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.

2017/18 PDS Dates & Topics

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

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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

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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

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February 14, 2018

Lost in a Sea of Psychopharmaceuticals?  Start Here!

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

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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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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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Three purchase options to choose from that allow you to purchase the full series or design your own package:

  1. Hospital subscription includes all six education sessions for a group total of 30 hours of education that can be authorized for two or more employees.
  2. Individual subscription includes all 6 education sessions for a total of 30 hours of education for one authorized individual.
  3. Individual session(s) purchasing lets you tailor your own package by purchasing one session at a time or any combination of two or more sessions for one authorized individual.

Preferred pricing is based on membership level:

Premium, Core, Basic.

Space is Limited –
Register Today!

Register Online:

Veterinary Technicians

Register by Phone: (303) 318-0447

Questions? Contact Kristin Payne, Director of Learning at 303.539.7264 or email KristinPayne@colovma.org

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Contact Kristin Payne, Director of Learning, at 303.539.7264 or email KristinPayne@colovma.org

Or call the CVMA offices at 303.318.0447