Continuing Education

Earn practical veterinary continuing education online—and at your own pace. Courses are affordable, RACE-approved, and designed for your busy schedule. Start a course today, finish it whenever.

Quality Veterinary CE for Busy Schedules


Earn your veterinary CE with Clinician's Brief

Welcome to your home for online veterinary CE. Below, you'll find affordable, RACE-approved courses developed from the Clinician's Brief articles you already love. From self-guided courses to on-demand webinars, Clinician's Brief offers the practical veterinary CE you need. CE hours are valid in jurisdictions that recognize AAVSB RACE approval. Sign in or create an account with a valid veterinary license to start earning CE now.

Hours Available

82.75

Click here to check your state's yearly required CE credits

Quality Veterinary CE for Busy Schedules


Earn your veterinary CE with Clinician's Brief

Welcome to your home for online veterinary CE. Below, you'll find affordable, RACE-approved courses developed from the Clinician's Brief articles you already love. From self-guided courses to on-demand webinars, Clinician's Brief offers the practical veterinary CE you need. CE hours are valid in jurisdictions that recognize AAVSB RACE approval. Sign in or create an account with a valid veterinary license to start earning CE now.

Hours Available

82.75

Click here to check your state's yearly required CE credits

Featured Lessons


See the latest veterinary CE offerings from Clinician's Brief, as well as free CE courses sponsored by our partners.

Webinars


These webinar-based courses are RACE-approved and available on demand, whenever your schedule allows. Gain practical insights from the experts and earn veterinary CE in these courses, curated by the veterinary team behind Clinician's Brief.

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Clinician's Brief
1 Credit Hour

How a Public Health Emergency Affects Veterinary Prescribing Protocols

For many veterinarians, prescribing and dispensing remotely may feel like undiscovered territory. Get practical guidance for implementing appropriate dispensing and prescribing protocols in light of virtual patient care interactions.

Pharmacology & Medications|CE - RACE Approved|Webinar
Free
Clinician's Brief
1 Credit Hour

Electromagnetic Energy in Veterinary Surgery

This webinar with Peter Shires, DVM, DACVS discusses the basic energy systems and techniques being used in veterinary surgery.  

Surgery, Soft Tissue|CE - RACE Approved|Sponsored
Free
Clinician's Brief
1 Credit Hour

Suturing Techniques & Surgical Knots

This webinar discusses proper, common suturing techniques to optimize wound closure in veterinary patients and also provides tips and tricks for performing surgical knots. 

Surgery, Soft Tissue|CE - RACE Approved|Sponsored
Free
Clinician's Brief
1 Credit Hour

Fear FreeSM: Creating Great Experiences

During this webinar, Dr. Jonathan Bloom will talk about what Fear FreeSM is and why it’s important, as well as the negative impact that FAS has on pets and their owners. 

Behavior|CE - RACE Approved|Sponsored
Free
Clinician's Brief
1 Credit Hour

Building a Pain Management Pyramid for Pets

Pain management is essential medicine, and better pain management is better medicine. Watch this webinar from Dr. Downey to focus on building an effective, multimodal pain plan for pets. 

Anesthesiology & Pain Management|CE - RACE Approved|Sponsored
Free
Clinician's Brief
1 Credit Hour

Evolving the Clinical Approach to the Management of Inappetence

Changes in appetite are often the first recognizable signs pet owners notice when their dog is not feeling well, but inappetence has many potential underlying causes. Learn more about the common causes and clinical impact of inappetence. 

Pharmacology & Medications|CE - RACE Approved|Sponsored
Free
Clinician's Brief
1 Credit Hour

New Insights Into Canine Epilepsy Management

Treatment of canine epilepsy can still include side effects and other factors that impact canine quality of life. Take this lesson to learn which antiepileptic drugs have the highest efficacy.

Neurology|CE - RACE Approved|Sponsored
Free
Clinician's Brief
1 Credit Hour

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

Watch as Dr. Landsberg explores risk factors for cognitive dysfunction, available pharmacological treatment for CDS, nutrition for CDS, and more.

Behavior|CE - RACE Approved|Sponsored

Partner Webinars


These webinars are developed in partnership with our sponsors. If you miss the live webinar, you can view on demand here.

Courses


These self-guided veterinary CE courses are RACE-approved, affordable, and relevant to the cases you see in veterinary practice. Sort by CE hours, topic, or price to find the perfect course for you.

