RACE and CVPM 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.

This course is applicable for 1 CE credits toward the continuing education requirement for the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager program offered by the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA).

RACE Subject Category: Non-Medical; Delivery Method: Non-interactive Distance; Program Number 953984

CVPM Subject Category: Practice Management; Delivery Method: Non-interactive Online: Course ID 22-111.

VetMedTeam is approved as a New York State sponsor of continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.


Participant Feedback

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

...Interesting to learn the specifics of a living wage.

...Good info! Wish I could do more as a manager but now I can support my staff better

...This is a topic that doesn't seem to be widely discussed, and I found the information on corporatization and the actual details of unionizing really valuable.

...I appreciate the statistics regarding corporatization and the benefits of unionization. I also appreciate learning the steps from organizing to contract.


Content Presenter

Liz Hughston


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

Unions in Veterinary Medicine utilizes the archive of a live presentation under the same name.

Unions are in the news these days due to high-profile campaigns at Amazon and Starbucks. Support for organizing and unions is at an all-time high. In this course the president of the National Veterinary Professionals Union, a labor union dedicated to organizing in the veterinary profession, will discuss the factors that lead many veterinary workers to want to organize. The course will also outline the process of unionizing. It examines the rise of corporations in veterinary medicine and how that has contributed to workers' need for unions.

After completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • explain the federally protected legal right of workers in the US to organize, regardless of industry or profession
  • outline the factors that lead veterinary workers to organize
  • compare and contrast the pros and cons of organizing
  • discuss about the current state of corporatization of veterinary medicine


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 examination 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

Please use this link to view the Withdrawal Policy for this course.