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 2022. 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.
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.
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.
WebinarPLUS 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Tuesday, 26 April 2022
Speaker/s: Linda Vogelnest
Registrations still open
This course will focus on maximising yield from skin and ear canal cytology sampling, to enable targeted and effective treatment plans for otitis and inflammatory or infectious skin diseases.
Monday, 02 May 2022
Speaker/s: Zoe Lenard & Fleur James
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.
Monday, 09 May 2022
Speaker/s: Sandra Baxendell
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.
Monday, 16 May 2022
Speaker/s: Chris Burrows, Innes Wise
The negative physiological effects of poorly controlled pain are well documented and as veterinarians we recognise the importance of using effective pain relief strategies both with respect to disease management, patient care and well-being.
Monday, 06 June 2022
Speaker/s: Steven De Decker
Course starts in 21 day/s
The violent and unpredictable nature of seizures can cause severe emotional distress to owners of affected pets. It is therefore important that clients with epileptic animals are supported by their veterinary surgeon. A relationship based on mutual respect and a sound understanding of the basic principles of epilepsy are the key components of successful management. In this course we will focus on clinical decision making, common problems, and recent developments in canine and feline epilepsy.
Tuesday, 14 June 2022
Speaker/s: Bob Doneley
Course starts in 29 day/s
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.
Monday, 20 June 2022
Speaker/s: Sarah Heath
The aim of this course is to increase awareness of feline behavioural medicine and educate about normal feline behaviour and how it influences the lives of domestic cats.
Monday, 27 June 2022
Speaker/s: Jason Byrd, Susan Underkoffler
This Animal Forensics course will serve as an introduction to non-accidental injury investigation and documentation. The purpose of the course is to give the student an overview of typical signs and symptoms of injuries sustained deliberately, either through abuse or neglect.
Monday, 04 July 2022
Speaker/s: Jane Whitley
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.
Monday, 25 July 2022
Speaker/s: Jennifer Chau
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 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. Ultrasound is an interactive and extremely useful diagnostic imaging modality in clinical practice.
Monday, 15 August 2022
Speaker/s: Rhian Cope, Robert Kinobe, Laura Stern, Tina Wismer
Are you responding to these presentations to the best of your ability? Are you equipped to objectively assess the magnitude of risk to your patient? If you feel a sense of panic when these calls come in – or if you want to be sure you’re doing everything you can – this course is for you. Join our toxicology experts as they take a comprehensive body systems approach to pharmaceutical poisonings. Overdose or accidental ingestion, knowledge of where and how pharmaceuticals have the potential to cause injury or compromise will shape your immediate response. When initial therapy can make all the difference to survival, you need to be confident in your approach to treatment. Additionally, our tutors take look at toxins, venoms and poisons in the natural environment, with a particular focus on the Australian context. Covering threats from plants, animals and microbes, you’ll learn what presents an immediate threat and how to respond. There are few better feelings as a clinician than knowing you’ve treated a patient successfully. This is the course to help you develop the knowledge you need.
Monday, 22 August 2022
Speaker/s: Sophia Tzannes
Lymphoma can arise in almost any tissue in the body. It is the most commonly diagnosed haematopoietic cancer in the dog and cat; in fact the incidence of gastrointestinal and atypical feline lymphoma is increasing. Due to its varied presentation, it still can be a challenge to diagnose confidently. Thankfully, advances in laboratory technology over the past decade have improved our ability to both competently diagnose and individualise a patient’s optimal treatment.
Monday, 29 August 2022
Speaker/s: Mark Krockenberger
This TimeOnline course is intended to provide participants with a set of skills to improve their capacity to conduct in house cytopathology as an adjunct to canine and feline case management. You will be taken through a transitional and streamlined program starting with cytopathological specimen collection and preparation; how to establish a common sense approach to examining and interpreting cytopathological smears; and application of that approach to the diagnosis of common degenerative, inflammatory and neoplastic diseases affecting skin and lymph nodes. The course is designed to gradually and surely build confidence and cytopathological experience so that you can more effectively reach a diagnosis and apply that to case management.
Monday, 05 September 2022
Speaker/s: David Fraser
What are the differences between dogs and cats in their nutritional requirements? How can you use this knowledge to better advise owners about how to feed their animals? Over the past 40 years, the widespread feeding of commercial foods to dogs and cats has diminished awareness of the special nutritional characteristics of these domestic animals. Although commercial foods, formulated to meet the known nutrient requirements of dogs and cats have ensured good nutritional health, there are still circumstances where malnutrition of these species can occur. The aims of this course are to emphasise the differences between dogs and cats in their nutritional requirements, to draw attention as to how this knowledge can help veterinarians better advise dog and cat owners about how to feed their animals and to awaken an understanding about how nutritional knowledge can assist in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Monday, 12 September 2022
Speaker/s: Robin Stanley
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.
Monday, 19 September 2022
Speaker/s: Tunbi Idowu
Immune-mediated disease - When the immune system goes haywire The immune-system is a miraculous system but when it is hypersensitive, it can lead to a number of diseases. The course will review the mechanisms underlying the different hypersensitivity reactions as well common immunosuppressive/immunomodulatory drugs used in veterinary medicine. The course will focus on three of the most common immune mediated diseases which we see in practice, namely immune mediated Haemolytic Anaemia, Polyarthritis and Thrombocytopaenia and aims to help you confidently work up these tricky cases.
Monday, 26 September 2022
This course will explore the relationship between human violence and animal maltreatment, its history, its presence in the legal system, society and the family. The course will explore resources available and how veterinary professionals can work within their community to facilitate a more effective response to cruelty and violence.
Tuesday, 04 October 2022
Speaker/s: Duana McBride & Ryan Ong
As clients are frequently motivated to treat their pets, it is important for clinicians to not only know about the basics of the disease and its diagnosis, but also provide all options for treatment, from simple to multi-modal and cutting-edge, and feel confident administering therapy, if they wish to do so. This course aims to provide a thorough overview of canine and feline lymphoma, from the diagnostic steps, tests that can be offered and what should be done, and how to interpret the pathology results, knowing why this is important for treatment advice. A further goal is to understand safe chemotherapy administration and appropriate drug choice for the specific presentations to maximise a successful outcome for our patients. It will cover the recognised standard-of-care therapy, plus the more novel options emerging. The course reviews the significant advances in our understanding of the spectrum of lymphoma that has emerged over the past few years that are relevant for an appropriate approach to each patient.
Monday, 10 October 2022
Many dermatoses in dogs and cats are recurrent, and effective management can be difficult and provide great frustration to both owners and veterinarians.
Monday, 17 October 2022
Guinea pigs are a common and much-loved pet around the world. Although much of the earlier veterinary focus on guinea pigs was as a laboratory animal, their popularity as pets has seen this focus shift towards the provision of veterinary care for a companion pet.
Monday, 24 October 2022
Speaker/s: Linda Fleeman
Learn about protocols that are easy to follow, new improved treatment and monitoring tools such as insulin dosing pens and continuous subcutaneous glucose monitors, and tips on how to take the stress out of the management of diabetic dogs and cats with concurrent illnesses. Veterinary nurses/technicians 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.
Monday, 31 October 2022
Speaker/s: Alex Rosenwax
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.
Monday, 07 November 2022
Speaker/s: Duana McBride & Lynda Rutherford
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!