Online Opioid 411 For Texas Veterinarians, on demand

Opioid 411 For Texas Veterinarians
Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners approved continuing education option to fulfill SB 1947’s requirement.

The CE is available either as Opioid 411 - Anytime, a guided self-paced online course.

TVMA members receive a 50% discount on the fee for the course, bringing the cost down to $24.99. For more information and to receive the discount code, contact the TVMA.

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The Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) has teamed up with Drip Learning Technologies, LLC ( to deliver an affordable continuing education solution to fulfill the legislative requirement for continuing education related to opioid abuse and controlled substance diversion, inventory and security.

Texas veterinarians are required to complete two hours of opioid CE every two years under the terms of SB 1947, which took effect in September 2019.

The CE is available as Opioid 411 - Anytime, a guided self-paced online course.  TVMA members receive a 50% discount on the fee for the course, bringing the cost down to $24.99. For more information and to receive the discount code, contact the TVMA.

Opioid 411 has been approved by the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and is intended to help practicing veterinarians understand the opioid crisis in America and learn ways to identify and stop misuse. It additionally reviews DEA laws and regulations with an emphasis on the medical aspect and best practices for opioid use and prescribing. is the premier producer of online CE for veterinarians, providing engaging, high-quality courses covering medical, business, financial, legal, and ethical issues encountered by veterinary associates and practice owners every day. The courses feature Drip Teaching Methodology, which delivers multimedia learning content on a scheduled basis designed for maximum learning and time efficiency.

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Drs. Drew and Lance Roasa

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Opioid 411 Anytime is a self-paced online course available 24/7 featuring our exclusive Drip Teaching Methodology delivery system, small amounts of information over extended periods of time. There is no expiration date – purchased courses remain in your account as long as you need the information.

Our Opioid 411 Live and Anytime instructional courses are RACE approved continuing education covering opioid prescribing by Texas veterinarians in precise detail. This course provides students with a broad range of expert-level knowledge on subjects including:

* The Opioid Crisis in America
* DEA Laws and Regulations
* Identifying and Stopping Misuse
* Opioids in Practice
* Best Practices

Opioid 411 Live and Anytime have been specifically developed for Texas veterinarians to fulfill SB 1947 legislative mandated continuing education requirements on the topic of opioid prescribing.

Lance Roasa, DVM, MS, JD
Dr. Lance M. Roasa is a 2008 graduate of Texas A&M where he was the first student to undertake a 4th year business-track, spending the majority of his clinical training in veterinary business and industry. In 2016 He completed a law degree from the University of Nebraska and his training was centered on the law of small business, taxation and the law of veterinary medicine.

Drew Olson, DVM
A 2012 Iowa State Veterinary College graduate, Dr. Drew Olson has practiced in small and large animal clinics and has considerable experience in the veterinary compounding medicine industry. An Omaha native, he is regarded as one of the nation’s leading veterinarians in compounding specialized veterinary medications. Be sure and ask Dr. Olson about his experience with retired circus elephants or his participation as a veterinary student in Frontier Vets, a documentary filmed in the remote region of Kruger Park in South Africa. Drew resides in Omaha with his wife, Karin, and their daughter Olive. They enjoy spending time with friends, family, and their rescue dog, Faith.

Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM
Dr. Christopher G. Byers received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, as well as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in small animal internal medicine. As a clinician, educator, and recognized speaker, he embraces and strongly recommends appropriate multimodal analgesia to provide superior pain relief and minimize opioid use and opioid-related adverse events.

Stephen Kellner
Mr. Stephen Kellner is the paralegal for the Roasa Law Group and program administrator for Opioid 411. He provides the legal research necessary to stay up to date on the ever-changing legislation and subsequent state board requirements on this topic.

The time required to complete Opioid 411 Live or Anytime for Texas is 2 contact hours. Note that Opioid 411 Anytime allows the busiest practitioners to take advantage of our exclusive drip delivery system, allowing for small chunks of information to be delivered daily. Those with adequate time are also able to complete the course in one sitting.