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  • Critical Care in Internal Medicine & Surgery Conference

    17 - 20 June 2019 - Melbourne 

  • Lis Churchward

    Watch Recent Graduate Elita Frazer (CVE’s 2017 Clinical Competency Award recipient at The University of Melbourne) as she discusses the value of the CVE’s Recent Graduate Membership and her experience at the February ‘State of the Heart’ Cardiorespiratory Conference


  • By Lis Churchward

    Leading UK specialists—Sophie Adamantos (Criticalist) and Mickey Tivers (Surgeon) certainly are! And they are both excited about the chance to join their Australian colleagues to co-present at the upcoming Critical Care in Internal Medicine & Surgery Conference.

  • By Lis Churchward

    Simone pictured with Sasha, a patient from the Animal Welfare League

    We’re delighted to introduce Dr Simone Maher to the profession as the CVE’s Deputy Director.

    Simone will be well-known to many of you. For those of you who haven’t yet had the pleasure of interacting with Simone, we have invited her to answer a few questions to give you all some idea of her background and her aspirations for the Centre for Veterinary Education.

  • By Lis Churchward

    Chances are you have a well-thumbed copy of The Ettinger in your practice, like countless other vets and vet students from around the world.

    Now’s your chance to hear straight from the horse’s mouth.

  • By Lis Churchward

    Countdown to Cutting Edge Surgery Conference, 10-14 September, Gold Coast

    This is going to be great - 4 days devoted to surgery!

  • Picture 1. Recognise this? See below.

  • by Lis Churchward

    The 10th of March 2018 was a milestone in veterinary education worldwide, in  particular for vet students globally, as WikiVet LIVE, the first-ever live-streamed veterinary education event, provided free, open and accessible learning to all. If you missed it, you will shortly be able to download the session recordings and enjoy them at your leisure – watch this space!


  • Diabetes is on the rise in dogs and cats. But it can be prevented or optimally-managed by educating pet owners.

    A recent study showed a 32% spike in diabetes in dogs in the USA as at 2011. As with human health, American trends are often replicated in other English-speaking countries such as Australia. The findings in a major study in the USA in 2011 using pet veterinary data collected from 2006 to 2010 shows a 32% spike in diabetes in dogs and a 16% spike in feline diabetes. It is of concern to Australian pet owners and those working in the veterinary profession. Diabetes can be prevented or optimally managed by educating pet owners and the general public on how to best care for their beloved pets. And veterinary nurses and technicians are on the frontlines when it comes to liaising with pet owners and educating them to understand how lifestyle changes will benefit their pet and also how to implement insulin therapy at home. Most veterinary nurses work in the profession because of a deep and abiding love and respect for animals and their welfare. They are often the veterinarians' trusted right hand and go-between with the veterinariand and the owners. They are the staff tasked with:

  • By Sana Rehman

    To be quite honest, I’d never really heard of the CVE. A membership form was given out to all the students in our year one class at Massey, and we were told that if we did sign up, we’d be given the chance to win free conference tickets. I signed up, and was lucky enough to win a place at the week-long CVE Immunology conference which was recently held. Another few people from my class had won spots too, but I was the only person who ended up going. Never having been to a conference before, I was a bit apprehensive going alone, as I wasn’t sure what to expect. I can say now that deciding to go was probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! Every second was worth it.