The AVMA has launched the next generation of its digital continuing education for all veterinary professionals.
The new online learning platform, AVMA Axon, provides a place for the entire veterinary team to access the AVMA's full library of digital learning, earn CE, and acquire skills for personal and professional development. Launched at the end of March, AVMA Axon provides opportunities for learning and covers a range of topics, such as management, personal well-being, career development, and leadership.
The AVMA Axon content categories are as follows:
- Agile pioneers.
- Career development.
- Financial health.
- One health.
- Policy and practice.
- Well-being, diversity, and inclusion.
The AVMA plans to host quarterly webinars with the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America as part of AVMA Axon, starting May 8.
Certificate programs on AVMA Axon will tap into the expertise of the veterinary profession, turning that expertise into CE courses available at any time. The AVMA planned to launch the first certificate program, the Workplace Wellbeing Certificate Program, at the end of April. AVMA Axon also encompasses the Lead & Learn webinars and the new My Veterinary Life podcast series. More CE offerings will be added each month. AVMA CE credits are generally accepted by all states, but participants will want to confirm specifics with their state board.
"Just as axons in the nervous system are integral for conveying information and transforming thought into action, AVMA Axon will be integral for providing information to veterinary professionals and helping them turn that information into actionable steps," said Dr. John de Jong, AVMA president. "The courses on AVMA Axon are curated to provide the most up-to-date and relevant information, which will help veterinary professionals better serve their patients and communities."
The AVMA Axon dashboard can be personalized, allowing participants to track all their CE courses. CE certificates may be uploaded from other learning experiences. This tracking makes it easier to progress toward goals as well as access the right content at the right time. To help participants retain what they've learned and apply it in real-world settings, many of the offerings on AVMA Axon will include Axon Actions—suggested next steps to help veterinary professionals use their newly acquired knowledge toward achieving personal or professional goals.
The resources on AVMA Axon are available to all veterinary professionals. Courses will be available at no charge or for a fee.
Related JAVMA content:
AVMA launches podcast focusing on career paths (March 15, 2019)
AVMA offers free online CE with new webinar series (July 15, 2018)