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: Medical; Delivery Method: Non-interactive Distance; Program Number 747531.


Webinar Archive Speaker

Deena Tiches, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

Intervertebral Disk Disease in Dogs: Oh My Aching Back is an open-enrollment, self-study course is based on the archive of a webinar presented on July 19, 2018.

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

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:

  • discuss intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) in dogs including breed predilection, anatomy, pathophysiology, and clinical signs
  • list differential diagnoses across various forms of IVDD
  • discuss radiographic considerations and limitations
  • outline prognosis considerations across various forms of IVDD
  • explain how to determine when best to refer to a veterinary neurologist


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.


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.


Participant Feedback

..... I enjoyed the information covered in this course. Although I do not with to work on small animals in my own practice I still enjoyed learning about it very much as it is something I will need throughout my education

.....I liked the presenters detail in the slideshow presentation. She provided very interesting points and information.

.....great presentation of material, very clear, enjoyed organization of material

.....The instructor had a clear voice and used a word that may be unfamiliar, she explained in more depth what it meant.

.....Topic was very relevant for private practice, especially liked that it included success rates for various treatment options as that is something that we are asked a lot.

.....The best aspects were the step by step procedure in diagnosing and ruling out of the diseases.



Price: FREE