On Demand: Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Pancreatitis


1 hour CE │ Self-paced

Originally presented in 2020, this on-demand course features practical updates on the most effective methods for diagnosing and treating pancreatitis.


Originally presented in 2020, this on-demand course features practical updates on the most effective methods for diagnosing and treating pancreatitis. In this video, WSAVA International Scientific Achievement Award Winner, Dr. David Twedt, will explain the value of newer specific diagnostic lipase tests (cPLI and fPLI) and imaging in confirming pancreatitis. We’ll also review positive and negative prognostic indicators and study the roles of pain medication, antiemetics, and nutrition in treatment.

Upon viewing each recording and passing a quiz with a score of 70% or better, you’ll earn 1 hour of RACE Approved CE. 


  • Risk factors and signs of acute pancreatitis
  • How to interpret new diagnostic tests for pancreatic lipase
  • Benefits of various imaging techniques
  • Newer prognostic indicators for severe pancreatitis
  • How to improve recovery through rapid therapy using volume expansion, pain management, antiemetics
  • When to begin nutritional replacement and how to manage


  • Earn 1 hour RACE Approved CE
  • Learn at your own pace! Registration includes unlimited access to course videos for 12 months
  • Instant access to course videos and notes immediately following registration
  • Instant delivery of your CE Certificate, upon successful completion of the entire course and passing quiz score (70% or better)
    • Plus, after course completion, access your CE Certificate anytime from your Account Dashboard! Never lose a CE Certificate again. 

*This course is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 1 CE Credit, available to any individual veterinarian or veterinary technician.

These RACE approvals are for the subject matter categories of: medical program, using the delivery method of anytime/on-demand. These approvals are valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements. RACE course numbers: 20-918407


Meet The Speaker: David Twedt, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. David C. Twedt graduated from Iowa State University and entered an internship and medicine residency in gastroenterology at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Twedt then joined the staff of the Animal Medical Center and was also a research associate at the Liver Research Center of Albert Einstein Medical School. Dr. Twedt is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University in small animal internal medicine. He is also currently the Associate Director of the Center for Global Education in Medicine and Surgery (GEMS) focused on endoscopic education at CSU.

Dr. Twedt is past President of the ACVIM and Comparative Gastroenterology Society. Publication and research interests include liver disease, gastrointestinal disease and endoscopy. He has also been the recipient of a number of teaching and research awards. He is also the co-editor of the textbook Current Veterinary Therapy 14 and 15 editions.