Course Closing June 12, 2021

This course will close on June 12, 2021. Please submit all completion requirements by that date.


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: Non-Medical; Delivery Method: Non-interactive Distance; Program Number 57-36718.

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.


Webinar Archive Speaker

Barry Kipperman, DVM, DACVIM


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

MightyVet: Costs of Care and Economic Limitations: The Impact on Animal Welfare and Your Career Satisfactionis an open-enrollment, self-study course is based on the archive of a MightyVet webinar presented on June 13, 2017.

Both the webinar and this archive course were made available to the veterinary community via the financial and administrative donation of VetMedTeam. We believe in the MightyVet initiative.

This course is based on the archive of the webinar and is appropriate for veterinarians, credentialed technicians, and practice team members, along with vet and tech school students.

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

  • the frequency and degree to which the economic limitations of pet owners influence quality of veterinary care and how this can affect professional career satisfaction
  • the most common resources used to address this problem and their impact on care
  • the extent to which veterinarians are informing and educating pet owners regarding costs of care and payment options before patient illness occurs
  • the obstacles to veterinarian compliance in educating clients on this topic


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.


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

.....The course has made me realize that cost is one of the main factors I'll need to consider when becoming a veterinarian.

.....Although not new to the pet industry I have only been employed in the veterinary industry for 3 years and the compassion fatigue is real for me and we attract a lot of low income . The statistics in this webinar while discouraging , also makes me feel like I am not alone .

.....Very important information that is important to working in a vet clinic and being able to communicate better with clients about costs and the importance of doing so.

.....This course covered a topic that is currently a big issue for the industry. I liked hearing the research that went into this topic and the Q&A at the end.

.....I appreciated learning how financial constraints impact animal welfare as well as veterinary burnout

..... The needless deaths of animals has a great impact in my mental health and in my love for my job. Although I am a tech and do not do the physical act of putting animals to sleep because their owners cannot afford the veterinary bill, I lose lots of sleep over it. Knowing I can't do anything to save them. Saving them was the reason I became a tech. I would be a voice for them and I found out that I can't. Money is always an issue. The solutions this course provided are not easy ones or ones that will happen over night... but I know that the least I can do is put them into effect in my preconsults and maybe I will help save lives in this way.



Price: FREE

This course will close on June 12, 2021. Please submit all completion requirements by that date.