Event Testimonials

Responses from Our Events

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GI Short Course and Endoscopy Training Lab












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Veterinary Technician Celebration
















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Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) Course















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IRIS Renal Week
IRIS Renal Week and Extracorporeal Boot Camp 2023





























2024 Winter Conference
10th Annual Winter Conference & 39th Annual WAAM/AEMC Wildlife and Exotic Animal Symposium
2022 Fall Symposium

October 29, 2022

"Dr. Bannasch’s talk was absolutely fascinating! Very thought provoking!"

"I always enjoy coming to UCD for CE."

"Excellent teachers and inspired in their field."

"Thank you for taking the time to help us improve our profession."

GI Short Course and Endoscopy Training Lab

November 18, 2022 - November 19, 2022

"Very engaging and sharing excellent information."

"Everything was very organized and well planned."

Small Animal Medicine Mini Boot Camp Series – Diagnosis and Management of Heartworm Disease

December 8, 2022

"One of the most comprehensive and informative mini seminars in recent memory."

"Really engaging speakers and content, one of the best presentations to date."

Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) Course 2023

January 28, 2023; June 4, 2023

"Absolutely loved this course and can’t wait for the next ones."

"Dr. Koh is very knowledgeable and personable. He is patient and thorough in explaining the material and is understanding that the content was very new to us."

9th Annual Winter Conference: 38th Annual WAAM/AEMC Wildlife and Exotic Animal Symposium

February 25, 2023; February 26, 2023

"Wow. All of the talks were amazing. Wildlife and Large Exotics are my primary focus and hearing about all of these topics from experts in the field was very educational as well as inspiring that hopefully I will being contributing to this field just like they have. Thank you so much!" - Wildlife Track

"Dr. Westropp did an amazing job. Great moderator. Lectures always ran on time and smoothly."

"Great, diverse offerings and very engaging speakers!"

"All speakers did a great job. Their passion for the research came through in their presentations." - Small Animal Clinical Track

"Andrea Lynch was a great speaker. Nice to see a Tech represented." - Exotics Track

"[Dr. Douglas Mader's] talk provided me with a toolkit as what my role would be as DVM should I be in this type of situation in the future. I think this talk was very educational and important because as he said - you think it won't happen to you until it does." - Plenary Session

"Both presentations were excellent - lots of practical information and each given in a way to stick with me!" - Plenary Session

"Congratulations and thank you to the UCD continuing ed team who pulled this off and to all the speakers fantastic work and dedication."

Recover CPR: Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) Instructor Certification Workshop

March 4, 2023 - March 5, 2023  

"The workshop overall was amazing and super beneficial. I was able to learn not only from the instructors, but also from my peers!"

"Most of my time over the two-day course was spent with Ken Yagi who was wonderful to work with. Both of the other instructors took time out of their day to see how I was doing which I really appreciated as well."

"Wonderful workshop with a great team of instructors. Everything was well coordinated throughout the two days."

Renal Week and Extracorporeal Boot Camp 2023

March 20, 2023 - March 25, 2023

“Overall this was the best educational experience I have had from a conference. The information w returned to work for 2 days we have already performed two TPE treatments more efficiently!”  

“For my first conference as a resident, this was an engaging, informative, and easy to navigate conference with emerging information in all areas of nephrology and urology. Thankful for the opportunity to attend! I would definitely attend again." - Dominique Capaldo, DVM, Internal Medicine Resident

UC Davis Companion Animal Infectious Disease Course: Bugs, Drugs, and Diagnostics - Renewed Approaches to Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases

May 5, 2023 - May 7, 2023

"Seriously some of the best CE I’ve been to in years. Current, practical info, and every session was a home run. Would definitely attend future programs like this." - Melanie Ellis, DVM

"I really enjoyed being at a different destination, seeing familiar faces and networking, and having time after CE to enjoy the surrounding area. The content of the lectures was both interesting, challenging, also very useful for me in small animal GP."

"Jane Sykes was a great speaker, extremely knowledgeable of material presented, answered questions posed, and even offered to get back to an attendee with more information. Excellent!"

