Groundbreaking Partnership Between Academia And Industry Aims To
Provide An Unparalleled Online Learning Experience To Help Meet The Needs Of An Evolving Veterinary Profession
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
have announced today a groundbreaking partnership with Pfizer Animal
Health. This unique partnership between academia and industry will
deliver the Universities’ expertise in medicine and teaching, supported
by Pfizer Animal Health’s information delivery and customer service
know-how. Together, the partnership will offer veterinarians convenient
web-based educational products utilizing the latest advances in
Practicing veterinarians need access to high quality
educational opportunities throughout their career since the knowledge
base that drives veterinary medicine continues to evolve after
professionals have earned their degree. The partnership between Cornell,
Texas A&M, and Pfizer Animal Health will seek to transform the
learning process, providing practitioners with unique opportunities to
stay current with the latest discoveries in veterinary medicine, hone in
their clinical skills, incorporate current medical advances into
decisions that affect patient care, and build more profitable practices.
This collaboration will leverage technology to ensure convenient,
round-the-clock access to these educational opportunities.
This partnership will utilize advanced technology to
make high quality, lifelong learning more accessible to veterinarians.
The educational platform will allow practitioners and students to learn
in an online environment that is interactive, experiential, and flexes
to accommodate different styles of learning.
“It is not very often in one’s academic lifetime that
an opportunity arises which, if pursued, allows substantial change in
our profession. I believe this partnership is just one of those
opportunities. In the truest sense of collaboration, two colleges of
veterinary medicine and Pfizer Animal Health are developing a unique
public-private partnership that will revolutionize education and
learning. A distinguishing factor that will set this educational
content apart is that the academic partners are providing not only
subject matter expertise and peer review, but also pedagogical
expertise, which will result in transformative learning experiences.
The excitement in the air on the Texas A&M campus is palpable and we
are looking forward not only to working with Cornell University, but
also to including content experts from other veterinary institutions.”
Said Eleanor M. Green, DVM, DACVIM, DABVP, Carl B. King Dean of
Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University College of Veterinary
Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.
“Ultimately, the goal is to support and bolster
veterinarians in their pursuit of excellence and improve the quality of
animal care,” said Dr. Michael I. Kotlikoff, Austin O. Hooey Dean of
Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. “This state-of-the-art
learning environment will encourage innovation and flexibility in the
profession, while meeting the needs of all those involved by aligning
the abilities of the veterinarian with their clients’ and patients’
needs and responding to an identified need among practice owners to
maintain their skills, improve their approach to practice management,
and continually develop their professional knowledge.”
“At Pfizer Animal Health, we are proud to be part of this groundbreaking partnership with Cornell and Texas A&M, which will allow us to offer exciting opportunities for Veterinarians to access world-class learning that will be highly relevant and immediately applicable to their practices, produced by undisputed leaders in their scientific fields and delivered in an exciting technology platform. This is just another example of our ongoing commitment to education, innovation and professional readiness for Veterinarians and this partnership is just the vehicle to ensure sustained development and delivery of top quality, unbiased, science-based education”, said Michael McFarland, DVM, DABVP, Group Director Companion Animal Veterinary Operations US Pfizer Animal Health.