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: Medical; Delivery Method: Interactive Distance; Program Number 57-44492.

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: Small Animal Internal Medicine Part Two is designed for the veterinary technician seeking to advance their training in internal medicine. It is also a great review for veterinarians who wish a strong review of foundational internal medicine concepts.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to

  • list the indications for CSF collection, and compare and contrast collection sites
  • differentiate ROM, PROM, AROM and AAROM
  • compare and contrast small bowel and large bowel diarrheas
  • describe the nutritional considerations when treating gastrointestinal disease
  • evaluate potential causes for malnutrition in hepatic patients
  • assess nutritional requirements for hepatic patients
  • compare and contrast anesthesia and analgesia options for hepatic patients
  • describe the pathophysiology, diagnostic tools, treatment plans and prevention methods for parasitic diseases
  • evaluate protocols for sample collection from patients with infectious diseases
  • describe methods to reduce traffic flow around infectious patients

Completion requirements:

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

Comprehension Quizzes: 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

...I enjoyed the SAIM VTS focus.

...I enjoyed the whole learning process. The feedback from my instructor was helpful.

...[Material] looks like what we see in every day practice.


Course Instructor

Liza Wysong Rudolph, BAS, CVT, VTS (CP-Canine/Feline, SAIM)Liza Wysong Rudolph, BAS, CVT, VTS (CP-Canine/Feline, SAIM)

Liza is a graduate of the Bachelors program in Veterinary Technology at St. Petersburg College and has a special interest in internal medicine, especially regarding patient care, immune mediated diseases, and oncology. She is currently employed as Education and Compliance Coordinator at Saint Francis Veterinary Center in Woolwich Township, New Jersey.

Liza is an active member of the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Clinical Practice (AVTCP), Academy of Internal Medicine Veterinary Technicians (AIMVT), and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA). She enjoys providing education and training to veterinary technicians by traditional lecturing, online continuing education opportunities, and publishing informational articles.

She likes to spend her spare time gardening, reading, or watching films. Liza also has an Australian Cattle Dog to keep her busy at home.



Price: $199.00 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.