RACE Approved Interactive For Veterinary Technicians/Nurses

Course meets the requirements for 24 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 57-30852.

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

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 life. 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.

The participant is not expected to be online in the course at any specific times as there are no real time lectures. The instructor will respond to an assignment submission, or a forum question, within 48 hours, with extended time for holidays.

Activity Requirements:

In order to remain in the course, a student must post assignments for grading on a regular, frequent, basis. Module or final exams, or just logging into the course, does not meet this requirement. As long as the participant continues to make regular progress, course access time is not set to a specific deadline.

However, the course is not designed to take months to complete. If 30 days elapses without submitted assignment activity, the student will be removed from the course and graded as incomplete, as the lack of activity will indicate the student wishes to drop the course.

But What If Something Comes Up?:

There are times that students will have situations that interfere with their ability to work the course on a regular basis. In that case an email to VetMedTeam, as soon as such a situation arises, will allow us to work with the student to adjust the time frame. It all comes down to communication.


Course Focus - Learning Objectives - Completion Requirements

Veterinary Nursing: Oncology in Small Animals Part One is designed to further the skills of the advanced veterinary technician.

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

  • review the cell, cell cycles and proteins needed for cell function
  • Differentiate normal and cancer cells and assess cancer cell metastasis
  • differentiate the pathology and behavior of various reproductive cancers
  • define mammary hyperplasia and dysplasia
  • identify tumors of the prostate, penile, preputial and scrotal origin
  • assess tumors of the urinary bladder and determine appropriate therapeutic protocols
  • describe tumors of the nervous system and compare and contrast therapeutic protocols
  • list tumors of the ocular system (including eyelids, conjunctiva and ocular surface) and determine appropriate therapeutic protocols
  • explain diagnosis and staging of tumors of the hematopoietic system, including lymphoma and leukemia, and determine appropriate therapeutic protocols of hem tumors, based on staging and diagnostic evaluation
  • evaluate histiocytic disease

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

Course 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

...This course was great! The quizzes and assignments were all relevant and I liked that it was self paced

...I enjoyed learning about hemopioetic cancers, nervous system and reproductive cancers

...Working in a referral practice, this course helped me better understand cancer that I see regularly, such as lymphoma and mammary carcinoma, as well as introduce several that I do not often see, such as brain tumors.

...I really enjoyed the case studies, they really made you think. It made it fun to read and open discussions with the doctor I work with.

...Instructor was great!

...Getting down to the fine points that you don't learn in basic veterinary technician school were very helpful.

...Kim Albin's feedback is very helpful when more information is needed in our response.

...The most beneficial aspects are the case studies and working with the doctors to figure the cases out. It gives a better understanding.


Course Instructor

Kim Albin, LVT, VTS (Oncology)Kim Albin, LVT, VTS (Oncology)

After gaining a strong foundation as a Licensed Technician, Kim became a VTS (oncology). She has worked with the Oncology Unit at Michigan State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital 6 years, focusing on animal and handler safety. She has published several articles in Veterinary Technician magazine, the Canadian Veterinary Technician magazine, and is currently working on a Chemotherapy Safety Book.

Kim is Past President of the Veterinary Technician Cancer Society and is the Safety Coordinator for many Veterinary Oncology clinics.

In her spare time, Kim is a mother, wife, and a sponsored amateur triathlete on the Lansing Triathlon Team, as well as a fitness instructor at the YMCA.



Price: $229.00

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

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