A leading supplier of digital reference content to the veterinary profession, is providing 12 month licenses to 10 veterinary schools in south-east Asia to support the development of young vets in these countries.

[L-R] G Mark Johnston and Shane Ryan announcing the agreement.

Vetstream offers a range of online clinical resources for the veterinary profession, including its Canis, Felis, Lapis and Equis collections. Its Vetacademy service also offers e-learning modules and online videos from some of the world’s leading veterinary CE providers.

The company has worked with the Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations (FAVA) to agree this new package of support for Asian veterinary schools.

FAVA president Shane Ryan said: “Until now, we have seen the disparate development of the veterinary profession and community within Asia, with some countries having already achieved developed-world status with other nations still very much on the way. This is particularly noticeable in south-east Asia, the region where FAVA, with the generous support of Vetstream, has decided to focus by providing access to world class veterinary teaching resources for undergraduates.

The students of today are the veterinary leaders of tomorrow. With the ASEAN Economic Community soon to launch, the trans-boundary movement and supply of veterinary services and resources will depend on a veterinary profession which has an equitable level of training and proficiency. Vetstream’s support of these universities is a significant step for the profession and I hope it can be extended further in the near future.”

Veterinary schools set to benefit include:

  • University of the Philippines Los Banos
  • Bogor University in Indonesia
  • Universiti Putra in Malaysia
  • Chiangmai University, Thailand
  • Nong-Lam, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Vetstream managing director G Mark Johnston added: “We have a responsibility to the future of the profession to support veterinarians in countries which do not have the ready access the high quality information resources we take for granted in the USA and Europe.”

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