Functional learning for veterinary professionals
Virtual classrooms, medical and non-medical student groups
VETERINARY CANNABIS CERTIFICATION
COUNSELORS & GUIDES
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The topic of veterinary cannabis is new and evolving. Both the veterinary and cannabis industries have questions about how to safely implement this plant medicine in veterinary species and the importance of harm reduction education continues to grow.
The Veterinary Cannabis Certification course provides participants with medically-based information about the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in mammals, the safe and scientific use of cannabis in veterinary patients, and guidance on interacting with other veterinary care team members and cannabis manufacturers and industry leaders.
The Functional Flipped-Classroom model
This course is designed as a joint learning environment for both medical and non-medical support/technical veterinary professionals. Both medical and non-medical students learn together with content curated for their learning track and facilitated joint classroom webinars.
Our certification course focuses on preparing students to be mentally agile in the rapidly evolving cannabis industry and apply their experiences and skillsets to advocate for animal patients. The cannabis market and research ecosystem is global, this course is applicable for students on any continent!
Medical | credentialed & non-credentialed veterinary technicians
Endocannabinoid system (ECS) science basics, clinical applications and potential pharmaceutical interactions for cannabis-derived molecules, support of the veterinary clinician /prescribers (veterinarians) in a clinic environment, principles for providing harm reduction education to animal caregivers.
Medical professionals receive the certification of Veterinary Cannabis Counselor (VCC)
Non-medical | veterinary professionals (customer care, kennel care, groomers, trainers, etc.)
Endocannabinoid system (ECS) science basics, principles for providing harm reduction education to animal caregivers, support of the veterinary medical team and scope of practice, principles of product safety evaluations, principles for interacting with cannabis manufacturers and regulators
Non-medical professionals receive the certification of Veterinary Cannabis Guide (VCG)
Veterinary Cannabis Certification program graduates are prepared to:
Provide current and scientifically accurate cannabis education to colleagues
Provide harm reduction education on veterinary cannabis products to animal caregivers and cannabis industry professionals
Support open communication between an animal's caregiver and their veterinary care team
Support the veterinary care team's established treatment plan and strengthen the veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR)
Design a cannabis administration protocol based on the molecular profile that best supports the veterinarian’s treatment plan, the animal caregiver’s goals, and the graduate's medical experience and scope of practice
Work with all members of the medical care team to incorporate cannabis products safely and scientifically into a patients care plan
Enrolling for April 2023 now - learn more at www.veterinarycannabis.org.
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