Small animal veterinarians are increasingly confronted with patients suffering from antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) infections. AMR infections in cats and dogs have an impact on human health and vice versa due to close contact and shared environments. Additionally, antibiotics of human health importance are used commonly in companion animal medicine.

Antibiotic stewardship (AS) aims to optimize patient outcomes and minimize unintended consequences of antibiotic use (AU), including antimicrobial resistance. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has outlined five core principles of AS in veterinary medicine.

This one-hour webinar presented by Dr. Jennifer Granick, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM), associate professor of small animal internal medicine at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, provides a brief overview of antimicrobial resistance in small animals, as well as an accessible approach to development of AS practices within small animal veterinary clinics.


Upon completion of this webinar, participants will

  • Understand the significance of antimicrobial resistance in small animals and its impact on public health.
  • Discover simple AS actions that can be taken in small animal practices and how they relate to the AVMA Core Principles of AS.
  • Determine which actions can be prioritized for AS in your own clinical setting.

The course has been approved by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards' Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE®) for 1 continuing education credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the following Canadian provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Saskatchewan.

To demonstrate viewing completion and to receive a Certificate of Completion, you must first register and view the webinar in its entirety and then complete a post-course test and receive a 70% grade or higher. You will receive access to the post-course test after viewing the webinar.

Participants have 30 days from the time of registration to view the webinar and complete the post-course test to receive 1-hour of RACE-approved continuing education credit. Participants who cancel within 14 days of registering receive a full refund.

Please email cavsnet@umn.edu with questions or concerns.

Antibiotics. Own the Problem. Own the Solution. Own your pet's health.

About Us

The University of Minnesota Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship Initiative (ARSI) provides high-quality and evidence-based resources for antimicrobial resistance and stewardship and conducts research to advance knowledge of companion animal diseases and treatment.


Provide an environment to foster discussion, exploration, and sharing of data and practices to enhance animal health and engage the veterinary profession.


We will work to increase knowledge and awareness of antimicrobial resistance and help to establish and disseminate antimicrobial stewardship best practices for companion animal medicine.

Antimicrobial stewardship practices will drive improved antimicrobial use, guide effective treatment of animal infections, and contribute to the One Health mission of combating antimicrobial resistance.


  1. To provide high-quality and evidence-based resources and materials for practitioners and clients in companion animal medicine.
  2. To establish a comprehensive surveillance system for companion animal disease and treatment.
  3. To understand local and national antimicrobial use and resistance patterns in companion animal practice.

Meet the Team

Jennifer Granick, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Associate Professor, Small Animal Internal Medicine
University of Minnesota

Amanda Beaudoin, DVM, PhD, DACVPM
Adjunct Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota
Director of One Health Antibiotic Stewardship
Minnesota Department of Health

Emma Leof Bollig, MPH
Program Manager and Lead Epidemiologist
University of Minnesota

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A Stepwise Guide to Antimicrobial Stewardship in Small Animal Practice
Online, self paced
Jan 01, 2023 to Dec 31, 2030
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