Feline Medicine AAFP | Centre for Veterinary Education

Feline Medicine AAFP

Feline Medicine

Want to gain the special skills required for those tricky feline patients?

An unwell cat poses many unique challenges to the small animal practitioner and the difference between managing canine and feline patients (in both the art and the science of veterinary medicine) is well recognised.

This course is designed to reinforce, deepen and broaden your knowledge of feline medicine in a practical, interactive and enjoyable way. In addition, it will provide you with valuable information to make your practice more ‘feline friendly’.

This course is now delivered over 2 years instead of one in order to enable busy veterinarians to manage this course.

Past Participant:

“I enrolled in the Feline Medicine DE course to enhance my knowledge basis for feline patients and provide them with the best possible care. The course far exceeded my expectations – the content was very thorough, the forum discussions with other participants and the tutors added value to the experience. The feedback I received from Dr Jessica Quimby on assignments was invaluable. She always gave very thoughtful comments on my case write-ups/assignments, what I learnt from her will enhance my treatment of future cases. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to broaden their feline medicine knowledge.”

Dana Tatman-Lilly, Michigan USA

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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Review the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of common feline disease

  • Expand your knowledge on unusual feline conditions

  • Be more confident in handling feline patients gained through a range of practical advice

  • Review important developments in feline medicine

  • Better understand key differences when dealing with certain disease conditions in cats versus dogs

  • Better understand the pathophysiological responses of cats and gain the special skills needed to confidently treat your tricky feline patients.


Modules will commence every 2 months:


  • February – Dermatology

  • April – Respiratory Disease

  • June – Cardiology

  • August – Gastrointestinal Disease

  • October – Infectious Diseases


  • February – Urinary Tract Disease

  • April – Endocrine Disorders

  • June – Neurology/Musculoskeletal

  • August – Haematology/Immunology

  • October – Oncology

RACE Approved – 324 CE Credits

This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 324 hours of continuing education. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.

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 $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 $250 administration fee, and Early Bird rates do not apply if you choose the payment plan option.

Complimentary Benefits + Resources

Distance Education

1 February 2020 - 30 November 2021
2 x 2-Day Workshops
Delivered Online
Super Early Bird
June 30, 2019
Early Bird
October 31, 2019


BA (Anthropology & Zoology) DVM DACVIM PhD

Jessica Quimby received her veterinary degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003 and completed a small animal rotating internship in Sacramento, CA. She subsequently spent two years in feline exclusive private practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan before moving to Colorado State University. Wanting to learn more about medicine and advance the state of medical knowledge for cats, Jessica completed a combined small animal internal medicine residency and PhD program. In 2012 she completed her PhD entitled 'Feline Chronic Kidney Disease: Novel Approaches to Etiology, Specific Therapy and Supportive Care' and was faculty at Colorado State until 2017. Dr Quimby is now a faculty member at the Ohio State University. Her research continues to focus on chronic kidney disease in cats. She has an interest in clinical trials and clinical pharmacology which is aimed at improving supportive care and quality of life in cats with chronic kidney disease. Jessica is one of the tutors of the CVE/ISFM feline medicine DE course. 


AAFP Member / CVE Member$6318$6603$6793
Non-member / eMember$6650$6950$7150

American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) membership will be validated with AAFP after registration. *CVE Members include Practice, Professional, Part-time, Recent Graduate, and Academic members. All course fees will be charged in Australian dollars.   

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 & Conditions. To redeem your discount contact the CVE on +61 2 9351 7979 (Monday to Friday, AEST 9am to 5pm) or cve.enquiries@sydney.edu.au.

Note: Enrol in a Distance Education course and pay in full before 30 June 2019 to save up to $500 and go in the draw to win a $1,000 CVE voucher. Winner announced 8 July 2019.