WikiVet News and Updates
Welcome to all new registered users in 2015 - you are joining a global community of 44,870 veterinary students and practitioners. For more information about how to get the most out of the site, please take a look at this section.
VET Talks launched with the International Veterinary Students Association (IVSA)
WikiVet and the IVSA have been working over the last year on developing a brand new online resource which we have called VET Talks. These are short video lectures on key topics given by experts at participating veterinary schools. Each video is no longer than 15 minutes in length to make it easy to watch online. They all come with a fact sheet with additional information. We think this is going to be a really valuable new learning tool for students - feedback so far has been outstanding!
NEW Nutrition Content as a Result of WikiVet and Mars Petcare Collaboration
WikiVet and Mars Petcare have launched new veterinary educational materials focused on cat and dog nutrition and its role in health and wellbeing. Through an exciting collaboration, WikiVet and Mars Petcare continue to improve the quality and reach of reference materials available to veterinary students, practicing veterinarians, and vet nurses. The content has been developed in conjunction with subject experts Dan Chan, Dr Richard Butterwick, Dr Ivan Burger, Dr Penelope Morris and Dr Lisa Weeth.
WikiVet and Ceva Collaborate on New Behaviour Module
WikiVet has worked with widely respected veterinary behaviourist, Jon Bowen and Ceva Santé Animale to produce a comprehensive Feline Behaviour module that will be invaluable for both veterinary students and graduates. This resource includes high quality training and reference materials on normal and problem behaviour of cats in order to increase awareness of this important area of veterinary practice. To emphasise the relevance of behaviour to the veterinary school curriculum, WikiVet has also released a Global Challenge Quiz with e-book prizes for the winners provided by Wiley. To find out more, watch our video introduction and then go to the Feline Behaviour module.
Global Survey of Veterinary Students' Online Learning
We would like to get as many people as possible to participate in the Global Survey of Veterinary Students' Online Learning. It has been designed to investigate the technology and online resources (such as WikiVet) which are available to veterinary students around the world and feedback will help to inform the effective provision of online open educational resources. In return for participating in the survey everyone will receive a free eBook of Veterinary Tips. If you would like to complete the survey click here.
OVAM photo of equine foetus wins Wellcome Trust Image of the Year Award 2015
An image from the WikiVet Anatomy Museum wins the Wellcome Image Award 2015!
WikiVet and Vetstream Link Up to Provide Clinical Content to Vet Students Free of Charge
The latest peer-reviewed clinical content is to be offered to veterinary students online free of charge following an agreement with Vetstream, a leading supplier of digital clinical information to the veterinary profession. Vetstream offers four peer-reviewed online point-of-care, clinical reference resources: Canis (dogs), Felis (cats), Equis (horses) and Lapis (rabbits), which can be accessed on any internet-enable device. Updated weekly, its resources feature content from more than 900 leading veterinary clinicians from around the world with content focused on the differences from normal in animals experiencing clinical conditions. By integrating these resources with WikiVet content, students will be able to benefit from an even more extensive and comprehensive online reference and educational resource.
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.
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.
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