Duggan Veterinary partners with Improve International

November 08th, 2021
Duggan Veterinary partners with Improve International
Duggan Veterinary

Thurles based Duggan Veterinary Supplies has recently partnered with Improve International, a global Continuous Professional Development (CPD) provider, and ISVPS, a global veterinary qualification provider, meaning Irish vets will no longer have to travel to the UK and beyond to achieve post-grad qualifications in the area of veterinary medicine.

This exciting partnership cements Duggan’s commitment to the Irish Veterinary industry and will potentially save Irish veterinary practices thousands of Euro in travel and associated costs. Speaking at the announcement, Donnacha Duggan, Director at Duggan Veterinary Supplies stated: ‘As a family owned, Guaranteed Irish and ISO accredited business, we are thrilled to announce this partnership with such a well-regarded global player. We have recently purpose-built a state-of-the-art conference suite and Clinical Skills Lab which are both used for our onsite CPD courses.’ Donnacha continues, ‘course participants will have access to the most up to date range of equipment, instruments and consumables, without having the expense or environmental impact of travelling outside the jurisdiction whilst affording Irish vets and vet nurses the opportunity to gain a globally recognised certificate from the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS) and Harper Adams University.’

Together, the organisations will offer a range of online and blended (mixture of online and face to face sessions) courses covering a range of species and subjects. Practical learning will be delivered in Thurles, and through ISVPS, will offer a consistent level of globally recognised qualifications such as Foundation, General Practitioner, General Practitioner Advanced and Nurse Certificates.

John Douglass, Strategic Partnership Director at Improve International stated said ‘This new Irish partnership stems out of the organisations mission to support the veterinary industry with their continued professional development (CPD), building ongoing knowledge and confidence for those working in veterinary practices – ensuring a high level of patient care.’ 

Sheila Wills, ISVPS Director added, ‘The ISVPS certificates have been designed to meet the needs of busy veterinary practitioners and nurses, who wish to gain postgraduate qualifications whilst working in practice, and have already been welcomed within Irish veterinary practices.’

All course information can be found at cpd.dugganvet.ie.



About Duggan Veterinary Supplies

Duggan Veterinary is a family owned, Guaranteed Irish and ISO accredited business and is a leading provider of medicines, instruments and consumables to the veterinary market. With a direct presence in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom markets, Duggan Veterinary Supplies also utilises other collaborations with partners in other EU and Non-EU markets.

For more information, visit www.dugganvet.ie


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. 

For more information, visit www.improveinternational.com 


About International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS)

ISVPS was established in 2003 to provide a challenging, but attainable, globally recognised qualifications. It has an increasing number of certificates, designed to support vets and nurses at different stages of their career. The ISVPS certificates have been designed to meet the needs of busy veterinary practitioners and nurses, who wish to gain postgraduate qualifications whilst working in practice.  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 global Specialists from different disciplines. 

For more information on ISVPS, visit www.isvps.org 

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