The PVMA is proud to offer more than 40+ CE credits each year. In an effort to accommodate different schedules we offer several different formats detailed below. We are constantly working to diversify our offerings and improve our program.
Please visit our website calendar to see all of our CE offerings and events as well as those of other local and national organizations.
PVMA General Membership Meeting and Lectures
September through May, Monthly General Membership Meetings are held at the Oregon Zoo Banquet Center, the second Thursday of most months. These meetings are generally sponsored by veterinary pharmaceutical, supply and diet companies, allowing the opportunity to bring national speakers to Portland. These meetings offer a brief overview of PVMA business, continuing education credits, as well as an opportunity to meet and visit with colleagues.These meetings are free to PVMA Members.
PVMA Tuesday/Wednesday CE Lectures
September through April, PVMA CE Lectures are held at Oregon Government building in the Lloyd district. These lectures are sponsored by the PVMA, with Portland area specialists providing the lectures. This is a great opportunity to get to know the fantastic specialists you often refer to. These lectures are a more casual opportunity to earn CE credits and meet and visit with colleagues.The lectures are free to PVMA Members.
PVMA Annual CE Symposium
In 2011, the PVMA added an Annual CE Symposium to our program. Every April/May, we offer a full day program on one focused topic. We have brought in national and local speakers offering different formats to include Veterinarians and Paraprofessionals. Registration is discounted for PVMA Members and participants in our Paraprofessional Support Program.
Throughout the year, we incorporate hands-on workshop to provide more in-depth learning opportunities to our members.
Throughout the year, opportunities arise for the PVMA to facilitate or partner with others to offer a variety of learning opportunities.
Power of 10 Program: Personal and Professional Development for Early Career Veterinarians
The Power of Ten Program offers a small group of early‐career veterinarians the opportunity to complete a personal and professional development program comprised of in‐person educational opportunities and activities over a 12‐month period. The PVMA will provide topic experts, meals, and meeting expenses at no charge to the participant. Modules will be held at locations around the Portland Metro Area with the exception of attendance at the AVMA’s Veterinary Leadership Conference in Chicago. There will be in-person modules (4‐6 hours each), along with an overnight kick‐off retreat, several less formal social gatherings, and a workshop with other PVMA members. Meeting times will range from days to evenings, weekdays to weekends, and the format will vary by module.