RACE approved

Our “Endocrine 411” instructional series covers veterinary endocrinology in great detail providing students with a broad range of expert-level knowledge featuring practical, real-world, case studies.  Each of the six total sections are devoted to an individual topic and can be registered for as a stand-alone course.


Dr. Christopher G. Byers is a practicing board-certified veterinary emergency & critical care and small animal internal medicine specialist based in Omaha, Nebraska. He received his BS degree in Animal Sciences from Colorado State University and his DVM from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Byers’ professional passions are mentoring and coaching veterinary students and colleagues in the areas of emergency & critical care, internal medicine, and communication skills. To that effect, he’s been privileged to travel around the globe, partnering with veterinary professionals dedicated to advancing animal health. Dr. Byers publishes a weekly blog called CriticalCareDVM. The goals of this site are to educate pet parents and promote the triad of care between pet owner, primary care doctor, and veterinary specialist.


Endocrine 411 is meant to help practicing companion animal veterinarians and credentialed veterinary technicians/nurses efficiently identify and effectively treat dogs and cats with common endocrinopathies. This practical refresher course will review pertinent pathophysiology and emphasize accurate diagnostic testing and appropriate therapeutic interventions for some of the most commonly encountered hormone disorders and canine and feline medicine, including:

Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s disease)


Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison’s disease)

Diabetes Mellitus

Canine Hypothyroidism

Feline Hyperthyroidism / Thyrotoxicosis

Endocrine 411 uses practical, real-life case examples to augment the clinical knowledge of practicing companion animal veterinarians and credentialed veterinary technicians/nurses. Presented using a unique “Drip” learning methodology that is optimal for adult learners, Endocrine 411 empowers small animal doctors and nursing teams with the clinically relevant information they need to best help dogs and cats living with common endocrinopathies.


This online class is accessible 24/7 to accommodate the busiest of schedules. It is self-paced, allowing the learner to complete as much or as little at any given time and pick up right where they left off.   It is presented using 4K quality video which automatically adapts to the speed of your Internet connection and can be viewed with the sound off using closed captions.  Students receive a certificate of completion, compliant to RACE standards, at the end of the course.

Estimated Time To Complete

6.5 hours of total contact time for the complete “Endocrine 411” course. (however, you can elect to take individual stand-alone courses within the Endocrine 411 series as well.)

NOTE: A contact hour is a measure that represents an hour of scheduled instruction given to students. A semester credit hour is normally granted for satisfactory completion of one 50-minute session (contact hour) of classroom instruction per week for a semester of not less than fifteen weeks.

This Class Is Intended For

Endocrine 411 is intended for companion animal veterinarians and credentialed veterinary technicians/nurses with an interest in feline and canine endocrinology.

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