Vetstream and DoveLewis Join Forces to Bring Veterinary Education Tools to Developing Countries

Vetstream, a leading supplier of digital reference content to the veterinary profession, has joined forces with DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, the only non-profit, 24-hour emergency and critical care animal hospital in the Northwest USA, to bring its respected On the Floor @Dove compilation of more than 300 clinical training videos to veterinary professionals around the world.  This partnership will focus on delivering the continuing education videos to veterinarians and universities in developing countries at preferential rates to help improve veterinary education in these countries.

Vetstream offers a range of online clinical resources for the veterinary profession including Canis (dogs), Felis (cats), Lapis (rabbits) and Equis (horses).  The company is already engaged in a range of projects to support veterinary learning in developing countries.  These include the African Small Companion Animal Network (AFSCAN), an initiative from the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Foundation to raise standards of veterinary care across Africa.  It is also providing support to ten veterinary schools in South East Asia through its relationship with the Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations (FAVA).

On the Floor @Dove  is an online, on-demand training website that provides education and professional development courses for veterinary professionals.  As an accredited teaching hospital, DoveLewis created On the Floor @Dove, which offers more than 300 comprehensive veterinary training videos developed by their experienced veterinary team.  The videos are filmed using real patients and include case discussions from certified specialists on a broad range of clinical topics.

“The educational component of our teaching mission is important to us,” said Ron Morgan, CEO of DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital.  ”As a non-profit, being able to partner with Vetstream to make our one-of-a-kind video content available to veterinary professionals and universities in developing countries allows us to have a part in improving the quality of veterinary medicine throughout the world.”

Dr G Mark Johnston, Managing Director of Vetstream, added:  ”On the Floor @Dove has rapidly established itself as a popular source of veterinary videos in the USA.  Vetstream offers a range of online training resources to veterinary professionals around the world and, thanks to our partnership, many of them will also now be able to access these excellent resources from the DoveLewis team.

“Playing our part in helping to support practices in countries without access to the high quality information resources we take for granted in the USA and Europe is something both companies feel strongly about, so we are developing programmes to make them available for veterinarians and universities in developing countries at as low a cost as possible, as well as selling them on subscription to those in more affluent markets.”

Vetstream offers a range of online clinical resources for the veterinary profession including Canis, Felis, Lapis and Equis.  Its Vetacademy e-learning service offers e-learning modules and online videos from some of the world’s leading veterinary CE providers, including The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine, the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC), Elsevier and Improve International.