Distance Education

Premium, intensive online veterinary CPD

TimeOnline

Flexible and accessible online CPD

TimeOnline OnDemand

Flexibility to learn and develop your skills where and when suits you best

WebinarPLUS

Webinar series FREE to CVE Members

WebinarLIVE!

Ideal for recent graduates or vets returning to practice

Workshops

Highly practical – develop the confidence to implement your new skills immediately

Conferences & Seminars

Concentrated & Intensive CPD

Acupuncture

Integrate veterinary acupuncture into your practice to achieve better patient outcomes
Seize the opportunity! Expand your knowledge, competence and confidence, and gain mastery of your clinical passion.

All 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 forums and attending the case-based and/or practical workshop/s optional for most courses.
 

Note: Due to the continuing uncertainty of COVID-19 we cannot guarantee that all face to face workshops will go ahead in 2021. While the CVE will do everything within its power to run the workshops, where this is not possible, and where feasible, the CVE will work with its tutors to provide a virtual workshop alternative.

TimeOnline is quality online education delivered by veterinary experts in short, manageable timeframes.

Build in-demand skills in key clinical areas. Engage with your tutor/s and other participants through an active discussion forum. The programs are further enhanced by concise core notes, video presentations, case studies, images, useful links and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge and round out the program. Earn 10+ CPD points with completion of each TimeOnline course.

TimeOnline OnDemand are short online continuing education programs that you can start and finish at a time that suits you.

Delivered by content matter experts, each OnDemand course gives you access to videos, presentations, notes, supplementary readings and an opportunity to test your knowledge. Succinct and engaging, these courses are designed to fit around your busy life and within your areas of interest.

Webinars are an ideal way to brush up on your skills when you are time poor, restricted by location or just prefer bite size CPD.

WebinarPLUS (formerly known as PodcastPLUS) are pre-recorded webinars presented by veterinary experts selected by CVE. Being pre-recorded, you can watch each presentation in your own time and participate in the discussion forum, moderated by your presenter for up to one week after the WebinarPLUS release. You will receive 1 CPD point for each CVE WebinarPLUS completed.

Webinars are an ideal way to brush up on your skills when you are time poor, restricted by location or just prefer bite size CPD.

WebinarLIVE! presentations are led by veterinary experts, watched in real time and are followed by an interactive Q&A. It’s your chance to interact with experts, ask your burning questions and get real-time answers. You will receive 1 CPD point for each CVE WebinarLIVE! completed.

Due to the ongoing physical distancing measures to limit the spread of Covid 19 and international travel restrictions, our remaining 2020 workshops have been postponed until next year.

The CVE continues to offer a broad range of online education with new TimeOnline courses and webinars available to be completed in your own time from the safety of your own home. Distance Education courses are open for registration with attractive early bird discounts for CVE Members. We look forward to being able to provide our traditional range of conferences, seminars and workshops in 2021 as well as a new range of on-demand online courses. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy.

Practical workshops are an ideal way to build confidence and competence in your skills.

With the ideally balanced combination of theoretical and hands-on education, our workshops allow participants to obtain the most benefit possible through the practical application of the skills being taught. Small group teaching with a high tutor to participant ratio will ensure that you benefit from individual attention from the highly regarded and experienced tutor/s. Nothing beats on-the-spot feedback as you learn a new procedure.

Invest in 1-5 days of distraction-free, focused and practical learning.

Immerse yourself in a specific area or discipline for one or more days, making the most of time to engage with keynote speakers and maximise the educational opportunity. Network with peers sharing similar interests; build the relationships to support you in practice.

Expand your professional development and join our experienced team of lecturers and tutors in an evidence-based and traditional approach to small animal and equine acupuncture.

The IVAS Certificate is an internationally recognised standard of veterinary acupuncture training. The CVE in association with the Australian College of Veterinary Acupuncture (ACVA), is pleased to be delivering the world-renowned IVAS Certificate of Veterinary Acupuncture on behalf of the Australian Veterinary Acupuncture Group (AVAG), special interest group of the AVA.

