Time-strapped members of the Sheep Veterinary Society (SVS) have been able to update their CPD via an SVS collaborative initiative with an online webinar provider, say organisers.

Time-strapped members of the Sheep Veterinary Society (SVS) have been able to update their CPD via an SVS collaborative initiative with an online webinar provider, say organisers.

sheepRun in collaboration with The Webinar Vet, the monthly seminar series launched in February 2013, with the first event attracting more than 200 attendees from around the globe.

Speakers so far have covered a number of topics, including reproduction, lameness and skin diseases.

SVS past president Matt Colston said the number of delegates attending each session had “far exceeded expectations”, and that feedback has been extremely positive so far.

He said: “We launched the webinars following feedback from SVS members who struggle to find time to attend CPD meetings. And with no travel or accommodation to worry about, there are cost savings too.

“The great thing about webinars is that no one has to leave their office. But this doesn’t just apply to the delegates – it’s also great for the presenters too, and has enabled us to secure some very high quality people.”

svs logoThe sessions are interactive and have a team of panellists to support each speaker, so it becomes more of a discussion rather than a lecture, claimed Mr Colston.

He explained: “Delegates attending the live session can ask questions via a texting system which members of the panel will answer. All of this is recorded and available for the replay.”

The series of webinars will run monthly until November 2013, and will include topics on:

  • lamb performance
  • the benefits of monitoring abattoir returns
  • “iceberg diseases” – when you only see a little, there’s a lot under the surface!

Previous and upcoming webinars are available to members of the SVS and The Webinar Vet at discounted rates and also for purchase by non-members. The society is also planning another series for 2014.

For more information go to www.sheepvetsoc.org.uk/webinar or visit The Webinar Vet website

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