Penn Vet | Continuing Education
New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
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Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA
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, 2020: This year's conference is 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.

Comparative Pathology Core - Mouse Pathology Workshop

Enhance your understanding of your laboratory skills with mouse tissues as well as your understanding of the mouse as a model for disease in a new workshop taught by leaders in Comparative Pathology at Penn Vet. Join a small class for four full day sessions of interactive lecture and hands-on lab.

Description: Four (4) full-day sessions of interactive lectures and hands-on labs taught by pathologists with expertise in mouse pathology at Penn Vet.


  • January 17, 2020
  • January 24, 2020
  • January 31, 2020
  • February 7, 2020

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"

Join us at the 2020 Working Dog Conference and earn CE credits.

Save the date(s): April 24-27, 2020

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 program for veterinarians from around the world, seeking to broaden and deepen their skills in specific areas of veterinary medicine, is under the guidance of Dr. Oliver Garden and his team of specialist clinicians.

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

Penn Annual Conference 2021

Virtual Penn Annual Conference (CE)

  • 12:00 PM –5:00 PM

Cat and Dog for radiology CE Event

CE Series: Thoracic Radiography Tune-Up

  • 12:00 PM –1:00 PM

Dr. Tim Manzi and Dr. Adam Schlax review radiology of the thoracic region.

Sharpei puppy being cared for by veterinarian

Compassion Fatigue Webinar

  • 7:00 PM –8:00 PM

Dog and Cat

CE Series: CPR - Stayin' Alive! Updates on RECOVER

  • 5:00 PM –7:30 PM

Dr. Kim Slensky and Dr. Vince Thawley will speak about CPR - Stayin' Alive! Updates on RECOVER

PV CE Canine Breeders Symposium 2021-beagles

CE Series: Canine Breeder Seminar 2021

  • 10:00 AM –4:00 PM

Advanced Urinary Care CE event-dog and cat

CE Series: Advanced Urinary Care

  • 6:00 PM –7:00 PM

Dr. Brian Sutherland, Penn Vet

CE Series: Heart Surgery in Veterinary Medicine

  • 6:00 PM –7:00 PM

Springer Spaniel

CE Series: Ophthalmology Seminar 2020

  • 5:00 PM –7:30 PM

Dr. Elaine Holt and Dr. Mary Lassaline will talk about cataracts in dogs and eye medication essentials.

Practical Magic

CE Series - Tails from the Darkroom & Other Practical Magic

  • 9:00 AM –3:00 PM


CE Series - Cat Breeders Symposium

  • 9:00 AM –4:00 PM

Pug, Ryan Hospital CE event

CE Series: GME, NME, NE, MUE???

  • 12:00 PM –1:00 PM

Puppy for Breeder Seminar

CE Series: Penn Vet Breeder Seminar 2020

  • 9:00 AM –4:00 PM

Dr. Molly Flaherty, Penn Vet

CE Series: Keep Them Moving - Management of Arthritic Patients

  • 6:00 PM –7:00 PM

OktoberVets 2019

CE Series - OktoberVets

  • 9:00 AM –4:30 PM

Ryan Hospital, surgery

Continuing Education Series: Surgery

  • 6:00 PM –7:00 PM