|Veterinary Extension of SNOMED CT© - October 2016 Release Available|
|AAHA & AAEP Problem & Diagnosis Terms Updated - October 2016 Release Available|
|SNOMED CT© - July 2016 International Release|
August 1, 2016
|VTSL & UMLS|
|IHTSDO transfers "non-human" content to the SNOMED CT Veterinary extension|
With the January 2014 release of SNOMED-CT, IHTSDO has "retired" all concepts that were part of their "non-human subset." The non-human subset identified content that applied ONLY to non-human animals. As part of that retirement, we agreed to accept the transfer and incorporate it into the Veterinary Extension we maintain. IHTSDO directed that the transfer include retirment of the original concept IDs and creation of new concept (and description) identifiers in our extension. The position of these concepts in the SNOMED-CT hierarchy remains unchanged and our extension release files include relationships needed to convert the old SCTIDs to new Extension SCTIDs in your system. For further information on the Veterinary Extension to SNOMED CT navigate the extension project or follow this link:Veterinary Extension
The Veterinary Terminology Services Laboratory (VTSL) is dedicated to practical application of standardized medical terminologies which facilitates the recording and analysis of clinical information, supports translational research activities and thereby improve animal and public health. Governmental and private organizations contract with VTSL to support practical application of standardized terminologies in veterinary medicine and public health. VTSL client services include terminology management, facilitated collaboration and education.
We provide a variety of services to veterinary organizations that wish to deploy standardized terminologies. We also maintain and distribute the Veterinary Extension to SNOMED CT as well as subsets for the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, AAHA Diagnostic Terms and AAEP Diagnostic Terms.
We help veterinary organizations determine their own best approach to standardized terminologies.
Medical terminology is a specialization of the medical informatics discipline. It is rare that organizations have personnel familiar with application of specialized medical termionlogies. With this in mind, VTSL provides educational services and opportunities for veterinarians.
Online resources: VTSL maintains a repository of presentations given by laboratory personnel that relate to veterinary implementation of terminology standards, including but not limited to SNOMED-CT. VTSL also maintains a public browser that has been developed and maintained to allow exploration of SNOMED-CT by interested parties.
Post-DVM Education: VTSL is a division of the Veterinary Medical Informatics program at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. We offer formal training leading to either a masters of science or PhD in Veterinary Medical Sciences with an emphasis in veterinary medical informatics. Interested parties should contact the Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences program at the VMRCVM or visit their webpage.
We believe that in order for SNOMED-CT® to contribute to Veterinary Medicine, its veterinary content must be enriched. VTSL acts, on behalf of various veterinary stakeholders, to facilitate the incorporation of high quality veterinary terminology content within the SNOMED-CT® universe.