Veterinarians gain information boost with launch of new CABI resource (6th November 2006)
CABI has announced the launch of its new internet based information resource for veterinary practitioners. VetMed Resource will be formally launched in January 2007 and is set to become the most comprehensive reference product available to veterinary practitioners to date.
VetMed Resource gives access to all of the veterinary information found on CAB Abstracts - currently the main research database used by veterinary schools throughout the world, as well as a wealth of other information resources.
The resource acts as a 'one stop shop' for veterinary information and will be showcased at the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas in February 2007. CABI is also looking for corporate sponsorship to make VetMed Resource free to students at veterinary schools that currently subscribe to CAB Abstracts.
Robert Taylor, Content Manager CABI explains:
"CABI has been producing high quality information on veterinary medicine for over 70 years, and we are proud to bring these additional resources to Veterinary Practitioners. VetMed Resource is an ideal support tool for continuing education and will enable veterinary practitioners to keep up to date with the latest advances in veterinary science, by having access to the same database that they used in veterinary school, throughout their careers."
The decision to develop VetMed Resource was taken after CABI recognised the need for more extensive and tailored information to be made available for veterinary practitioners. As well as supporting continuing education, VetMed Resource will help veterinarians base their practice on the best available evidence and will promote the transfer of good information skills from veterinary school to practice.
Key features of VetMed Resource include a bibliographic database covering over 3000 veterinary and bioscience journals, full text proceedings from major conferences worldwide 'in brief and in depth' news articles on recent interest topics, and 'Ask a CABI expert' which helps users search for the information they need.
VetMed Resource also contains CABI's Animal Health and Production Compendium; a huge resource of text, pictures and maps on the health and production of food animals, as well as a glossary of 60,000 veterinary terms and a drugs database.
In order to make VetMed Resource accessible for practitioners, CABI is partnering with several Veterinary Medical Associations and specialist veterinary societies in Europe and North America and is offering a substantial discount to veterinarians who subscribe through these associations.
VetMed Resource is available free for trial until January 2007 at www.vetmedresource.org and subscriptions for 2007 are available for purchase immediately. Anyone interested in subscribing to VetMed Resource or would like further information should email email@example.com or telephone 01491 829 450.
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