GUELPH, ON—Jan. 15, 2019—LifeLearn Animal Health announces that it has purchased 50% of VetFolio from the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) and will be partnering with NAVC to deliver an all-new VetFolio—one-stop access to hundreds of online veterinary medical courses and programs for veterinarians, veterinary students, veterinary nurses/technicians, practice managers and practice staff.
“We’re excited by the opportunity to invest in VetFolio and partner with NAVC. It was a natural fit,” says Randy Valpy, President and CEO of LifeLearn. “LifeLearn began 25 years ago as a distance education provider to veterinarians, and was the first company to receive formal CE accreditation by the AVMA for its distance learning modules. Today, education remains at the heart of LifeLearn’s customizable online solutions to help veterinary, industry, and pet service companies grow. Partnering with the NAVC to re-launch VetFolio is a broadening of what has always been a core commitment to help the veterinary community realize the value of knowledge.”
“We are equally thrilled to be partnering with LifeLearn and we look forward to including some of their content into VetFolio,” says Thomas Bohn, NAVC Chief Executive Officer. “VetFolio will soon have a completely new technology platform optimized for mobile. Additionally, we’re making continuing education more engaging, and will soon move forward with initiatives such as gamification, social learning and social sharing. The platform will evolve into a vibrant online community experience where you’ll find invaluable peer support.”
With hundreds of hours of learning material (including Spanish-language content), VetFolio’s continuing education libraries include articles, educational surgery videos, and NAVC/VMX sessions available for CE credit. Courses cover preventative medicine and nutrition, pain management, geriatric medicine and more. The new platform boasts simplified search options and intuitive navigation, making it easier to find the right course.
VetFolio also has three new additions to its NAVC Certification programs: Veterinary Business Leader Certification, Human-Animal Bond Certification and Pet Nutrition Coach Certification.
VetFolio also offers multiple resource centers—searchable hubs of educational content for business development, innovation initiatives, veterinary nurse-specific education and more. Additionally, subscribers have access to specialized courses and training through collaborations with partner companies and institutes.
“Online veterinary medical courses empower veterinary professionals and students with the flexibility and accessibility to learn and grow how they want, when they want,” says Dr. Mark Stephenson, Chief Veterinary Officer, LifeLearn and acting Managing Director, VetFolio. “VetFolio simplifies the process of finding meaningful continuing education opportunities to help anyone in the veterinary community reach their goals.”
Founded in 2014, VetFolio offers world-class education and resources for the entire veterinary community and provides a one-stop continuing-education resource for professional and personal advancement. VetFolio’s mission is to elevate the quality of animal medical care throughout the world by providing online CE and resources for the entire veterinary community, any time, anywhere.
Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Gainesville, Florida, with offices in Orlando, Florida, the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) is a non-profit organization providing world-class professional development to the global veterinary healthcare community. Its largest initiative, VMX, formerly known as the NAVC Conference, hosts thousands of veterinary professionals each year. Other offerings include VetFolio, an online CE platform; the NAVC Institute; the Veterinary Innovation Council; an Industry Services Division, and its Media division, consisting of: Today’s Veterinary Business, Today’s Veterinary Nurse, Today’s Veterinary Practice, Veterinary Advantage and an online news and lifestyle channel, Spark! In 2018, the NAVC launched its Certifications division including the Human-Animal Bond Certification and added the Veterinary Business Leader Certification and the Pet Nutrition Certification in 2019. Visit NAVC.com for more details.
About LifeLearn Animal Health
Celebrating 25 years of continuing innovation and excellence, LifeLearn, Inc. provides education and communications products and services to the veterinary profession, animal health organizations, and pet service businesses. LifeLearn’s award-winning competencies in digital media, combined with longstanding veterinary content expertise, have delivered sophisticated offerings to veterinarians to optimize their practices, including: WebDVM, custom veterinary websites; ClientEd; client education resource; and Sofie, the advanced veterinary medical search tool. For 20 years, animal health corporations have relied on LifeLearn to provide
veterinary-focused education, digital marketing, and meetings agency services to optimize their businesses. LifeLearn was named one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies from 2015 to 2017 by PROFIT 500 and GROWTH 500 in 2018.
For more information, contact:
Danna Miller, Senior Director of Communication
+1 (352) 244-3719
Ed Casagrande, Director of Marketing
+1 (226) 780-0379