VetSurgeon and VetNurse offer users a tried and tested formula, proven over more than ten years:
- Forums in which to ask questions and share ideas and experiences
- Free classified job advertising
- Industry news
- Video, photo and file sharing galleries
- Collaborative CPD and events diary
The forums allow members to discuss clinical cases and debate veterinary issues with others in the profession, and be confident that others will offer their thoughts, advice or support, usually within minutes or hours. In addition, an anonymous login means members can seek advice and help from their peers about sensitive issues, both professional and personal.
VetSurgeon also hosts discipline-specific forums such as Neurology, Cardiology and Dermatology, and dedicated forums for a number of external associations.
Both the VetSurgeon and VetNurse communities feature a job section where members can advertise for, or find suitable jobs. Jobs can be filtered by location or job type and the posting colleague can be contacted easily and directly from the site, using the private messaging functionality. The platform feeds each job advertisement out to dedicated jobs pages on the main external social networks (Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter) and members can also subscribe by email.
The job section has been significantly improved as part of the upgrade, in order to compete with new online offerings from traditional print media publications. Enhancements include a geolocation search tool, mapping and the addition of microdata to enhance search engine listings.
The vet-focused communities have successfully become a ‘go to’ news source for vets and vet nurses, throughout the UK.
The news sections feature the ability for members to subscribe and receive up to date news by email, plus filter specific areas of interest using tags, most viewed and most comments options.