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  • Register for the Non-accidental injury cases in vet practice podcast with Lydia Tong to find out. Lydia’s fascinating podcast will enlighten you about the links between violent behaviours toward animals and humans, what that can mean for you in the clinic, and what to do if you are also worried about human welfare. Research has proved that animals that are the victims of abuse do present to private practice but many vets have never received formal training about how to deal with distressing cases where suspected non-accidental injury is involved. Participating in this podcast will show you how to identify the warning signs, how to safely conduct a consultation in these circumstances, how to get further assistance and what your ethical, professional, and legal obligations are in these situations. This podcast will be of immense benefit to all staff at your practice. Please put the dates in your diary now.

  • Proceeds will be donated to veterinary mental health charities.

    It's not too late – entries close 31 December 2016, so please share this with as many veterinary friends and colleagues as possible. Don't let your practice go unrepresented! Support your colleagues. Being an experienced practitioner brings its own stressors, whether these are practice ownership, the ever increasing complexity of life, burnout or higher expectations of ourselves or others. While there are now some support structures for veterinary students and recent graduates, experienced practitioners may feel very isolated at times. Sometimes the best thing you can do is drop in for a cuppa with a colleague. A problem shared is a problem halved. A problem shared over food is a problem minus hypoglycaemia, which is bound to be better. Being stressed is bad enough, but everything’s worse when you’re ‘hangry’.

  • Support large animal CPD

    If you work in large animal or mixed practice, we have a range of CPD coming up over the next 6 months that caters for vets with differing needs in terms of level of commitment and time. There’s literally something for everyone. Struggling to manage work and life balance, but still keen for a mental refresher if you can fit it in around all your other commitments? Then our PodcastPLUS is ideal for you. Free to CVE Members (but very reasonably priced for non-Members at $60) this is short, sharp but highly informative CPD led by one of Australia’s foremost authorities.

  • Here’s what two of your peers from Murdoch University have to say. As part of the CVE’s drive to alert every Australasian veterinary student to the benefits of life-long membership, commencing as a Student Member and transitioning through to Recent Graduate and Professional Member, the CVE made complimentary places available at our recent Feline Medicine Conference in Perth. Two students, in return, agreed to share their experience with their peers. Note: Student Membership is FREE and entitles students to 75% discount on most courses. Visit for more info.

  • You’ll know immediately that we’re talking about Dr Graeme Allan (BVSc ‘66 MVetSc '72 DVetSc '12), a visionary educator in the field of veterinary radiology whose achievements were honoured recently at the University of Sydney Veterinary Faculty Alumni Award evening (27 July 2016) where Graeme accepted the Award for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. This award celebrates Australia’s foremost thinkers and achievers who have left an indelible mark on the lives of their fellows and animals.

  • by Lis Churchward

    Ever fancied yourself behind a camera, or maybe in a post-production role? Dreams are NOT free – but if you’re a CVE Member, they’ve just become a helluva lot more achievable! We know from recent breakfast discussions held with vets and from general feedback that many of you feel stressed and burnt out, and are looking for some emotional nourishment. Here’s your chance.  The CVE have negotiated a 10% discount off Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) courses at the University of Sydney (UoS) for all CVE Members. This is an amazing offer and equals the discount available to UoS employees. Big ideas. Short courses. Open to the general community, the CCE is the vehicle whereby the UoS – recognising the value of continuing education and lifelong learning for all – extends access to its resources and expertise to the public. The CCE offers an amazing range beginning with A at Arts & Humanities and ranging through to Travel. Investigate the range of courses available here:

  • Ever wish you had more of a say in how veterinary continuing professional development is designed and provided? Now’s your chance. Please participate in our online survey and tell us what your ‘dream’ veterinary continuing education organisation would look like and what benefits are important to you. We want to hear what you believe the CVE and other organisations are doing well and what improvements you’d like to see. 

  • by Lis Churchward

    We’re excited to launch this revamped website and hope you’ll agree that, apart from looking great, it has enhanced functionality and capabilities. Our goal was to design it so that it was logically organised, intuitive, contained crucial information for users and was easy to navigate. In short – user friendly and member-centric.