Official Controls Qualification
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Training Provider - Improve International

'We are dedicated to developing careers, improving practice performance and driving veterinary education forwards. Progress through learning.’

Improve International has been appointed by the the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) to manage the registration and training of Official Veterinarians (OVs) in England, Scotland and Wales.

As one of the UK's fastest growing veterinary training companies, we are run by vets for vets. We have a 16 year track record of delivering quality Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and a range of Postgraduate (PgC) programmes in partnership with the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ESVPS) and Harper Adams University (HAU)

We are pioneers of  modular CPD and 'blended training' - which mixes face to face and practical training with online study. We use world class speakers and have an Alumni which includes thousands of vets. Our aim is to help develop veterinary careers and improve practice performance through setting new standards in veterinary learning.

Founded in the UK and based in state of the art facilities near Swindon, we operate in 17 countries worldwide.

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Registered users

NEW. OCQ(V) – EQ. (Equine) is available for enrolment

The equine export qualification OCQ(V) – EQ is now available. Specialist Equine OVs who hold OCQ(V) – UX can select either UX OR EQ at revalidation. Please contact Improve International on 0330 202 0380 if you would like to be transfered from UX to EQ for your revalidation.

The new format

OV Magazine will now feature as a section in Veterinary Practice Magazine from May 2018. Click 'More' below to view the new format

Getting started

New OV registration

How to gain an OCQ(V) qualification and become an OV


Register online to gain access to OCQ(V) training and revalidation

Latest updates

2018 OV Conference dates announced, Sept 19 & 20

Register now for exclusive discounted rates. Book here.