Online CE Opportunities

AVC Winter Webinars 2017: New Approaches to Old Diseases
Feb. 21, Feb. 28, and Mar. 7, 2017

The Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre at the Atlantic Veterinary College warmly invites veterinarians and veterinary technicians to join us for three hours of affordable CE from the comfort of home or office. Dr. Caroline Hewson and Dr. Christine Savidge will review some core communication tools for discussing terminal diagnoses with clients, before focusing on practical strategies, including  from human medicine, that offer busy veterinary teams a new framework for handling severe and chronic disease in patients of all ages. 

This framework will make it easier: 

  1. For You, to discuss terminal diagnoses and prognoses with different clients
  2. For Your Clients, to comply with the care plan and have more peace of mind during clinical crises
  3. For Your Renal and Other Chronically Ill or Elderly Patients to have “a life worth living,” and not just a prescription list
  4. For You & Your Clients to prepare for and then identify when euthanasia is in the animal’s best interests.

All information is at . Early bird registration deadline is Feb. 1. 

The MVMA Continuing Education Portal is a leading edge system that will track and record your learning activity. The platform is linked to a network of education that is resourced from experts and education institutions around the world.

You will need to set-up a login and password to access the site - click here.

MVMA Definition of Continuing Education (CE) 

Is defined as a scientific or non-scientific program that can be justified to be within the scope of veterinary practice. The MVMA does not “pre-approve” CE programs. MVMA members must use the “Guidelines for MVMA Sponsored/Approved Scientific Programs” (see below) to evaluate if a course meets the MVMA criteria and be able to defend the program should they be audited.

Guidelines for MVMA Sponsored/Approved Scientific Programs

In order for continuing education programs to be recognized by the MVMA, they should focus on topics that are: supported by applied or basic research, presented in peer reviewed literature, or, if the program is unable to meet these conditions it should be presented by an accredited school of veterinary medicine or nationally recognized organization or institution.

Program Format for Continuing Education Credits (CE Equivalency)

  1. Seminars, conferences, wet labs, workshops, distance education or learning, on-site study visits to accredited veterinary schools – 1 credit per hour.
  2. Independent study (i.e. computer on-line, CD-ROM, DVD, journals, continuing education articles) approved by Registry of Approved Continuing Education ( Credits are assigned by course designers.
  3. Post-doctoral degree programs/fellowships at accredited veterinary schools, writing NEB examinations – 30 credit hours at completion of program.
  4. The Council, or a group/person it designates, may accept other CE formats for credit upon request if it is justified to be within the member’s scope of veterinary practice.


Other Online CE Sites

Companion Web Education - Companion Therapy
Companion Therapy offers many free webinars as well. To subscribe contact Heather Weir at provides AAVSB-RACE approved CE courses for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Our courses are written by experienced veterinary imaging professionals. They provide in-depth information and tips on a variety of imaging studies.

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association - Continuing Education
Individuals, institutions, or firms that have submitted announcements for publication in the JAVMA Educational Opportunities section.

Veterinary Information Network
VIN online CE courses have three main components. Real-time sessions are held, usually for two hours once weekly, in the VIN Unity conferencing center. Course participants log in for a live interactive session with the instructor(s). These sessions are logged for future study and to ensure participants unable to attend at the actual time of the session will have access to all materials from their course. In addition to the real-time sessions, each course has a library of course materials, including such resources as handouts, slide shows, and movies. Each course also has an interactive message board for an ongoing dialogue between participants and instructors on the course material.

Enjoy easy access to online webinars, procedure videos and links to professional development seminars and courses. Both veterinary and dental topics.


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