Lectures and learning tracks from the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) and the NAVC Institute will be made available to vets around the world via UK-based online content supplier Vetstream.
Lectures and learning tracks from the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) and the NAVC Institute will be made available to vets around the world, thanks to an agreement forged with UK-based online content supplier Vetstream.
Valuable content recorded at the 2012 and forthcoming 2013 NAVC events will be made available via the Vetacademy web-based video player in the first quarter of 2013.
Held each January in Orlando, Florida, the NAVC Conference receives almost 16,000 delegates from more than 70 countries, making it the world’s largest veterinary conference.
More than 350 lecturers, many of them globally renowned, speak at the event, which features 12 different daily lecture tracks and also hosts the largest meeting of exotics practitioners in the world.
Speakers at the 2012 event included:
- Howie Seim (AKA The Video Vet),
- exotics specialist Steve Divers,
- neurologist Rick LeCouteur,
- internal medicine specialist Michael Schaer, and
- soft tissue surgeon Bonnie Campbell.
Vetstream’s clinical reference services provide the world’s largest online source of peer reviewed point-of-care veterinary content, while 2012 has seen it move into online continuing education with the launch of Vetacademy, which provides e-learning modules and online videos in partnership with some of the world’s leading CE providers.
As part of the agreement, NAVC will be making Vetacademy’s extensive range of elearning modules on clinical and practice management topics available in the US, in an effort to offer additional content for CE online.
NAVC president Gatz Riddell said: “It is our mission to provide top-shelf, world-class continuing education for all members of the veterinary healthcare team. Our relationship with Vetstream will ensure that veterinarians, veterinary technicians and practice managers who can’t attend can still benefit from the world-class CE for which NAVC is so well known.”
Vetstream managing director G Mark Johnston added: “With more and more veterinarians going online to obtain at least some of their CE requirements, we’re delighted to be bringing so many presentations from the top quality NAVC speakers direct to them in the UK. We are also very pleased to be working with the NAVC to make all of the modules and videos that we have so far collated on Vetacademy available to the US market.”