Harper & Keele partners with VET.CT for new programme

Harper & Keele partners with VET.CT for new programme

Harper & Keele Veterinary School is collaborating with VET.CT, a provider of remote veterinary specialist expertise, to deliver a pioneering hybrid model of education in veterinary diagnostic imaging. The combination of in-person teaching by advanced practitioners and remote support from specialist radiologists, integrated with clinical support services, is designed to provide a flexible and sustainable educational framework aligned to contemporary professional environments and graduate outcomes.

Focusing on fourth year clinical rotations and designed to optimise student preparedness for final year rotations, the programme includes remote diagnostic imaging teaching in the form of interactive educational content and online live radiography rounds, supplemented with in-person group sessions on advanced imaging.

VET.CT’s specialist team, including over 150 radiologists and over 50 multidisciplinary specialists, will also provide specialist support to the multidisciplinary clinical services embedded into Garden Vets at Keele. An independent primary care veterinary practice and teaching centre, Garden Vets has been developed in partnership with HKVS, augmenting the final year clinical education and workplace-based learning.

This integrated approach – from educational delivery to diagnostic imaging interpretation, advanced imaging and clinical case management – provides students with an opportunity to engage with experienced specialists and radiologists across classroom and primary care practice settings.

Mike Cathcart, Reader in Veterinary Education & Director of Education at HKVS said: “One of the strategic aims for Harper & Keele Veterinary School is to promote excellence in primary care practice and to prepare students for the advancements we are already seeing in general practice. Our partnership with VET.CT is a prime example of how collaboration with sector leaders can create contemporary models of clinical education which will ensure graduates are day-one-ready for modern veterinary practice.”

Rebecca Sanchez, Head of Education at VET.CT, added: “Being a pioneer in veterinary education is a key focus in our drive to be a force for good in advancing the industry. We are delighted to support education partners around the globe and this partnership with HKVS presents an exciting opportunity to develop an educational model for the future. We are excited to expand partnerships which deliver accessible, flexible teaching and learning opportunities for both educators and students, providing efficient, effective, nourishing education for the vets of tomorrow.”