The Small Animal Medicine Society has become the very first veterinary society to use online social networking to bring its members closer together, with its own dedicated section within this site.

The new SAMSoc section of VetSurgeon contains a host of features to facilitate the sharing of ideas, experiences and knowledge amongst the society's members. There's a photo and video sharing gallery in which to share and discuss interesting cases. There's a dedicated forum to debate current issues and ask SAMSoc advice about difficult cases. Members can also catch up on association news and hold private 'conversations' between each other using VetSurgeon's sophisticated peer-to-peer communication system.

All veterinary surgeons can visit the SAMSoc section on VetSurgeon.

However, only SAMSoc members can use the various features and participate. A downloadable application form for SAMSoc membership is available from the 'About us' section.

Ian Battersby MRCVS, SAMSoc committee member said: "We're very excited about the potential that VetSurgeon offers us to share knowledge about small animal medicine more effectively amongst our members." 

Arlo Guthrie, editor and publisher of VetSurgeon said: "I'm delighted about SAMSoc joining VetSurgeon; bringing vets together and sharing knowledge is what the site is all about."

He added: "We are able to offer dedicated sections of VetSurgeon to other veterinary societies and associations, free of charge. So, if you represent one, do take a look at the SAMSoc section on VetSurgeon. If you like what you see, get in touch with me."

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