Applied Ophthalmology for General Practitioners

Saturday, April 14th 8am-5:30pm | Baltimore Waterfront Hotel

The ACVO offers a course customized to the needs of general practitioners each year in conjunction with its annual conference. We invite regional general practice veterinarians who wish to gain applicable knowledge in up-to-date veterinary ophthalmology practice to attend the eight hour CE session. Registrants do not have to be registered for the general conference to attend.

This course is presented to provide ophthalmic education to non-boarded veterinarians that are interested in improving their ophthalmic knowledge for practice; when and how to treat, and when referrals are recommended. General topics this year include: uveitis treatment and immunology, glaucoma, retina, corneal ulcers in cats and dogs, and Vision, what animals see, and what happens with disease states.  Recorded access to prior years’ presentations are available, review topics below.

Check our future locations and dates, this course is always held over a Saturday. Registration opens each May 1st.


All speakers are Diplomate members of the ACVO. Lecture details to be announced.

Dr. Jessica Meekins

Dr. Dan Biros

Dr. Kelly Caruso

Dr. Cameron Whittaker


Registration Rates & Benefits

The registration fee is usually $225 and includes your registration, CE form, separate course proceedings, continental breakfast, lunch and access to vendor hall. You will also be provided online access to this courses' sessions post-meeting for up to three months, share these courses with practitioners in your office for no additional fee! This is unlimited access to an interactive, searchable video with speaker presentations synced with PowerPoint slides. Pre-registration is encouraged to guarantee space but walk-ups are welcome.

Reduced Student Rate

If you are currently enrolled in a veterinary program you may attend this session at half price. Just register on the general meeting form, beginning May 1st, and select the appropriate 'Student fee' under the GP Course section. Students will need to email or fax proof of current enrollment before attending on site, or bring the letter to the registration desk if walk-up registering. This could be a letter from an instructor or current transcripts. Contact the ACVO office for more questions.

Complimentary On-Line Viewing Access of Courses

Online access for the 2011-2016 courses are available to purchase; view 1 hr presentation free! (Free Silverlight software download required.) Order session access for past years. Future courses will also be recorded and will be included in your registration fee for that year and available each November for on-line purchase/access (This year's course will be provided for free to our course attendees).

General Practitioner Course History

View 1 hr presentation free! (Silverlight, free software required)
The General Practitioner Course has been held since 2006, but recording began in 2011. Order session access.