IDEXX Learning Center—Online Courses

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  (1 hour)
This course includes an introduction to the endocrine system and will cover common areas of confusion when interpreting blood work. During this course, we will discuss the principal laboratory tests used to assess physiologic functions and possible diseases of the endocrine system. We will organize these tests into primary and secondary diagnostic screening panels for each of the major endocrine glands and will demonstrate the use of these diagnostic panels to characterize the presence of Cushing's syndrome, Addison's disease, diabetes mellitus, hyperinsulinism, hypo- and hyperthyroidism, and hyper- and hypoparathyroidism.
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Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
Companion Animal General Diagnostics
  (1.5 hours)
Feline pancreatitis is more common than many practitioners realize. This online training course will help you diagnose and treat feline pancreatitis. You will learn that pancreatitis in cats is very different from pancreatitis in dogs and will be able to recognize the presenting signs and common concurrent illnesses. This course will help you determine when to test for feline pancreatitis and how to implement the protocol in your practice. Lastly you will become familiar with the latest treatment recommendations for feline pancreatitis.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $59.95)
  (1 hour)
This course is a case-based review of feline pancreatitis. Each case will provide you with an approach to help answer questions about sick cats in your practice.
Type: In Depth
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
  (1 hour)
In this online course, veterinary technicians/staff learn how to improve patients' overall health through an understanding of good feline dental care, identify the most common and problematic oral diseases affecting cats, apply good oral examination and treatment guidelines to your feline patients and take advantage of information that will help build a feline dentistry practice.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
  (30 minutes)
This course is designed to give you a general overview of the most common canine and feline heart diseases and their effect on the cardiovascular system.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $19.95)
  (1 hour)
Canine and feline parvoviruses (CPV and FPV, respectively) can have deadly consequences if not diagnosed early and treated properly. This new course will provide you and your practice with the tools necessary to recognize early clinical signs, understand diagnostic and treatment options, initiate appropriate treatment and prevention protocols and educate pet owners about the risks of exposure. Dr. Barr will present information on the immunology and pathology of the viruses, while Dr. Hibbetts will present real-life case studies that include presenting signs, diagnostics, treatment options and pet-owner education.
Tags: Parvovirus | Feline | Canine
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $19.95)
  (30 minutes)
In this online course, veterinarians will gain an in-depth review of canine monocytic ehrlichiosis. The course will provide information about the pathogenesis of E. canis infections and will discuss clinical signs and laboratory abnormalities. In addition, this course will provide information on diagnosis, treatment and monitoring as well as review clinical case studies.
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Type: In Depth
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $19.95)
  (2 hours)

In this online course, veterinary staff will identify and understand the presenting signs and risk factors associated with canine pancreatitis, differentiate between acute and chronic pancreatitis, recognize the benefits and limitations of the current diagnostic options and discuss common treatment options.

Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $79.95)
  (30 minutes)
This online course will provide an in-depth review of published studies demonstrating that dogs are at risk of various vector-borne infections. You will learn how different diagnostic methods can be used to identify dogs that have been exposed to or infected with more than one pathogen. You will also explore the impact of infection by more than one pathogen on the clinical signs and course of the disease, including two studies investigating the effects of coinfection. The course will conclude with a clinical case example.
Type: In Depth
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $19.95)
  (30 minutes)
This course will introduce you to the ACVIM classification scheme for heart disease and heart failure, to help you appropriately diagnose and stage at-risk patients in your practice.
Type: In Depth
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $19.95)
  (Total 3 hours)
In this interactive and engaging online course, technicians will be introduced to the basic concepts of digital radiography, costs associated with digital radiography, troubleshooting digital image issues and aspects of radiation safety as they apply to digital radiography. We will also review radiographic positioning, which is based on two principles: to provide standard views that are familiar to the interpreter and to ensure the X-ray beam is tangential to the anatomy of interest. This online course will present an overview of techniques and protocols for successful radiographic images. Throughout the course, technicians will practice what they are learning through a variety of exercises and interactions.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $119.95)
  (1 hour)
In this module you’ll learn how chronic kidney disease has been historically diagnosed and how to diagnose the disease in dogs and cats earlier with the IDEXX SDMA Test for more effective kidney disease management.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
  (1 hour)
This course provides veterinary technicians with instructions on sample collection and preparation, ova identification, microscope overview, centrifugation techniques versus traditional float methods, and flotation solution comparisons. Because intestinal parasites can sometimes be difficult to detect, there is a separate section on the sensitivity and specificity of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technology to help diagnose, prevent, and treat giardiasis. This course is intended to provide veterinary technicians with the knowledge of current fecal analysis methods and increase confidence when diagnosing fecal parasites.
Tags: Fecal | Giardia | Feline | Canine
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
  (2 hours)
In this online course, you will learn how to improve feline patient care through better understanding of feline heartworm infection, recognize signs associated with feline heartworm infection, apply consistent guidelines when evaluating feline patients, evaluate care options for heartworm-positive cats and learn tips on how to educate your staff and your clients about feline heartworm.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $79.95)
  (1 hour)
Canine and feline diarrhea are among the most common presenting complaints that practitioners see. This course takes a problem-oriented approach to infectious diarrhea and offers several interesting cases that illustrate the diagnostic approach and common etiologies.
Tags: Fecal | PCR | Specialty Tests | Feline | Canine
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
  (30 minutes)
This course was developed with the entire practice in mind. Our goal is to provide everyone in your practice with tools to support better outcomes for itchy patients.
Tags: Allergy
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $19.95)
  (2 hours)
In this online course, veterinarians and staff will learn how to improve feline patient care through better diagnosis and management of FIV and FeLV, to identify the prevalence of FIV and FeLV, to apply consistent guidelines when evaluating feline patients, evaluate care options for retrovirus-positive cats and improve compliance through staff and client education.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $79.95)
  (2 hours)

This course was formerly titled Bleeding Disorders: The IDEXX Guide

In this online course, we will discuss the practical approach to diagnosing bleeding disorders, including thrombocytopenias, thrombocytopathias and von Willebrand’s disease, as well as many coagulopathies, such as disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), by utilizing signalment, history, clinical signs and in-house diagnostics.

Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $79.95)
  (1 hour)
This first part of the course includes an introduction to laboratory profiling and will cover common areas for confusion when interpreting blood work. It also includes basic terminology, the approach to organ system profiling and will briefly touch on results for both sick and healthy patients, as well as the value of serial data and trending.
Tags: Chemistry
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
  (1 hour)
This course includes an introduction to acid base profiling and will cover common areas for confusion when interpreting blood work. During this course we will teach you the mechanics of how to approach acid-base profiling and identify the three most common disorders. Finally, we will walk you through how to identify and interpret some more challenging profiles to build your confidence through application and encourage you to continue on by illustrating the importance of this process.
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Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
  (1 hour)
This course includes an introduction to the endocrine system and will cover common areas of confusion when interpreting blood work. During this course, we will discuss the principal laboratory tests used to assess physiologic functions and possible diseases of the endocrine system. We will organize these tests into primary and secondary diagnostic screening panels for each of the major endocrine glands and will demonstrate the use of these diagnostic panels to characterize the presence of Cushing's syndrome, Addison's disease, diabetes mellitus, hyperinsulinism, hypo- and hyperthyroidism, and hyper- and hypoparathyroidism.
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Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
  (1 hour)
This course includes a basic overview of chemistry profiling of the exocrine pancreas and gastrointestinal tract and will cover common areas for confusion when interpreting blood work related to these organ systems. During this course we will discuss the principal laboratory tests used to assess the health status of the exocrine pancreas and the gastrointestinal tract, we will organize these tests into primary and secondary diagnostic panels, and will demonstrate the use of these diagnostic panels to recognize diseases of the exocrine pancreas and gastrointestinal tract in two clinical cases.
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Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
  (1 hour)
This course includes a basic overview of renal profiling and will cover common areas for confusion when interpreting blood work. During this course we will discuss the principal laboratory tests used to assess the health status of the kidney, we will organize these tests into primary and secondary diagnostic panels, and will demonstrate the use of these diagnostic panels to recognize renal disease in two clinical cases.
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Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
  (1 hour)
This course includes an introduction to liver profiling and will cover common areas for confusion when interpreting blood work. During this course, we will discuss the principal laboratory tests used to assess the health status of the liver, we will organize these tests into primary and secondary diagnostic panels and will demonstrate the use of these diagnostic panels to characterize existing liver pathology in several clinical cases.
Tags: Chemistry
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
  (2 hours)
Diabetes mellitus is a commonly encountered endocrine disorder, especially in senior dogs and cats. The diagnosis is usually straightforward and although an ongoing management protocol is necessary for quality of life, it may be challenging in some patients. This online course will provide an overview of the diagnostic approach, treatment options and recommendations and therapeutic monitoring protocols for the suspected diabetic patient.
Tags: Diabetes | Feline | Canine
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $79.95)
  (2 hours)

