Elsevier Collaborates with Vetstream’s Vetacademy: the Ultimate Online Learning Platform for Veterinary Professionals

Amsterdam, March 19, 2012 - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announces Saunders Solutions for Vets’ suite of online Continuing Professional Development (eCPD) courses are now available through Vetstream’s Vetacademy.

Vetacademy, a unique online learning platform for the veterinary market, is the first of its kind to offer a “department store” of courses and modules from three of the world’s leading training and CPD providers on a range of clinical and practice management and related topics. Vetstream’s Vetacademy is designed to provide a “one stop shop” for online CPD thus making it the perfect platform to host and distribute the unique Saunders Solutions for Vets’ suite of eCPD courses.

While many e-learning courses rely on offering static web pages or simple presentation of videos, Saunders Solutions for Vets’ courses constantly engage the learner to give quick and memorable routes to improving practical outcomes. Each course offers six modules of core principles to reprise and refresh the basics, followed by five case study modules giving practical and concrete scenarios. The combination of frequent interactivity, self-assessment and careful structuring makes these courses a very sophisticated, effective form of online learning.

“The clinical courses allow all veterinary professionals to hone their practical skills quickly and conveniently while consolidating their CPD learning in an enjoyable, flexible and engaging, easy to use context,” Mark Johnston, Managing Director Vetstream.

“Compiled by experts in their field, the professional courses are suitable for the whole practice team, offering a cost-effective and convenient way for vets, nurses and reception staff to attain CPD learning hours while rapidly gaining new practical skills and improving existing ones,” Robert Edwards, Senior Content Strategist, Health Science at Elsevier.


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About Vetstream’s Vetacademy
Vestream’s Vetacademy provides online CPD for the veterinary market, providing them with the ability to compare a range of modules from many leading CPD providers, search on topics based on practice type, body systems and discipline, and manage and track progress; all from one easy to use learning management system. Vetacademy offers two payment methods including a pay-per-module service or the Vetacademy Plus service where subscribers, for a small annual fee, can enjoy discount vouchers and additional support materials. 

About Saunders Solutions for Vets
Saunders Solutions for Vets, winner of the prestigious 2010 Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Award (the award was awarded to the Professional Skills eCPD component of Saunders Solutions for Vets), offers top-quality online learning courses that combine great practicality with sophistication. The eCPD courses cover a range of topics across both professional and clinical skills - from how to run a successful veterinary practice to recapping the basics in Small Animal Emergency Medicine and Dentistry.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

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