RACE Approved for Vets and Techs

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 1126856.


Content Presenter

Rolan Tripp, DVM, CABC


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

VetCE on Demand: PsyMed: The Science Linking Psychological Stress and Medical Symptoms utilizes the archive of a live presentation under the same name.

It is well known that certain behavioral signs can identify chronic psychological stress that eventually may affect medical symptoms. This field is known as “PsyMed.” This course examines why identifying these behaviors is more effective than measuring cortisol. It looks into stress-induced cell adhesion molecule disruption and introduces the “PsyMed Hypothesis” as the connection between pet behavioral health and enjoyable longevity.

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

  • discuss testing psychological stress via a review of brain science
  • outline the anatomy and physiology of the adrenal gland
  • discuss a hypothesis for autoimmune and allergy genesis
  • outline testing and treatment strategies for partial hypoadrenocorticism


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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