Qualification Requirements for VETPLUS-L Subscribers
Figure 1. Qualification requirements for VETPLUS-L Subscribers
In order to avoid many of the problems apparent on VETMED-L in the mid-1990s, we set out an objective list of desired subscribers for the VETPLUS-L list. We sought a more professional discussion forum, with the ability to control the occupational make-up of the list.
Panel A shows the occupations we formally included when considering rules for list subscribership.
Panel B shows the requirements for joining the VETPLUS-L e-mail list.
A. We sought to attract a diverse group of veterinary professionals to the list. In particular, we targeted people who were not well served by the then-current commercial veterinary information services. Large groups included in these categories were academic veterinarians who had e-mail access unrelated to a commercial internet service provider (ISP), and foreigners who may not have been offered service through a U.S.-based ISP.
|Veterinarians in Clinical Practice||Pet Owners Seeking Advice
|Veterinarians in Academia and Research||Animal Breeders
|Veterinary Students||Pre-Veterinary Students
|Actively Supervised Veteriary Technicians||Free-lance writers not professionally educated
||Human Medical Physicians||
||Biomedical Researchers Studying Animal Diseases||
B. Qualification Requirements for Joining the List
DVM or equivalent degree
Licensed Veterinary Technicians
Veterinary Technicians who demonstrate current employment in the veterinary field
MD or equivalent degree
PhD or MS degree with a publication history demonstrating biomedical research
DDS or equivalent degree
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