SWVS is a continuing education provider and offers more than 375 hours of quality CE courses for veterinarians, veterinary students, technicians, veterinary technician students, practice managers, office staff and hospital personnel. SWVS is owned by five partner state VMAs, each of which is an affiliate of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). These state veterinary medical exam boards accept/approve SWVS for CE credit. Registrants from other states should check with their state Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners regarding approval of SWVS CE credit.
A maximum of 29 CE credit hours are available for the SWVS General Symposium. Additional credit hours are available as listed below. In addition, DVMs licensed in Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma or Texas may claim 2 hours of CE for visiting the SWVS Exhibit Hall. Please check with your state veterinary medical licensing board for specific CE allowances and requirements. It is the individual’s responsibility to maintain and submit CE records as required. Attendees are encouraged to consult their state licensing board for specific allowances and any restrictions on the number of hours accepted for specialty and nonscience sessions (practice management).
Please note that DVMs and LVTs in the state of Alabama have been approved for 29 CE Credit Hours.
CE Credit Hours for 2017
General Symposium attendance hours - 29 credit hours
General Symposium CE hours by day:
- Thursday, September 21: 3 credit hours
- Friday, September 22: 10 credit hours
- Saturday, September 23: 10 credit hours
- Sunday, Sunday 24: 6 credit hours
Additional CE hours available:
(not included in the General Symposium hours above)
- Design Conference: 14 credit hours for both days
Attendees are advised to check with their state licensing board for the number of hours accepted for practice management/nonscience sessions (7 credit hours for Thursday only; 7 credit hours for Friday only).
- Exhibit Hall: 2 credit hours
DVMs licensed in Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma or Texas may claim 2 credit hours for time spent in the Exhibit Hall.
- Meet the Expert Luncheons: 1 credit hour each
These lunches are small group discussions with featured experts that provide an opportunity to address the issues you face in practice on a daily basis. (ticket required)
- Exhibitor Satellite Sessions: 1-4 credit hours each
(For those approved for SWVS CE credit) - Some RACE approved
These sessions are hosted by exhibiting companies and open to all registered SWVS professional attendees.
- Interactive Labs: 2-4 credit hours each
- Master Classes: 2-4 credit hours each
These classes are taught in the computer skills classroom at individual computer stations. They are mostly case-based, small groups with lots of interaction. (ticket required)
- CE Tours: 2-3 credit hours each
Need a CE Certificate from a past SWVS?
If you are a past attendee of SWVS and a need a replacement CE Certificate email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a CE Certificate.
Contact Information for State Licensing Boards