Continuing Veterinary Education - CVE

Viewing your CVE credits

Registrants will need to chose the Registrant Login option and login using their unique username and password to access the Registrants Extranet in order to view their CVE credits in the current CVE credit year (01/08/2016-31/07/2017) and in previous CVE credit years. If your account is locked or if you cannot remember your password you can use the Forgotten Password facility.


Free CVE eLectures

You can now sign up for the two FREE eLectures which centre on Animal Welfare and Veterinary Ethics

This opportunity is too good to miss -

Gain up to six CVE credits FREE of CHARGE

by 31 July 2017 and upskill in these important areas of veterinary practice.

These modules are developed by Council and each eLecture attracts three CVE credits when successfully completed.

The eLectures are available within the UCD CVE learning community and instructions on how to access these modules is available on

Please contact [email protected] or [email protected] with any queries.

Why CVE?

Why do you need to have accredited CVE?

Continuing Veterinary Education is mandatory for renewing a Licence to Practise from 1 January 2012. All registrants renewing their licence to practice will need to have achieved the required number of credits in the CVE period 1 August 2010 to 31 July 2011. This obligation to achieve 20 credits for the renewal of the Licence to Practise will apply also to each year after 2012.

Professional Obligation; It is the duty of each veterinary practitioner to provide the best possible veterinary service to the public.

Satisfy Customer Expectation; In todays world expectations have risen. Clients will have more confidence when they can see that you are participating in an assured CVE scheme.

Personal Satisfaction; Become more knowledgeable and confident, and in doing so, increase job satisfaction. The most important aspect of CVE is the use to which it is put.

Improves career prospects; As the system becomes accepted, employers will expect it.

Helpful in litigious circumstances; In legal proceedings in relation to clinical or management areas, it will help if you can show that you have made every effort to stay abreast of current knowledge.

In a "Self Regulating" Profession It is up to every member to play their part in ensuring that all members of the profession are aware of the latest developments in their respective field.