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 950971


Content Presenter

Deena Tiches, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

Seizures and Brain Disease in Felines: Diagnosing Challenges is a self-study course.

Diagnosing the cause of seizures and other brain diseases in cats can be a challenge for the general practitioner. This course will explore the metabolic, toxic, and symptomatic causes of these conditions. In addition, it will review the testing options to aid the practitioner and medical team in reaching a diagnosis. Treatment options and prognosis will be briefly discussed.

At the end of the presentation attendees should be able to:

  • identify the parts of the brain where seizures originate
  • define the DAMNITT-V or VITAMIN-D acronyms
  • list differential diagnoses for seizures and common forebrain diseases based on age categories
  • develop a comprehensive history taking protocol
  • determine appropriate diagnostic testing for seizures
  • compare and contrast the diagnostic plan for brain disease by age
  • determine which metabolic causes of encephalopathy can be identified on a serum chemistry screen
  • identify causes of meningoencephalitis in cats
  • identify antibiotics recommended for meningoencephalitis in cats
  • outline the most common primary neoplasia in cats
  • list underlying causes of brain infarction


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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