The Royal Veterinary College and Pfizer Animal Health have announced a new partnership that will bring together the unique scientific expertise of the RVC’s exclusive e-learning platform and PAH’s broad distribution network.
The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and Pfizer Animal Health (PAH) have announced a new partnership that will bring together the unique scientific expertise of the RVC’s exclusive e-learning platform and PAH’s broad distribution network.
This partnership will consist of the co-distribution of a set of e-learning courses related to companion animals.
It aims to broaden access to the available RVC e-learning courses, while enhancing the learning experience for vets using RVC’s e-learning platform, which offers a “flexible, interactive and supportive training environment“.
Additionally, clients of Pfizer Animal Health will be able to access these courses at exclusive rates.
The current schedule of courses available throughout 2012 is:
- Endocrine essentials online – diabetes mellitus, hyperadrenocorticism and hypoadrenocorticism (Sept 3 – 30)
- Essentials of gastrointestinal disorders online (Oct 1 – 28)
- Diagnosis and management of hepatobiliary disorders online (Nov 7 – Dec 4).
Theo Kanellos, associate director PAH EuAfME (Europe/Africa/Middle-East), said: “This unique partnership is a real ‘win-win’ opportunity for both parties as the RVC will benefit from Pfizer’s deep knowledge of veterinarians and their needs, and its large distribution network, while Pfizer will benefit from the RVC’s highly reputable educational and technical expertise in the field.
“We consider these courses as an exciting addition to our existing e-learning portfolio available on our digital platform,” he added.
2012 will serve as the pilot year for the partnership, during which the courses will be assessed, and the partners will look to expand into other therapeutic areas and species in the future.
Jill Maddison, director of professioional development and extra mural studies at RVC, said: “E-learning for veterinarians is a rapidly growing area, and we hope that the learning method offered by the platform – including peer-to-peer learning and real tutoring – will enhance the overall user experience.
“The key to success is to ensure that the level of self-involvement required from participants is in line with their daily time constraints and that the overall programme remains sustainable for both partners without compromising its quality.”
- For further details of the courses, visit the VetSupport+ website.