About Us

***This website is currently under construction.***
 We have developed five learning modules which explore the key principles regarding the development of antimicrobial resistance and the important role that veterinarians play as prescribers in reducing selective pressure on microbes. It currently contains 5 modules with a further two to be added. In the next 6 months the current modules will be revised, a further two added and the format of the website adjusted to include articles, podcasts, videos, links to important resources. Please return to the website as we expand the available resources.

The ‘Antimicrobial Stewardship in Veterinary Practice’ online course is an initiative of the Veterinary Schools of Australia and New Zealand (VSANZ), a collective of the Deans and Heads of the eight Australasian veterinary schools (www.vsanz.org). VSANZ identified an opportunity to remind veterinarians of the importance of minimising the development of antimicrobial resistance through sound antimicrobial stewardship.

This initiative was supported by Animal Biosecurity and Response Reform, which supports capacity building, intelligence gathering, analysis and dissemination of information to improve Australia's capacity and capability to respond to biosecurity threats in a systematic, effective and timely manner. The program enhances Australia’s capacity to detect emerging diseases and assists the department in implementing national strategies and reforms. 

VSANZ commissioned the University of Sydney School of Veterinary Science to lead a collaboration between experts from all of the veterinary schools to develop the modules. The collaboration of academics across the veterinary schools was supported tremendously by Dr Stephen Page who reviewed the modules.

It is hoped that, over time, this course will be extended, and antimicrobial stewardship will become a regular component of veterinary continuing professional development.

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Last modified: Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 2:05 PM