Our Endocrine 411 instructional course is RACE approved for a total of 6.5 hours of continuing education covering veterinary endocrinology in precise detail and providing students with a broad range of expert level knowledge featuring practical, real world case studies. Comprised of 6 sections with each devoted to an individual topic, students can enroll in all 6 sections at a discounted price or enroll in single sections that meet their individual needs.

This Course Is Intended For

Endocrine 411 has been specifically developed for companion animal veterinarians and credentialed veterinary technicians and nurses with an interest in feline and canine endocrinology.


Endocrine 411 is intended to help practicing veterinarians, technicians and nurses efficiently and effectively identify and treat dogs and cats with common endocrinopathies. This practical refresher course will review pertinent pathophysiology with an emphasis on accurate diagnostic testing and appropriate therapeutic interventions for some of the most common hormone disorders in canine and feline medicine.

Endocrine 411 applies real life case examples to augment clinical knowledge using Drip Teaching Methodology that is optimal for adult learners. This course empowers companion animal doctors and nursing teams with the necessary and relevant clinical information they need to provide the best care for dogs and cats living with common endocrinopathies.

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Preview each of our six sections to get a feel for its content and style

Section 1 – Diabetes Mellitus in Cats and Dogs

Although diabetes mellitus is a common endocrinopathy in both cats and dogs, there is no such thing as a standard approach to treating it. Learners will review logical strategies to both diagnose and treat their diabetic patients.
(1 CE credit hour)

Section 2 – Hyperadrenocorticism

Hyperadrenocorticism, commonly known as Cushing’s disease, is a common endocrinopathy that can be challenging to both diagnose and manage. Using a case example, learners will review clinical signs of the disease, available diagnostic tests, and a logical approach to treatment. (1.5 CE credit hours)

Section 3 – Hypoadrenocorticism

Hypoadrenocorticism, also known as Addison’s disease and as the Great Pretender, is an under-recognized hormone disorder. With variable clinical signs, it often goes unnoticed during the initial diagnostic. Using a real-life case example, learners discover how to recognize, diagnose, and manage this disease. (1 CE credit hour)

Section 4 – Hypercalcemia in Cats and Dogs

Hypercalcemia is a commonly encountered biochemical derangement in cats and dogs. Learners will discover differential diagnosis for this illness, as well as strategies for diagnosing and managing hyperparathyroidism. (1 CE credit hour)

Section 5 – Feline Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is one of the most common diseases encountered in older felines. Learners will find out how to recognize the clinical signs of this common endocrinopathy, as well as diagnose and effectively manage cats living with this disorder. (1 CE credit hour)

Section 6 – Canine Hypothyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is one of the most common diseases encountered in older canines. Learners will find out how to recognize the clinical signs of this common endocrinopathy, as well as diagnose and effectively manage dogs living with this disorder. (1 CE credit hour)


Dr. Christopher G. Byers is a practicing, board certified veterinary emergency and critical care and small animal internal medicine specialist based in Omaha, NE. He received his Bachlelor of Science degree in animal sciences from Colorado State University and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University. Dr. Byers’ professional passions include mentoring and coaching students and colleagues in the disciplines of emergency and critical care, internal medicine, and communication with clients and colleagues. He has traveled around the world, partnering with other veterinary professionals that are dedicated to advancing and improving animal health. Dr. Byers also publishes a blog called CriticalCareDVM that is meant to educate pet parents and promote the triad of care between pet owner, primary care doctor, and veterinary specialist.


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• Exclusive Drip Teaching Methodology delivery system

• Guided journey of daily emails notifying students as each learning module is available

• High quality streaming 4K video with optional multi-modal closed captioning

• Self-paced and accessible 24/7 allowing the learner to pick up right where they left off

• No expiration date – Purchased courses will remain in your account forever

• RACE certified certificate of completion provided following completion

• Additional new features and updates will be continually be added to this course in the future

Estimated Time To Complete

The time required to complete the full Endocrine 411 course is 6.5 contact hours delivered over 57 individual drips. These drips are delivered daily over the course of approximately 60 days. Individual sections require between 1 to 1.5 contact hours to complete.

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