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Feline Medicine Distance Education

Feline Medicine Distance Education

If cats could talk, they'd be the first to tell you that they require refined, particular and focused care.

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. Cement your knowledge with the case-focused workshop.

This course is now delivered over 2 years to enable busy veterinarians to manage the comprehensive content.

Hear Carolyn O'Brien tell you more about this course:


Past Participant:

This course was single handedly the best decision I have made in the beginning of advancing my feline practice to the next level. As a student I will say what you put into this course is directly proportional to what you will get out of it. It is well written and thorough with an appropriate difficulty level. My tutor was always available to push me into critical thinking as well as to answer my questions. For me this was the first step in my prep work for ABVP board certification. As I complete this course I do have to admit I am a bit sad, however my confidence level in working up, diagnosing and treating a complicated feline case is leaps and bounds beyond where it was two years ago. And as the saying goes, Confidence is Competence. Thank you CVE.
Lacie B. Lee DVM Baton Rouge, Louisiana 2019 Course Participant

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
  • Gain increased confidence 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

2022:-

  • February – Dermatology
  • April – Respiratory Disease
  • June – Cardiology
  • August – Gastrointestinal Disease
  • October – Infectious Diseases

2023:-

  • February – Urinary Tract Disease
  • April – Endocrine Disorders
  • June – Neurology/Muscloskeletal
  • August – Haematolog/Immunology
  • October – Oncology

Course Delivery

This online course comes with:

  • Comprehensive digital notes; images and recommended readings
  • Self-assessed quizzes and case studies to test your knowledge and understanding
  • A discussion forum for conversation, debate and sharing cases with your peers and tutors
  • Monthly assignments and case submissions where you will receive individual feedback and explanations from your tutors
  • One workshop each year (1-2 days depending on the region) covering key topics and problem areas to deepen your knowledge and understanding in a group setting.

    *Note: It travel restrictions impact on the workshops running as face to face events, arrangements will be make for an online alternative.

Workshop/s

This distance education course includes an optional 2-day practical workshop which is held each year in Australia, UK and USA. Dates to be confirmed.

Note: If travel restrictions impact on the workshops running as face to face events, arrangements will be made for an online alternative.

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 practical workshop to apply the knowledge you have gained. The 2-day workshop is held each year in Australia, UK and USA.

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.

For the full terms and conditions please see our Terms.

Who should enrol?

This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians.

RACE approved for 348 CE credits

This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 348 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. Call CVE +61 2 9351 7979 for further questions.

Course partner

ISFM and AAFP

The Feline Medicine Distance Education course is truly an international course with 11 renowned tutors from all over the world. Depending on your location once you enrol you will join a cohort of participants in your part of the world. The CVE has partnered with the ISFM to provide and promote the Feline Medicine Distance Education course in UK and Europe. The ISFM members are entitled to the same rates as the CVE members for this DE course.

The CVE has also partnered with the AAFP to promote this course in the US and Canada. The AAFP members are also entitled to a special rate.

If you are a member of the ISFM or AAFP please use the access links below to enrol in the Feline Medicine course:

Course fees Member* Super Early Bird Member* Early Bird Member* Full Rate Non-member Rate
Feline Medicine $6750
$6940 $7120 $7550

*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 cve.enquiries@sydney.edu.au or phone +61 2 9351 7979 (Monday to Friday, AEST 9am to 5pm).

Distance Education
Tuesday, 01 February 2022 to
Thursday, 30 November 2023
348 CPD Point/s

Super Early Bird
30 Jun 2021
Early Bird
31 Oct 2021

Delivered Online

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Tutor/s

Dr Lara Boland
Lara Boland
BVSc FANZCVS (Feline Medicine) Dipl. ECVIM-CA
Dr Katherine Briscoe
Katherine Briscoe
BVSc (Hons I) MVetStud FANZCVS
Dr Sally Coggins
Sally Coggins
Dr Rachel Korman
Rachel Korman
BVSc GPCertFelP FANZCVSc MRCVS
Dr Katie McCallum
Katie McCallum
BVM&S PGCertSAM AFHEA DipECVIM-CA MRCVS European Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Myles McKenna
Myles McKenna
MVB MVetSci MVetMed DACVIM (SAIM) DECVIM-CA MRCVS
Dr Carolyn R. O'Brien
Carolyn O'Brien
BVSc (Hons) MVetClinStud FANZCVS
Dr Jessica Quimby
Jessica Quimby
BA (Anthropology & Zoology) DVM DACVIM PhD
Sarah Spencer
Sarah Spencer
Dr Lara Boland
Lara Boland
BVSc FANZCVS (Feline Medicine) Dipl. ECVIM-CA
Lara graduated from the University of Sydney in 2004 and initially worked in feline and general small animal practice in Brisbane and Canberra. Lara completed an International Cat ...
Dr Katherine Briscoe
Katherine Briscoe
BVSc (Hons I) MVetStud FANZCVS
Kath graduated from the University of Sydney in 2003, graduating with first class honours and the University Medal. Kath worked in private small animal practice in Sydney and the U...
 
Dr Rachel Korman
Rachel Korman
BVSc GPCertFelP FANZCVSc MRCVS
After graduating from the University of Queensland in 2000, Rachel worked in small animal practice in both Australia and the United Kingdom and received a "Cynthia Award" by the Fe...
Dr Katie McCallum
Katie McCallum
BVM&S PGCertSAM AFHEA DipECVIM-CA MRCVS European Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Katie graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2009 and spent 5 years in small animal general practice. She was awarded the British Small Animal Veterinary Association Certifi...
Myles McKenna
Myles McKenna
MVB MVetSci MVetMed DACVIM (SAIM) DECVIM-CA MRCVS
Myles obtained his veterinary degree from University College Dublin in 2013. After working in first opinion practice in the UK, he completed an internship in small animal medicine ...
Dr Carolyn R. O'Brien
Carolyn O'Brien
BVSc (Hons) MVetClinStud FANZCVS
Having successfully gained her fellowship qualification, Carolyn commenced referral practice in Melbourne, from the Veterinary Referral Hospital in Hallam and then from the Univers...
Dr Jessica Quimby
Jessica Quimby
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 ...
Sarah Spencer
Sarah Spencer
Sarah graduated from the University of Bristol, UK, in 2012 with a strong burgeoning interest in feline medicine. After some time in general practice and undergoing an internship a...

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