Course Closed as of November 24, 2023

This course is no longer open for enrollment. Please visit the Free CE page to review the other courses in this series that are still available.


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 891656.


Content Presenter

Andi Flory, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

Cancer detection in dogs - with just a blood draw is a free veterinary CE offering made possible through the generous educational support of PetDx®.

This course utilizes the archive of a live presentation.

Blood-based cancer detection, or ‘liquid biopsy’, is now available for both dogs and humans and provides veterinarians with an exciting new tool in cancer detection and characterization. This presentation will outline the fundamental scientific advances behind this technology, including cancer genomics and next-generation sequencing-based detection of circulating tumor DNA. Clinical uses in veterinary medicine will be discussed, with a specific focus on screening for early cancer detection and aid in diagnosis.

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

  • identify the fundamental underlying cause of canine cancer
  • explain how liquid biopsy can detect cancer noninvasively in dogs
  • compare and contrast the benefits and limitations of liquid biopsy testing
  • define clinical uses, or "use cases", in which liquid biopsy testing may provide clinical utility


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