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 754171.


Content Presenter

Pedro Luis Rivera, DVM, FACFN, DACVSMR, FCoAC


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

Care and Treatment of Canine Osteoarthritis is a free veterinary CE offering.

Osteoarthritis is a condition that is encountered in everyday veterinary practice. The main goal of this course is to briefly review definitions, what dogs might be susceptible, triggering conditions, and, most importantly, choices that veterinarians can provide to clients to help improve patient outcomes. A simple approach to the diagnosis and treatment will be provided, with emphasis on integrative veterinary medicine.

After completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • define and describe the term osteoarthritis (OA)
  • list the anatomical areas that osteoarthritis affects
  • recognize the dogs that can be predisposed to develop OA
  • discuss the importance of clear testing procedures during diagnosis such as palpations, assessing ROM, and pain scoring
  • discuss OA more effectively with dog owners, focusing on enhancing the quality of life
  • list several commonly used herbal treatments to help with canine osteoarthritis


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.


Free Course

Price: FREE