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Clinician's Brief
0.25 Credit Hour

Ear Cleaning for Prevention & Management of Canine Otitis Externa

Maintaining a favorable ear environment is critical for the prevention and management of canine otitis externa. Know what steps to take and what products to use for these patients.

Dermatology|CE - RACE Approved|Sponsored
Free
Clinician's Brief
1 Credit Hour

Successful Management of Allergy Patients

Itchiness is one of the most common reasons pets are presented to the clinic. Hone your skills to improve outcomes for these patients. This course will discuss advances in allergy testing and treatment and provide client communication tips to help up your allergy management game.

CE - RACE Approved|Sponsored
$39.95
Clinician's Brief
2 Credit Hours

Cardiac Arrhythmias

Brush up on the basics of cardiac arrhythmia diagnosis and treatment in this heart-focused course.

Cardiology|CE - RACE Approved
$34.95
Clinician's Brief
1.5 Credit Hours

Cardiology Diagnostics

Evaluating cardiac health starts by mastering several clinical tests. Improve your diagnostic skills with tips for getting the perfect ECG, measuring blood pressure, calculating a vertebral heart scale and more.

Cardiology|CE - RACE Approved
$34.95
Clinician's Brief
1.5 Credit Hours

Cardiopulmonary Emergencies

Prompt recognition of cardiopulmonary emergencies can make the difference between life and death. Learn how to manage several cardiopulmonary emergencies including arrest.

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care|CE - RACE Approved
$29.95
Clinician's Brief
1 Credit Hour

Congestive Heart Failure

This life-threatening disease requires prompt intervention. Discover the clinical signs of congestive heart failure, as well as current diagnostic and treatment strategies.

Cardiology|CE - RACE Approved
Free
Clinician's Brief
1.5 Credit Hours

Respiratory III: Thoracic Trauma

Chest injuries often require immediate attention. Learn how to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions associated with thoracic trauma.

Respiratory Medicine|CE - RACE Approved|Sponsored
Free
Clinician's Brief
1.5 Credit Hours

Respiratory I: Feline Asthma

Feline asthma is a common condition, and clinical signs may mimic several other diseases. In part I of this respiratory series, discover the latest recommendations for diagnosing and managing both chronic and critical asthma patients.

Respiratory Medicine|CE - RACE Approved|Sponsored
Free
Clinician's Brief
1 Credit Hour

Respiratory II: Common Pulmonary Diseases in Dogs & Cats

Can you recognize these pulmonary problems? Improve your diagnostic skills by reviewing the clinical signs and radiographic appearances of common pulmonary conditions in cats and dogs.

Respiratory Medicine|CE - RACE Approved|Sponsored
Free
Clinician's Brief
1.5 Credit Hours

Top 5s for Emergencies

Quick decisions can save a pet’s life. Gain confidence in handling a variety of veterinary emergencies with these common scenarios.

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care|CE - RACE Approved
$29.95
Clinician's Brief
1 Credit Hour

Diagnosis & Treatment of Dental Disease

Discover how to diagnose and treat dental lesions from root to crown. From recognizing defects on dental radiography to deciding whether to treat or extract, be prepared for a variety of cases with this course.

Dentistry & Periodontology|CE - RACE Approved
$39.95
Clinician's Brief
2 Credit Hours

Dentistry Basics

Brush up on the basics of canine and feline dentistry. This course offers a refresher on dental radiographs, tooth extractions, client compliance, and more.

Dentistry & Periodontology|CE - RACE Approved
$29.95
Clinician's Brief
1 Credit Hour

Cardiology

A full cardiac workup includes auscultation, ECGs, and blood pressure measurement. Get tips for mastering these diagnostic tests, then walk through a case of congestive heart failure.

Cardiology|CE - RACE Approved
$29.95
Clinician's Brief
1 Credit Hour

Behavioral Assessment & Disorders

Behavioral problems can significantly impact patients’ quality of life. Learn the 4 steps to conducting a thorough behavioral assessment, then discover the role of behavior in 2 common clinical scenarios.

Behavior|CE - RACE Approved
$39.95
Clinician's Brief
2 Credit Hours

Diagnostic Sampling & Testing Techniques

Hone your diagnostic skills, from blood draws to blood smear preparation, as well as evaluation of fine-needle aspirates and urine sediment. Then, get a glimpse of the future with an overview of genetic testing in veterinary medicine.

