Here at Instinct, we feel strongly about the value of practical veterinary CE—and a lot of it. Staying at the forefront of our ever-evolving field is key to providing top-notch patient care and ensuring our practice management platform keeps up, too. That’s why we’ve gathered a collection of our team’s favorite places to earn CE.
From the comfort of your home or in the vibrant atmosphere of professional conferences, these resources can help sharpen your skills, broaden your horizons, and reignite your passion for veterinary medicine. Whether you prefer the convenience of online courses, the interactivity of webinars, the camaraderie of conferences, or the insights of expert-led roundtables, we’ve got you covered. These resources have been tried, tested, and adored by our team, so you can trust that you’re in good hands.
Without any further ado, here are our top 14 resources for earning veterinary CE.
1. American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
The AVMA is a professional organization that represents and advocates for veterinarians in the United States. It provides a wide range of CE resources, including conferences, webinars, and online courses to support the continuing education needs of its members.
VetBloom offers online RACE-approved courses designed by veterinary experts, including interactive cases and online lectures.
3. VIN (Veterinary Information Network)
VIN is an online community for veterinary professionals that offers various CE opportunities, including online courses and webinars. In addition to courses, VIN offers a community forum and a comprehensive online library of veterinary information, including journals, textbooks, and other resources, accessible with a VIN membership.
VetFolio is a comprehensive online platform providing access to veterinary CE courses, webinars, and resources. They offer a subscription-based model for CE, where veterinary professionals can access all of the platform’s CE resources for a monthly fee.
VetMedTeam offers online CE courses and resources for veterinary professionals, including veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and support staff. VetMedTeam’s CE resources are designed to be convenient and accessible, with on-demand courses available any time, anywhere.
6. Fear Free
Fear Free provides CE courses and certification programs focused on reducing fear, anxiety, and stress in pets during veterinary visits. They offer individual and practice-level certifications focused on enhancing companion animals’ emotional and physical well-being.
7. American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
AAHA’s CE resources are designed to help veterinary professionals improve the quality of care they provide to their patients by staying current on the latest developments in veterinary medicine. Their US and Canada accreditation program promotes best practices in veterinary medicine, and hospitals must meet rigorous standards to earn accreditation.
VetShow hosts multiple veterinary conferences worldwide, providing CE opportunities for professionals in different regions. They serve veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and other veterinary professionals who are looking for in-person CE options.
9. American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP)
AAFP offers conferences, webinars, and online resources focused on feline medicine and surgery to support CE for veterinary professionals.
VetGirl provides online CE through podcasts, webinars, and blog posts, making it easy for busy veterinary professionals to stay current. The platform’s CE resources cover various topics in veterinary medicine, from clinical skills to business management.
11. WVC (Western Veterinary Conference)
WVC hosts an annual conference and offers online CE courses, webinars, and resources for veterinary professionals year-round.
12. North American Veterinary Community (NAVC)
NAVC offers online CE courses, webinars, and resources and hosts the annual VMX conference.
13. American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)
ACVS offers CE opportunities for veterinary surgeons, including an annual summit, online resources, and webinars.
VetLearn CE resources are specifically for veterinary practice managers, helping them improve their operations and patient care. The platform primarily serves veterinary professionals looking for practical, high-quality CE options to help them improve their practice.
Veterinary medicine changes so fast. So it’s a good thing veterinarians love to learn! Whether you explore CE offerings from the AVMA, dig into VetBloom’s interactive cases, or join the vibrant community on VIN, there’s a wealth of knowledge waiting for you. So go ahead, embrace lifelong learning, and let’s continue to grow together as compassionate and skilled veterinary professionals.
Here’s to expanding our horizons, deepening our expertise, and providing exceptional care to our beloved animal companions!