Continuing Education Credits

Course meets the requirements for 2 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 849214.

This course is at an advanced level and is not appropriate for Approved Veterinary Assistant CE credits for renewals.


Content Presenter

Juliette Bouillon DMV, MVetSc, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine)


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

Bacteriuria in Dogs and Cats is a free veterinary CE offering.

Note: This course's reading content is at an advanced scientific level.

What is the clinical significance of bacteriuria in veterinary patients? How are appropriate antimicrobials selected for urinary tract infections (UTI)? Protocols to classify UTIs aid in diagnosis and treatment. This course looks at the interpretation of culture and susceptibility along with antimicrobial selection. It also reviews follow-up for veterinary UTI patients.

It is important for medical members of a veterinary practice to be familiar with the UTI concepts examined in this course, either as an aid to diagnosis and treatment or to provide better nursing care and support.

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

  • define a urinary tract infection (UTI), describing its epidemiology, etiology, and explaining its pathogenesis
  • list and discuss the role of risk factors in development of recurrent UTI
  • describe the clinical signs and physical examination findings of patients with UTI
  • list required diagnostic testing, describe expected findings, and limitations
  • outline treatment goals
  • discuss when to treat, which treatment to select, and how long to prescribe
  • discuss interpretation of urine culture and susceptibility results
  • recognize the existence of organisms intrinsically resistant to some antimicrobials as well as concerns associated with antimicrobial resistance
  • explain when to recheck a patient and how
  • list available preventative treatment options for UTI in veterinary patients and recognize the lack of evidence for their efficacy


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