Dental Bites for the Enlightened Practitioner TimeOnline

Monday, 22 February 2021

Speaker/s: Anthony Caiafa, Kayo Kuroda

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Description

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of pet fish and will cover selected areas of care and husbandry of freshwater pond and aquarium fish. Learn how to treat and diagnose problems in pet fish and give owners advice on simple setup and maintenance of aquariums and ponds. Fish may be presented to a veterinary clinic when unwell, traumatised or for post mortem examination. Commonly, the owner is unfamiliar with handling their own fish and with normal behaviour and anatomy. The veterinarian must decide if the fish is normal, unwell or an emergency case. In order to do so, they must be familiar with normal fish anatomy and husbandry. Importantly, the veterinarian must also have a good knowledge of pond and aquarium health. Unwell fish may need further diagnostic workup to determine the cause of illness; including faecal tests, skin/gill scrapes, water quality tests, radiographs and post mortem. Once a diagnosis has been reached, appropriate treatment, medication and/or surgical procedures may be necessary.

Reptile Medicine TimeOnline

Monday, 22 March 2021

Speaker/s: Robert Johnson

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Description

Gain a better understanding of reptile husbandry, medicine and surgery, to provide veterinary care with competence and confidence.  In this course, you will discover why reptiles are different from other animal classes in a biological, anatomical and physiological sense. Many reptile disorders are related to suboptimal husbandry; hence, it is critical to understand reptilian biology and captive management to diagnose and treat reptilian disorders.

Avian Anaesthesia TimeOnline

Tuesday, 06 April 2021

Speaker/s: Robert Doneley

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Description

Avian consults can be difficult and often present as an emergency because owners do not understand normal bird behaviour nor recognise key symptoms that might indicate an important underlying problem. Avian cases may often seem complex at first glance. This course aims to give you the knowledge and skills to approach them with confidence and give your patients the maximum chance of a successful outcome. This course will review and update your knowledge of anatomy, physiology, husbandry, handling and examination techniques, diagnostics, emergency procedures and radiography. We will complement this with modules that cover how to best diagnose and manage specific common problems and syndromes we see in our avian patients.

Heart Murmurs & Coughing in Dogs & Cats TimeOnline

Monday, 26 April 2021

Speaker/s: Zoe Lenard & Fleur James

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Description

This course aims to provide practitioners with a sound, evidence-based approach to dealing with heart murmurs in dogs and cats. Facilitated by Fleur James, an internal medicine specialist, and specialist radiologist Zoe Lenard, this course covers your approach to an orderly diagnosis of murmurs using the tools you have available in practice, specifically recognizing the differences between dogs and cats. Differentiation of cardiac and non-cardiac causes of coughing as well as diagnosing cardiomegaly and heart failure on radiographs should be possible at the conclusion of this practical TimeOnline course.

Goat Medicine & Husbandry TimeOnline

Monday, 03 May 2021

Speaker/s: Sandra Baxendell

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Description

Pet goats are becoming more popular and commercial goat herds are growing in size and distribution, so it is important that veterinarians are up to date with their knowledge to provide the best service to goat clients, and care to caprine patients.

Feline Dentistry TimeOnline

Monday, 17 May 2021

Speaker/s: Lisa Milella

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Description

Cats are not just small dogs and have unique requirements. This course will be a refresher on some of the basic dental techniques but will also focus on key feline specific issues related to periodontal disease and extractions as well as key disorders including feline tooth resorption, chronic gingivostomatitis, endodontic disease and feline malocclusions. Each module has comprehensive course notes, well-illustrated with clinical photos. Practical tips are given throughout. Lists of recommended reading and references are also included in each section.

Equine Lameness TimeOnline

Monday, 24 May 2021

Speaker/s: Alex Young & Ben Ahern

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Description

This course aims to help you diagnose and treat challenging equine lameness cases. The course will both review and provide key tips on performing an effective physical exam; when and how to use diagnostic analgesia; and the pros and cons of different techniques. Imaging will be explored, including  what modality to choose and how to get the best results. Options for, and applications of, advanced imaging will be covered. The course will be rounded out with consideration of advances in treatment options, how they work (or why they may not) and when to use.

