The VPIS has announced a collaboration with online content supplier Vetstream to develop a series of 10 CPD modules covering the most common types of poisoning in animals.
The Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS) has announced a collaboration with online content supplier Vetstream to develop a series of 10 CPD modules covering the most common types of poisoning in animals.
The modules will be hosted on Vetstream’s Vetacademy portal, alongside other e-learning modules and online videos created in partnership with some of the world’s leading veterinary CPD providers.
The online CPD poison modules that VPIS is developing for Vetacademy include:
- Ibuprofen and other NSAIDS
- Adder/Vipera berus spp
- Vitamin D and analogues
Each module will be around an hour long and will include self-assessment testing using case studies and multiple choice questions. Delegates receiving the required pass mark will be able to download a VPIS-branded certificate.
VPIS business manager Eugene Hill said: “This is an exciting moment for us as we are now able to offer our colleagues easy access to specific modules covered in our highly successful class-based CPD course.
“We aim to constantly increase awareness of animal poisonings and to improve the treatment of poisoned animals. Providing this training is key and the collaboration with Vetstream brings with it the company’s support and experience in making online CPD work well.”
Vetstream managing director Dr G Mark Johnston added: “With VPIS staff responding to more than 15,000 enquiries a year it’s clear that treating animals which have been poisoned is an all too regular challenge for veterinary professionals.
“Much of the toxicology content available on Vetstream’s clinical reference services – Canis, Felis, Lapis and Equis – has come from the VPIS, so our link up means that subscribers will benefit from access to the ‘point of care’ information about poison cases through our reference services while also being able to enhance their understanding of how different poisons impact their victims through the modules and videos available on Vetacademy.
“We’re delighted to be working with the VPIS on this series of CPD modules, which we’re sure will be very popular.”