American Association of Feline Practitioners

Veterinary professionals passionate about the care of cats

Centre for Veterinary Education

2023-2024 CVE Feline Medicine Distance Education

If cats could talk, they’d be the first to tell you that they require refined, particular, and focused care.

An unwell cat poses many unique challenges to the small animal practitioner and the difference between managing canine and feline patients (in both the art and the science of veterinary medicine) is well recognized.

This course is designed to reinforce, deepen, and broaden your knowledge of feline medicine in a practical, interactive, and enjoyable way. In addition, it will provide you with valuable information to make your practice more feline-friendly. Cement your knowledge with the case-focused workshop.

About Centre for Veterinary Education (CVE), the University of Sydney

Established in 1965 as the world's first and leading membership-based organization dedicated solely to providing continuing education for veterinarians, the CVE prides itself on being a leader in veterinary education worldwide.

The Feline Medicine Distance Education course is truly an international course. Depending on your location, once you enroll you will join a cohort of participants in your part of the world. The CVE has partnered with the AAFP to promote this course in the US and Canada. The CVE has also partnered with the ISFM to provide and promote the Feline Medicine Distance Education course in UK and Europe.

AAFP Members Discount

AAFP members receive the same discount as the CVE members. Register in the Feline Medicine Distance Education course by June 30, 2022 (super early bird date) to save AU$785 on your registration and be entered into a drawing to win an AU$1,000 CVE voucher.

Course Dates for the 2023-24 Feline Distance Education

 Registration open: Now open!

  • Super Early Bird rates end: June 30, 2022
  • Early Bird rates end: October 31, 2022

Registration closes: February 1, 2023


The 10-module program is delivered over two years, starting in February 2023. Each new module will commence every two months. Course material consists of expertly written and regularly updated notes, with assignments and supplemental journal reading. There are no formal exams. Instead, individual feedback and advice will be provided by your tutor, following the completion of each module. Email discussion forums will complement the learning experience, as will optional interactive workshops to draw out and consolidate the knowledge you have developed.

2023 Modules:

  • February – Urinary Tract Disease
  • April – Endocrine Disorders
  • June – Neurology/Musculoskeletal
  • August – Hematology/Immunology
  • October – Oncology

2024 Modules:

  • February – Dermatology
  • April – Respiratory Disease
  • June – Cardiology
  • August – Gastrointestinal Disease
  • October – Infectious Diseases
  • This course is RACE-approved for 344 CE Credits. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call CVE +61 2 9351 7979 for further questions.
  • This course includes monthly webinars covering key topics and problem areas to deepen your knowledge and understanding in a group setting. Dates to be confirmed.


  • Jessica Quimby, BA (Anthropology and Zoology), DVM, DACVIM, PhD
  • Ashlie Saffire, DVM, DABVP (Feline)


Registration is through the Centre for Veterinary Education, so please email them at or phone +61 2 9351 7979 (Monday to Friday, AEST 9am to 5pm).

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This course was single handedly the best decision I have made in the beginning of advancing my feline practice to the next level. As a student I will say what you put into this course is directly proportional to what you will get out of it. It is well written and thorough with an appropriate difficulty level. My tutor was always available to push me into critical thinking as well as to answer my questions. For me this was the first step in my prep work for ABVP board certification. As I complete this course, I do have to admit I am a bit sad, however my confidence level in working up, diagnosing and treating a complicated feline case is leaps and bounds beyond where it was two years ago. And as the saying goes, Confidence is Competence. Thank you, CVE.

Lacie B. Lee DVM Baton Rouge, Louisiana 2019 Course Participant

I'm absolutely sure that having done this course have changed my way of working. It has opened my mind and has helped me to investigate more. It makes me realize how amazing feline medicine is. Thank you!!!

Mireia Balliu Cristina, Spain, 2021 Participant