Internal Medicine|CE - RACE Approved
Free
Clinician's Brief
2 Credit Hours

Clinical Case Series: Nutrition

From pancreatitis to atopic dermatitis, nutrition can be the key to a successful treatment plan. Follow these cases to learn how a multimodal approach that incorporates nutrition can lead to improved patient care.

Nutrition|CE - RACE Approved|Sponsored
$39.95
Clinician's Brief
2 Credit Hours

CE Collection: May 2019

Calming fearful and aggressive patients, triaging snakebite victims, differentiating common fine-needle aspiration findings, and interpreting radiographic variations among breeds and species are included in this lesson.

Behavior|CE - RACE Approved
$39.95
Clinician's Brief
2 Credit Hours

CE Collection: April 2019

Marijuana ingestion, copper hepatopathy, and Borrelia burgdorferi seropositivity in a clinically normal dog are just a few of the cases highlighted in this CE course.

Internal Medicine|CE - RACE Approved
$39.95
Clinician's Brief
2 Credit Hours

CE Collection: March 2019

What can we do to help control the opioid crisis? When is sedation a good choice for short procedures? What’s the most likely cause of hypocholesterolemia? Get answers for these issues and more in this CE course.

Surgery, Soft Tissue|CE - RACE Approved
$39.95
Clinician's Brief
2 Credit Hours

CE Collection: February 2019

From narrowing the causes of icterus and hypercholesterolemia to treating fear aggression and tooth resorption, test your diagnostic and management skills on a variety of conditions in this CE course.

Internal Medicine|CE - RACE Approved
$39.95
Clinician's Brief
2 Credit Hours

CE Collection: January 2019

A step-by-step guide to diagnosing oral ulcers, differentiating benign forms of hyperpigmentation, and a differential diagnosis list for panting are included in this collection of articles from the January 2019 issue of Clinician’s Brief.

Dentistry & Periodontology|CE - RACE Approved
$49.95
Clinician's Brief
3 Credit Hours

Surgical Technique

Refresh your surgical technique with this collection of articles, featuring tips for surgical site preparation and skin tension lines, and a surgical checklist to prevent mistakes.

Surgery, Soft Tissue|CE - RACE Approved
$29.95
Clinician's Brief
1 Credit Hour

Dermatosis Differentials

Differential diagnoses of skin diseases can be extensive. Learn to identify and treat some common and not-so-common dermatoses in your patients.

Dermatology|CE - RACE Approved
$59.95
Clinician's Brief
4 Credit Hours

Clinical Pathology

Need a refresher on how to perform common diagnostic tests and interpret results? This course has you covered—including blood smear preparation, fine-needle biopsy technique, and urinalysis findings.

Clinical Pathology|CE - RACE Approved
$49.95
Clinician's Brief
3 Credit Hours

Disorders of the Anterior Segment of the Eye

From cataracts to conjunctivitis, get a fresh look at diagnosis and treatment of various ophthalmological conditions covered in this course. 

Ophthalmology|CE - RACE Approved
$29.95
Clinician's Brief
1 Credit Hour

Canine Aggression

Whether directed at an owner, another dog, or the veterinary team, canine aggression can be resolved. Learn how to better tailor behavior modification for patient success and safety. 

Behavior|CE - RACE Approved
$29.95
Clinician's Brief
1 Credit Hour

Chronic Kidney Disease Staging & Considerations

Treatment for chronic kidney disease patients depends on clinical stage. Explore IRIS staging guidelines, nutritional recommendations, and anesthesia options for patients with renal disease. 

Urology & Nephrology|CE - RACE Approved
$29.95
Clinician's Brief
1 Credit Hour

Clinical Cardiology

Master the basic cardiology examination with this guide to cardiac workups and key echocardiography views.

Cardiology|CE - RACE Approved
$39.95
Clinician's Brief
2 Credit Hours

Controlled Drugs

From ketamine to alfaxalone, learn about regulations, alternatives, and guidelines for controlled substances in this lesson.

Pharmacology & Medications|CE - RACE Approved
Free
Clinician's Brief
1 Credit Hour

Complete Puppy Care

This collection of articles reviews core parasitic preventative care for puppies with an emphasis on the role of effective veterinary communication with clients.

Pediatrics|CE - RACE Approved|Sponsored
Free
Clinician's Brief
1 Credit Hour

Idiopathic Recurrent Pyoderma: Causes, Diagnosis, & Management

It's frustrating when infections recur after cessation of antibiotic treatment. Take this course to learn how to help “idiopathic recurrent pyoderma patients” with these options to prevent and manage recurrence.

