Online CE Opportunities


TRU Open Learning offers two “Refresher” Veterinary Technology courses that are designed for students to upgrade their knowledge and skills within Medical Terminology and Mathematics. These two courses are mandatory for current VTEC students in both our onsite and open learning programs. The veterinary technology terminology and mathematics courses are also perfect for those individuals who would like to refresh their skills or simply to learn within their interests.
VTEC1001 (OL Course | Self-Paced | 3 Credits) – Veterinary Technology Terminology: Students analyze and define the components of veterinary terms. These skills enable students to determine the meaning of frequently used veterinary terms and to create new terms for specific applications. This course will help prepare students to successfully complete the Veterinary Technology National Examination for Veterinary Technologists.
VTEC1011 (OL Course | Self-Paced | 3 Credits) – Veterinary Technology Mathematics: Students will practice principles and techniques of mathematics and statistics that they will encounter in a veterinary practice. The emphasis will be on calculating dosages, intravenous infusions and dilution of solutions. An introduction to statistics is included to facilitate an understanding of quality control procedures. This course will help prepare students to successfully complete the Veterinary Technology National Examination. 

Practical Classes in Small Animal Euthanasia The creator of Euthabag has designed to-the-point presentations that share contemporary advice for your practice. Veterinary team members can complete up to 6.5 Free RACE approved CE hours.

 Think Anesthesia: Clinical Use of Alfaxalone Multidose Jurox is excited to present an update on the safety, versatility, and reliability of alfaxalone as an intravenous anesthetic agent for cats and dogs. This update contains information on the new Alfaxan Multidose and its clinical application.  This program is RACE approved for 1 hour of CE 

Pacific Veterinary Sales (PVS) has created a series of RACE approved CE sessions in a bite-sized format, finish a section on a coffee break, pick it up at lunch and spend 10 minutes learning something new. PVS is providing this quality education to Canada’s veterinary teams, at no charge.

Medical Device Reprocessing in All Appropriate Settings: A Myth-Busting Course

This course covers medical device reprocessing basics, i.e. cleaning, disinfection, decontamination, and sterilization. It also covers the importance of implementing a quality system that includes quality insurance (QA) and control (QC).

CommuniVET is a dedicated team of like-minded professionals with first-hand understanding of the Canadian veterinary community. CommuniVET provides veterinary professionals with a wide range of professional development activities (webcasts, case studies, informational videos, quizzes, et.).

Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada offers an online education portal for all RVTTC members. This portal gives you access to hundreds of online courses in a variety of veterinary related topics.

Vet Med Team offers a number of continuing education opportunities for veterinary team members. You can earn RACE and/or CVPM credits and participate at times convenient to your personal schedule. They even offer courses for FREE!

Royal Canin Canada is very active in providing Continuing Education opportunities to the veterinary community in Canada.

Most recently we launched two e-learning modules:

  1. 3 separate but integrated modules on renal disease (a) diagnosis including IRIS staging (b) principles of nutritional management ( c) case studies to explore prescription of the correct diet to the pet in various stages of kidney decline
  2. Feline Environmental Needs module .

Each of these four modules takes approximately 1 hour to complete.

If you have already enrolled with Royal Canin to participate in the online learning you should have access to these new modules. If you would like to enroll contact your Royal Canin Technical Sales Representative

Fear Free Certification 

What is Fear Free®? Founded in 2016, Fear Free provides online education to veterinary professionals, pet professionals, animal welfare communities, and pet owners. Our courses are developed and written by the most respected veterinary and pet experts in the world, including boarded veterinary behaviorists, boarded veterinary anesthesiologists, pain experts, boarded veterinary internists, veterinary technicians (behavior), experts in shelter medicine, animal training, grooming, boarding, and more.

With all the false (and harmful!) pet information on the internet, Fear Free aims to keep veterinary healthcare teams and pet professionals at the forefront as the true pet health experts. By closely listening to the needs of the profession and those of the new generation of pet owners, Fear Free has become one of the single most transformative initiatives in the history of companion animal practice, providing unparalleled education on emotional wellbeing, enrichment, and the reduction of fear, anxiety, and stress in pets and improving the experience of every human and pet involved.

Uncharted Veterinary Community

Uncharted is a company built to serve. We create events based on the conversations our members need to have now. We facilitate open and honest discussions in our community and at our events so that our members can make actionable plans specific to their goals and practices. Then… we support those plans and promote accountability to getting them completed. In Uncharted, no one is a nameless face in a crowd. Our members are unique individuals with specialized goals we want to help them achieve. Get started with an Uncharted membership!

Vet Alliance

Become a Vet Alliance member and receive ongoing CE seminars, valuable partner discounts and rebates, as well as the support of the Vet Alliance team as you empower your practice.

Thornell Corporation is a family owned business that creates odor elimination products for the veterinary field in North America.  Thornell provides two courses to help veterinary teams. 

Sniffing Your Way to Better Hospital Experiences

This continuing education course is intended to provide veterinary healthcare teams a better understanding and appreciation for the powerful sense of smell of their pet patients. Additionally, we will provide helpful suggestions on ways to improve environmental conditions in your hospital to enhance the overall patient and client experience. – Author: Chad Dodd, DVM (1.5 Hours)

Ooooh That Smell, Can’t You Smell That Smell?

The objective of this CE program is to educate and reinforce – to veterinarians, veterinary technicians, practice managers and other veterinary healthcare team members – the relationship between employee satisfaction, client retention and profit. – Author: Fritz Wood, CPA, CFP (1 Hour)


atDove provides online veterinary training on a variety of topics for veterinary teams. You don’t have to choose between best-in-class clinical and soft skills training. Your subscritption offers content for every member of your team – from the front desk to the O.R.

Veterinary Support Personnel Network is an interactive online community. As a member of VSPN, you’ll have access to thousands of colleagues worldwide who want to help you and your patients – 24 hours a day. Membership to VSPN is FREE and includes access to comprehensive online CE taught by world-class instructors.

Missouri Veterinary Technician Association has a comprehensive list of Certificate and Certification Programs for RVTs looking to gain additional certification in a variety of fields.

University of Guelph Correspondence Courses

These courses are offered on a continuous intake, work-at-your-own-pace basis. Participants will be mailed the complete study package including study material, quizzes and answer sheet to the address provided. Once you have completed all the quizzes, simply submit your answer sheet for scoring using the reply envelope included in your package. You will be notified of your score and if you are successful, a ‘Certificate of Completion’ will be mailed to the address provided. Courses include Pharmacology, Medical Emergencies, Advanced Anesthesia and Surgical Pain Management Techniques, Introduction to Small Animal Behaviour, Introduction to Small Animal Dentistry, and Canine and Feline Nutrition. 

Vet Technologist On-line CE Courses

ICU Medical Academy provides product training for Healthcare Providers.