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October| November | December 2016

VIN CE Course EXOT005-1216: Basics of Exotic Companion Mammal Dentistry   [ Basic | text only ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenters Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM
Löic Legendre, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DEVDC
Course Open December 28, 2016-January 28, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Wednesdays January 4, 11, and 18, 2017; 8:00-9:30 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits4.5
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course will be open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists actively interested in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of common dentistry presentations when dealing with rabbits, guinea pigs, and rodents.
Open To Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.
Format   text only The lectures for this course will be presented in a text format.
Tuition Member $104 ($94 early bird special if enrolled by December 21, 2016)
Non-Member $180 ($162 early bird special if enrolled by December 21, 2016)

January | February | March 2017

VIN CE Course DIAG206-0117: Quality Management for the Veterinary Clinical Pathology Laboratory Part I   [ Advanced | audio and text ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenters Kathleen P. Freeman, DVM, BS, MS, PhD, DipECVCP, MRCPath, MRCVS, Certificate in Laboratory Quality Management (University of Wisconsin), IDEXX Labs, UK, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, UK
Ernst Leidinger, DVM, Dip.ECVCP, Specialist for Clinical Pathologist (national); Lab director and clinical pathologist at In Vitro laboratory in Vienna, Austria
Stefanie Klenner, DVM, Dr.med.vet., Diplomate ECVCP, SCIL Animal Care Company, Viernheim, Germany
Emma Hooijberg, BVSc GPCert(SAP) DipECVCP, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pathology, Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Unity Jeffery VetMB, PhD, DACVP (clinical pathology), MRCVS. Assistant professor, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M University, USA
A. Russell Moore, DVM, MS, DACVP, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA
Course Open January 1-April 19, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Sundays, January 8, 22, February 5, 26, March 12, 26, and April 9, 2017; 3:00-4:30 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits10.5
Level and
Prerequisites
Due to the advanced nature of the course material, the instructors require that the course participants have a specific type of training and experience.
The majority of candidates will be those in training for a career in clinical pathology or those who already working in the clinical pathology laboratory. In some instances there may be a practitioner or veterinary nurse with an intense interest in clinical pathology that may wish to take this course, but should be advised that the course is intensive and will require a considerable input of time and effort when coming from a background without prior experience in a clinical pathology laboratory typical of a University or reference laboratory.

Desired experience should include:
  • Prior experience in a clinical pathology laboratory environment.
  • Prior experience in clinical pathology laboratory testing.
  • Interest in quality systems for the clinical pathology laboratory>
  • Interest in provision of leadership and quality management in the clinical pathology laboratory.
  • a desire to gain experience in application of quality management and planning principles using data from your own laboratory, with guidance from experienced clinical pathologists who are experts in quality leadership and quality management.
This course is a prerequisite for the Quality Management for the Veterinary Clinical Pathology Laboratory, Part II course.
Open To Open to Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.
Accreditation This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 22-16780)
Format   audio and text Some of the lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format and others in a text format.
Tuition $650

VSPN CE Course STAF171-0117: Pricing Shouldn't Be Painful   [Intermediate | text-audio ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Kelly Cronin, MBA, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC), PHR
Course Open January 5, 2017-January 29, 2017
Real Time Sessions(RTS) Thursdays, January 12 and 19, 2017; 9:00- 10:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits3
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is focused toward veterinarians, veterinary managers and support staff that deal with marketing and pricing of prescriptions, services and over-the-counter goods within the veterinary practice.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 22-16928) This course is approved by the VHMA for CVPM credits. (VHMA 15-01).
Format   audio and text The lectures for this course will be presented in a text format. Audio will be used to answer questions and augment the lecture. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $63 ($57 early bird special if enrolled by December 22, 2016)

VIN CE Course NEUR100-0117: Seizure Management: Depolarization, Repolarization, and What we can do about it   [ Intermediate | audio and text ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenters Anne Elizabeth Katherman, DVM, MS, DACVIM/Neurology
Dawn Boothe, Phd, DVM, DACVIM/Internal Medicine, DACVCP
Course Open January 11-February 18, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Wednesdays, January 18, 25, February 1, and 8, 2017; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits8
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course will be open to will be open to veterinarians actively interested in seizure management.
Open To Open to veterinarians.
Accreditation This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 22-28215)
Format   audio and text Some of the lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format and others in a text format.
Tuition Member $184 ($166 early bird special if enrolled by December 21, 2016)
Non-Member $288 ($259 early bird special if enrolled by December 21, 2016)

