AVMA launches Axon, a new online CE platform

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For immediate release: 03/27/2019

​The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has launched the next-generation digital continuing education for veterinarians and their teams.

The new online learning platform, AVMA Axon (axon.avma.org), provides a place for the entire veterinary team to access AVMA's full library of digital learning, achieve their continuing education needs and acquire the skills they need to develop in the profession. Launched earlier this week, AVMA Axon provides opportunities for learning and covers a full range of topics, including clinical matters, practice management, personal wellbeing, leadership and more.

The certificate programs available on AVMA Axon tap into the broad, deep and diverse expertise of the veterinary profession and turns that into top-of-the-line CE courses that are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The first certificate program will launch at the end of April, and on demand courses and podcasts are available immediately. New CE will be added each month.

"Just as axons in the brain are integral for conveying information and transforming thought into action, AVMA Axon will be integral for providing information to veterinarians and helping them turn that information into actionable steps," said Dr. John de Jong, president of the AVMA. "The courses on AVMA Axon are curated to provide the most up-to-date and relevant information, which will help veterinarians better serve their patients and communities."

The AVMA Axon dashboard is easily personalized, allowing the user to easily track all their CE courses, not only those from AVMA Axon. This makes it easier to progress toward clear goals as well as access the right content at the right time. To help users 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 veterinarians use their newly acquired knowledge toward achieving personal or professional goals.

The resources on AVMA Axon are available to all veterinarians, and AVMA members will be able to access courses for a discount or free of charge.

About the AVMA

Serving more than 100,000 member veterinarians, the AVMA is the nation's leading representative of the veterinary profession, dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of animals, humans and the environment. Founded in 1863 and with members in every U.S. state and territory and more than 60 countries, the AVMA is one of the largest veterinary medical organizations in the world. Informed by our members' unique scientific training and clinical knowledge, the AVMA supports the crucial work of veterinarians and advocates for policies that advance the practice of veterinary medicine and improve animal and human health.