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 948116.


Content Presenter

Jeffrey B. Backus, RVT, CVT, VTS(ECC)


Participant Feedback

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

...Jeff Backus is an excellent presenter and a wonderful wealth of knowledge on all things related to toxicology!! :) This is a great introduction course; loved it and learned so much! :) Thank you!

...Very informative and clear, really enjoyed. Great images!

...A very good, concise introduction to toxicology for assistants or technicians that are new to the field. The examples for calculating doses were helpful.

...I thought this was a wonderful presentation! Great review of some information and new knowledge of ASPCA's Poison Control as an incredible resource. I enjoyed this presentation very much! Thank you!


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

VetCE on Demand: Toxicology 101 utilizes the archive of a live presentation under the same name.

Learning Objectives: This course provides an introduction to toxicology for the veterinary technician. It focuses on initial presentation and obtaining a thorough history, the value of a poison control consultation, and toxic principles. It will also look at some common toxins in veterinary medicine.

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

  • discuss how to take a thorough history for poisoned patient
  • outline common clinical signs associated with toxicities
  • explain basic toxic principles
  • discuss key concepts in treating toxic patients


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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