Exceptional learning, practical medicine. CVMA’s Professional Development Series (PDS) offers an outstanding lineup of learning experiences to help you do what you do best: Provide exceptional care to your patients.


Get a total of 16 hours of continuing education spread throughout four sessions in 2020. Attend the entire series for the highest value, or select specific programs that suit your needs and schedule.

Speakers & Topics

Sunday, October 4: Behavior (4 hours of CE)

1-5 p.m. (check-in and announcements start at 12 p.m.) 

E’Lise Christensen, DVM, DACVB

Veterinary Behavior Consultations of Colorado

Behavior can be one of the most challenging — and frustrating — issues for veterinary professionals to tackle. Gain the knowledge you need to confidently address behavior issues head-on. Topics include:

  • Expanding the Inner Circle: Territorial Aggression in Dogs
  • Now I Bite You: Cats Who Bite People, and How to Treat Them

Wednesday, November 4: Neurology (4 hours of CE)

1-5 p.m. (check-in and announcements start at 12 p.m.) 

Rebecca Windsor, DVM, DACVIM

Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital

Learn how to treat and manage neurologic conditions for both your young and your aging patients. Topics include:

  • CBD for Epilepsy Management
  • Feline Neurology
  • Treating Neuropathic Pain
  • Top 3 Geriatric and Pediatric Neurologic Concerns for Cats and Dogs

Previous sessions

Wednesday, April 29: Cannabis (4 hours of CE)

Did you miss the live session? Recording now available for purchase! Earn 4 hours of CE.

Robert J. Silver, DVM, MS, CVA

Rx Vitamins, Inc.

With the dynamic and ever-changing landscape of veterinary cannabis, ensure you have the right information to properly educate your clients. Topics include:

  • Cannabis Overview
  • Botany of Cannabis
  • Biological Target of Cannabis
  • Practical Applications

Sunday, March 8: Pain Management (4 hours of CE)


Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital 

Pain Management
Gain the confidence to treat your painful patients. Topics include:

  • Canine Spinal Discomfort
  • The Ubiquitous Iliopsoas Strain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Mobility Therapy for the Senior Dog


Professional Development Series sessions are held at the CVMA Office, located on the second floor of the Dumb Friends League Solutions–Veterinary Hospital building.

To protect the health of our members and do our part to reduce in-person interactions, we’re going digital with our April Professional Development Series session! You will need access to a computer or a smartphone to participate in this CE. Details on how to join virtually will be emailed to registered attendees prior to the event.

All sessions are held 1-5 p.m., with check-in and announcements starting at 12 p.m.

CVMA Office
Dumb Friends League Solutions — Veterinary Hospital
191 Yuma St.
Denver, CO 80223


Are you a CVMA member?

Remember, CVMA members SAVE on all CVMA CE! Learn more about CVMA membership.

Registration is available for individual sessions or as a subscription for all four sessions. Looking to share your seat with a colleague? Hospital subscriptions are available, too!

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Cancellation policy: Cancellations submitted in writing to info@colovma.org a minimum of 14 days prior to the session date will receive a full refund minus a $50 processing fee.

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