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 948118.


Content Presenter

Lindsey N Stall DVM MS


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

VetCE on Demand: Pretty Poisons: Common Plant Intoxications utilizes the archive of a live presentation under the same name.

This course addresses the importance of accurate plant identification as it applies to toxic exposures as well as resources that can be used to accurately obtain plant identification. It will also cover plants toxic to the gastrointestinal, renal, cardiac, and neurologic systems. Mechanism of toxicity, symptoms and how to treat the various toxins will also be reviewed.
Learning Objectives:

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

  • explain the importance of appropriate plant identification
  • list various resources for accurate plant identification
  • outline various plants that cause gastrointestinal, renal, cardiac, and neurologic toxicity as well as plants that fall into none of these categories.
  • explain the mechanism of toxicity for the different toxic plants
  • discuss symptoms associated each toxic plant and how to treat them.


Participant Feedback

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

...helpful for owner education

...The plant identification was great!

...I rather enjoyed the subject. I loved learning about the different potentially toxic plants since I am also a pet owner with curious cats. It has given me more thoughts about which plants to bring into my home and which ones to avoid for my pets health.

...great toxic plant review


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

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