Practical Ophthalmology TimeOnline

Monday, 21 June 2021

Speaker/s: Jane Whitley

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Description

This course will cover the common ocular presentations seen by general practitioners and will be particularly useful for recent graduates. We will start with tips and tricks for performing an eye examination with equipment found in your practice or that can be easily and cheaply obtained. We will then cover the ten most common ocular presentations including the management of corneal ulcers, eyelid disease, uveitis and glaucoma. One of the four modules will focus exclusively on feline ocular disease.

Canine Abdominal Ultrasound TimeOnline

Monday, 28 June 2021

Speaker/s: Jennifer Chau

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Description

This course is designed to give you the essential knowledge on how to optimize image quality, how to find abdominal structures such as the pancreas and adrenal gland, and how to approach some common challenges faced in clinical practice such as free abdominal fluid, nodular disease and ileus. A case based approach will be used to explore the common diseases associated with these problems and how to diagnose them.

Ophthalmic Surgery TimeOnline

Monday, 26 July 2021

Speaker/s: Robin Stanley

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Description

Ophthalmic surgery is often put in the too hard basket and referred on to specialists. This course is designed to give you a better understanding of the principles and practicalities of performing eye surgery with the aim of expanding the range of procedures you can confidently offer your clients. The course will feature a number of video procedures to help guide your learning. Veterinary nurses with a special interest in the topic are welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.

Optimising Your Digital Radiography TimeOnline

Monday, 16 August 2021

Speaker/s: Zoe Lenard & Belinda Hopper

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Description

Digital Radiography - optimising your ability to use digital radiographs in practice. Digital radiographs are now widespread in veterinary practice but the transition to digital does not always mean better image quality. This short course will help you understand what your digital system is and will review simple radiographic principles to improve your image quality. You will learn how to share your digital images for a second opinion and develop a better understanding of how to get the sharpest lung detail, the best abdominal contrast and the crispest trabecular bone detail.

Backyard Chickens TimeOnline

Monday, 23 August 2021

Speaker/s: Robert Doneley

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Description

This course aims to give you more confidence in approaching your backyard poultry cases by firstly providing an introduction to pet chicken medicine and then discussing common infectious and non-infectious diseases, anaesthesia and surgery. Veterinary nurses with a special interest in the topic are welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.

Trauma Patient Management TimeOnline

Monday, 30 August 2021

Speaker/s: Duana McBride & Lynda Rutherford

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Description

Have you ever had a trauma patient arrive, and all you can think of is ‘where do I start?’. This course is designed for emergency veterinarians as well as general practitioners around how to deal with traumatic emergencies. There are many layers of managing trauma patients, from the initial triage and stabilisation through to advanced surgery; monitoring critical patients; and dealing with associated complications. This will be an intensive course where you will develop a broad range of skills and knowledge that you can also apply to many of your other patients as well. We promise it will be challenging but rewarding!

Avian Medicine TimeOnline

Monday, 11 October 2021

Speaker/s: Alex Rosenwax

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Description

How confident are you with providing veterinary care to your avian patients? Avian consults can be difficult and often present as an emergency because owners do not understand normal bird behaviour nor recognise key symptoms that might indicate an important underlying problem. While avian cases often may seem complex at first glance, this course aims to give you the knowledge and skills to approach them with confidence and give your patients the maximum chance of a successful outcome.

Dermatology TimeOnline

Monday, 01 November 2021

Speaker/s: Linda Vogelnest

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Description

This course is designed to cover the most common range of dermatological problems faced in general practice in both dogs and cats, and reinforce a practical logical problem-orientated approach to skin disease. A common tendency is to reach for blanket symptomatic treatments as one of the first options, without too much consideration of the most likely underlying diseases or other more guided treatment options. Following a logical diagnostic approach to disease, even when potential for diagnostic testing is limited, will often guide more effective case management; and this course aims to give many practical tips on how to achieve this. A range of case examples will be individually worked through, to reinforce the theory and tips provided.

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