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Internal Medicine: Keys to Understanding Distance Education

Internal Medicine: Keys to Understanding Distance Education

Three enthusiastic and knowledgeable tutors guide you through 10 modules designed to increase your confidence in your ability to diagnose and treat your small animal patients.

Using a system-oriented method, the aim of this updated course is to assist you in developing a structured approach that can be applied to any internal medicine problem. Such a framework can be a powerful navigation tool to aid in more rapidly and reliably reaching a diagnosis and developing a treatment protocol, ultimately improving patient outcomes. 

If you are planning on sitting the small animal medicine membership examinations for the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS), the course will form a great foundation and framework for your study.

A 2-day interactive workshop will provide opportunity for you to refine your interpretation of key information and develop an approach that is able to be applied confidently across a vast range of internal medicine problems.

Hear more from your tutor Darren Merrett:


Past Participant:

This course have been an invaluable tool in reducing the stress I experience as a veterinarian. I've found that the knowledge I've gained has allowed me to approach each case I see with increased confidence. This is empowering!
Pascal Urlings, SA

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Develop a framework of understanding in the vast field of internal medicine
  • Improve your interpretation skills
  • Gain a better mental approach to internal medicine problems
  • Gain confidence in your general approach to small animal medical cases


  1. Introduction to the medical way of thinking and Respiratory diseases
  2. Cardiology
  3. Endocrinology 1
  4. Endocrinology 2
  5. Hepatic and pancreatic diseases
  6. Gastrointestinal system
  7. Anaemia and bleeding disorders
  8. Neurology
  9. Urinary tract disease
  10. Immunology
This distance education course includes an optional 2-day interactive workshop in Melbourne VIC. Dates to be confirmed.

What is Distance Education?

Premium, intensive online veterinary CPD

All CVE Distance Education (DE) programs are mentored by leading veterinary experts who will provide individual feedback and advice on completion of each monthly module. Each module may include written content, technique videos, self-reflections, quizzes and online submission of monthly assignments.

Maximise the opportunity to expand and consolidate your learning by participating in the tutor moderated group discussion forum and attending the optional 2-day interactive workshop, with an emphasis on working through case studies and group discussion.

Who should enrol?

This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians.

Pay as you learn

Choosing your DE course is a big commitment, so there’s no need to add further stress by paying your course up front. To pay as you learn, you will need a AU$1,000 deposit to secure your place, followed by 50% of the total course fee 10 days prior to course commencement date. We’ll arrange simple monthly direct debits from your credit card over 3 or 6 months.
Note: Payment Plan will incur an additional AU$250 administration fee, and Early Bird rates do not apply if you choose the payment plan option.

Registrant Type Super Early Bird  Early Bird  Full Rate
Member $6237 $6410 $6584 
Non-Member / eMember $6930 $6930 $6930

*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time Professional, Recent Graduate, and Academic members.

Loyalty DE Discount: Completed 2 or more Distance Education (DE) courses in the previous 5 years, you are eligible for a 10% discount on future DE courses. Discounts are not cumulative. For further information about discount options for multiple registrations at the one event, please read the full Terms. To redeem your discount contact the CVE via email or phone +61 2 9351 7979 (Monday to Friday, AEST 9am to 5pm).

Distance Education
Monday, 01 February 2021 to
Tuesday, 30 November 2021
334 CPD Point/s

Super Early Bird
31 Jul 2020
Early Bird
31 Oct 2020

Delivered Online

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Dr Darren J. Merrett
Darren Merrett
Dr Jennifer Brown
Jen Brown
Dr Steven Holloway
Steven Holloway
Dr Darren J. Merrett
Darren Merrett
Darren Merrett graduated from Melbourne University in 1984. After three years in private practice he returned to Melbourne University, first as an intern and then as a resident. Da...
Dr Jennifer Brown
Jen Brown
Jen graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1997. She spent four years working in mixed practice in rural Victoria before working in several UK practices over the following y...
Dr Steven Holloway
Steven Holloway
Steven graduated from the University of Sydney in 1983 with second-class honours in Veterinary Science. After graduation, Steven worked for 2 years in private practice in Sydney fo...


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