Veterinary Law & Ethics (15 hours)

15 hours of complete law and ethics CE-bundled for a great value!

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This course will provide continuing education on the topics most frequently required courses by state veterinary medical boards-medical records, controlled substances awareness and client communications. The courses include an overview of how veterinary professionals are regulated, focusing on client consent, professional standards of care, and veterinary ethics. Additionally, veterinary ethical literacy will be enhanced through the use of case scenarios to help inform strategies for problem solving that decrease moral stress and improve the well-being of veterinary professionals and their patients. The bundle also includes two hours on the legal and ethical considerations for veterinary professionals on telehealth tools.

The content has been approved by RACE for a total of 15 hours of continuing education credit in those jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.

"Poor medical documentation is one of the most common reasons the board of veterinary medicine opens an investigation when a complaint is received.” Dr. Patricia O’Handley, Ethics and Grievance Mediator, MVMA

Recent studies give rise to the concern that there is a lack of ethical literacy in the veterinary profession. Dr. Chelsey Shivley (MSU-CVM, Class of 2012) published an article in 2016 that found "other than professional ethics, veterinary school curricula largely exclude detailed or embedded applied ethical instruction."

In a 2014 survey, veterinarians reported substantial gaps in both their knowledge and education on opioids, and 64 percent said they had not completed continuing education on best practices for prescribing opioids since entering practice.

Your Instructor

Sarah L. Babcock
Sarah L. Babcock

Dr. Sarah Babcock (Michigan State University-College of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2004) is a Michigan licensed veterinarian and attorney. She offers instruction in veterinary medical law and ethics as part of the traditional veterinary medical curriculum.

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.

Dr. Babcock's 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.

Courses Included with Purchase

A One Health Approach to the Opioid Crisis: Controlled Substance Awareness Training (3 hours)
Improve your safety plan for opioids and other controlled substances
Sarah Babcock
Telehealth & Telemedicine Legal and Ethical Considerations (2 hours)
Sarah L. Babcock, DVM, JD
Veterinary Medical Ethics (4 hours)
Increase ethical literacy and decrease moral stress
Sarah L. Babcock, DVM, JD
Veterinary Medical Records (2 hours)
Improve your veterinary medical records for the health of your patients and practice
Sarah L. Babcock, DVM, JD
Client Consent and Communications (1 hour)
Sarah L. Babcock, DVM, JD
Regulation of the Profession (2 hours)
Laws, rules, and regulations that govern the practice of veterinary medicine
Sarah L. Babcock, DVM, JD
The Veterinarian-Client-Patient-Relationship (1 hour)
Sarah L. Babcock, DVM, JD

Original Price: $1,385

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 90 days to access to this course - 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 make it right.
Can we purchase one course to be shared with the entire clinic?
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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