Continuing Education Credits

Course meets the requirements for 1.5 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 1.5 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 989328.


Content Presenter

Sarah J. Wooten, DVM, CVJ


Participant Feedback

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

...I enjoy Dr. Wootan as a speaker. She has specific suggestions but does a nice job of laying the foundation so that she doesn’t get ahead of anyone.

...Encouraging and really a refreshing way to look at the mental health problems facing Vet med.

...The presenter seemed very passionate about the subject

...I love the number of tools provided by Dr. Wooten. I am hoping to share burnout prevention strategies with young vet tech students and this was far more helpful than I expected. Well organized, well presented, very valuable.

...Remembering that many veterinarians struggle and that there are steps to take to help deal with problems more effectively


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

VetCE on Demand: Raising Resilience - How to Avoid Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, and Moral Distress This self-study course utilizes the archive of a live presentation under the same name.

This course focuses on the causes, symptoms of, and prevalence of moral distress, compassion, fatigue, and occupational burn out in veterinary medicine. More importantly, it reviews several strategies veterinary professionals can use to prevent moral distress, compassion, fatigue, and occupational burn out..

Learning Objectives:

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

  • define compassion fatigue, moral distress, and occupational burnout and explain the relationship between these monsters.
  • discuss strategies that if practiced will consistently protect you and your organization from all three.
  • develop an increased sense of self responsibility, self awareness, and self empowerment, and with practice, resilience that is unassailable by anything you experience in this world.


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.

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