"Strengthening Veterinary Clinical services through capacity building and continual professional development of Veterinarian's skill and transfer of adaptive technology to Field Veterinary Hospitals"
There is a critical need for Veterinary Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to enhance the skills and competencies of Veterinarians. Whilst many of the State Agricultural Universities of India have formal CPD schemes in place, most veterinarians working in rural Veterinary Institutions have no or only limited access to CPD. It is generally accepted that livestock production in Himachal Pradesh could, with appropriate interventions, be considerably increased and made more efficient through improved animal health sector. Livestock service delivery professionals, inclusive of veterinarians, can play a major role in realizing increased livestock production by acquiring updated relevant knowledge and extending that knowledge in the form of skilled practice and informed technical advice. The challenge, facing livestock service providing practitioners in HP, is where and how to acquire updated and relevant knowledge.
The delivery of Veterinary services in term of diagnosis and treatment has advanced tremendously but has not percolated to applied levels at rural vet institutions. The diagnostic and therapeutic skills have gone significant technological advancement which need to be disseminated and transferred for strengthening the basic veterinary services provided to farmers.
Universities historically have struggled with getting their innovations into the hands of people who need them the most. The CSKHPKV is mandated to promote the quality and quantity of continual professional development (CPD) to service providers and end users and has a goal to turn the most innovative laboratory research into useable products and services which benefit society as a whole. With this project, we aim to make the process straightforward and seamless for Veterinarians providing services in rural settings.
In the age of knowledge management and information explosion coupled with the access to internet connectivity and its usage by most of the professionals, the access and engagement with teaching materials will be achieved through distance online learning tutorials.
It will help promote the quality and quantity of continual professional development for Veterinarians working in rural settings as this is two way interactive site for quickly addressing the queries and consultancies and has choice of uploading video streams and images. This will help in creating a database of various types of animal health issues.
With this project, we aim to make the process straightforward and seamless for Veterinarians and paraprofessional providing services in rural settings and will also help in creating a working link between the Animal husbandry departmental institutions and university.