Duggan Veterinary Supplies claims that a new partnership will potentially save Irish veterinary practices “thousands of euros” in travel and associated costs.
The Thurles-based business has partnered with Improve International, a global Continuous Professional Development (CPD) provider, and ISVPS, a global veterinary qualification provider.
As a result, Irish vets will no longer have to travel to the UK and beyond to achieve post-grad qualifications in the area of veterinary medicine.
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 for onsite CPD courses.”
He said the course participants will have access to the most up-to-date range of equipment, instruments and consumables.
He added that they will not have the expense or environmental impact of travelling outside the jurisdiction.
This, he pointed out, allows Irish vets and vet nurses to gain a globally recognised certificate from the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS) and Harper Adams University.
Online and blended sessions
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.
Building knowledge and confidence
John Douglass, strategic partnership director at Improve International, stated said:
“This new Irish partnership stems out of the organisation’s 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.”
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