ¥
  • Installment payment -> 365750.00 ¥ + 365750.00 ¥ x 3 ヶ月 *

* To book your place you must pay the first instalment at the time of registration. The following ones should be paid from the following month.

Payment terms and conditions

1. The number of places is limited. Your place will only be confirmed after being payed.

2. If the subscription is done with less than 30 days before the course an additional fee will be charged.

3. Total payment should be done before the beginning of the course.

4. Instalments payment should be initiated before the beginning of the course and be concluded before the end of the course. This modality has an added value, due to administrative expenses.

5. Multiple booking discounts available.

Registration information

1. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.

2. It’s advisable to carry on the payment within 15 days after the subscription register.

3. Your place will only be confirmed after being payed.

4. Improve International reserves the right to close the intake early if the number of applications received exceeds the number of available places.

5. Confirmation and enrolment details will then be sent to applicants once we have received a completed application form.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Distance Learning

When is the learning content available for each module?
  • At the beginning of the month, the content for weeks 1 and 2 will be released
  • At the beginning of the 3rd week of the month, the remaining content will be released
What additional learning resources are available?
  • Online lessons
  • Notes to support every lesson
  • Reading list
  • Module Tutor (diploma holder in their field)
  • Programme Tutor
  • Discussion Forum
What qualifications are needed for taking the programme if coming from another non- European country?
  • Qualified Doctor of Veterinary Medicine registered in country of origin
  • ISVPS will require appropriate paperwork at point of registration
What does the GPCert consist of?
  • Complete the full online structured programme
  • Case report (2,500 words)
  • Online spot test exam
  • Multiple choice examination
  • ISVPS are responsible for invigilation of the exam via TestReach an independent invigilation company
  • See the assessment criteria on the diagram of the route to a GPCert in the brochure
When do the exams take place?
For detailed information please check the ISVPS section on this webpage.
How do I submit my case report for the GPCert?
All ISVPS assessments are uploaded to the candidates’ area via the ISVPS website. You will be given a login to the candidates’ area when you register with ISVPS.

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This course is accredited by ISVPS and allows you to achieve a General Practitioner Certificate.

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