WikiVet News and Updates
Welcome to all new veterinary students registering in 2014, take a look at this section which explain how you can get the most out of WikiVet during your studies.
There are currently 5,588 articles on WikiVet and 39,817 registered users of the site.
WikiVet Global Challenge
The Veterinary Dentistry Challenge ended at 12.00 GMT on Monday 1st December 2015. We are really excited to have had over 350 students take part from over 60 different veterinary schools. The results are fascinating and will help us identify areas that we need to provide more content to support teaching in veterinary dentistry. Final results will be announced shortly.
This brilliant flash card program has been developed by Matthew Dobson, a 4th year veterinary student at the Royal Veterinary College. Vet Revise is a sophisticated flashcard program which uses a system similar to Anki, which is a lot more efficient than traditional study methods. It not only greatly decreases your time spent studying but also increases the amount you learn. Matthew has recently been selected as a leading Student Innovator in the UK. The program has been developed for vet students and now includes over 80,000 flashcards. It has just been released for student use and we hope you will find it useful and inspire you to build and share your own card sets.
Animal Handling Videos
We are delighted to have received over 70 great videos from Dr Pietro Celi who is Senior Lecturer in Ruminant Production and Health at the Faculty of Veterinary Science in the University of Sydney. These have all been published on the WikiVet Video site and can be viewed here.
WikiVet and Mars Petcare Collaborate
WikiVet has worked with Lisa Milella BVSc DipEVDC MRCVS and Mars Petcare to produce a comprehensive Small Animal Dentistry module that will be invaluable for both veterinary students and graduates. The collaboration has develop high quality training and reference materials on certain areas of preventative dental healthcare to increase awareness and complement the growing vet school curriculum in this area.
VetPrep has generously provided free access to a series of e-lectures through WikiVet. These include sessions on Feline Herpes virus, PRSS, Canine Intestinal Obstructions and Equine Streptococcus. These can be accessed through the Lectures link on the left side menu.
WikiVet is pleased to announce the generous donation from the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) who have provided textbooks to support our new Challenge and outreach programs. Copies of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Dentistry will be offered to students and vetschools in the Global Challenge.
AVS and IVSA
We are also really pleased that the Association of Veterinary Students and the International Veterinary Students Association have agreed to work with WikiVet in raising awareness of the site with their associated veterinary schools. We look forward to developing this partnership in the future.
WikiVet 2014 Review
The latest update of WikiVet activities with information about the continued growth of the site is available here.
We have recently created a promotional flier for WikiVet as we are looking to recruit even more new students this year than ever before. We hope you will print out the flier and then be inspired to email it around to new students, distribute it as a handout or even stick it on a noticeboard.
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