Just because your state does not mandate opioid prescribing continuing education doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of our CE offerings on this topic. Our Opioid 411 Live and Anytime courses, conducted over Zoom or our online Learning Management System (LMS) respectively, are open to all veterinarians and technicians. Both programs are approved by RACE for 1, 2, or 3 contact hours of continuing education.


Opioid 411 Anytime is a self-paced online course available 24/7 featuring our exclusive Drip Teaching Methodology delivery system. There is no expiration date – purchased courses remain in your account forever.


Opioid 411 Live and Anytime RACE approved continuing education covering opioid prescribing by veterinarians in precise detail. This course provides students with a broad range of expert-level knowledge on subjects including:

*  The Opioid Crisis in America

DEA Laws and Regulations

Identifying and Stopping Misuse

Opioids in Practice

Best Practices


Opioid 411 Live and Anytime have been specifically developed for veterinarians with an interest in the topic of opioid prescribing.


Lance Roasa, DVM, MS, JD

Dr. Lance M. Roasa is a 2008 graduate of Texas A&M where he was the first student to undertake a 4th year business-track, spending the majority of his clinical training in veterinary business and industry. In 2016 He completed a law degree from the University of Nebraska and his training was centered on the law of small business, taxation and the law of veterinary medicine. 

Drew Olson, DVM

A 2012 Iowa State Veterinary College graduate, Dr. Drew Olson  has practiced in small and large animal clinics, and has considerable experience in the veterinary compounding medicine industry.  An Omaha native, he is regarded as one of the nation’s leading veterinarians in compounding specialized veterinary medications. Be sure and ask Dr. Olson about his experience with retired circus elephants or his participation as a veterinary student in Frontier Vets, a documentary filmed in the remote region of Kruger Park in South Africa.  Drew resides in Omaha with his wife, Karin, and their daughter Olive.  They enjoy spending time with friends, family, and their rescue dog, Faith.  

Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM

Dr. Christopher G. Byers received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, as well as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in small animal internal medicine. As a clinician, educator, and recognized speaker, he embraces and strongly recommends appropriate multimodal analgesia to provide superior pain relief and minimize opioid use and opioid-related adverse events.

Stephen Kellner

Mr. Stephen Kellner is the paralegal for the Roasa Law Group and program administrator for Opioid 411. He provides the legal research necessary to stay up to date on the ever-changing legislation and subsequent state board requirements on this topic.

Estimated Time To Complete

The time required to complete Opioid 411 Anytime is 1, 2, or 3 contact hours, depending on the course selected. It lets the busiest practitioners take advantage of our exclusive drip delivery system, allowing for small chunks of information to be delivered daily.  Those with adequate time are also able to complete the course in one sitting. 

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