Distance Education

Premium, intensive online veterinary CPD

TimeOnline

Flexible and accessible online CE with peer-to-peer learning
 

TimeOnline OnDemand

Self-Paced Learning gives YOU control  | Flexibility to learn and develop your skills where and when suits you best

WebinarPLUS

Webinar series FREE to CVE Members

WebinarLIVE!

Short, Sharp & Sweet CE for the busy practitioner - 1 Hour, World Experts & FREE! 

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 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.

'Learning is an experience, everything else is just information.'
Albert Einstein

Quality online continuing education delivered by veterinary experts in short, manageable timeframes incorporating informal, social and collaborative learning with your peers

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 allow you to learn in your own time. Control your own learning, moving quickly through topics you may find easier and spending more time and effort on the challenging ones. OnDemand learning is a stress-free and enjoyable learning process.

 

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 CE.

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.

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

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.

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.

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Skin and Ear Cytology & Culture TimeOnline

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Speaker/s: Linda Vogelnest

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Registrations still open

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Description

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.

Heart Murmurs & Coughing in Dogs & Cats TimeOnline

Monday, 02 May 2022

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, 09 May 2022

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.

Pain Management TimeOnline

Monday, 16 May 2022

Speaker/s: Chris Burrows, Innes Wise

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Description

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.

Epilepsy in Dogs & Cats TimeOnline

Monday, 06 June 2022

Speaker/s: Steven De Decker

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Course starts in 21 day/s

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Description

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.

Backyard Poultry TimeOnline

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Speaker/s: Bob Doneley

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Course starts in 29 day/s

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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.

Feline Behaviour TimeOnline

Monday, 20 June 2022

Speaker/s: Sarah Heath

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Description

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.

Animal Forensics: Non-accidental Injury TimeOnline

Monday, 27 June 2022

Speaker/s: Jason Byrd, Susan Underkoffler

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Description

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.

Practical Ophthalmology TimeOnline

Monday, 04 July 2022

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, 25 July 2022

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 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.

Dangerous Finds: Poisons, Venoms & Toxins TimeOnline

Monday, 15 August 2022

Speaker/s: Rhian Cope, Robert Kinobe, Laura Stern, Tina Wismer

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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.

Lymphoma: Where are we now? TimeOnline

Monday, 22 August 2022

Speaker/s: Sophia Tzannes

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Description

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.

Clinical Pathology TimeOnline

Monday, 29 August 2022

Speaker/s: Mark Krockenberger

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Description

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.

Small Animal Nutrition TimeOnline

Monday, 05 September 2022

Speaker/s: David Fraser

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Description

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.

Ophthalmic Surgery TimeOnline

Monday, 12 September 2022

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.

Immune-Mediated Disease TimeOnline

Monday, 19 September 2022

Speaker/s: Tunbi Idowu

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Description

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.

Animal Forensics:Cruelty & Interpersonal Violence TimeOnline

Monday, 26 September 2022

Speaker/s: Jason Byrd, Susan Underkoffler

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Description

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.

Shock & Fluid Therapy TimeOnline

Tuesday, 04 October 2022

Speaker/s: Duana McBride & Ryan Ong

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Description

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.

Dermatology TimeOnline

Monday, 10 October 2022

Speaker/s: Linda Vogelnest

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Description

Many dermatoses in dogs and cats are recurrent, and effective management can be difficult and provide great frustration to both owners and veterinarians.

Guinea Pig Medicine & Surgery TimeOnline

Monday, 17 October 2022

Speaker/s: Bob Doneley

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Description

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.

Masterclass in Diabetes Management in Dogs & Cats TimeOnline

Monday, 24 October 2022

Speaker/s: Linda Fleeman

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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.

Avian Medicine TimeOnline

Monday, 31 October 2022

Speaker/s: Alex Rosenwax

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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.

Trauma Patient Management TimeOnline

Monday, 07 November 2022

Speaker/s: Duana McBride & Lynda Rutherford

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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!

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