Vet Ed info hub
Who does what?
Here's a big-picture snapshot of the main continuing professional development opportunities available to Australian Veterinarians.
Australian Veterinary Association - runs conferences, education events, webinars, clinical discussions, practical workshops, wetlabs and clinical accreditation programs, along with a continuing professional development points program that is accepted by Australian registration boards for mandatory re-registration requirements. You can earn points through unstructured reading as well as development activities at work.
Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists - offers postgraduate qualifications by examination and extensive experience in a range of veterinary disciplines. The college awards the qualifications required by registration boards to register a veterinarian as a veterinary specialist.
Universities - award formal postgraduate qualifications in fields such as veterinary public health and research disciplines and run continuing professional development activities.
VetScholar - offers structured online courses on practical clinical topics that run for around six weeks and AVA members can register at NZVA member rate.
Centre for Veterinary Education - offers online structured courses, clinical publication and continuing professional development events.
Royal Veterinary College - offers online E-cpd courses for clinical practitioners. Courses run for six weeks and AVA members are eligible for a 20% discount on enrolment fees.
Animal Health Australia - formal training programs to accredit veterinarians in relation to disease surveillance and response - Emergency Animal Disease Training Program, Accreditation Program for Australian Veterinarians, AQIS Accredited Veterinarian (Livestock) and Johne's Disease Market Assurance Program.
Wikivet - a global learning resource developed by veterinary schools in the United Kingdom. It provides peer reviewed online clinical information, courses, case studies, videos, presentations and quizzes.
Veterinary Information Network (VIN) - online clinical information, online courses, news and discussion forums.
International Veterinary Information Service (IVIS) - resources on farm animals, companion animals and exotic and zoo animals, along with free access to veterinary textbooks (e-books) that cover all species and disciplines.
Commercial providers - pharmaceutical companies, veterinary consultants and specialists run continuing professional development opportunities of all types, and those that are Vet Ed accredited appear on the Vet Ed calendar.