CVC Clinical Techniques Course

Programs & Speakers

Educational programming that meets your needs. Taught by the profession’s most insightful speakers.

An often-cited thought related to pet owner relationships is “they don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” The same is true of convention speakers — knowledge becomes much more meaningful when shared by someone who truly cares. CVC speakers care — about your practice, about your business, and about your life as a veterinary professional. Come see what they plan to share!

Below is an overview of the types of CE that await you:

A+ Speakers

Each CVC attracts leading speakers in every discipline to share their knowledge in wide variety of learning formats, from classroom-style lectures to social-media-driven workshops. Check out the list below, then click on the CVC you’ve chosen to discover what is – and who is – in store for you. 

Ask-the-Expert Luncheons

These intimate learning opportunities offer direct access to select experts, a lively and quick learning environment – and a delicious, plated lunch. Register early – seating is limited to ensure maximum small-group interaction. 

Clinical Technique Courses

These hands-on labs and workshops provide veterinarians and technicians with small-group learning experiences conducted by renowned experts. Sample sessions include Essential Gastrointestinal Surgeries in Dogs, Digital Dental Imaging, and Extracapsular Stifle Stabilization Techniques. Register early, because these sessions fill up quickly. 

dvm360 Leadership Challenges

Equip yourself and your team for permanent and lasting change by attending these new and exclusive programs at each CVC. In conjunction with, dvm360 magazine, Veterinary Economics, Veterinary Medicine, and Firstline, the CVC is tackling the top obstacles you face every day — creating a positive work environment, reducing stress, creative ways to increase staff pay, etc. Don’t let financial challenges, decreasing cat visits, and competition from shelters get you down: Participate in the future of your profession today! 

Essential Courses for Exceptional Patient Care

The core CVC Clinical Program features as many as 10 tracks per day on the subjects required to keep your medicine current and your patients healthy. The CVC invites top experts in every discipline to share the latest in exemplary patient care. The CVC Clinical Program is created in conjunction with the highly regarded journal Veterinary Medicine, and the Medicine section of


Dr. Marty Becker is on a mission to make Fear-Free veterinary visits a reality for pets. He’s outspoken about the need, and his message is eye-opening. You’ll learn how to use Fear-Free concepts to:

  • put animals and owners at ease
  • deliver a higher level of compassionate care
  • earn repeat visits.

Dr. Becker will be joined by other experts, including Dr. Lisa Radosta, who are making a difference in practice today. And you’ll come away with the knowledge to create a Fear-Free experience for your patients.

Innovative Learning Sessions

Only at CVC! Innovative whole team, whole practice continuing education sessions built to benefit your patients, your clients, and your business. This year CVC will launch five exclusive session tracks, each developed to support the way you practice veterinary medicine today.  All are CVC Two-way Learning sessions, programs built using proven education techniques that:

  • personalize session content, shaping it to your needs
  • invite maximum interaction between attendees and speakers
  • deliver optimum take-home value for the challenges and opportunities that come your way each day

Look for the Two-Way Learning designation throughout the program!

Practice Management Courses

Brought to you by Veterinary Economics and the business section of, the world’s leading sources of business information for veterinarians and practice managers, these courses address learning that enhances your practice of veterinary medicine every bit as much as clinical techniques training. It’s no secret that you can’t practice medicine unless you also practice management – without it, there are no clinics, no clients, no patients, no revenue. Done well, practice management delivers a steady stream of clients to your door and pets to your exam rooms. Communication sings, clients return, pets heal and are healthy, and the financial rewards allow you to practice the medicine that drew you to this profession in the first place. 

Technician Program

Attention veterinary technicians and assistants: we encourage you to attend all open sessions at the CVC as well as the dedicated programming we’ve developed just for you. Choose from clinical programs, advanced track clinical programs, and practice management sessions to hone your skills and improve your contributions to your practice and your patients.

Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference: Only at CVC Kansas City

Building or remodeling your hospital will likely be the biggest investment of your career. That makes every decision a crucial one, and the more you know at the outset, the better off you’ll be. The experts at Veterinary Economics know that hospital design is a fundamental element of successful practices, and every year they gather leading veterinary architects, financial planners, and successful practitioners to help their colleagues build and remodel practices of all sizes. The common goal: Welcoming, efficient, and profitable environments for doctors, team members, clients, and patients alike.

Sponsored CE from Companies Who Care

You recommend and buy their products and services, and they, in turn, underwrite outstanding educational tracks that would not be available otherwise. Content and speakers are top-notch.  Take advantage of these special opportunities to sharpen your knowledge of relevant topics and important issues.

Smart. Easy. Affordable. Which CVC will you choose this year?