This first module includes an introduction to hematology and is focused on the first component of the hemogram: the red blood cell. It also includes basic terminology, the components of the complete blood count (CBC) and common hematologic abnormalities. The second module will focus on white blood cells and the third on platelets and the blood film.

Type: In Depth
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $79.95)
  (2 hours)
This second module focuses on the second component of the hemogram: the white blood cells. It also includes basic terminology, the components of the complete blood count (CBC) and common hematologic abnormalities. The first module provided an introduction to hematology and the red blood cell and the third module will cover platelets and the blood film.
Type: In Depth
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $79.95)
  (2 hours)
The third module focuses on the third component of the hemogram, the platelets, but additionally covers how to properly prepare and review a blood film in order to examine morphology. It also includes basic terminology, the components of the complete blood count (CBC) and common hematologic abnormalities. The first module focuses on an introduction to hematology and the red blood cell while the second module is concerned with the white blood cells.
Type: In Depth
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $79.95)
  (3 hours)
This course covers the complete urinalysis, which comprises three examinations: physical examination, chemical examination, and urine sediment microscopic examination.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $119.95)
  (2 hours)
Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism are among the most common endocrinopathies affecting feline and canine patients, respectively, in middle age and geriatric years. This course will provide veterinary professionals the information they need to identify the common clinical signs as well as the unusual manifestations of thyroid disease. In addition, we will cover the importance of routinely screening patients with suspected or potential thyroid disease, since the onset of thyroid disease is often insidious in senior pets–occurring over months to years. We will review the available diagnostic tests for thyroid disease and the indications for each. Lastly, current treatment options and therapeutic monitoring protocols will be reviewed.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $79.95)
  (1 hour)
In this interactive course, leading veterinarians and parasitologists explore the changing landscape of Lyme disease in dogs. These experts discuss the “state of the state” for this dynamic disease, including vector and host migration, coinfections, effective screening and prevention protocols, the future of the disease, and more.
Tags: Lyme | Canine
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
  

This Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) Preparation and Practice test is designed to help prepare students for the VTNE. This test covers 9 topic areas and delivers 100 questions from a pool of 250. The test provides feedback per question and your score per topic area. When you've completed all of the topic areas, your final score is rolled up for all sections. The test remains available for 30 days after purchase. National Association of Veterinary Technicians of America

