CE Calendar

Lone Star Veterinary Academy · Embassy Suites Brooks Hotel and Spa · San Antonio, TX

A pre-holiday respite! You give a LOT. All day, every day. It's highly likely that you know quite well the feeling of being emotionally and physically drained. It's quite possible you also know you need to up your self-care game, but you don't know how. We feel depleted because we've been so busy taking care of everyone else that we've neglected ourselves. This program is designed to give you the gift of you. To take time for yourself, to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit and to enter into the holiday season with a renewed perspective and commitment to not forget the importance of taking exceptional care of yourself. It's not about sacrificing ourselves to help others, it's about filling ourselves so much that we are giving to others from our abundance. These 9+ CE hours earned will focus totally on you. Click HERE for full details and to register.

TVMA/Concho Valley VMA Fall Seminar • San Angelo, TX

Registration will soon open for the annual TVMA/Concho Valley VMA Fall Seminar to be held at the TAMU AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo. Attendees will have the opportunity to obtain 17 CE credits by attending both days. Lunch and refreshments will be provided each day and is included in the registration fee. Click HERE for seminar details and to register online. To download a registration form click HERE

TVMA Regional Visit • The Baylor Club/McLane Stadium • Waco

Join members of the TVMA Executive Committee, Board of Directors and staff, for an evening of conversation about the issues that matter most to you. We want to know how to better serve you as an organization. Bring your questions, comments and ideas, and enjoy a complimentary dinner. You must RSVP to attend. To RSVP, please click HERE and email TVMA Executive Director, Chris Copeland, your response. Do not hesitate to contact the TVMA office at (512) 452-4224 if you need additional details.

CVA Level I Workshop • Palo Alto College

Are you looking for a solid, affordable and applicable way to supercharge your team? The Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) is proud to present a workshop that provides a simple, cost-effective way to provide the groundwork for your entry-level personnel to become Certified Veterinary Assistants (CVAs) Level I. What a great way to motivate your workers! A motivated workforce is more productive, and higher productivity usually means higher profits.

CVA Level I Workshop • Palo Alto College
1400 West Villaret Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78224 • January 5 • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

TVMA’s Certified Veterinary Assistant Training Level I is designed for beginning veterinary assistants with little to no experience working in a practice environment. This program will teach them the essential skills and knowledge needed to become effective contributors to the veterinary medical care team. This workshop is based on the material in the CVA Level I Training Manual.

Kathryn Rope, LVT, will present the following topics:

  • General Veterinary Assistance
  • Common and Exotic Animals/Exotic Animal Restraint
  • Veterinary Exam Procedures
  • Surgical Preparation and Assistance
  • Veterinary Lab Procedures
  • Veterinary Animal Nursing
  • Veterinary Medical Imaging
  • Veterinary Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Kennel/Cage/Stall Area
  • Practice and Client Relations

Discounted CVA Level I Training Manual available for purchase with registration.


Contact Larisa Respondek, Director of Credentialing, for information at lrespondek@tvma.org • 512/610-6652

TVMA Annual Conference & Expo • Embassy Suites Hotel • San Marcos, TX

The TVMA Annual Conference and Expo will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Spa and Convention Center in San Marcos. Join colleagues, family and friends for the 'Best Little Veterinary Conference in Texas'. A dynamic program, rock star speakers, intimate trade show and knock-out social events make this conference one of a kind. The TVMA Conference offers over 23-hours of quality and approved CE instruction for the veterinary professional, paraprofessional and staff. Details on programming and online registration will be available October 15. Mark your calendar and look for important links and information coming to your inbox shortly.