Exploring Access to Veterinary Care

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4800 SW 35th Drive
Gainesville, Florida 32608

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Course Description  

This on-demand, self-paced online course is intended to build awareness of how disparities in access to veterinary care affect pets,  pet owners, and different types of veterinary practices.  This course is intended for veterinarians, veterinary students, and veterinary technicians. The content is delivered in 5 modules that will help students recognize how to improve community health by decreasing barriers to veterinary care. The course includes 10 graded assignments on which a final score of 70% is required to pass and earn a Certificate of Completion. You have 30 days to complete the course once you are enrolled. 


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0.25 CEUs (2.5 contact hours)  available upon successful completion of the course (not for academic credit)

Cost of Course = $45 for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians

30 Days Access Allowed Once Enrolled 


Terry Spencer, DVM,  MEd     Email: tspencer@ufl.edu  

Program Administrator

Contact forensics@ahc.ufl.edu for technical issues or support with enrollment or completion. 

Course Content 

Disparities in access to veterinary care is a national issue that negatively affects the human-animal bond and the practice of veterinary medicine. In this short course, you will be introduced to some of the barriers to veterinary care that families with pets experience across the socioeconomic spectrum.  The goal of this course is to raise your awareness of the issue and present  you with some possible solutions that you can take forward into your professional practice. 

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