American Association of Feline Practitioners

Veterinary professionals passionate about the care of cats

Centre for Veterinary Education

2024-2025 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.

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 ISFM to provide and promote the Feline Medicine Distance Education course in UK and Europe. The CVE has also partnered with the AAFP to promote this course in the US and Canada.

Below are the key dates and information for the 2024-25 Feline Medicine Distance Education intake.

  • Enrollments are open!
  • Super Earl Bird rates end: 30 June 2023
  • Early Bird rates end: 31 October 2023
  • Enrollments close: 1 February 2024


Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Review the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of common feline disease
  • Expand your knowledge on unusual feline conditions
  • Gain increased confidence in handling feline patients gained through a range of practical advice
  • Review important developments in feline medicine
  • Better understand key differences when dealing with certain disease conditions in cats versus dogs
  • Better understand the pathophysiological responses of cats and gain the special skills needed to confidently treat your tricky feline patients.



Modules will commence every 2 months.

Modules delivered in 2024:

  • February – Dermatology
  • April – Respiratory Disease
  • June – Cardiology
  • August – Gastrointestinal Disease
  • October – Infectious Diseases

Modules delivered in 2025:

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

 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.



The 10-module programme is delivered over two years, starting in February 2024. 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.

The course runs from February until November the following year.



This course provides up to 348 CPD points.



 This program 20-805558 was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 100 hours of continuing education. 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.




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


  • Katie McCallum  BVM&S PGCertSAM AFHEA DipECVIM-CA MRCVS European Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Sarah Spencer EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine
  • Samantha Taylor BVetMed(Hons) CertSAM DipECVIM-CA MANZCVS FRCVS


  • Carolyn O’Brien BVSc(Hons) MVetClinStud FACVS (Feline Medicine)
  • Lara Boland BVSc MANZCVS (Feline Medicine) Dipl. ECVIM-CA
  • Katherine Briscoe BVSc (Hons I) MVetStud (Small Animal Clinical Studies) FANZVS (Feline Medicine) Registered Specialist in Feline Medicine
  • Rachel Korman BVSc GPCertFelP MACVS MRCVS
  • Jane Yu BVSc MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine)




"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


Early Bird Discounts

Enroll in the Feline Medicine Distance Education course by 30 June 2023 to save AU$827 on your registration. If you missed the Super Early Bird date (30 June) don’t miss the Early Bird. Enroll by 31 October to secure your spot and save $620.


Registrations are now open. Register directly via the CVE website. As an AAFP member you will be able to enroll at CVE member rates.

You will need to login to the CVE website to register for this course. If you don’t have an account, you can create one at no extra charge. Upon registering, you will be given the option to pay in full or pay a AU$1000 deposit. If you choose to pay the deposit, you will be emailed a receipt and information about the payment plan.

Price List

CVE Prices

*Members include: CVE Practice, Professional, Part-time Professional, Recent Graduate, and Academic members. Member rate is also available to AAFP and ISFM members.

All enquiries about this course should be done via CVE.


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