Continuing Education Credits

Course meets the requirements for 1 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 893428.


Content Author

Catherine Ruggiero MS, DVM DACVIM (Nutrition)


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

Obese and overweight pets are commonly seen in practice but discussing this topic with owners and implementing effective weight loss strategies can be challenging. Winning at weight loss - 5 tips for success presents some tips for making weight loss plans more successful in your hospital! From identifying the disease to developing a weight loss program, these simple strategies can help make weight loss a positive and powerful tool for you, your clients, and your patients.

Upon completion participants should be able to discuss the importance of identifying and treating obesity in pets along with being able to outline how to implement these programs in practice.


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 quiz 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