A One Health Approach to the Opioid Crisis: Controlled Substance Awareness Training (3 hours)

Improve your safety plan for opioids and other controlled substances

   A Preview of the Course

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. This course is also designed to provide training for veterinary support staff that have responsibilities for controlled substances.This program has been approved for 3 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval (RACE program # 1078-39963), the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners Investigator-Legal Compliance, and the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (Course ID # 20-45).

"This is the most thorough continuing education that I have encountered on the legal, medical and ethical aspects of opioid use and misuse and how it relates to the veterinary field. Through being a member of rule development for my state's PDMP, reworking the state's law with veterinarians, and creating similar CE for my state, I can assure this CE includes everything veterinarians should know about opioids and controlled substances!"

-Amanda Bisol, VMD, JD Candidate

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Opioid Work Group Member; Maine Veterinary Medical Association, Legislative Chair; AVMA, House Advisory Committee and House of Delegates


Your Instructor

Sarah Babcock
Sarah Babcock

Dr. Sarah Babcock is a licensed veterinarian and attorney. She provides both online and live continuing education to help her colleagues fulfill their lifelong obligation to the continual improvement of professional knowledge and competence, as well as satisfy state licensing requirements.

Her active engagement in professional associations, academia, and small animal medicine helps to ensure that the courses offered are applicable to veterinary practice, reflect the needs of the profession, and encourage compliance with evolving veterinary medical law, ethics, and standards of care.

"This is an excellent course for veterinarians on controlled substances, the laws governing them, and the role we can play in hoping to stem the opioid crisis. As clinicians, we are well-aware of the safety and public health issues surrounding opioid use, and this course is incredibly helpful in not only clarifying how controlled substance laws apply directly to veterinarians, but how we can be helpful in reducing risks to the owners of our animal patients."

- Marilyn Brink, DVM, Medical Director

West Michigan Animal Emergency Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for 90 days - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
All of the veterinarians and technicians in my clinic would like to watch the videos together – can we share one account?
Sharing is caring, but when it comes to this online course an individual purchase entitles the end user to only one license to access the materials. You must agree to “The Terms of Service” before using the materials, and these terms do not permit for the sharing, copying, or reproducing of any of the materials. If there are several members of your clinic who would like to all sign up, we can offer multiple licenses at a discounted rate. Please email [email protected] to discuss group pricing information.

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