UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is returning to in-person participation at its continuing education (CE) events
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UC Davis switched its continuing education (CE) events to strictly virtual. However, going forward, the school is now offering in-person content along with still having a virtual option.
UC Davis has its first in-person CE on May 14, 2022, with the Canine Behavior Symposium. This event will help attendees learn how to “manage fearful, reactive or aggressive dogs.”1
“We’re looking forward to ‘getting up-close and personal’ again,” said attendee Annette Miranda, RVT, a clinical coordinator with Carrington College’s veterinary technician programs. “I think we’ll start to see more student involvement with a return to in-person CE events.”1
Miranda states that these in-person events allow her to gain “information on the latest techniques” in the veterinary field. From there, she says, “We can incorporate this immediately into our patient care.”1 Miranda feels that the in-person events not only keep her up to date on the latest advancements in veterinary medicine, but also allow her to network within the veterinary professional community.
With more in-person CE events, UC Davis hopes to help professionals and students learn the hands-on experience needed to earn their licenses and degrees. However, due to schedule conflicts or personal preference, UC Davis will continue to offer their CE events virtually, with a hybrid style of in-person and online.
“I like having the convenience of attending from home,” said Viranjini Gopisetty, DVM, a general practitioner at Avenues Pet Hospital in San Francisco. “Many veterinarians’ workloads have exploded during the pandemic, so the online events work well with my busy schedule.”1
The Center for Continuing Professional Education (CCPE) at UC Davis features a “mini bootcamp” series that consists of 2- to 3-hour sessions focusing on one topic. Gopisetty says that while she attended a kidney disease session at UC Davis, she “learned about new medications to treat the disease that she is now achieving success with at her clinic.”1
UC Davis CE events are available for veterinary professionals who are “seeking new opportunities for advancing veterinary care, professional development, and fulfilling their CE requirements.”1 UC Davis also offers select events that are appropriate for the public to learn more about animal welfare, disease prevention, and general health issues.
For more information on CE events, the UC Davis website includes a complete schedule of events and registration information on upcoming sessions.
UC Davis continuing education returns to in-person events. News release. UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. April 24, 2022.