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CVE/ISFM Feline Medicine Distance Education Course


Online Distance Education


Non-members: From AU$8,269
ISFM members: From AU$7,442


An unwell cat poses unique challenges to the often time poor, small animal practitioner. They require refined, considered and focused care for the best outcomes.

This newly updated course is designed to reinforce, deepen, and broaden your knowledge of feline medicine in a practical, interactive, and enjoyable way. Each module will focus on improving your clinical approach and provide you with key information and tips from our tutors. Your development will be supported by regular webinars, individual feedback from your tutors and an active forum. Immerse yourself in an approachable community for learning and advice all about cats, including valuable recommendations on how to make your practice more ‘feline friendly’.

This course is delivered over 2 years to enable busy veterinarians to manage the comprehensive content.

The CVE has partnered with the ISFM to provide and promote this course in the UK and Europe. ISFM members are entitled to the same rates as the CVE members for this DE course.

The CVE has also partnered with the AAFP to promote this course in the US and Canada. AAFP members are also entitled to the same rates as the CVE members for this DE course.





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

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

  1. February: Dermatology
  2. April: Respiratory Disease
  3. June: Cardiology
  4. August: Gastrointestinal Disease
  5. October: Infectious Diseases

Modules delivered in 2025

  1. February: Urinary Tract Disease
  2. April: Endocrine Disorders
  3. June: Neurology/Musculoskeletal
  4. August: Haematology/Immunology
  5. October: Oncology


The 10-module programme is delivered over two years, starting in February 2024. Each new module will commence every two months.

The online course comes with:
Comprehensive notes, images and recommended readings
Self-assessed quizzes and case studies to test your knowledge and understanding
A discussion forum for conversation, debate and sharing cases with your peers and tutors
Regular assignments and case submissions where you will receive individual feedback and explanations from your tutors
Keeping DE notes in digital format saves almost 300,000 sheets of paper, 1,500,000 L of water and 30 trees

The course runs from February until November the following year.


348 CPD Points

RACE Approved 100 CE credits

This program 20-805558 was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of  100 CE credits being available to any one veterinarian. 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. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.



Myles McKenna

Katie McCallum

Sam Taylor

Kerry Rolph


Ashlie Saffire
DVM DABVP (Feline)


Carolyn O’Brien
BVSc(Hons) MVetClinStud FACVS (Feline Medicine)

Katherine Briscoe
BVSc (Hons I) MVetStud FANZCVS (Feline Medicine)

Lara Boland
BVSc MANZCVS (Feline Medicine) Dipl. ECVIM-CA

Rachel Korman

Michael Linton
BVSc FANCVS (Feline Medicine)

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


Registrations are done directly via the CVE website.

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

Course fees Member*
Super Early Bird
(30 June 2023)
Early Bird
(31 October 2023)
Full Rate
Non-member rate
Feline Medicine $7,442 $7,649 $7,855 $8,269

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

All enquiries about this course should be done via CVE.