Your time is valuable and limited. We get it and agree that when you need to invest time for training, it should improve your practice and the health of your patients. We’re here to help, by making available a variety of online training options. These can be completed whenever it works for you, without the cost of travel or time away from work.
We offer continuing medical education on topics such as medical records, veterinary ethics, laws and rules governing the profession, professional standards of care, and opioids and controlled substance awareness.
We offer continuing medical education on topics such as medical records, veterinary ethics, laws and rules governing the profession, professional standards of care, and controlled substances.
Michigan: Medical records & VETERINARY LAW (2 CME)
Beginning January 4, 2019, any Michigan veterinarian seeking to renew his or her license, beginning with the January 1, 2020 renewal cycle, must complete the new requirements of 45 hours of approved continuing education, to include one hour on medical records and one hour on veterinary law/or controlled substances within the three-year period immediately preceding the date of the application. *This Michigan specific course has been approved by the MVMA to satisfy the two required CME hours.
vETERINARY MEDICAL RECORD KEEPING (u.S.)
At first, the oft-repeated adage among healthcare professionals “if you didn’t document it, you didn’t do it,” creates an unfortunate perception that the only reason to maintain good medical records is to stay out of trouble. Instead, you should learn how to create a legally defensible medical record in order to improve patient care and enjoy benefits that extend far beyond merely keeping your nose clean.
The primary objective of this course is to enhance your ethical literacy. We will identify resources to support clinical ethical decision-making; compare and contrast legal and ethical duties; and review case scenarios to help inform strategies for problem solving that decrease moral stress and improve the well-being of veterinary professionals and their patients.
Regulation of the ProfessioN
A perceived failure of veterinary medical care may lead an animal owner to pursue legal recourse, including a professional negligence or veterinary malpractice suit or a license complaint, that may result in serious repercussions for a veterinarian. This course will review the different rules and regulations that govern veterinary professional behavior; list steps in a state license disciplinary action; define the elements of a veterinary malpractice claim; explain the role of an expert witness; describe the application of the standard of care; review factors that are considered in an award of damages; and list strategies to help prevent legal issues from arising in clinical practice.
A One Health Approach to the Opioid Crisis
Learn how veterinarians can work together with their medical colleagues, clients, and local and national associations to combat this deadly problem. This course will identify federal and state prescribing requirements; review commonly used and abused opioids; describe steps for a safety plan; and help you recognize signs of client and employee abuse and misuse potential.
standard of care
Understanding the standard of veterinary care is fundamental to providing good veterinary care. During this course you will learn not only how to meet but to exceed the standard of care. Participants will examine how the standard of care is applied in both veterinary malpractice and state license discipline cases; the role of the expert witness; and tips for improving the veterinarian’s ability to provide patient care while working within pet owner’s financial constraints.
“This is an exceptional online course on a poignant topic. This course would benefit all veterinary professionals; from student to experienced practitioner. This course will illuminate your medical record deficiencies and reinforce your good habits.” -Stephen C. Steep, DVM
“When I began the course, I thought it would likely be another waste of time. I was quickly and pleasantly surprised to discover that was not the case. If one has any aspiration of practicing quality medicine, this course is not optional it is indispensable.” -John B. Smith, DVM