We've partnered with LifeLearn Animal Health to include Sofie, a tool that will allow you to search over 40,000 pages of content from the most trusted and credible veterinary textbooks, journals, formularies and conference proceedings... through a chatbot on IGNITE.

What (or who) is Sofie?

Sofie, the Greek word for "wisdom", is a sophisticated web app, and the next generation of instant digital access to current and trusted veterinary information. Fully optimized for desktop computers, tablets and mobile devices, Sofie delivers highly relevant results by querying over 40,000 pages of content from the most trusted and credible veterinary textbooks, journals, formularies, and conference proceedings, all housed within Sofie’s extensive online information library.

The key to Sofie’s leading-edge technology is IBM Watson®, an innovative, cognitive computing system that uses augmented intelligence to rapidly search and deliver veterinary medical information, from differentials and drug information to diagnostic and treatment advice.

Designed to respond to natural-language questions, Sofie delivers results based on context instead of just keywords and guarantees that Sofie will retrieve the most relevant results on searches. In other words... you just ask Sofie, like you would ask a colleague. And since Sofie includes ongoing updates, Sofie users always have the latest information at their fingertips to support the best possible diagnosis and treatment decisions.


How does Sofie work on IGNITE?

Let me show you in a 1:15 video: 


What content does Sofie crawl?

  • 25 Textbooks
  • NAVC Small Animal Proceedings (2015-2017)
  • VMX Small Animal Proceedings (2018)
  • Today’s Veterinary Practice (NAVC July 2011-April 2018)

Download the entire list of publications Sofie includes here.


Try Sofie

IGNITE’s Veterinarian and Practice Owner Learning Communities, now have access to Sofie. Current members can upgrade here.

“I created IGNITE to give veterinarians and veterinary staff a new way to learn so they have the tools and knowledge they need to deliver the best outcomes for their patients and clients,” says IGNITE CEO, Dr. Jill Clark. “I’m excited to add Sofie to the IGNITE Learning Community for Veterinarians and Practice Owners, as it will round out our offering and make our original vision come true.”

In addition to provide doctors access to multiple board-certified specialists to review your challenging cases, short how-to videos, RACE-approved CE, capsule reports, and best practices. All comments and interactions are moderated closely by IGNITE’s team of experts. Just like Sofie, all of IGNITE’s content can be accessed with a lightning-fast keyword search. 


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November 27, 2019