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 935916.


Content Presenter

Josh Sosnow, DVM


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

VetCE on Demand: Phytocannabinoids and Pain Management: A Practical Guide to Understanding the Basics of Cannabinoid Medicine and its Clinical Applications utilizes the archive of a live presentation under the same name.

This course discusses the basics of the endocannabinoid system and the pharmacology/pharmacokinetics of CBD. It reviews the published clinical studies that relate to the use of CBD as a pain management tool. In addition, it examines the potential of other phytocannabinoids as pain management tools and briefly discusses the human experience of using CBD to manage pain, based on the published literature.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • outline the basic components of the Endocannabinoid System
  • outline the basic pharmacokinetic parameters of CBD in the dog
  • discuss the published studies concerning the use of CBD to manage osteoarthritis
  • explain other emerging phytocannabinoids as therapeutic agents


Participant Feedback

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

...I liked hearing about the studies they did on administering different forms of CBD- transdermal/capsules. Interesting that the ALP values were slightly increased with CBD usage.


...It gave me a lot of information on a topic that I am not welled versed.

...Very informative and provided good starting point


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.


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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