Much like any field, veterinary medicine allows practitioners to learn about innovations in their industry. For this reason, various veterinary continuing education courses are created for vets. There are several approaches that vets can use to fulfill their lifelong educational journey.
Some institutions offer lectures and all-day symposia that cover problems of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. These programs are offered to veterinarians and veterinary technicians to improve their clinical skills through hands-on laboratories and lectures that span a wide range of topics from current research and developments in clinical topics up to public health issues.
Participants of such courses can receive licensure renewal and specific certification which adds to professionals’ arsenal of credentials.
Typical topics include Acupuncture, Microbiology, Preventative Medicine, Anesthesiology, Neurology, Shelter Medicine, Behavior, Nutrition, Surgery, Cardiology, Oncology, Theriogenology/Reproduction, Dentistry, Ophthalmology, Toxicology, Dermatology, Pain Management, Ultrasound/Radiology, Emergency/Critical Care, Pathology, Zoologic/Exotic Animal Medicine, Epidemiology, Pharmacology, Internal Medicine, Herd Management, Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation, Professional Development, Disaster Planning/Preparedness, Record-Keeping, Client Communications, Ethics Information Technology, Legal Issues, Workplace Safety, and Practice Management
These courses, seminars, and conferences are available in many formats including DVD, CD, podcast, webcast, or journal publications and teleconferences as opposed to the typical classroom setting. This allows professionals to freely participate at their leisure.