Blood Bank Boot Camp

October 28, 2023 - October 29, 2023

"The blood bank boot camp continuing education session exceeded my expectations. The depth of knowledge shared by the speakers was truly remarkable, and the sessions were thoughtfully structured. This conference not only enhanced my expertise but also inspired me to excel in my work. I wholeheartedly endorse this event as a must-attend for professionals in the field."

"This was a great webinar that I would love to see/take again. I'm hoping you offer it next year as well. We are starting up our in house blood bank and this information was so all encompassing and valuable. I feel much more prepared for the work ahead of us after taking this course."

UC Davis on the Road: San Diego Fall Symposium

October 21, 2023

"The Speakers were outstanding and had an abundance of current, interesting and relevant information. This is what CE is all about! I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a lot! "

"Dr. Janet Foley did so well to explain her reasoning in a way that made sense to me as an RVT. Very easy to listen to."

"The diversity of topics kept my attention. From new thoughts on RMSF to shelter medicine to climate change, the day passed quickly. The speakers were knowledgeable, engaging, and enthusiastic about their subjects. I've attended many UCD webinars and have been well satisfied. Will be back for more." - Cheryl Ford, DVM

"Thank you for offering webinars. I appreciate them. Due to current work conditions such as shortage of staff. It cuts down on traveling time and worries about not being able to attend seminars." - Jean Shimizu

"I enjoyed this webinar very much. Good variety of topics, very timely. Since the pandemic, I have done all of my CE via web and UC Davis programs are always very good." - Genever Fox, DVM

Dentistry and Oromaxillofacial Surgery Conference

January 26, 2024 - January 28, 2024

"Great speaker and content!! I really enjoyed Dr. Soltero-Rivera's lectures, sense of humor tied in, and her practical information for us in GP, very approachable professor. I really appreciated that she gave me 'insider scoop' on how to get access to a more rare treatment after the lecture. I hope to attend one of her sessions in the future."

"This was a great topic, great conference location. One of the best I've been to."

"It was an intimate experience. I felt like I was in a discussion group instead of a lecture."

"This continuing education seminar was not only educational, but well organized. The environment was beautiful, the speakers were captivating and educational, and the whole program was put together very nicely. I will definitely be coming back to learn more."

Large Animal Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (LA CVA) Course

February 10, 2024 - February 11, 2024

"Dr. Johnson was incredibly knowledgeable, enthusiastic and tireless!"

"Melissa and Sarah are amazing!"

Small Animal Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (SA CVA) Course 2024

February 10, 2024 - February 11, 2024

"Dr. Koh was excellent! I feel very honored I received instruction from him."

"Dr. Mangan is very clear with communicating, patient, knowledgeable, great energy. I was very impressed with how the hands on experience was under her guidance."

"Loved how practical Dr. Kuo was with her approach. Easy to talk to and ask questions. I really enjoyed her teaching style."

"I was very impressed, and happy with how this was put on, and I left very excited to continue and learn more and come back for the next 2 visits!" - Janah Crunk, DVM

"Amazing job and thank you!" - Erica Weiss-Laroche, DVM

10th Annual Winter Conference & 39th Annual WAAM/AEMC Wildlife and Exotic Animal Symposium

March 2, 2024 - March 3, 2024

"Thank you for hosting this symposium. It was a fantastic opportunity as a veterinary student interested in wildlife to hear from leaders in the field."

"Loved the wildlife track! Excellent speakers and presentations."

​​​​"A nice balance of basic material, advancements in dealing with common problems and very new cutting-edge information."

"It was a great event. I needed CE certified sooner and Sarah did a great job in helping me."

"With such a variety of topics, there is something of interest for everyone. The online option is great for those who cannot travel."












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Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) Course












endoscopy lab
GI Short Course and Endoscopy Training Lab












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Turkovich Wine Tasting Dinner

















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Blood Bank Boot Camp




















2024 Winter Conference
10th Annual Winter Conference & 39th Annual WAAM/AEMC Wildlife and Exotic Animal Symposium