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Continuing Education

Continuing Education


Continuing education at Penn Vet ranges from special events and workshops to the Penn Annual Conference, held annually for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. In addition, other CE opportunities are held during the year.


Continuing Education Opportunities at Penn Vet

Penn Annual Conference

Penn Vet’s annual continuing education conference is an educational, networking and social opportunity for every member of the veterinary team. Lectures are given by many of Penn Vet's board certified specialists as well as alumni and guest speakers from around the country. Special events and exhibitors provide attendees with a chance to connect with others in the profession, as well as alumni and colleagues at Penn Vet.

September 22-23, 2022: This year's conference is in person and virtual!

Working Dog Practitioner Certification

The Working Dog Practitioner program provides specialized instruction through a blended program of online courses and hands-on learning in workshops and preceptorships. Instructors include specialty certified practicing veterinarians with real life experience, and subject matter experts in the working dog field. The Working Dog Practitioner program is RACE-approved for continuing education credits.

Graduate Certificate Program in Animal Welfare & Behavior

Our online graduate certificate program (PDF) combines self-directed online activities with real-time, in-person sessions. Our faculty includes world leaders in animal welfare and behavior who have changed the way we think about our interactions with animals and the care they deserve.

2020 Working Dog Conference: "A Clear Vision for Training the K9 Team"

Starting in 2010, the Penn Vet Working Dog Center has held the Working Dog Conference, a gathering of working dog professionals including veterinarians, academics, working dog handlers, breeders, students, behaviorists, and those interested in what makes a better working dog.

Clinical Sciences & Advanced Medicine Visitor Program

This customizable, observation program is for veterinarians the world over, who are seeking to broaden and deepen their skills in specific areas of veterinary medicine.

Shelter Medicine Symposium

The Penn Vet Shelter Medicine Symposium aims to provide continuing education while facilitating connections and community collaboration among animal shelter leadership, staff, volunteers, and veterinarians in the Philadelphia area sheltering community. The symposium is open to all members of the sheltering community, surrounding animal welfare organizations, and veterinary students.

This conference is funded by the WaterShed Animal Fund, dedicated to supporting innovative programs with exemplary institutions and individuals to better the lives of companion animals.


Current & Past Continuing Education Events