Dermatology|CE - RACE Approved|Sponsored
$49.95
Clinician's Brief
3 Credit Hours

Lymphoma

Review common cytologic findings of lymph node aspirates and learn appropriate dosing, mechanisms of action, and adverse events associated with drugs used to manage lymphoma.

Oncology|CE - RACE Approved
$49.95
Clinician's Brief
3 Credit Hours

Antibiotic Use

How can I make sure I am using antimicrobials judiciously in my patients? Dive into appropriate antibiotic use for a wide range of infections, along with an overview of culture & susceptibility reports.

Pharmacology & Medications|CE - RACE Approved
$29.95
Clinician's Brief
1 Credit Hour

Parvovirus

Perplexed by parvo? Delve into the details in this comprehensive course on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of canine parvovirus.

Infectious Disease|CE - RACE Approved
$39.95
Clinician's Brief
2 Credit Hours

Musculoskeletal Versus Neurologic Forelimb Lameness

Is that patient’s forelimb lameness the result of musculoskeletal damage, or is the cause neurological? Diagnose with confidence after taking this CE course.

Neurology|CE - RACE Approved
$29.99
Clinician's Brief
1 Credit Hour

Wellbeing: Overcoming Obstacles

Improve patient care and team member wellbeing by setting boundaries and overcoming perfectionism and imposter syndrome.

CE - RACE Approved
$29.99
Clinician's Brief
1 Credit Hour

Managing Stress & Burnout

Feeling stressed and exhausted at work, or know a teammate who is? Solve and prevent burnout with practical tips for stress management and work–life balance in this CE experience.

CE - RACE Approved
$29.99
Clinician's Brief
1 Credit Hour

Self-Care & Coping

Veterinary professionals provide care all day long, sometimes at the expense of their own health and wellbeing. Take this lesson to learn practical ways to practice self-compassion and manage stress.

CE - RACE Approved
Free
Clinician's Brief
0.25 Credit Hour

Immunotherapy for Allergic Disease

Simply avoiding allergens is not always possible. Take this course to learn how hyposensitization therapy aims to reprogram the immune system to prevent overreaction to specific allergens.

Dermatology|CE - RACE Approved|Sponsored
Free
Clinician's Brief
0.5 Credit Hour

Bringing Allergy Testing to the Standard Examination

Itchy pets are one of the most common reasons for examination room visits. Learn how incorporating allergy testing into standard examination visits can provide faster relief to pets (and owners).

Dermatology|CE - RACE Approved|Sponsored
$39.95
Clinician's Brief
2 Credit Hours

All Things Cushing’s

When presented with an array of clinical signs compatible with hyperadrenocorticism, clinicians must decide when and how to test for this disease. Test your knowledge of all things Cushing’s.

Endocrinology & Metabolic Diseases|CE - RACE Approved
Free
Clinician's Brief
0.25 Credit Hour

Successful Management of Allergic Disease: Client Compliance Begins with the Team

One of the most common reasons for treatment failure of any condition is poor owner compliance—and allergic disease is no different. Take this course to improve team education, client communication, and follow-up.

Dermatology|CE - RACE Approved|Sponsored
$29.95
Clinician's Brief
1 Credit Hour

The Nose Knows

Start with nasal discharge and work your way to nasal planum disease in this CE course covering nasal issues in dogs and cats.

Respiratory Medicine|CE - RACE Approved

Expanded Collections


Take a deep dive into these expanded veterinary CE collections.

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Suturing Techniques & Surgical Knots

Surgery can be nerve-racking and hands-on practice hard to get. Let us help you gain the suturing skills you need to tackle your next surgery with confidence, in real time with real products. Get started with 1 hour of free RACE-approved CE. 

Surgery, Soft Tissue|CE - RACE Approved|Sponsored
FREE

Sponsored

Clinician's Brief

7 Hours

Boarding Best Practices

Whether you provide boarding, daycare, or hospitalization, you always try to keep patients comfortable and safe. Discover innovative solutions and earn CE.

CE - RACE Approved|Sponsored

Beyond Clinician’s Brief


Explore additional veterinary CE opportunities provided by our sponsors. Please note: Some of these courses will direct you away from the Clinician’s Brief website. Any hours earned will not be tallied in your Clinician’s Brief CE dashboard.

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