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 1181886


Content Presenter

Susan Arnold, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology)


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

Orthopedic vs. Neurologic Disease: Which is it? is a self-study course.

Companion animals may present with various orthopedic conditions which may be confused for neurologic dysfunction. To aid the practitioner in identifying these conditions and to rule out neurologic causes, this course first provides an overview of performing and interpreting a neurologic examination. Then, notable orthopedic conditions that may be considered “neurologic imposters” are covered, with description of the causes and examination findings associated with these conditions

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

  • outline the components of a neurologic examination and list the expected findings for neurologically abnormal companion animal patients
  • describe a variety of orthopedic conditions that are commonly mistaken for neurologic dysfunction
  • identify features of these conditions that are inconsistent with neurologic dysfunction


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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