VetSalus & Fortis


VetSalus are delighted to partner with Fortis, New Zealand’s preferred vet owned wholesaler, to provide education to veterinary professionals designed to effectively integrate sustainability into veterinary practices. As testament to their dedication to sustainability, Fortis is sponsoring 15 places within an exclusive cohort based on the VetSalus course “Livestock and Climate Change - A Veterinary Perspective”.

This Fortis sponsored cohort includes an online learning course designed to equip farm veterinary professionals with knowledge on the key issues of our time – climate change and animal health and welfare, and leverage our unique role as trusted advisors to the food and farming businesses around the world. The course curriculum (equivalent to 15 CPD hours) is delivered through our flexible e-learning platform, comprising six detailed modules to be completed at the learners' own pace, ensuring the course fits seamlessly around demanding veterinary schedules. Participants will explore animal welfare, nutrition and husbandry in the context of climate change. They will be equipped with the knowledge and confidence to make changes in their own work, and the tools to support farming clients to meet their goals.


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In addition to the course learning outcomes, participants will attend two webinars at either end of the course, designed to consolidate learning and give learners an opportunity to cross-pollinate their ideas with like-minded colleagues. At the end of the course, participants will be asked to present their final assignment to both their clinic and Fortis, to outline how they will use their learnings to drive sustainable changes at practice level.

Fortis are committed to providing their customers and suppliers with unmatched value and service, and wish to enhance sustainability outcomes across the veterinary industry.


Andy Rason, General Manager of Fortis Vet Wholesalers, is pleased to announce their sponsorship of 15 places in the highly regarded course,

As a vet-owned business, we are committed to sustainability. Supporting veterinary professionals in advancing sustainable practices aligns with our core values and underscores our dedication to adding true value to our business partners and securing the future of the broader veterinary community within the value chain.”


Mark Bryan, Director of VetSalus and Managing Director of VetSouth NZ said,

VetSalus is really pleased to announce this new partnership with Fortis. VetSalus is all about the sustainability of wholesome food from healthy animals, and having the support of a wholesaler who shares that vision is important to us. Fortis is now a significant, mature wholesaler within the veterinary landscape, and with that is bringing a sharp lens onto how we as a profession can work in the sustainability space. This course is a critical step for any progressive veterinarian who wants to lead their farmers in this area.


This course is aimed at veterinary professionals and those working in vet-led businesses, and whilst there are no specific entry requirements, all students are expected to have undertaken an undergraduate degree, technical qualification as a paraprofessional, or a relevant diploma.

Are you ready to deepen your understanding of emissions science related to livestock, explore impactful solutions, and confidently discuss these topics with peers and clients? If you are committed to fostering sustainable futures in your field, this course is tailored for you.

Visit the Fortis website to apply for a place on this cohort, all applications must be submitted by 28th June 2024. Be sure to visit the Fortis and VetSalus stands at the upcoming NZVA conference to find out more details.


Enrolment for the VetSalus e-learning course is also open; learn more about the course and enrol at . The price of the course will be £495 +VAT per student (registered overseas businesses may be eligible for a VAT exclusive price). Local currency pricing is available upon request. For any further enquiries please contact Megan Williamson: [email protected].


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