AI 101: What You Need to Know About AI in Veterinary Medicine 👾

Artificial intelligence is already seamlessly integrated into many areas of our lives. Our professional lives will soon be similar, with the enormous potential of AI to impact veterinary education, practice workflows, diagnosis and treatment of disease, the health of our patients, and wellbeing of our teams. But what do we need to know about this new technology to ensure these impacts are positive and that the benefits of this technology outweigh the risks? We provide an overview of AI and discuss what we need to know as veterinary professionals to make the technology work for us.

Key learning objectives:

⌨️ Foundations of AI technology

🐾 A brief overview of the opportunities to positively impact vet med

📚 Ethical and regulatory issues - what we can learn from human medicine

🥸 What we need to do about AI now - as individuals and the wider profession

Meet the speakers

Dr Tim Davison, B Math, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, VetCT

As a passionate leader in the medical device products and services industry, Tim has over 20 years of experience in the development and application of machine learning and artificial intelligence solutions, as well as a strong background in software product development and the delivery of regulated medical devices. In previous roles as a senior leader in medical device, pharmaceutical, and in vitro diagnostic companies, Tim has managed multidisciplinary, global teams with a focus on operational optimization and the development of innovative diagnostic products and services. Tim holds a PhD in Medical Biophysics from the University of Toronto and a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.

Dr Liz Barton, MA, VetMB, MRCVS, MCIPR, Head of Communications, VetCT

Liz has enjoyed a varied clinical career from mixed practice to a small animal internship, emergency critical care and shelter medicine. She diversified through creating veterinary support team initiatives, including WellVet and Vet Mums, and writing and presenting articles and hosting discussions on a variety of topics. This led to developing marketing and communications skills and the role at VetCT. Liz is infinitely curious about topics that impact the working life of veterinary teams, animal health and welfare and the veterinary industry. She loves nothing more than taking a deep dive into challenging topics to create solutions that enable and support veterinary teams.

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