Veritas Launches New Continuing Education Courses for Veterinarians

Cornell, Texas A & M and Zoetis partner to offer shorter courses designed to meet the demands of busy animal health professionals

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Veritas’ new course content now makes it easier than ever for veterinarians to stay current without spending hours in front of a computer.

Florham Park, N.J. (PRWEB) December 10, 2013

Veritas, a web-based, peer-reviewed continuing education platform for veterinary professionals, today announced its newest type of content: short courses. A joint effort between the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Zoetis—Veritas utilizes the latest advances in online teaching technologies.

To explore or register for courses, animal health professionals can visit http://www.VeritasDVM.com. The first short courses to be available on Veritas, include:

  • frank™: Communication Skills for Exceptional Customer Service: This introductory module is approved for 1.0 hour of CE and is applicable to the entire veterinary care team. It focuses on five key communication skills that can be learned and applied in any client interaction immediately. The module is designed to be interactive and engaging as it tests the learner’s progress through the course material.
  • Common Dental Extractions: Canine: Developed by Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, this course is available exclusively through Veritas. Authored by Dr. Johnathon Dodd, DVM, DVDC Clinical Associate Professor of Dentistry, the course features a series of practical instructional videos detailing the techniques to perform the more difficult extractions in canine patients. It also includes guidelines for when to perform extractions, tips to avoid common procedural complications, instructions for post-operative care, and a downloadable dental anatomy poster. This course is approved for 1.5 hours of CE credit.

“I am thrilled to see Veritas expanding its course selection,” says Mark Cassetta, Veritas Business Manager. “We know veterinarians and technicians are very busy, and Veritas’ new course content now makes it easier than ever for veterinarians to stay current without spending hours in front of a computer.”

In addition to the benefit of new shorter courses, Veritas also enables veterinarians to start and resume courses at anytime.

Veritas launched in 2012 with three premium courses, CPR: Basic Life Support, Physical Rehabilitation, and Canine Hyperadrenocorticism. Now, Veritas features four premium courses, two short courses, case studies, and free resources, such as an osteoarthritis video. The platform is growing rapidly with two more courses expected to be released by the end of 2013.

To learn more about Veritas, log on to http://www.VeritasDVM.com or call 1-888-684-6670.

About Zoetis
Zoetis (zō-EH-tis) is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on a 60-year history as the animal health business of Pfizer, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. In 2012, the company generated annual revenues of $4.3 billion. With approximately 9,300 employees worldwide at the beginning of 2013, Zoetis has a local presence in approximately 70 countries, including 29 manufacturing facilities in 11 countries. Its products serve veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in 120 countries. For more information on the company, visit http://www.zoetis.com.

About Veritas
Veritas is a groundbreaking partnership between the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Zoetis. This unique partnership between academia and industry will deliver the Universities' expertise in medicine and teaching, supported by Zoetis information delivery and customer service know-how. Veritas will offer veterinarians web-based, peer-reviewed continuing education utilizing the latest advances in online teaching technologies.

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