Registration opens at the end of May


Tap the top minds in veterinary medicine.

CVMA Professional Development Series (PDS) provides an outstanding lineup of learning experiences to deepen your knowledge of biomedical science. Nationally recognized speakers will take you on a “deep dive” into each topic as they discuss recent advances in veterinary medicine – PLUS the tips you need to apply this knowledge tomorrow!

PDS offers six essential topics in clinical education, featuring case-based, interactive sessions with experts sharing their experience and insights. Attend the entire series for the highest value, or select specific programs that suit your needs and schedule.

Each session is presented over 5 hours on a Wednesday afternoon and is suitable for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Save the Dates!

2017/2018 Professional Development Series

Choose from 30 hours of exceptional continuing education (CE)

September 6, 2017

Seizures, Vistibular Dysfunction, Spinal Pain & Gait Abnormalities, Oh My! How to Tackle Common Neurological Conditions in Small Animal Patients

Christopher L. Mariani, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Neurology)
Associate Professor of Neurology & Neurosurgery
North Carolina State University

October 18, 2017

What’s New in Veterinary Oncology: An Update on Novel Diagnostics and Treatments for Dogs and Cats with Cancer

Jenna Burton, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oncology
Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences
University of California, Davis

November 8, 2017

Practical Approaches to the Common Skin and Ear Problems in Veterinary Practice

James O. Noxon, DVM, DACVIM
Morrill Professor and Dermatology Section Leader
Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital
Iowa State University

February 14, 2018

Lost in a Sea of Psychopharmaceuticals?  Start Here!

Christopher Pachel, DVM, DACVB
Owner, Veterinary Behaviorist
Animal Behavior Clinic
Portland, OR

March 14, 2018

The Canine Genome, Breed-Specific Variants, and the Clinical Use of Genetic Information

Patrick Venta, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

April 11, 2018

Radiology and Ultrasound in 2017: 50 Shades of Gray (Actually Just 5)

Anthony J. Fischetti, DVM, MS
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
Service Head, Department of Diagnostic Imaging
Animal Medical Center
New York, NY

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Registration brochure will mail in mid-May

Location and Time

Time: Wednesdays from 1:00 – 6:00 PM

All sessions are conducted at the PPA Event Center

PPA Event Center
2105 Decatur Street
Denver, CO 80211

Parking is free and plentiful!

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Registration Information

Registration brochure will mail in mid-May

Registration will open at the end of May

Thanks to our Sponsors

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Contact Kristin Payne, Director of Learning, at 303.539.7264 or email

Or call the CVMA offices at 303.318.0447