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Veterinary E-learning

Here we look at the benefits of e-learning for the veterinary sector in using online training platforms such as Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Learning Experience Platforms (LXP). We also include examples of how Hubken have helped veterinary practices and organisations to make learning more accessible and effective.

Veterinary E-learning

Here we look at the benefits of e-learning for the veterinary sector in using online training platforms such as Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Learning Experience Platforms (LXP). We also include examples of how Hubken have helped veterinary practices and organisations to make learning more accessible and effective.

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Adequate and proper training is of vital importance in the veterinary sector, which makes it an industry that could see huge benefits from the implementation of a successful e-learning strategy.
 
An often emotionally charged industry, the right training can be the difference between life and death for the animals that mean the world to clients.
 
"Each of our veterinary practices has its own brand and identity, and that meant we often had over 30 different names for the same job role. Moving to Totara Learn encouraged us to make our data more efficient, so our HR systems could talk directly to our learning platform." Peter Nunn at CVS Group
 
e-Learning for Veterinary - CVS Group
Many veterinary organisations are using e-learning to revolutionise their staff training, despite the complexities and constant changes that provide hurdles to L&D managers. There’s staff availability to consider and regulations to be met, which makes having effective training processes in place a must.
 
While there are of course certain skills that can only be taught in person, e-learning can help deliver and measure many of the necessary training courses and become an integral part of veterinary organisations’ learning process.
 
"Everybody at Hubken has been really pleasurable to work with...and it's been a really good experience." Peter Nunn at CVS Group
  
 
Veterinary training challenges:
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Time pressures

Veterinary staff often work shifts and the majority spend a lot of time on their feet. This makes gathering staff for training at specific times and places difficult. Work can also be both physically and mentally taxing, so asking staff to complete training outside of their normal hours limits their much-needed down time.

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Complex training

L&D managers in the industry often need to provide anything from compliance training, continued professional development and nursing school curriculum to booking for student placements and soft skills for dealing with clients. Such a range of training needs requires a lot of planning and expenditure.

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Changeable needs

Not only does veterinary training cover a broad range of topics and requirements, it also needs to constantly adapt to meet the ever-changing demands of the sector. New trends, drugs, treatments and procedures are constantly being adapted and veterinary staff need their skills refreshed to reflect that reality.

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Engaging content

Those working in the veterinary sector will be aware of how rewarding it can be. Training veterinary staff should reflect this fact with engaging e-learning content and courses. Interactive learning should take priority, rather than passive absorption of information from textbooks which can be less engaging.

 
Why an e-learning strategy is essential for veterinary:
You’d forgive veterinary L&D managers for feeling overwhelmed by the fast-paced and complex nature of the sector’s training requirements, coupled with the challenges of finding the time for staff to actually complete the training and measuring results. Thankfully e-learning can take a lot of that burden off your shoulders, automating learning and delivering flexible training. Here are just some of the ways a Hubken e-learning solution can help veterinary organisations:

Adaptable learning all in one place

One of the biggest benefits of e-learning is the flexibility it provides. The complex nature of veterinary training can be managed with ease using a Hubken e-learning system and all types of training content is centralised in one place. New content can be added at any time to follow the trends and changes in veterinary technology and procedures.

Training flexibility

The often shift-based nature of veterinary work and the need for staff to be on their feet a lot makes gathering staff for training sessions challenging. E-learning works around staff schedules, minimising disruption by delivering training in manageable chunks that they can digest whenever works for them.

Making training engaging

The engaging nature of a lot of veterinary work warrants engaging training. E-learning makes providing engaging learning content easy, whether that’s quiz modules or integrated video sessions. L&D managers in the veterinary sector can establish which content performs best while still satisfying regulators.

Powerful Reporting

The reporting functionality offered by Hubken’s e-learning solutions doesn’t just allow you to see which learning content is performing best, it also allows you to prove competency and compliance, as well as assessing staff and departments for skill gaps, which can then be addressed with further online training.

 Simplify training administration

The powerful automation options of a Hubken e-learning solution mean you can train veterinary staff in multiple topics at different times, adapting to the complexities of the sector’s training requirements. By using blended learning – combining more formal content with things like live video conferencing, you can keep staff engaged while not having to have them all in the same place at the same time.

Cost savings

Like all sectors, organisations in the veterinary industry are always looking to save money where they can. E-learning, particularly the open-source options such as Totara Learn and Moodle, can be implemented for a fraction of the cost of off-the-shelf options. E-learning also reduces the need to send staff to off-site training sessions or bring in external instructors, minimising the associated costs. With a Hubken solution you also get the peace of mind of unlimited technical support.

1. Adaptable learning all in one place

One of the biggest benefits of e-learning is the flexibility it provides. The complex nature of veterinary training can be managed with ease using a Hubken e-learning system and all types of training content is centralised in one place. New content can be added at any time to follow the trends and changes in veterinary technology and procedures.

2. Training flexibility

The often shift-based nature of veterinary work and the need for staff to be on their feet a lot makes gathering staff for training sessions challenging. E-learning works around staff schedules, minimising disruption by delivering training in manageable chunks that they can digest whenever works for them.

3. Making training engaging

The engaging nature of a lot of veterinary work warrants engaging training. E-learning makes providing engaging learning content easy, whether that’s quiz modules or integrated video sessions. L&D managers in the veterinary sector can establish which content performs best while still satisfying regulators.

4. Powerful Reporting

The reporting functionality offered by Hubken’s e-learning solutions doesn’t just allow you to see which learning content is performing best, it also allows you to prove competency and compliance, as well as assessing staff and departments for skill gaps, which can then be addressed with further online training.

5. Simplify training administration

The powerful automation options of a Hubken e-learning solution mean you can train veterinary staff in multiple topics at different times, adapting to the complexities of the sector’s training requirements. By using blended learning – combining more formal content with things like live video conferencing, you can keep staff engaged while not having to have them all in the same place at the same time.

6. Cost savings

Like all sectors, organisations in the veterinary industry are always looking to save money where they can. E-learning, particularly the open-source options such as Totara Learn and Moodle, can be implemented for a fraction of the cost of off-the-shelf options. E-learning also reduces the need to send staff to off-site training sessions or bring in external instructors, minimising the associated costs. With a Hubken solution you also get the peace of mind of unlimited technical support.

 

What different types of e-learning platform are there?

Veterinary training can be delivered online using Learning Management Systems (LMSs) or even Learning Experience Platforms (LXPs). Performance management can also be revolutionised using a Performance Management Platform.

Here’s a mini-primer to each:

What different types of e-learning platform are there?
Performance Management Platforms

Performance Management Platforms

It’s also worth mentioning Performance Management Platforms which, while not learning platforms, allow you to identify staff performance issues and skill gaps which can then be addressed, often by providing more training through LMSs or LXPs.

 
 
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Read a veterinary success story

Logo-2 With different types of learning to manage, veterinary services provider CVS Group needed to create learning content that was engaging and interactive. With a Hubken Totara Solution, they were able to make a smooth transition away from their outdated site – and into a single, centralised platform for all 500 veterinary practices.
 
We also work with Vets Now - the UK’s leading provider of pet emergency care, based in 60+ locations across the UK.

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