As of June 14, 2024, this course is no longer open for enrollment

As of June 14, 2024, this course is no longer open for enrollment


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 751551.


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

Tommy is a dog that has been having seizures. This free Case Study Investigation leads the participant from Tommy's initial diagnosis to treatment and successful case management. The goal of this case study based course is to bring awareness to the identity and treatment of seizures, especially when they are difficult to manage.

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • identify intracranial and extracranial causes of seizures
  • evaluate medications available for seizure treatment
  • recognize the clinical and diagnostic signs associated with side effects of medications
  • discuss the significance of therapeutic withdraw effects
  • implement a multiple drug therapy to manage and reduce seizure activity


Open Enrollment with Immediate Access and Individual Time Limits

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. However, students who do not access the course within 30 days of last access will be processed as incomplete. Any activity within the course will reset to the full 30 days time allotment.

Participants who are unable to complete a course may re-enroll at their convenience providing the course is still available.


Content Author

Jennifer Garcia, DVM, DACVIM


Completion Requirements

The completion requirements for this course are:

  • complete the examination 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.


Participant Feedback

...I liked Comparison of the different drugs used to control seizures, with side effects and costs.

...I love the case study aspect from the client phone call to the patient leaving the hospital and that you take into consideration real life scenarios of the clients financial situations. Very informative and enjoyable. I have been in this business for 25yr and this is the best courses I have been seen. Thanks

...Liked the suggestions on how to manage complications that can arise when managing patients with seizures.

...I liked being able to see the different epilepsy medications and decide which was best for Tommy based on his situation and the drug side effects.

...relevant to clinical practice and introduced new drugs...

...As a neurology technician this very relevant to my job. I liked having a chart of the possible seizure medications available. It allowed me to see all the options in a very clear and understandable manner.

...I appreciated that not everything in the case was textbook- ie patient a little older than most epileptics, needed to add a second med, owners didn't go for all the tests recommended (realistic).

...Looking at the bloodwork pre and post medications was interesting to see, as a tech the doctors usually get to analyze and look at bloodwork.

...the list of dosages for the anti convulsant drugs less frequently used.

...the chart of differentials for seizures, differentiating between intracranial vs. extracranial causes; the chart of seizure control medications with side effects and relative cost/expense.

...good information on discontinuation and transition to other medications in case of adverse side effects.

...I work in emergency medicine, and so see seizure patients fairly routinely. It's a good refresher on which meds to start with, and why. It's important for me to understand the potential side effects when caring for these patients.

...I liked how it went further on for treatments and didn't just stop with phenobarbital as the main treatment. Showing that there are multiple treatments for one disease and that the seizures can be managed in different ways was interesting.

...the identification of intra and extracranial sources of seizures. Medication regime for treatment of seizures of intracranial origin.


Free Course

Price: FREE