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UMLS
VetSCT©
Veterinary Extension of SNOMED CT© UPDATED RELEASE (October 8, 2020)

October 8, 2020
Errors were found in the descriptions files within the October 2020 release. The affected files have been updated, and a new release package is available. This extension release is still compatible with the July 2020 release of SNOMED CT. Problem & Diagnosis Terms subsets were uneffected by these changes. Licensed SNOMED CT users may obtain a copy of this release by logging into this site. Users in the United States who obtained a SNOMED license through the National Library of Medicine may login to VTSL with a UMLS username and password. Non-US users in member countries and users in non-member countries who have obtained an Affiliate license at SNOMED.ORG can contact VTSL at vtsl.info@gmail.com to establish an account here. Login to VTSL to access this update via the Download page in the Extension Project.

UMLS
VetSCT©
Veterinary Extension of SNOMED CT© - October 2020 Release Available

October 1, 2020
The veterinary extension has been updated. This extension release is compatible with the July 2020 release of SNOMED CT. Licensed SNOMED CT users may obtain a copy of this release by logging into this site. Users in the United States who obtained a SNOMED license through the National Library of Medicine may login to VTSL with a UMLS username and password. Non-US users in member countries and users in non-member countries who have obtained an Affiliate license at SNOMED.ORG can contact VTSL at vtsl.info@gmail.com to establish an account here. Login to VTSL to access this update via the Download page in the Extension Project.

UMLS
VetSCT©
AAHA, AAEP & SAS Problem & Diagnosis Terms Updated - October 2020 Releases Available

October 1, 2020
The Problem & Diagnosis Terms (AAHA, AAEP & SAS) have been updated to include requested concepts and descriptions and to align it with the July 2020 release of SNOMED CT© and the October 2020 release of VetSCT©. To obtain a copy of these release files, login to VTSL (with a VTSL account or your UMLS username and password) and access them via the Download page in the AAHA, AAEP or SAS projects, respectively.

Client Services...

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.

Terminology Management & Resources

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.

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Facilitated Collaboration

We help veterinary organizations determine their own best approach to standardized terminologies.

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Education

We make educational materials available to veterinary organizations deploying standardized terminologies and provide educational opportunities to individual veterinarians.

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Terminology Development

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.

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