AIMARGUES, FRANCE — Royal Canin has made its 2021 Vet Symposium program available for free online throughout the remainder of the year.

The Symposium was held virtually Sept. 28 and 29 and featured several veterinary experts speaking on timely topics and panels related to trends and advancements in pet health technologies, telemedicine and the wellbeing of veterinary practitioners. The event was broadcasted in seven languages and gathered thousands of veterinary professionals worldwide.

Industry professionals can access the entire 2021 Vet Symposium program at Presentations included lectures, panels and masterclasses on innovative practices and products, practice management and leadership, strategies to address professional burnout, continuous learning opportunities, how to integrate artificial intelligence, and more.

These sessions and others are now available on demand through 2021.

“We see technology as an enabler at the service of the veterinary profession,” said Loïc Moutault, chief executive officer of Royal Canin, during the Symposium. “We also believe technology can provide better support to pet owners, for [..] it is known that being a responsible pet owner is hard. So we need to get ahead of it. It will require a lot of investment in infrastructure, in knowledge, and in training. So this will take time to deploy these kind of tools globally and at scale.

“…Nothing can replace the exam in a clinic and the role of a veterinarian as a health stakeholder, a KOL and a practitioner,” Moutault said. “More importantly, nothing can replace the empathy that veterinarians can provide to the animal and to the pet owner.”

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