RACE Approved For Technicians

Course meets the requirements for 6 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: Non-interactive Distance; Program Number 932114 .

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.

This course does not require employment nor prior experience.


Content Authors

Cathy Trebold, LVT, with updated content from Patricia Telschow, LVT.


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

Veterinary Nursing: The Language of Veterinary Medicine will help the participant develop the skills to comprehend and interpret veterinary terminology used daily in veterinary practices. It begins with the dissection of medical terms continuing on to anatomical positioning and medical abbreviations. Next, it covers the vocabulary of the various body systems. Word lists and graphics will aid in absorbing new terminology concepts.

The course includes an audio glossary of veterinary terms designed to help the participant confidently incorporate the new terminology.

This course is critical for those new to veterinary medicine or those who wish to review their knowledge and increase their skill. It is also very helpful to those who are enrolled in formal veterinary assistant or veterinary technician programs.

Upon completion of this course the participant should be able to:

  • divide medical words into their basic combining forms, prefixes, suffixes, and roots
  • utilize their acquired knowledge to define and build medical terms
  • interpret medical abbreviations and translate into lay terminology
  • demonstrate the importance of correct spelling and proper vocabulary usage in patient records
  • identify basic veterinary anatomy of the various body systems
  • illustrate and employ terminology related to anatomy


Open Enrollment with Immediate Access and Individual Time Limits

This is an open enrollment course in a self-study format. Participants may enroll at any time. Upon submission of a completed course order, 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.


Completion Requirements

The completion requirements for this course are:

  • complete the multiple examinations with a score of 80% or better - multiple attempts are permitted
  • submit the course survey

Note: This is not an instructor based course. Therefore, submission of graded assignments is not required for completion.

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.


Course Enrollment Fee

Price: $45.00 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.

Please use this link to view the Withdrawal Policy for this course.