Colorado State University offers one of the most prestigious Doctor of Veterinary Medicine programs in the United States. Through continuing education courses in the Department of Clinical Sciences, practicing veterinarians can continue that educational excellence to learn a new skill or meet continuing education licensing requirements.
More than 30 veterinary courses annually are offered from leading veterinary faculty members in the Department of Clinical Sciences, housed in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. CVMBS veterinary continuing education offers hands-on, direct learning experiences with clinicians and researchers using cutting–edge equipment at one of the top two veterinary schools in the nation.
Courses range from endoscopy, arthroscopy, and laparoscopy to ultrasound techniques for equine limbs; colic in the horse, diagnosis and treatment of equine lameness; a wide range of small-animal courses; and complementary medicine including acupuncture and chiropractic. Hours of wet lab courses are available. This experiential approach ensures that the time and money invested in continuing education delivers immediate results in the clinical setting.
"Quite simply, I completed my first laparoscopic spay the week I returned from the course and I've done at least one case weekly since," said Chuck Moxley, DVM, partner in the Town & Country Veterinary Hospital in Warren, Ohio. "I'm completely comfortable doing liver and pancreatic biopsies. I'll begin laparoscopic assisted gastropexy next week. I bought equipment before the course and was immediately able to utilize the technology upon arriving home."
Equine Arthroscopy CE wet lab
The Department also offers a unique and intensive course in client communications for practicing veterinarians and their staff members. The FRANK™ workshop gives participants the opportunity to add effective communication tools to their skill set, and practice those skills in a realistic setting with immediate feedback.
"Good client relationships are more valuable than good liability insurance," said Dr. Melanie Masden, a recent FRANK™ Workshop attendee.
Nearly all states have continuing education requirements for licensed veterinarians. Requirements differ by state and may involve attending a class or otherwise demonstrating knowledge of recent medical and veterinary advances. Veterinarians have a range of options including online continuing education, local specialty clinics offering continuing education, national meetings and seminars, and intensive veterinary teaching faculty courses and wet labs.
CVMBS veterinary continuing education is available online covering advanced and specialty topics as well as general topics. Each year, the CSU veterinary faculty hosts an annual conference for several hundred veterinarians and veterinary technicians offering seminar and hands-on education in the latest in veterinary research and treatment techniques, including wet lab training. On-campus CE courses are available throughout the year.