Veterinary Medicine

Online Veterinary Medicine programs offered through CSU OnlinePlus

Veterinary Medicine Programs

Professional Development

A noted leader in veterinary science and education, Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) offers a series of continuing education classes for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. This series of courses was designed by CSU faculty to serve veterinarians and veterinary technicians who are renewing their license and seeking professional development.

Graduate Courses

We also offer a number of online veterinary courses for academic credit.

On-Campus Programs

The College offers a variety of continuing education opportunities for veterinarians and horsemen. These programs are not managed by CSU OnlinePlus. Learn more »

Advanced/Specialist Topics

These courses are designed for veterinary specialists, veterinary residents in training, and practitioners with an in-depth interest in a specific discipline. Veterinary residents in training would typically take the full 45-hour course. However, modules of the course pertaining to a particular area which may be anywhere from three to 15 hours in length can be taken individually. The modules offer a flexible approach for specialist veterinarians who want to focus on a single area.

Instructor Interaction

Courses are offered in "real-time" which means the lectures are viewed online as they are recorded from on-campus sessions. To fully participate in each course or module, you need to register before the start date. For students enrolling in the full course, it is strongly encouraged to take the mid-term and final examinations, which are offered and graded online.

After registering and logging into the online course, you will be able to interact with the instructor and other course participants. If you register for a module after it been taught in “real-time,” you will have full access to all the materials, but the online discussions will no longer be active.

Post Graduate Medicine I

These post-graduate medicine courses are lecture-based, intensive training opportunities designed to introduce you to current research and clinical topics. This series includes topics in infectious disease, veterinary endocrinology, critical care, and dermatology for large and small animals. The series is broken into modules that can be taken as one course or individually to be flexible for both residents in training and specialist veterinarians.

Post Graduate Medicine II

The post-graduate medicine courses are lecture-based, intensive training opportunities for internists. This series includes topics in disease, immunology, reproduction, nutrition, and clinical pathology. The series is broken into modules that can be taken as one course or individually to be flexible for both residents in training and specialist veterinarians.

Post Graduate Medicine III

These post-graduate medicine courses are lecture-based, intensive training opportunities for internists. Principally designed for residents in training in large or small animal internal medicine, these topics are excellent for specialist veterinarians seeking a contemporary, intensive exploration into these areas.

Physiology and Pathophysiology

These courses help clinical resident trainees and graduate students gain a broader understanding of the physiologic basis of clinical medicine and translational medical research.

Post Graduate Medicine IV

This is the foundation course for the majority of our veterinary residents, and is considered absolutely vital preparation for postgraduate trainees preparing for board certification.

Surgery and Anesthesia Topics

These advanced surgery and anesthesia training courses are designed for surgical residents who are preparing for board certification examinations and planning a career as specialty small animal surgeons.

Generalist Topics for CE Credit

These courses are for licensed veterinarians only. The instruction is designed for general veterinary practitioners seeking continuing education on a specific topic.

The courses are organized as short modules, 1-2 hours in length. Each course represents the online equivalent of at least one hour or more of on-site CE instruction, and thus is the equivalent of one or more veterinary CE credit(s). We recommend that professionals wanting to apply these online CE credits toward licensure first verify that online CE is acceptable in their state. Each CE credit costs $50.

You will be given access to the online materials for 12 weeks from the date of enrollment in order to complete the course. Extensions are not granted. After registering and logging into RamCT, you can contact the instructor directly via email. Instructors strive to answer questions in a timely manner.

General Courses

Animal Behavior

These courses are aimed at giving you workable solutions to common problems of companion animals, advising you which situations are too difficult or dangerous to work with, and when referral to a behaviorist makes the most sense.

Beyond Clinical Skills

These courses cover non-clinical competencies fundamental to the success of veterinarians.

Poisonous Plants

These courses cover the fundamentals of poisonous plants affecting both large and small animal species.

Swine Medicine

These courses cover fundamental information on swine production and common disease problems of pigs in North America. Topics include: diseases of commercial swine based on their importance to the swine industry; advantages, disadvantages, and societal concerns around confinement operations, farrowing crates, and intensified husbandry; and basic nutritional and immunization needs of pet miniature pigs.

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