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Continuing Education Has Successful Year

March 3, 2015

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The Donkey Welfare Symposium was one of many successful CE events hosted by UC Davis in 2014.

March 3, 2015

The Center for Continuing Professional Education (CCPE) enjoyed a successful year of programs in 2014. With a total of 28 seminars and symposia held in locations locally, regionally, and internationally, CCPE provided much needed continuing education (CE) credits to hundreds of veterinarians and technicians.
A total of 867 veterinarians and 509 technicians benefitted from CE offerings through the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. In California, veterinarians are required to complete 36 hours of CE every two years. Registered veterinary technicians in California are required to complete 20 hours of CE every two years. As the largest veterinary facility in California, UC Davis is proud to be able to offer so many different CE options for its colleagues.

Beyond providing CE credits to professionals, the events served 1,073 animal-owners and 529 students throughout the year. The seminars and symposia were taught by some of the finest clinician-scientists in the world – leaders in their particular fields of veterinary medicine.

Program hours in 2014 totaled 257, and 2015 promises to be just as successful, with 222 hours already scheduled. Examples of the courses included the Low Stress Cattle Handling Seminar (featuring Temple Grandin), the Canine Breeder Excellence Seminar, the Dangerous Dog Seminar, the Back to School Seminar, the International Conference on Feline Health, and the hugely popular Donkey Welfare Symposium.

Congratulations to CCPE Director Dr. Karl Jandrey and his team: Kate Tweddale, Roxie Rose, Maureen Phelan and Jan Harlan.

About the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
The William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of California, Davis—a unit of the School of Veterinary Medicine—provides state-of-the-art clinical care while serving as the primary clinical teaching experience for DVM students and post graduate veterinarian residents. The VMTH treats more than 47,000 animals a year, ranging from cats and dogs to horses, cows and exotic species. To learn more about the VMTH, please go to Timely news updates can be received on its Facebook ( and Twitter ( pages.

Rob Warren
VMTH Communications & Marketing Officer