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Office of Continuing Education

Our Mission

Welcome to the Office of Continuing Education at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. We offer a variety of quality courses and wet labs each calendar year for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, assistants, and the public. To view and register for upcoming CE conferences, visit the CE calendar page.

Note: If you are interested in attending the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs at 706.542.5728 or

Contact the Office of Continuing Education

To receive notification of upcoming courses via our e-mail list, or to receive mailed brochures and postcards, please send us your current e-mail and/or mailing addresses. If you are interested in sponsoring a course, please contact Melissa Kilpatrick.

Dr. Karen Cornell
Director of Continuing Education
Melissa Kilpatrick
Continuing Education Coordinator
706.542.1451 - phone
706.583.0350 - fax

Mailing Address
Room H-218-B
College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-7371

For more continuing education opportunities, visit the GVMA CE website.

Continuing education requirements for Georgia veterinarians

Veterinarians must obtain 30 credit hours of Board-approved continuing education every two years (each “renewal period” falls in even-numbered years) to maintain an active license to practice in Georgia.

As of Jan. 1, 2009, two of the 30 hours per renewal period must be acquired in Georgia laws, rules and professionalism. You must keep a record of credit hours and proof of attendance for three years.

Blanket approval is given to:

Approval is given to:

  • veterinary audio review (up to 3 hours)
  • journal studies with follow-up testing (up to 3 hours)
  • interactive computer courses with follow-up testing (up to 15 hours)
  • hospital management (up to 5 hours)
  • any meeting (up to 20 hours)
  • any program (up to 12 hours per day)

Not approved for credit:

  • Welcoming remarks
  • Business sessions
  • Unstructured demonstrations
  • Degree programs

For detailed information, visit the Georgia Board of Veterinarians website.

This page was last reviewed on May 1, 2014.