The latest peer-reviewed clinical content is to be offered to veterinary students online free of charge following an agreement by WikiVet and Vetstream.

Nick Short and Mark Johnston celebrate agreement.

WikiVet is a worldwide collaborative project used by students in most of the world’s leading veterinary schools. It is developing a peer-reviewed veterinary knowledge database to equip veterinary students with information, relevant to the veterinary undergraduate curriculum, such as anatomy and physiology, for all major domestic species.

Vetstream offers four peer-reviewed online point-of-care, clinical reference resources: Canis (dogs), Felis (cats), Equis (horses) and Lapis (rabbits), which can be accessed on any internet-enabled device. Updated weekly, its resources feature content from more than 900 leading veterinary clinicians from around the world with content focused on the differences from normal in animals experiencing clinical conditions.

Mark Johnston, managing director of Vetstream, said: “The move into practice can be a challenging time for newly graduated veterinarians. Through our agreement with WikiVet, we are bringing them world-class point-of-care information and supporting their transition into their new role in practice.

“We are also finalising a mechanism that will offer students a seamless and free-of -charge transition as users of WikiVet directly into Vetstream clinical content. Through this arrangement, they will continue to receive it at preferential rates in the first few years after graduation.”

Nick Short, director of WikiVet, added: “We see great potential in this partnership as we are now able to provide both students and graduates with a comprehensive resource which promotes lifelong learning. With the increasing use of technology in the profession, we are convinced this will become an essential resource for students and vets worldwide.”

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