If cats could talk, they’d be the first to tell you that they require refined, particular and focussed 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-
"I have thoroughly enjoyed the CVE Feline Medicine course. The course content, listserv and assignments have helped me to become a better vet. The tutors were fantastic and very encouraging. As a sole practice vet, I found this course exactly what I needed. This course was not just for vets in state of the art referral centres but catered for vets working in small clinics with very little diagnostic equipment."
Orla Fitzpatrick, Auckland NZ
In partnership with:
The Feline Medicine Distance Education course is truly an international course with 14 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 members of the ISFM or AAFP please use the access links below to enrol in the Feline Medicine course:
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 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
This online course comes with:
Comprehensive 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
Keeping DE notes in digital format saves almost 300 000 sheets of paper, 1 500 000L of water and 30 trees.
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.
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.
|Member Type||Super early bird||Early bird||Full rate|
|Non-member / eMember||$6650||$6950||$7150|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.