Continuing Education Credits

Course meets the requirements for 1 RACE hours of continuing education credit for veterinary technicians and veterinarians in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval. However, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery.

RACE Subject Category: Medical; Delivery Method: Non-interactive Distance; Program Number 926697.


Content Presenter

Meagan R. Painter, DVM, DACVD


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

VetCE on Demand: The Diet Trial is a Diagnostic Test utilizes the archive of a live presentation under the same name.

This course will outline how to understand the elimination diet trial as a diagnostic test when approaching the allergic patient. Specifics will include a review of the food allergy phenotype, best practices for diet selection, strategies for improving owner compliance, and a current review of the literature. A strong focus will be placed on introducing practical solutions that help general practitioners improve diagnostic outcome after a diet trial is prescribed. Numerous case studies will be presented to highlight these concepts.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • outline the pathogenesis of food allergy and cutaneous adverse food reactions in the dog including common secondary clinical signs
  • discuss the methodology behind the workup of the allergic dog
  • discuss practical, relatable ways to communicate with owners about food allergy and diet trials
  • develop a framework for “life after the diet trial” to help patients live their best lives
  • explain pitfalls with diet trials and how to eliminate them


Open Enrollment with Immediate Access and Individual Scheduling

This is an open enrollment course. Participants may enroll at any time. Upon submission of enrollment the participant is immediately added to the course. The course welcome email provides login and other important information.

This is an asynchronous course, meaning it does not contain real time components. Participants do not need to be logged into the course at specific times to attend lectures or view presentations. Participants do not need to complete the course in one sitting.

Completion Deadline:

Participants have 60 days from date of enrollment to view the presentation, as often as desired, as well as submit the two completion requirements outlined below. If after 60 days the completion requirements have not been submitted, the participant will be graded out of the course as incomplete.


Completion Requirements

The completion requirements for this course are:

  • complete the quiz with a score of 80% or better - multiple attempts are permitted
  • submit the course survey

Upon submission of the final completion requirement, the participant will automatically be marked as completed and the course completion email will be sent out. The participant will have immediate access to the certificate.


Participant Feedback

When asked what aspects of the course liked best some responses were:

...I really enjoyed learning about the diet trial as it is not something we deal with much in my small clinic, we typically just assume generalized allergies and put the patient on appropriate medications such as Apoquel or Cytopoint rather than taking the time to figure out the specifics.

...Easy CE


Course Fee

Price: $25.00 USD

Practices may enroll individual team members. To learn how to assign a specific team member to a course, please visit the Assigning Students page.

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