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Welcome To 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.

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.


University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Continuing Education
501 D.W. Brooks Drive
Athens, GA 30602

Cheryl Kennedy
Director of Continuing Education
Phone: 706-542-1451