VIN CE Course PRAC120-0117: Anatomy of an Exotic Pet Practice   [ Basic | audio only ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Rose Ann Fiskett, MS, VMD, Dipl. ABVP ECM
Course Open January 13-February 8, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Sundays, January 22 and 29, 2017; 3:30-5:30 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits4
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course will be open to veterinarians and veterinary support staff actively interested in setting up or expanding/enhancing an exotic pet practice.
Open To Open to veterinarians. Veterinary staff may enroll provided they are associated with an enrolled veterinarian. Veterinary staff need to provide the name of their veterinarian in the comment section during the enrollment process.
Accreditation This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 22-28049)
This course is approved by VHMA for CVPM credit (ID: 16-28).
Format   audio only The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition Member $92 ($83 early bird special if enrolled by December 30, 2016)
Non-Member $167 ($150 early bird special if enrolled by December 30, 2016)

VIN CE Course MULT602-0117: Common Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Injuries   [ Intermediate | audio only ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Felix M. Duerr, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, DECVS, DACVSMR
Course Open January 17-April 28, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Tuesdays, January 24, 31, February 7, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, April 4 and 18, 2017; 9:30-11:00 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits15
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course will be open to course will be open to veterinarians actively interested or wanting to improve their knowledge and diagnostic skills in orthopedic and sports medicine. The focus of the course is diagnosis, non-surgical treatment and knowledge of surgical treatments that can be recommended, however, details of how to perform surgical procedures will not be provided.
Open To Open to veterinarians.
Accreditation This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 22-28296).
Format   audio only The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition Member $345 ($310 early bird special if enrolled by January 3, 2017)
Non-Member $502 ($452 early bird special if enrolled by January 3, 2017)

VSPN CE Course STAF134-0117: Empathy and Reflective Listening   [Basic | audio ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Heather Howell, RVT, LVT, MBA
Course Open January 30, 2017-February 23, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Mondays, February 6 and 13, 2017; 9:30pm-11:00pm ET (USA)
CE Credits3
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course is designed to teach participants communication skills, allowing them to be intentional and effective during challenging or emotional communications. Participants will learn to use empathy and reflective listening skills during challenges, creating communication that meets both parties' needs.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members
Accreditation This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 22-28191)
This course is approved by the VHMA for CVPM credits. (VHMA #10-01)
Format   audio The lectures for this course will be presented in a text format. Audio will be used to answer questions and augment the lecture. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $63 ($57 early bird special if enrolled by January 16, 2016)

VIN CE Course MULT208-0217: Principles of Medicine   [ Intermediate | audio and text ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenters Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Linda Kidd, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Kathy Freeman, DVM, BS, MS, PhD, DipECVCP, FRCPath, MRCVS
Stefanie Klenner, Dr.med.vet., Dipl. ECVCP, scil animal care company, Germany
Peggy L. Schmidt, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVPM
Course Open February 2-March 19, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Thursdays, February 9, 16, 23, March 2 and 9, 2017; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits10
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course will be open to veterinarians. It provides an introduction to the principles of diagnostic medicine, problem-based medical records, evidenced-based medicine and proper use of laboratory diagnostic testing information. This course is the second of six modules in the Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination review series. It will serve as the foundation for more comprehensive courses on these topics and will also prepare the participant to apply these principles in the organ-system-based modules that follow.
Open To Open to veterinarians.
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.
Format   audio and text The lectures for this course will be presented as a combination of text and audio.
Tuition Member $230 ($207 early bird special if enrolled by January 19, 2017)
Non-Member $350 ($315 early bird special if enrolled by January 19, 2017)

VSPN CE Course TECH177-0217: Fundamentals of Small Animal Anesthesia Module 1   [Intermediate | text-audio ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenters Darci Palmer, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia), Brenda Feller, CVT, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia) and Lee Palmer, DVM, MS, DACVECC
Course Open February 2, 2017-March 12, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Thursdays, February 9, 16, 23 and March 2, 2017; 9:00pm-11:00pm ET (USA)
CE Credits8
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is focused towards the veterinary technician who routinely deals with anesthesia case management. Veterinarians are highly encouraged to enroll with their veterinary technicians to work as a team in anesthesia. Module 1 is a required prerequisite for Module 2.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE #22-19350)
Format   audio and text The lectures for this course will be presented in a text format. Audio will be used to answer questions and augment the lecture. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $168 ($151 early bird special if enrolled by January 19, 2016)
*Enroll in both modules by February 9, 2017 and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.

