Fireside Chats

Fireside Chats continue in the new year! On each second Tuesday of the month, CVM staff will be sharing about their journey and experience as a missionary vet, giving you a chance to ask questions. Fourth Tuesdays of each month will feature Short-term missions leaders/staff sharing wisdom and highlights on effective Veterinary Short-term Missions.

Register and join us

February 9, 2021 – WHY: CVM
Join Barry Schwenk, Monty Mathis and Fred Van Gorkom to learn how Long Term Mission placement and sending works in CVM.

February 23, 2021 – WHY: Asia
Join Barry Schwenk, Karen Stoufer and Debbie Hoffele to learn more about CVM’s Short-term programs in Asia.

March 9, 2021 – WHY: Outer Parts of the World
Join Barry Schwenk, Monty Mathis and Fred Van Gorkom to learn how you are called to missions.

March 23, 2021 – WHY: Africa
Join Barry Schwenk, Fred Van Gorkom and Evelyn Te to learn more about CVM’s Short-term programs in Africa.

In the meantime, catch up on any Chats that you missed on CVM’s eLearning site!

CVM Marriage Study

Join CVM Staff for a 7-week online couples’ study. Tune in on Sunday evenings from 8:30-9:30pm ET as we discuss the RightNow Media video series, “Building a Better Marriage,” with Earl and Oneka McClellan. Spouses are more than welcome!

Click HERE to sign up for this Zoom.

CVM Fireside Chats for Students

Join CVM Region Reps and CVF students as we welcome experts and explore 3 new topics this spring. Is it possible to specialize in Vetmed and have a balanced life? Being a Christian Veterinarian in a Secular World. And learn all about some Non-Traditional Vet Careers, from a panel of vets who have tried a variety of non-clinical roles in veterinary medicine. We’ll gather 2 alternating Thursdays in February and March.

Click HERE to sign up for these Fireside Chats.

CVM Spring Bible Study

Join CVM staff and veterinary professionals, Thursday evenings in April and May, as we study through the book of Ephesians. We will use a 7-week RighNow Media video series by Jason Nelson.

Click HERE to sign up for this Zoom.

PCVF Training Sunday

Have you considered hosting or leading a local Professional Christian Veterinary Fellowship group? Whether you have a group already formed, or just the idea of one, come learn about what this might look like as we’re able to gather again soon.

Click HERE to join us on Sunday, March 21

Click HERE to join us on Thursday, March 25

CVM Veterinary Conference – Nashville, TN

Postponed to Fall 2021

Due to COVID-19, we made the hard decision to postpone the CVM Veterinary Conference from November, 2020 to November, 2021.
The New Dates are November 5-7, 2021.

Join other Veterinary professionals for this once in a lifetime experience at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville Tennessee. Enjoy fellowship, worship, and educational tracks designed just for you while earning 14 hours of CE credit. (Christian Non-CE Sessions available too) Don’t miss the fun, camaraderie, excellent food and positive entertainment at this event. A different way to CE is sponsored by CVM and Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences, Inc.

Real Life Real Impact

RLRI 2021 is going VIRTUAL! Save the Date for January 29 & 30, 2021.

Real Life Real Impact is a 2-day event created for veterinary students and professionals to experience God together, to share in the joys and trials of our profession, and to learn and grow from each other. Click HERE to check out the schedule, and join us for worship, sharing, and fellowship.

Recommended Trainings

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

Highly Recommended for Short and Long-term Missions

This is a dynamic course where you’ll discover what God is doing around the world and consider your part in His purposes. Perspectives helps believers from all walks of life see how they can get threaded into God’s story of redeeming people from every tribe, tongue and nation to Himself. From Genesis to the prophets, Jesus Christ to the early church, and Constantine to today, you will see how God has been moving, how the global church has responded and what the greatest needs in world evangelization remain today. It isn’t a class about missions, but a course on how every believer can be intimately woven into the story of God using His people to be a blessing to all the peoples of the earth. Perspectives is offered throughout the year at extension sites across the U.S. and Canada, and online. Check out their website for more details. 

When Helping Hurts – Chalmers Center

Highly Recommended for Short and Long-term Missions

Chalmers Center provides a great resource to connect you with discussion groups and seminars based around the book, When Helping Hurts. This is an excellent resource for any Christian interested in how to truly assist those in poverty without creating dependency. It is a great guide for those who want to know which kinds of mission outreaches to support as well as how to do programs for practitioners on the front lines.

Farm Animal Refresher for Missions (F.A.R.M.)

Highly Recommended for Short and Long-term Missions

Are you a small animal vet or Tech who is interested in missions but needs to brush up on your farm animal skills? Then this is the course for you! Taught by CVM former long-term field staff member, Dr. Mary McDonald, this course is one you won’t want to miss! This 2-3 day course for vets and techs who may have worked exclusively in small animal practice recently and feel the need for a practical, hands-on refresher in large animal handling and treatment before going on a missions trip. Click here for more information.

COMPASS – MTI (Missionary Training International)

Highly Recommended for Long-term Missions

These courses are designed to help you- and your family- develop the practical skills and attitudes that will successfully take you through the challenging and rewarding process of being interwoven with another culture. It will give you the tools and techniques necessary to learn a new language more quickly. The skills will multiply your effectiveness in cross-cultural ministry, allowing you to connect with the people you will live among as you share the message of Christ in their heart language. Prepare your whole family for cross-cultural life and ministry with their kids program. Compass is a 4 week residential training in Colorado Springs, CO. Similar programs are offered at the Center for Intercultural Training (CIT) in North Carolina.

Microfinance with Education Network – Chalmers Center

The Chalmers Center’s unique approach to microfinance combines cutting-edge, savings-led strategies with education for people who are poor concerning their businesses, households, and health. Training courses are offered with a North American focus as well as ones with an international program. Using a relational, Biblical worldview approach, Microfinance with Education is a powerful intervention that even the poorest churches in the Majority World can use to respond to the complexities of poverty in their communities. These trainings are geared to those working with poor communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America and qualify participants to train those community members in savings and credit group management. Visit their website for more information.