Welcome to ISVPS

The International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies

We are an organisation dedicated to providing the entire veterinary team with globally recognised, achievable qualifications, to progress your career.

Join over 9,000 vets and vet nurses from around the world who have achieved an ISVPS veterinary postgraduate qualification

Gain valuable skills and confidence to enhance your performance in practice


ISVPS has over 20 years’ experience in the provision of veterinary postgraduate assessments, qualifications and veterinary course accreditation


Choose to learn in a way that suits you whilst balancing a busy practice life - either face-to-face, online or a combination of the two


When you have finished your training programme, our exams are available to take remotely – no travelling required!

The highest academic standard

The standard of the ISVPS Certificates are consistent across all countries and therefore anyone gaining an ISVPS Certificate, regardless of what country they have taken the exam, will have peer recognition of achieving a high standard which is recognised across the World.
ISVPS works in partnership with Harper Adams University (HAU). Postgraduate Certificates (PgC) awarded by HAU are at Level 7 within the Quality Assurance Agency Framework and confer 60 academic credits (30 ECTS). The rigorous validation process undertaken by HAU, together with their on-going involvement in the Improve Veterinary Education programmes ensures that both the teaching elements and the examination processes meet the highest academic standards.

These Postgraduate Certificate qualifications may be used to apply for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons ‘Advanced Practitioner Status’ (for additional RCVS requirements, see RCVS website) .

Get started now

To get started on your ISVPS qualification, simply enrol on the relevant course with our accredited training provider, Improve Veterinary Education.

Mission statement

To encourage ongoing professional growth through innovative and accessible, digitally-led veterinary qualifications.

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Recent News

New ISVPS NCert in Feline Nursing launched

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new ISVPS Nurse Certificate (NCert) in Feline Nursing, which is also available as a Veterinary Technician Certificate (VTCert) and a Veterinary Paraprofessional Certificate (VPPCert). The qualification has been designed...

Investing in our own professional development

Congratulations to Georgia Stone, ISVPS Academic and Partnerships Manager, on achieving her Postgraduate Advanced Certificate in Educational Studies: Educational Assessment from the University of Cambridge (in association with Cambridge Assessment). Over 15 months...

ISVPS supporting ESCMID and ESGVM postgraduate education

We are delighted to be working with the ESCMID Study Group for Veterinary Microbiology (ESGVM) to highlight the importance of antimicrobial stewardship by accrediting their upcoming course, Emerging laboratory and point-of-care technologies for detection of AMR and...

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