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CVMA designs our education sessions to meet a broad range of learning preferences. Choose from shorter, traditional 50-minute sessions for a brief but focused learning experience, or attend longer, full-day tracks for a more in-depth exploration of relevant topics and information. Come early and enrich your knowledge with our 4-hour life skills workshops or hands-on wet labs.

CVMA Convention 2018 brings you education by tracks. Design your day of education by selecting topics from whichever track piques your interest and earn up to 27 hours of continuing education towards your license renewal this year.

*Topics as of June 12, 2018. Subject to change*

Agricultural Animal

Food animal and livestock education. Topics include:

  • Breeding Soundness Exams in Bulls
  • Trace Minerals
  • Urolithiasis
  • Smartphone Diagnostics for Livestock Practitioners
  • Rattlesnake Envenomation
  • Dairy Goat Infection
  • State Veterinarian Update

Small Animal

Choose from pre-conference labs, full-day symposia, and hourly presentations. Topics include:

  • Abdominal Ultrasound Wet Labs
  • Dental Extraction Wet Labs
  • Dental Radiology Wet Lab
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medical and Surgical Emergencies
  • Pruritus in Dogs
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Liver Conditions
  • Dental Symposium


Horse health and education. Topics include:

  • Colic
  • Dentistry and Dental Surgery
  • Foot care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Wounds Near Synovial Structures
  • Rabies
  • Reproduction
  • Vaccination and Parasite Control


Exotic, wildlife, and zoo animal education. Topics include:

  • Companion Pigs
  • Interpreting Exotic Animal Blood Abnormalities

Beyond Medicine

Designed to provide knowledge and skills needed to achieve success in the business of practice and the art of medicine. Topics include:

  • Working ON Your Practice (not just IN your practice)
  • Debt and Practice Affordability
  • Cannabis Clinical Trials Update
  • Practical Cannabis Knowledge for Clinical Practice
  • End of Life Communication Principles
  • Managing Stress to Prevent Burnout
  • SBVM Update

Complementary Medicine

Alternative treatments for a variety of small and large animal ailments and conditions. Topics include:

  • Integrative Rehab Therapies in Equine Practice
  • Non-surgical Cruciate Management and Treatments
  • Integrative Veterinary Pain Management in Companion Animals
  • Integrative Approaches to Reproductive Failure in Large Animals