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 1024994


Content Presenter

Lindsay Erin Hallman CVT, CCMT, VTS (oncology)


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

VetCE on Demand: Introduction to Oncology - Easy Peasy Basics utilizes the archive of a live presentation under the same name.

This course touches on the history of cancer and chemotherapy, as well as the modern use of chemotherapy in veterinary medicine. It looks at common chemotherapies used in veterinary medicine and their side effects, along with safe handling protocols. In addition, the course focuses on common oncological emergencies including hemangiosarcoma, osteosarcoma, mast cell tumors, and lymphoma. The presentation, diagnostics, treatment, and prognosis are discussed.

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

  • discuss the foundational concepts of chemotherapy in veterinary medicine
  • explain how to safely handle oncology patients receiving chemotherapy
  • outline the presentation of oncologic emergencies, how to typically treat them, and the medial survival times
  • outline the diagnosis and future outlook to a client.


Participant Feedback

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

...Good basic coverage of chemo and cancer. Reviewed some good tips again.

...I am not a Veterinary Oncologist but always interested in chemotherapy. This course covered more than I was expecting

...all was outstanding


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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