This advanced 4-week course is designed for veterinary technicians and veterinarians who already have a basic understanding of the endocrine system. This endocrinology course will cover the symptoms, causes, diagnostic testing, and medical, as well as pharmaceutical, resolutions to endocrine-related diseases of the cat and dog. The "case-based" assignments will allow the students to apply the practical knowledge acquired in this course to resolve fictional medical issues.
Examples of the diseases discussed include hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, Cushing's disease, Addison's disease, Diabetes mellitus, growth hormone problems, and more. Research outside the course materials may be needed to complete assignments.
Note: This course was formerly entitled Endocrinology in Dogs and Cats.