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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.

2018/19 PDS Dates & Topics

Choose from 30 hours of exceptional continuing education (CE).

Below are the dates and topics for this series.

September 12, 2018

Clinically Relevant Toxicology

Tina Wismer, DVM, MS, DABVT, DABT

October 3, 2018

Peri-Anesthetic Decision Making

Victoria M. Lukasik, DVM, DACVAA

November 14, 2018

Practical Veterinary Dentistry

Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, DAVDC, DEVDC, FAVD

February 13, 2019

The Logical Approach to Chronic Pain Control (Especially Arthritis) in Dogs and Cats

James Gaynor, DVM, MS, DACVAA, DAAPM

March 13, 2019

*Being rescheduled due to inclement weather. Future date TBD.

From Wound to Wow! Best Practices in Wound Management and Reconstruction

Bonnie G. Campbell, DVM, PhD, DACVS

April 10, 2019

Practical Techniques in Soft Tissue Surgery

Howard B. Seim III, DVM, DACVS

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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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!

CVMA has negotiated discounted hotel rates exclusively for program participants at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Denver Downtown. Book your discounted room online.

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Registration will open on June 15th!


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 –
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Register Online:

Vet Techs/Student/Non-DVM

Register by Phone: 303.318.0447

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be submitted in writing to the CVMA office, 191 Yuma Street, Denver, CO 80223-1205, by fax 303.318.0450, or email to

  • For subscription registrations:
    Cancellations received prior to August 22, 2018 will
    receive a full refund minus a $50 processing fee. No
    refunds will be granted after August 22, 2018.
  • For individual session registrations:
    Cancellations received more than 21 days prior to the
    program start date will receive a full refund minus a
    $50 processing fee. No refunds will be granted within
    21 days of the start of the individual session.

Questions? Contact Sara Eberhardt, Manager of Sponsorships and Learning at 303.539.7260 or email

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Contact Sara Eberhardt, Manager of Sponsorships and Learning, at 303.539.7260 or email