Jun 25, 2015, 08:00 ET
WESTBROOK, Maine, June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDXX) today announced that the IDEXX Learning Center has awarded over 800,000 continuing education (CE) credits free of charge since its founding in 2007. This contribution to the profession is valued at $30 million dollars based on similar educational offerings. The IDEXX Learning Center is an online source of insight and knowledge designed to help veterinary professionals stay on the forefront of rapidly changing medicine and technology. IDEXX offers innovative CE courses designed by leading veterinary professionals that enable practices to stay current with the most important advancements in the field. The IDEXX Learning Center also helps professionals comply with state-mandated annual CE requirements. The webinars, in-person events, tutorials and online courses bestow CE credits to almost 31,000 practices in 207 countries.
"The IDEXX Learning Center's contribution to the industry is unparalleled," said Julie Legred, executive director of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America. "The varied curriculum and innovative interactive learning tools are helping to raise the bar for pet health throughout the industry."
The IDEXX Learning Center provides CE on a wide range of topics important in veterinary practice, from how to talk to customers to endocrinology to financial management. As part of an ongoing commitment to help veterinary practices grow professionally and financially, the IDEXX Learning Center continually introduces new and relevant CE content. Upcoming examples include these live webinar events:
- Advances in Early Diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease and Implications for Disease Management presented by Dr. Jane Robertson
- Parasites Lost: Fecal Antigen Testing and the Identification of Parasitic Infections presented by Dr. Susan Little
- Pulmonary Hypertension in Veterinary Medicine presented by Dr. Allison Adams
"Medical and practice technology is constantly evolving, changing and improving in veterinary medicine. The IDEXX Learning Center helps support the profession by providing veterinary staff the ongoing education required to keep pace and provide an extraordinary level of care to their patients and clients," said Jonathan W. Ayers, chief executive officer, IDEXX Laboratories. "By providing these educational resources, we help to strengthen the bonds that lead to healthy pets and practices, in a way that also advances the veterinary profession."
The IDEXX Learning Center is a unique resource for the veterinary industry, as typical CE accredited events can cost up to $500 per course, and yet everything offered on the IDEXX Learning Center is without charge. Like all IDEXX products and services, the goal of the IDEXX Learning Center is to help veterinary professionals both deliver exceptional medical care to pets and run a fiscally healthy practice.
For more about the IDEXX Learning Center, visit https://www.idexxlearningcenter.com.
About IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnostic and information technology-based products and services. IDEXX products enhance the ability of veterinarians to provide advanced medical care, improve staff efficiency and to build more economically successful practices. IDEXX is also a worldwide leader in providing livestock and poultry diagnostic tests and tests for the quality and safety of water and milk. Headquartered in Maine, IDEXX Laboratories employs more than 6,000 people and offers products to customers in more than 175 countries.
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