RACE Approved Interactive For Veterinary Technicians/Nurses

Course meets the requirements for 18 RACE hours of continuing education credit for veterinary technicians 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: Scientific; Delivery Method: Interactive Distance; Program Number 57-29398.

VetMedTeam is approved as a New York State sponsor of continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

VetMedTeam is approved as a Florida state sponsor of continuing education for veterinarians. The Florida Medical Board does not recognize technicians and therefore only addresses veterinarian CE requirements.


Flexible Open Enrollment and the Activity Requirements

Open enrollment allows students to enroll in this course at any time. Students can expect to be able to access their course with 48 hours of enrollment submission. If enrolling in more than one course at a time, please indicate in the notes area within the shopping cart of the order in which you want to take the courses.

The participant is not expected to be online in the course at any specific times as there are no real time lectures. As long as the participant continues to make regular progress in the course, course access time is not set to a specific deadline.

Regular progress is determined by the submission of written module assignments. To remain active, no more than 30 days can elapse between submission of written assignments. Participants who do not remain active in the course will be processed as incomplete after 30 days.

This course is designed to be as schedule friendly as possible as we understand it can be hard to fit interactive CE into an already busy schedule.


Course Focus - Learning Objectives - Completion Requirements

Veterinary Nursing: Small Animal Hematology Part Two is designed for the advanced credentialed veterinary technician who is looking to further hematologic skills.

After completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • list the functions of platelets and describe potential disorders associated with platelets
  • discuss the physiology of hemostasis
  • list and describe the function of all coagulation factors, and distinguish between acquired and hereditary coagulation disorders
  • describe the physiological process of DIC
  • compare and contrast innate and acquired immunity
  • explain the importance of crossmatching blood and interpreting results prior to a transfusion procedure
  • describe immune-meditated thrombocytopenia
  • compare and contrast lymphoma and leukemia
  • identify normal and abnormal bone marrow cells
  • describe proper methods for bone marrow collection
  • recognize common disorders of bone marrow

Completion requirements:

Instructor Graded Interactive Critical Thinking and Case Study Assignments: Designed to help the participant apply the newly learned skills and knowledge via implementation focused and patient based scenarios

Examinations: Must be submitted with a score of 80% or better, multiple attempts

Course Survey

A certificate of completion is provided.


Technology Requirements

Reading content within the course is provided via PDF therefore the ability to download files and open PDFs is required.

It is recommended that participants utilize a program such as MS Word to create, and save, their assignment submission to their computer. Then the information can be pasted into the assignment submission area.


Participant Feedback

...Case studies and exams are most beneficial to me.

...Looking at the images were most beneficial to me and i liked that that best in the course.

...I liked the identification of abnormal cell on a blood film.

...found the coagulation and immunology section helpful.

... the coagulation and immunology sections.

... I am able to work at my own pace, and whenever I had the time. I was not tied to a strict timetable.

...I love having to apply my knowledge in study cases!


Course Instructor

Rebeccah Vaughan, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia) (Clinical Practice- canine/feline)Rebeccah Vaughan, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia) (Clinical Practice- canine/feline)

Becky Vaughan is a Certified Veterinary Technician and a Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in Anesthesia and in Clinical Practice- Canine/Feline. After graduating from Manor College in Jenkintown, PA in 2002, Becky’s career has taken her to General Practice and Specialty Surgery, Radiology and Dentistry services in Philadelphia, Vermont, and the Chicagoland area.

Becky is currently the Technical Supervisor of VCA Aurora Animal Hospital, a 25-doctor teaching hospital comprised of 24-hr Emergency/Critical Care, Specialty Services, and General Practice. She also serves on the Credentials Committee for both the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Clinical Practice and the Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists in addition to being the past Credentials Committee Chair.

Becky has lectured on anesthesia and dentistry topics throughout the US since 2006. She has contributed to magazines and VSPN on a number of topics. Becky also is part of a Technician and Assistant Task Force for the VCA Corporation in an effort to improve and standardize support staff education nationwide.

Becky has a special interest in critical anesthesia, dentistry and feline pain management. She shares her home in Downers Grove, IL with her husband Hank, daughter Kate, son Gavin, and a multitude of cats and fish.


Course Fee

Price: $179.00

This course is eligible for our 10% multi-course discount. To learn more about the discount, please visit the Multi-Course Discount page.

When enrolling in more than one course at a time, please indicate the preferred order of the courses. If desired, participants can start all courses at the same time. There is an area in the shopping cart to type in your preferences.

Practices may enroll individual team members. To learn how to assign a specific team member to a course, please visit the Assigning Students page.