Veterinary Law and Ethics

RACE-approved for 20 CE credits | Anytime

The online Veterinary Law & Ethics course provides an in-depth study of legal and ethical matters applicable to the veterinary profession. Using real-world examples, it is designed for veterinarians, practice managers/owners and veterinary students.

The course is delivered in eight sections, available as a 20-hour course or in multi-section modules.


Enrollment Fees

  • Full Course: $850/individual | Law and Ethics and Legal Consents books included with full course purchase
  • Group Discounts for Multiple Parties

Custom Course: If this course needs a bit of tweaking to be the best possible educational solution for you, we are there to help. Likewise, if your needs are more extensive, then we also offer customized development. Contact us at [email protected] to discuss how we can create a custom course for you.

Your Instructor

Lance Roasa, DVM, JD, MS
Lance Roasa, DVM, JD, MS

Dr. Roasa has earned his veterinary and Master’s degrees from Texas A&M University and his law degree from the University of Nebraska. He has worked for Banfield in Phoenix and has owned and operated a mixed animal practice in the mountains of Colorado. He has co-founded and co-owns a group of practices in Nebraska, operates a law practice and delivers on-line CE via He is the past president of the American Veterinary Medical Law Association and a national co-advisor to the Veterinary Business Management Association. He serves on the board of directors of the Mark Morris Institute and on the advisory board to Veterinary Team Brief.

The things I learned that will help me succeed personally and professionally as a result of new ideas or material in the course included the importance of keeping immaculate accurate records, thorough communication, having a good lawyer, having personal and professional accountability, not burning bridges with colleagues, and the value of law in our profession.

- Kristen Britton, 2012 NVBMA President, Washington State University Vet Med Class of 2013

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