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VIN PHAR304-2021: Veterinary Feed Directive and Other US Regulations Self-Study

This course is a self-paced, non-interactive course.

Presenter: Lauren Eichstadt Forsythe, PharmD, FSVHP
Course Open: January 1-December 31, 2021
Total CE Credit: 2
RACE Category: 2 hours Non-Medical

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Course Information:
This course explores the laws and rules governing the practice of veterinary medicine in Florida and gives a basic overview in a modular format. The course begins with licensing, educational requirements, and scope of practice. The veterinarian-client-patient relationship as well as requirements related to medical records will be discussed. Permits, inspections and minimum standards of practice will follow. A brief overview covering advertising applications will be determined. Wellness and impairment of veterinarians will be discussed as well as the opioid crisis. The course ends with an overview of associated violations and penalties. This course focuses heavily on F.S. 455, F.S. 474 and Chapter 61G18.

To earn a certificate of completion the participant must complete all learning modules and score 80% or better on the end-of-course test. Completion of the course will take a minimum of 109 minutes. Participants must complete the participation requirements by December 31, 2021 to be eligible for a certificate.

To learn more about the requirements for earning a non-interactive CE certificate, please refer to Non-Interactive CE Certificate Requirements.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to
  • Explain US restrictions for antibiotic use in food animals.
  • Identify antibiotics with ELDU restrictions in the United States.
  • Write a legal VFD.
  • Explain what each section of the VFD is for.
  • Describe the veterinarian requirements for VFDs.
  • Explain how medicated feeds are handled in minor species.

Level and Prerequisites: This basic VIN CE self-study course is open for enrollment to veterinarians actively interested in US laws regarding antibiotic use in food animals. This course is open to VIN members only.
RACE Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 22-38940)

Course Agenda:

Module 1: Regulations & Oversight (USA)
Total Time: 57 minutes
Video: 37 minutes
Handouts (1): 10 minutes
Activities: 10 minutes
Polls: 5

Module 2: Veterinary Feed Directive
Total Time: 26 minutes
Video: 26 minutes
Polls: 5

Module 3: VFD Records, Responsibilities, and Details
Total Time: 14 minutes
Video: 14 minutes
Polls: 4

Module 4: End of Course Test
Total Time: 15 minutes
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course.

Module 5: Course Evaluation

To learn more about the requirements for earning a non-interactive self-study CE certificate, please refer to Non-Interactive CE Certificate Requirements.


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Tuition: VIN Member $46
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

  1. Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to VIN member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  3. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email . Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.

Course withdrawal and refund policy: A complete refund of the paid course price will be issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to starting the course. If you wish to withdraw after you have started this self-study course, please contact the VSPN office 800-846-0028, ext. 797 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.

*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the VIN Course Catalog.

Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Director

VIN CE Services:
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01 45 222 6154
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 02 6145 2357