Tags: Feline | Canine
Type: Overview
Cost: $99.95 (Value: $99.95)
  (1 hour)
This course, part of a series on heart disease, will demonstrate the clinical utility of the cardiac biomarker NT-proBNP, which can help you diagnose canine and feline heart disease in your practice.
Type: In Depth
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
Spanish Companion Animal General Diagnostics
  (2 hours)
El segundo módulo se enfoca en el segundo componente del hemograma: el glóbulo blanco o leucocito. También incluye terminología básica, los componentes del recuento sanguíneo completo (CBC, por sus siglas en inglés) y anomalías hematológicas comunes. El primer módulo provee una introducción a hematología y al glóbulo rojo mientras que el tercer módulo discute plaquetas y el frotis de sangre.
Type: In Depth
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $79.95)
  (2 hours)
El tercer módulo se enfoca en el tercer componente del hemograma, las plaquetas, mas también discute el cómo preparar y revisar el frotis de sangre para examinar morfología celular. Además incluye terminología básica, los componentes del recuento sanguíneo completo y anormalidades hematológicas comunes. El primer modulo se concentra en una introducción a hematología y al eritrocito mientras que el segundo modulo se enfoca en los leucocitos.
Type: In Depth
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $79.95)
  (2 hours)
El primer módulo incluye una introducción a hematología y se enfoca en el primer componente del hemograma: el glóbulo rojo. También incluye terminología básica, los componentes del recuento sanguíneo completo (CBC, por sus siglas en inglés) y anomalías hematológicas comunes. El segundo modulo se concentra en los glóbulos blancos y el tercero en las plaquetas.
Type: In Depth
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $79.95)
Product Training
  (Total 3.5 hours)
If you're new to Cornerstone®, this course is for you. Learn the basics of the Cornerstone® Practice Management System by completing modules that cover starting the software system, recognizing the most commonly used windows, walking through patient visits and completing routine end-of-day procedures. You will view software demonstrations and will be able to participate in window navigation. There is a module that highlights many of the additional resources IDEXX has to offer including, websites, conference opportunities, help guides and training choices. There is a non-graded exam at the end of the course that covers the material provided.

Note: Some of the user activity required for the material may not be compatible with an iPad.

Required
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary

  (Total 6 hours per role)

This interactive, self-paced Cornerstone® Core Functionality Training Curriculum provides your team with basic training on the IDEXX Cornerstone® Practice Management Software functionality and is organized into four paths (Practice Manager, Medical Team, Client Service Representative and Groomer), so you learn only what is relevant for your role.

Note: Some of the user activity required for the material may not be compatible with mobile devices and tablets. Video playback may be affected by slow Internet connection speed or high Internet traffic. If you are using Mozilla® Firefox®, make sure you have the latest Adobe® Flash® plugin installed. It may be called Shockwave Flash in your plugin list. Click here for more information.

Required
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary
  (Total 1 hour)
Learn to leverage Cornerstone's many time-saving features for setting up Appointment Scheduler in your practice as well as efficiently managing your daily and weekly appointment schedules. This course includes best practices and uses for every feature of Appointment Scheduler.
Required
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary
  (Total 2 hours)

Obtain the basic knowledge needed to track and analyze inventory sales and purchasing patterns for your practice.

Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary
  (1 hour)
In this online training course, you’ll learn how to run patient samples on the IDEXX SediVue Dx™ Urine Sediment Analyzer, how to maintain the analyzer, and more.
Required
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
  (1 hour)
This online course provides detailed instructions for using the Catalyst Dx® Chemistry Analyzer. We'll begin by reviewing the analyzer components, available slides and CLIPs, and the benefits of connecting the Catalyst Dx analyzer to the IDEXX VetLab® Station. You will learn how to prepare and analyze whole blood, plasma, serum and urine samples and how to view results on one patient report. We will also cover quality control and routine maintenance procedures that will help you get the most out of your Catalyst Dx Chemistry Analyzer.
Required
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
  (1 hour)
This online course provides detailed instructions for using the SNAPshot Dx® Analyzer. We'll begin with an overview of the analyzer components, available tests and medical terminology. Next, we'll cover sample preparation and storage, running a sample through the analyzer and viewing and capturing results on one patient report. We'll even show you the proper T4 dilution techniques. Leverage this online training to get the most out of your new SNAPshot DX Analyzer.
Required
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
  (1 hour)
This online course provides basic instructions for getting started with the Catalyst One Chemistry Analyzer. We'll begin by reviewing the analyzer components as well as available slides and CLIPs to better optimize the functionality of your analyzer and to better support your medical protocols. You will learn how to analyze a sample and view results. We will also cover quality control and routine maintenance procedures that will ensure that you get the most accurate results from your Catalyst One Chemistry Analyzer.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
  (Total 2.5 hours)
This interactive, self-paced, two-module course helps veterinary professionals gain proficiency on the IDEXX VetLab® Station laboratory information management system. Learn how to initiate a sample run for any IDEXX VetLab® analyzer, view and print patient results from the electronic medical record, create and print an analyte trending report for easier patient monitoring and access interpretive guides for more effective client education. Become an IDEXX VetLab station expert and help create a more streamlined, efficient and productive in-house laboratory work flow.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $99.95)
  (2 hours)
Start using your NEW LaserCyte® Hematology Analyzer right away! This easy-to-follow, self-paced course provides you with the latest information and detailed instructions for getting the most out of your LaserCyte analyzer. You'll learn techniques from the experts on how to properly collect, prepare and analyze a sample, how to view and verify results and how to evaluate a blood film through an actual case review. You'll also learn the benefits of connecting your analyzer to the IDEXX VetLab® Station, including creating client value by discussing your patients' diagnostic reports with clients. From technology to throughput and troubleshooting, we'll walk you through all of the proper procedures and protocols. Once you've successfully completed this course, you'll be the 'go to' person at your practice.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $79.95)
  (1.5 hours)
The new ProCyte Dx® Hematology Analyzer brings reference-laboratory technology and precision into your practice, delivering results with unprecedented accuracy in just two minutes. This online course discusses sample collection, preparation and handling techniques that help you create the optimal work flow in your in-house laboratory, providing in-depth hematology information you can share with clients in real time for a higher standard of care.
Required
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $59.95)
  (30 minutes)
Welcome to the Technician's Guide to the Real Time Care Laboratory Work Flow online training course, you'll learn about the value an optimal laboratory work flow can provide so that you can practice real time care. Also share practices for accurately and efficiently collecting, preparing, and running a patient's blood sample on your IDEXX in-house chemistry and hematology analyzers.
Required
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $19.95)
  (1.5 hours)
This online course will walk you through proper sample collection, preparation and handling techniques to help minimize compromised samples and provide the most accurate results possible. We'll discuss and recommend the most efficient work flow and cover best practices for quality control and maintenance to help you manage productivity and elevate the standards within your in-house laboratory.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $59.95)
  (Total 3 hours)
This easy-to-follow, self-paced online course is a must-have for all practices with a VetTest® Chemistry Analyzer. Your practice will benefit from leveraging best practices and utilizing all the enhancements added to the VetTest analyzer. Your new and existing staff members will gain efficiencies in standardization, consistency and on-the-job training. Since it's available online, the entire staff can train where and when it's convenient. Each participant earns 3 CE credits and will receive a certificate of completion.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $119.95)
French Product Training
  (1.5 hours)
Le nouvel analyseur d’hématologie ProCyte Dx™ offre à votre clinique la précision et la technologie dont disposent les laboratoires d’analyses médicales, vous permettant d’obtenir en seulement deux minutes des résultats d’une précision sans précédent. Ce cours en ligne présente différentes techniques de prélèvement, de préparation et de manipulation des échantillons qui vous aideront à optimiser le flux de travail de votre laboratoire de clinique, en fournissant des données hématologiques approfondies que vous pourrez partager en temps réel avec vos clients, pour une qualité de soin améliorée.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $59.95)
  (1 hour)
Ce cours en ligne fournit des instructions détaillées surl’utilisation de l’analyseur de biochimie Catalyst Dx®. Nous commencerons par une présentation des composants de l’analyseur, des plaquettes et des CLIPs disponibles, ainsi que des avantages du raccordement de l’analyseur Catalyst Dx à la IDEXX VetLab® Station. Vous découvrirez ensuite comment préparer et analyser un échantillon de sang total, de plasma, de sérum et d’urine, et consulter les résultats dans le compte rendu patient. Puis nous aborderons les procédures de contrôle qualité et de maintenance de routine, qui vous aideront à optimiser l’utilisation de votre analyseur de biochimie Catalyst Dx.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)