As of March 10, 2024, this course is no longer open for enrollment

As of March 10, 2024, this course is no longer open for enrollment


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 909638.


Content Presenter

Andi Flory, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

Integrating canine liquid biopsy testing into your practice is a free veterinary CE offering made possible through the generous educational support of PetDx®.

This course utilizes the archive of a live presentation.

“Liquid biopsy”, using next-generation sequencing, offers veterinarians a new option for canine cancer testing using a simple blood draw. This course will review the clinical validation of the test in over 1,000 dogs. Strategies to incorporate this novel technology into routine clinical practice will be provided. Case studies are presented that describe real-world application. It also discusses how to interpret test results in the context of each patient’s unique clinical presentation. The course will also examine ways to explain this advanced genomic technology to pet parents.

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

  • explain how advanced genomic technologies can be used to identify cancer-associated genomic alterations in the blood of dogs
  • apply important test performance metrics such as sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value to help interpret a patient’s results
  • identify real-world opportunities for incorporation of liquid biopsy testing into routine wellness exams or as an aid in diagnosis


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.


Course Fee

Price: FREE