Improve International has announced the launch of a Dentistry Certificate (NCert) Dent and a series of one-day courses for veterinary nurses for 2019.

The new NCert Dent, which is accredited by ESVPS, comprises six modules led by specialists Dr Gerhard Putter, Dr Richard Saunders and Dr Rachel Perry. Topics have been selected to support veterinary nurses in helping to develop dentistry within their practice and include canine and feline dental anatomy and function; canine and feline dental conditions and the canine and feline dental procedure. 

Improve says it will soon be launching two additional Nurse Certificates in Medicine and Surgery. 

The new one-day courses cover ultrasound triage for the emergency patient, infection control, cardiology and Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD).

Claire Dorey-Phillips RVN (pictured right), Improve's Practical Course Coordinator and Nurse Programme Tutor said: "Veterinary nurses are ambitious to develop their skills so we want to offer them specific training which gives them access both to the latest thinking and to the world-class learning resources which are the hallmark of all of our veterinary programmes.

"The addition of our new Nurse Certificates and our one-day courses means that we will soon be providing a full complement of general training for nurses, as well as giving them the opportunity to study for a Certificate. We believe this training will enable them to take their veterinary nursing to the next level and equip them with knowledge that will help them to develop their careers in practice."

The courses will be run at Improve’s training facility in Swindon. Further information can be found at:

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