Continuing Education and Training

Patterson Veterinary Academy offers CE tailored for veterinary practices

Three packages curated from more than 150 course options and available on demand

The future of CE has arrived and is available for your entire team. PVA is the industry leader in online veterinary practice education, offering high-quality courses taught by industry experts. It’s all available at an affordable price that includes 10 user seats, an administrator seat and instant access to new courses that are brought online during the course of your subscription.

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Three packages. Ultimate flexibility.

Although your practice operates as one staff, it includes multiple learning needs for team members with different functions. Our course packages cover everyone. We’ve carefully organized more than 150 courses by learning-focus area, each with tailored high-quality content taught by industry experts. Across all packages, there are more than 140 hours of RACE-approved CE and 40 hours of CVPM-eligible CE hours available.


Features medical, surgical and veterinary science focused content drawing upon evidence-based practices. Courses delve into the science of diagnosis, treatment and disease prevention, with a focus on patient-centered care. 

Professional Development

A range of courses that are designed to improve your team’s confidence, professional skills, resiliency and overall well-being. Topics include customer service, mental health, working more efficiently and team building.


Access courses on financial and business management topics, practice operations, technology, ethics, legal issues and leadership skills. Some of these courses take a deep dive into sensitive topics such as conflict resolution and effective communication.

Subscriber add-ons

Our subscribers can purchase our add-on courses, which include our equine-specific library and Avimark and Cornerstone software trainings. If additional seats are needed for staff, subscribers can purchase them at any time.

Premium courses available

We also have options for three premium courses that offer certificates upon completion. Premium courses include:

Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA)
Client Service Certificate (CSC)
Training Expert

Options for deeper learning and knowledge-area certificates

Our add-ons and premium courses allow team members to expand their learning. Add-ons provide education in areas such as equine medicine and practice management software training. Premium courses allow learners to receive certificates to document their expertise. Either can be chosen after subscribing to your overall course package.

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Resources to help you develop a CE and training program

A strong education and training program can be the foundation of your practice’s success. We’ve got information to help you understand why continuing education is important and how to implement a program that works for your practice.

Create a culture of learning through knowledge sharing

Learn how to create a knowledge transfer system to avoid the loss of valuable employee knowledge.

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Invest wisely in your employees

Find out why employee training and development may be the wisest investment you can make.

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Find your purpose and move towards success

Becoming a purpose-driven organization doesn’t just happen. It takes introspection into your values, planning, and strategic action managed over time. Learn how you can take this journey and reap the rewards of both higher levels of patient care and a stronger overall practice.

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Increase efficiency through cross-training in your practice

Cross-training can help you manage on days when your practice’s schedule is packed, and the phone is ringing off the hook. Learn ways to cross-train effectively so staff members feel empowered to step in wherever they’re needed. 
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