Continuing Education

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 Webinars: Recordings can be accessed in our file library. Must be logged into your PVMA/OVTAA member account.
Visit the file library here.

PVMA General Membership Meeting and Lectures (we will be hosting the remaining 2020 dates via Zoom with the hope we can meet at the Zoo again in 2021)
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 CE Lectures
September through May, PVMA CE Lectures are held at Oregon Government building in the Lloyd district (we will be hosting 2020 dates via Zoom). These lectures are hosted 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 and OVTAA Members.

PVMA Annual CE Symposium
In 2011, the PVMA added an Annual CE Symposium to our program. Every April, 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 Veterinary Team Members. Registration is discounted for PVMA and OVTAA Members.

Throughout the year, we incorporate hands-on workshop to provide more in-depth learning opportunities to our members.

Special Events
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 (we will not be accepting new participants in 2020 but hope to in 2021!)
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.
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Online Learning Options

To fulfill the dedicated ‘judicious use of antibiotics 1 credit requirement please visit the Oregon Health Authority’s veterinary CE resource page for module options.

PVMA Webinars: Recordings can be accessed in our website’s file library. Must be logged into your PVMA/OVTAA member account. Visit the file library here.

At Dove
Online veterinary education and training for all veterinary professionals. Our growing collection of over 450 short procedural veterinary training videos show treatment skills, surgical procedures, laboratory practices, anesthesia and more, for every position at your hospital. Access toCE lectures, articles and blogs. Features include creating staff training assignments and tracking completion.

A growing library of convenient, easy-to-use veterinary CE courses with a promise that you’ll be able to transform your learning into action immediately. You can browse our catalog of live and on-demand webinars and podcasts below, or search to find a particular topic of interest. No matter what, you’re guaranteed high-quality content for the whole team delivered by veterinarians and leading experts in the field.

Online CE opportunities

Online CE opportunities for veterinarians and veterinary technicians in integrative medicine.

Worldwide training centers internationally recognized with optimal experience to properly present innovations and state-of-the-art technologies, detailed educational white papers, Special Educational Webinars (SEW) held by skilled Teachers, and even more. (Ultrasound and MRI)

Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association
As part of their mission to protect and advocate for animals while providing leadership and service opportunities that support a humane veterinary profession, the HSVMA offers educational webinars.

IDEXX Learning Center
Online courses in veterinary medicine, veterinary technician training and practice management tools.

Recorded RACE approved courses

Purina Pro Plan
This summer, Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets is sponsoring 6 live webinars featuring a variety of topics and expert speakers.

Royal Canin Live
To address the potential need for CE, Royal Canin will be broadcasting 6 credits of  live virtual CE opportunities for anyone in the industry each week for the foreseeable future. The topics and times will vary each week and we intend to adapt the future offerings based on content and times that are in the most demand.

At VetFolio, our mission is to do our part to elevate the quality of animal medical care throughout the world by providing online continuing education and resources for the entire veterinary community, anytime, anywhere.

VetRadCE provides AAVSB-RACE approved CE courses for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

VETgirl is a subscription-based multimedia service offering RACE-approved, online continuing education for veterinary professionals.

Through online continuing education, VetMedTeam provides members with pathways to great careers. Our CE Catalog contains educational opportunities, including numerous free courses. Your next step on your career path is only a click away.

VIN Continual Education
AAVSB-RACE approved CE courses.

Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Offers online CE courses.

Zoetis Learning Solutions
At Zoetis Learning Solutions, it’s our goal to provide you and your team access to quality online education. By signing up today, you can gain access to: Professional development opportunities, RACE-approved continuing education course credit, Knowledge expansion in key disease areas, and Product-level training.

World Veterinary Association PVMA CE Portal
We are excited to offer online CE opportunities to our members, thanks to the World Veterinary Association! They are adding new content regularly and there are currently a number of programs that are free of charge. We are hopeful these options will help our busy members but not replace attend at our in person CE as we love to see you!

Please click on the link below to visit the World Continuing Education Alliance Portal, powered by the World Veterinary Association. The first time you visit, you will need to set up a basic account. You will be able to select your content preferences and the programs you watch and the CE credits you earn will be kept track of. To eliminate having to login each time you visit, select the ‘keep me logged in’ box.

If you have any questions, please contact the PVMA office.

For Oregon Licensees: when veterinarians renew for their 2021 licenses, in December 2020, they WILL need to report CE. CVTs will need NOT need to report 15 Credits of CE until December 2021.

Oregon Veterinary Practice Act: Continuing Education Requirements (CE)


(1) All active licensees, including veterinarians and certified veterinary technicians, must comply with the CE provided in this rule in order to renew their licenses.

(2) Licensees wishing to renew their license must complete the minimum required number of CE hours every two years. Veterinarians shall report 30 hours of CE to the Board with license renewals for every odd-numbered year. Certified veterinary technicians shall report 15 hours of CE to the Board for every even-numbered year. The required hours may be obtained online and be satisfied with any combination of the following continuing education activities:

(a) Attendance at scientific workshops or seminars approved by the Board or by the American Association of Veterinary Boards Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE).

(b) A maximum of four hours for veterinarians or two hours for certified veterinary technicians reading approved scientific journals. One subscription to an approved journal is equal to one hour of credit.

(c) A maximum of six hours for veterinarians or three hours for certified veterinary technicians of workshops or seminars on non-scientific subjects relating to the practice of veterinary medicine such as communication skills, practice management, stress management, or chemical impairment.

(d) A minimum for veterinarians of one hour each in judicious antibiotic use and appropriate analgesic and anesthetic methods.

Full Oregon Veterinary Practice Act CE requirements