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 1190370


Content Presenter

Georgina Newbold, DVM, DACVO


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

VetCE on Demand: Corneal Opacities in Dogs utilizes the archive of a live presentation under the same name.

This course provides a brief review of the normal canine corneal anatomy and a broad overview of abnormalities that can occur. The focus will be on common canine diseases that can lead to corneal opacities. The section on non-ulcerative keratitis will describe and provide treatment plans for chronic superficial keratitis (pannus), immune-mediated keratitis, pigmentary keratopathies, corneal degeneration, and corneal dystrophy. The last component will be a brief overview of medical management for complicated corneal ulcers.

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

  • •outline the colors and general appearance of a variety of canine corneal opacities and their significance
  • discuss the clinical signs and diagnostic pathway to diagnosis of pannus and other non-ulcerative, immune-mediated corneal diseases along with immunomodulatory therapy protocols for these diseases
  • list common causes for corneal pigmentation
  • discuss the clinical signs and diagnostic pathway to diagnosis of corneal dystrophy and corneal degeneration, topical therapy for these diseases, and when referral may be recommended
  • explain when a corneal ulcer is complicated and how to manage with medical therapy, including when to consider corneal debridement and when to refer


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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