Registration will open in June!


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 March 9, 2018. Subject to change*

Agricultural Animal

Food animal and livestock education

  • Coxiella Burnetti Infection in Dairy Goats
  • Disaster Response
  • Management of the Critically Sick Calf
  • Rattlesnake Envenomation in Livestock
  • State Veterinarian Update
  • Sustainable Livestock Production
  • Urolithiasis
  • USDA Accreditation Renewal Modules (2)

Small Animal

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

  • Abdominal Ultrasound – Basic and Intermediate wet labs
  • Dental Extraction – Basic and Advanced wet labs
  • Dental Radiology wetlab
  • Medical and Surgical emergencies
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medical and Surgical Emergencies
  • Pruritus in Dogs
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Liver Disease


Horse health and education

  • Rabies
  • Infectious disease
  • Colic
  • Lameness
  • Reproduction
  • Dentistry
  • Therapeutic Farriery


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:

  • Cannabis
  • Debt and Practice Affordability
  • End of Life Communication Principles
  • Managing Stress to Prevent Burnout
  • SBVM Update
  • VBMA Sponsored program

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