Continuing Education

About Continuing Education

The college's continuing education (CE) programs are available to veterinarians and veterinary technicians who want to stay apprised of the latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques available to the profession. Our faculty provide CE lectures at regional Veterinary Medical Association conferences, as well as lunch and dinner lectures, which are often made possible by the support of various companies in the veterinary industry.

Large Animal Continuing Education Conference

Friday, January 17, 2020
Blacksburg, VA

All sessions will be held in Classroom 102


7:45 a.m. Registration, coffee, and light breakfast (Commons)

8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Welcome (Commons)

9:00 - 9:50 a.m. Upper airway diagnostics and surgery
Sophie Bogers, BVSc, MVSc, PhD ('17), Diplomate ACVS

9:55 - 10:45 a.m. Equine opthalmology
Renata Ramos, DVM, MS

10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 - 11:50 a.m. Equine surgery literature round table
Chris Byron, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS
Linda Dahlgren, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS

11:50 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Commons)

1:00 - 1:25 p.m. Equine welfare
Virginia Buechner-Maxwell, DVM ('87'), MS ('91), Diplomate ACVIM

1:30 - 1:55 p.m. Probiotics
Katherine Wilson, DVM, MS ('06), Diplomate ACVIM

1:55 - 2:15 p.m. Break

2:15 - 3:00 p.m. Current medicine literature round table
Harold McKenzie, DVM, MS ('99'), Diplomate ACVIM
Sharon Witonsky, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM

3:05 - 3:55 p.m. Appropriate antimicrobial use
Jennifer Davis, DVM ('98), PhD, Diplomate ACVCP, Diplomate ACVIM

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Veterinary Acupuncture Certification at VA-MD Vet Med

Spring 2020

Are you interested in becoming certified in veterinary acupuncture? Dr. Becky Funk and Ying Ngo from VA-MD Vet Med are working with the Chi Institute to bring acupuncture training to Blacksburg, VA in Spring 2020. The Chi Institute Certified Veterinary Acupuncture (CVA) course is divided into 5 modules. Normally, there are 2 online modules and 3 on-site modules at the Chi Institute in Reddick, FL. However, there will be an opportunity this Spring to take Modules 2 and 4 in Blacksburg, which will save travel costs for participants in the area. Modules 1 and 3 are online and Module 5 will still be onsite in Reddick, FL. Blacksburg locations are still being determined.

Module 1 + lectures of Module 2 ONLINE
Dec. 21, 2019 - Jan. 24, 2020
Module 2 ON SITE (Blacksburg, VA)
Jan. 25 - Jan. 26
Module 3 + lectures of Module 4 ONLINE
Jan. 27 - Mar. 30
Module 4 ON SITE (Blacksburg, VA)
Mar. 21 - Mar. 22
Module 5 ON SITE (Chi Institute, Reddick, FL)
Jun. 6 - Jun. 9

The program is divided into small animal, mixed animal, and equine tracks. We are offering only small animal and equine track in the Blacksburg area for labs. First payment is due November 21, 2019. If you are interested in the program, please contact Dr. Becky Funk at

For more information regarding the certification, tuition costs, and program, see Veterinary Acupuncture CE Courses. Additionally, for information about available scholarships, see Chi CVM Scholarships. The deadline for scholarship applications is Dec 5, 2019.