Education meets Emergency: Unique alliance set to benefit Australian vets and nurses
In 2019, global education company Improve International and emergency specialist group Animal Emergency Australia (AEA) came together to bring another level of CE opportunity to the Australian veterinary community.
The two companies, who will formally begin working together from 1 January 2019, see the union as mutually beneficial, with the ultimate beneficiaries being veterinarians, veterinary nurses and technicians, who are looking for progressive continuing education options and career paths.
“As a CE provider, one of our biggest tasks is ensuring our content remains current, practical and of the highest standard. The relationship with AEA will allow us to keep our finger on the industry’s pulse and to leverage the extensive experience and qualifications of the veterinary professionals in AEA”, said Dr Brooke Sheehan, Managing Director of Improve International Australia.
AEA owns and operates the Animal Emergency Service, Perth Vet Emergency, and Pet Intensive Care Unit veterinary practices. The team includes an emergency specialist, residents in training, and many ANZCVS Members. Continuing education and career development have been a major priority of the group.
“We see continuing education as vital to the development of vets and nurses, and to the provision of quality patient care. We’re excited to be working with Improve to develop and grow their suite of courses for the Australian market”, said AEA Director Dr Rob Webster.
Improve International was founded in the UK in 1998 and is now the largest CE provider in Europe, offering modular programs and short courses in 22 countries. Improve Veterinary Education started in Australia in 2014 and has become one of the country’s leading CE providers.
The AEA group was founded in Brisbane in 2005 by two emergency vets and has since grown to include clinics on the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Perth. The group has more than 200 team members and remains privately owned and operated.