A listing of Tennessee’s continuing education requirements for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
HOURLY REQUIREMENTS FOR VETERINARIANS
36 hours every 2 years
36 hours may be obtained online
HOURLY REQUIREMENTS FOR VETERINARY TECHNICIANS
20 hours every 2 years
4 hours may be obtained online
SPECIFIC REQUIRED COURSES
(a)…Fifteen (15) hours must pertain to the medical and surgical care of animals. Five (5) hours may pertain to a special interest in veterinary medicine in fields other than the medical and surgical care of animals, including but not limited to practice management and state and federal regulatory programs. A maximum of ten (10) hours may be obtained in a multi-media format as defined in part (3)(d)2 of this rule.
(b) For every two-year period, two (2) of the required hours must pertain to regulatory issues, controlled substances, or professional ethics.
(c) A licensee is exempt from continuing education requirements during the calendar year of the licensee’s graduation from an approved school or college of veterinary medicine.
(d) The Board approves courses for only the number of hours contained in the course. A licensee will not receive credit for repeating the same course in a calendar year.
Statute – Veterinarians – https://www.vmb.ca.gov/laws_regs/article9.pdf,
Veterinary Technicians https://www.vmb.ca.gov/laws_regs/rvt_order.pdf
AVAILABLE DRIP.VET COURSES
Endocrine 411 (6.5 Hours)
Medical Record Keeping (6 Hours)
Opioid 411 (1-3 Hours)
Veterinary Law and Ethics (20 Hours)