Technology is becoming more and more central to teaching and learning; indeed a quick look at the iTunes App Store shows you a whole category of apps designed for medical students, finding apps for veterinary students, however, is a little more tricky. A quick search online or on a device specific app store, may provide hundreds of results but many will be totally unsuitable for your needs. For example searching “veterinary” in iTunes pulls up several pages of results with the majority aimed at owners, games for children or country specific and unsuitable for use in the UK, and a few contain very precise information on a very narrow subject area. All in all a bit of a mine field!
There are some apps out there that are ideal, as well as some great online resources with new things being developed all the time but finding them and knowing what’s worth spending your money on can be a challenge. We aim to use this blog to list and review apps that might be useful to veterinary students and perhaps also vets in practice; helping people to discover and make informed choices about what’s out there.
We actively encourage other people to get involved, send us your reviews or let us know about any apps, sites or tools you’ve found be they good or bad.