About the Center for Continuing Professional Education

The Center for Continuing Professional Education (CCPE) at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is committed to “lifelong learning” programs. Our programs provide the most current information on recent developments in veterinary medicine and improve the quality of life for our veterinary patients. Programs are available to veterinary professionals who are seeking new opportunities for advancing veterinary care, professional development and fulfilling their CE requirements. Select events are also provided that are appropriate for the general public to learn more about animal welfare, disease prevention, and one health issues.

The CCPE is committed to the UC Davis Principles of Community and working toward a more just, equitable and inclusive society. Education plays a critical role in fighting systemic racism and addressing the adversities that disproportionately harm BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities around the world. As continuing education providers, we recognize our fundamental responsibility to ensure that the CCPE instruction, curriculum, and events — virtual or in person — support diverse perspectives and foster an inclusive environment for all.


The Center for Continuing Professional Education at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is a Statutorily Approved CE Provider.  These programs, in cooperation with UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education, meet the California Veterinary Medical Board 36 hour bi-annual requirement for Veterinary Practitioners, and the 20 hour bi-annual requirement for RVTs.


The Center for Continuing Professional Education is approved as a New York State sponsor of continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. 

Participants are responsible for determining if specific programs are accepted for CE credit by their State Licensing Board.

  • Your generous donation can fund continuing education programs that teach veterinarians, technicians and animal owners about the latest advances in animal care.
  • Become a mentor for the new SCAVMA Mentor Program by making a profile on Professional Network. UC Davis veterinary students can search for a mentor based on interests and correspond through the system. Veterinary professionals are an invaluable resource for students on career, internship/externship, and life advice.  Fill out a mentor profile today!