The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to providing high quality educational programming in animal care and technology to the veterinary and animal health community. Programs are offered for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, breeders, owners and trainers, ranging in a wide variety of topics.
Summer Continuing Education Series for Referring DVMs
The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine will host a Summer Continuing Education Series for Referring DVMs. Courses will take place in the Veterinary Education Center (VEC) on the College of Veterinary Medicine campus. Courses begin at 6 p.m. Three hours of continuing education credit will be available. There is no charge for these courses.
- June 15– “Glaucoma, Equine Uveitis, and Indolent Corneal Ulcers and Current Trends for Treatment” with Drs. Anthony Moore, Richard McMullen, and Shannon Boveland
- July 20– “A Systematic Approach to Identification of Radiographic Lung Patterns” with Dr. Rachel Moon
- August 17– “Pathophysiology of Coagulopathies and the Approach to the Bleeding Patient” with Dr. Kendon Kuo
Regardless of its origin, early detection, rapid identification, and prompt notification of a zoonotic or emerging disease outbreak originating in domestic, wild animals and/or plants are critical to the successful mitigation of disease spread. With the constant risk of emerging diseases, spillover, and the terrorists’ desire to commit acts of bioterrorism, the new frontier for law enforcement, animal and plant health investigators are joint investigations. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate (WMDD)-Biological Countermeasures Unit (BCU) and the United States Department of Agriculture-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) have launched a new curriculum to teach the basics of animal and plant diseases and joint investigations. This course of study focuses on:
1) Animal and plant disease basics;
2) Triggers that generate notifications between law enforcement and animal health investigators;
3) Notifications between Agencies;
4) Information sharing; and
5) Joint investigations.
The goal is to train animal/plant health investigators and law enforcement to work as a cohesive team, from the start, to determine the outbreak origin and mitigate the spread of the zoonotic, emerging, foreign animal disease and/or plant disease before it spills over into the human population or affects the economy.
Online Pharmacy Law/Pharmacology Courses
The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine offers on-line Pharmacy Webinar Courses which can be taken at your convenience. The courses meet the two-hour pharmacy requirement set by the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. These courses are available 24/7 as needed; participants have to take and pass a quiz to receive credit for the continuing education course. Continuing education certificates will be available for download immediately upon completion of course.
Additional Opportunities for Veterinarians:
The Practitioner Sabbatical Program at the Auburn University College of Veterinary medicine is a unique program offered to veterinarians interested in continuing education in a particular specialty area in an effort to develop improved skills and knowledge.
The program offers facilities of the college as well as one-on-one work with our faculty and staff. Pick an area of interest and contact the Office of Continuing Education; we will assist you in developing a program for your specific interests.
The fee is on a sliding scale, $125-$200 per day for up to 5 days of intensive, hands-on experience with a faculty mentor and college staff devoting their time and expertise to your individualized program. Some programs will be more expensive due to intensity and instructional time. An application to the Practitioner Sabbatical Program must be submitted at least 45 days prior to your proposed starting date. There is a registration fee of $25.00.