Online veterinary content specialist Vetstream and the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) have signed a five year agreement to create a dedicated online continuing professional development (CPD) platform to enable the NAVC to deliver CPD from its Conference, Institute and Expeditions direct to members of the veterinary practice team around the world at any time on any device.
Held each January in Orlando, Florida, the NAVC Conference receives almost 16,000 attendees from over 70 countries. More than 350 lecturers speak at the event, which features an average of 25 different daily lecture tracks and also hosts the largest meeting of exotics practitioners in the world. Vetstream offers a range of online clinical resources for the veterinary profession including its point of care reference resources Canis (dogs); Felis (cats); Equis (horses) and Lapis (rabbits). Its Vetacademy e-learning service offers e-learning modules and online videos from some of the world’s leading veterinary CPD providers, including The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine, Elsevier and Improve International.
Under the terms of the agreement, NAVC will record its renowned CPD program then make the presentations available on the new online VetFolio platform for subscribers. It will supplement this by offering subscribers an additional 15 hours of e-Learning via Vetacademy and a three month trial access to any two of Vetstream’s Canis, Felis, Equis and Lapis online reference sources.
Commenting on the agreement, NAVC CEO Thomas M Bohn MBA CAE, said: “The new online community platform offered by NAVC will be the largest and most robust online veterinary learning portal in the world. We are very excited to partner with Vetstream, one of the premier providers of veterinary CPD, and are also delighted to include the Canis, Felis, Equis and Lapis content in the Vetfolio Knowledge base that we will be providing.”
Dr G Mark Johnston MRCVS, Managing Director of Vetstream, said, ” NAVC is recognised globally for the high standard of its face to face CPD events while Vetstream has pioneered online peer-reviewed point of care information. With this agreement, two highly respected CPD brands are uniting to offer an enhanced learning experience to the veterinary practice team.”
Vetstream and NAVC are also joining forces to provide Allvet, a global directory of companies, associations and veterinary organisations which can be used by the veterinary team to identify companies providing products and services for all species around the world and to find out about new products, events and other news.
Vetstream’s four clinical reference services, Equis, Canis, Felis, and Lapis, provide the world’s largest online source of peer reviewed point-of-care veterinary content. Vetstream also provides Vetacademy, a service which provides e-learning modules and online videos in partnership with some of the world’s leading veterinary CPD providers.