Course Ends October 26, 2021

This course will end on October 26, 2021. All course completion requirements must be submitted by that date, even for same day enrollments.


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 57-38183.


Webinar Archive Speaker

Sonnya Dennis, DVM, DABVP (canine and feline practice)


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

Ethics Exhaustion: When Your Sense of Right is Wronged is an open-enrollment, self-study course is based on the archive of a MightyVet webinar.

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.

The webinar was the 3rd in a series of free webinars addressing compassion fatigue, burnout, ethics exhaustion, decreased career satisfaction, and suicide. Unaddressed the outcome is often career and life threatening.

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:

  • compare and contrast the new concept of Ethics Exhaustion with Compassion Fatigue
  • recognize how Ethics Exhaustion affects team members as individuals and the veterinary profession as a whole
  • give examples of techniques to mitigate the effects


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.


Participation Feedback

.....As a shelter veterinarian, EVERYTHING the speaker said hit home!

.....Understanding the difference between compassion fatigue and ethics exhaustion.

.....To remind me and my team that ethics exhaustion and compassion fatigue are real things and shouldn't be ignored.

.....Right on, the truth was spoken, put words and concepts into things that I have felt and known to be true, but have not been able to pinpoint or put words to the feelings

.....Ethics exhaustion is a very real issue in every practice I’ve worked in, but until recently there hasn’t been discussion of it. I always felt that I was either weak in my assertions or I had to leave the practice. This course was extremely relevant to what veterinary professionals are going through on a daily basis.

.....The whole course was beneficial to me because I had never heard of Ethic Exhaustion until today.



Price: FREE