About

The Center for Continuing Professional Education at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is committed to “lifelong learning” programs. Our programs provide the most current information on recent developments in veterinary medicine and improve the quality of life for our veterinary patients. Seminars are available to veterinary professionals who are seeking new opportunities for advancing veterinary care, professional development and fulfilling their CE requirements. These programs are approved by the California Veterinary Medical board in cooperation with University Extension, to meet the 36 hour bi-annual requirement for Veterinary Practitioners, and the 20 hour bi-annual requirement for RVT’s.  We also offer programs for animal owners.

NYSED logoAdditionally, all UC Davis programs are authorized for CE for NY veterinarians and registered technicians.

Cancellation and change policy: A tuition refund will be made less $75 for cancellations made prior to 4 weeks from a program start date for programs hosted on the UC Davis campus.  A tuition refund will be made less $75 for cancellations made prior to 8 weeks from a program start date for programs hosted away from the UC Davis campus.  After that, no refunds will be made.  There is a $20 administrative fee to process registration changes.

Dr. Karl Jandrey, Director of the Center for Continuing Professional Education since 2013, is a board-certified specialist in small animal emergency and critical care. As a student of The Ohio State University, he moved to California for his internship (VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital) and residency (PetCare Veterinary Hospital). After a short stay in Philadelphia to teach at the University of Pennsylvania, he returned to Northern California in 1999 and has since been at UC Davis. He completed a Masters of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research, supported by the National Institutes of Health, to train clinician scientists. He continues to build on his Masters work through the study of the underlying mechanisms of thromboembolism in cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Most of his time he teaches veterinary students in the Emergency Room or the Intensive Care Unit of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. He teaches extensively in the first and third year veterinary curriculum anywhere blood, coagulation, or hemostasis is mentioned. Karl is also the Director of the Center for Continuing Professional Education for the School of Veterinary Medicine. He shares his life with 3 Burmese cats, 250 gallons of saltwater reef tanks, and another veterinarian with more letters after his name than in it.

Donate  Your generous donation can fund continuing education programs that teach veterinarians, technicians and animal owners about the latest advances in animal care.

Want to come to a program but need a place to pump?  Visit the UC Davis Breastfeeding Support Program page to find and access a lactation room.

Mentor Program

Become a mentor for the new SCAVMA Mentor Program by making a profile on Professional Network. UC Davis veterinary students can search for a mentor based on interests and correspond through the system. Veterinary professionals are an invaluable resource for students on career, internship/externship, and life advice.  Fill out a mentor profile today!