VIN CE Course NUTR107-0217: Canine and Feline Nutritional Tools   [ Basic | audio only ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Catherine Lenox, DVM, Diplomate ACVN
Course Open February 6-23, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Monday, February 13; 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits2
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course will be open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists actively interested in canine and feline nutrition.
Open To Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.
Format   audio only The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition Member $46 ($39 early bird special if enrolled by January 23, 2017)
Non-Member $108 ($97 early bird special if enrolled by January 23, 2017)

VIN CE Course EXOT101-0217: Bees and Veterinary Medicine   [ Basic | audio only ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Meghan Milbrath, PhD, MPH
Course Open February 8-March 11, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Wednesdays, February 15, 22, and March 1, 2017; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course will be open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists actively interested in the role of veterinary practitioners, both veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists, in the supportive medical treatment of bees and bee colonies.
Open To Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.
Accreditation This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 22-28203)
Format   audio only The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition Member $138 ($124 early bird special if enrolled by January 25, 2017)
Non-Member $228 ($205 early bird special if enrolled by January 25, 2017)

VIN CE Course ONCO106-0317: Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care   [ Intermediate | audio only ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenters Catherine Lenox, DVM, CVA, Diplomate ACVN
Barbara Fougere, BVMS, MA
Kate Vickery, VMD, MS, DACVIM (Oncology), CVA
Course Open March 6-April 6, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Mondays, March 13, 20, and 27, 2017; 8:30-10:30 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course will be open to veterinarians actively interested in complementary supportive therapies for the oncology patient. To get the most out of this course, it is recommended that the participant have a basic knowledge of cancer biology.
Open To Open to veterinarians.
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.
Format   audio only The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition Member $138 ($124 early bird special if enrolled by February 20, 2017)
Non-Member $228 ($205 early bird special if enrolled by February 20, 2017

VIN CE Course ALTM330-0317: Towards a Sustainable Clinical Career: The Neuroscience of Clinicianship   [ Intermediate | audio only ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Michele Gaspar, DVM, DABVP (Feline Practice), MA, LPC
Course Open March 12-April 19, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Sundays, March 19, 26, April 2 and 9, 2017; 7:00-9:00 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits8
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate level course is suitable for new/recent graduates and experienced veterinarians who are interested in understanding and utilizing current neuroscience as it relates to improved, sustainable and ultimately enjoyable clinical practice.
No previous experience with mindfulness, meditation or coursework neuroscience is necessary to participate and benefit from this course.
Participants are responsible for acquiring the required textbooks prior to the start of the course. Please refer to the course information page for details.
Open To Open to veterinarians.
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.
Format   audio only The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition Member $184 ($166 early bird special if enrolled by February 26, 2017)
Non-Member $292 ($263 early bird special if enrolled by February 26, 2017)

April | May | June 2017

VSPN CE Course TECH178-0417: Fundamentals of Small Animal Anesthesia Module 2   [Intermediate | text-audio ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenters Darci Palmer, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia), Brenda Feller, CVT, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia) and Lee Palmer, DVM, MS, DACVECC
Course Open April 6, 2017-May 14, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Thursdays, April 13, 20, 27, and May 4, 2017; 9:00pm-11:00pm ET (USA)
CE Credits8
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is focused towards the veterinary technician who routinely deals with anesthesia case management. Veterinarians are highly encouraged to enroll with their veterinary technicians to work as a team in anesthesia. Module 1 is a prerequisite for Module 2 to help insure a complete understanding of the basic principles of anesthesia before learning how to develop an anesthesia protocol. These modules are approved CE for those applicants applying for their VTS (Anesthesia).
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE #22-19357)
Format   audio and text The lectures for this course will be presented in a text format. Audio will be used to answer questions and augment the lecture. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $168 ($151 early bird special if enrolled by March 23, 2016)
*Enroll in both modules by February 9, 2017 and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.

VIN CE Course MULT209-0417: Systems A: Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination Review   [ Intermediate | audio and text ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenters TBA
Course Open April 27-July 2, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2017; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits14
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course will be open to veterinarians actively interested in an overview of dermatology, cardiology and neurology information. This course is the third of six modules in the Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination review series. The MULT207-1016: Pathologic Basis of Disease and the MULT208-0217: Principles of Medicine courses are recommended prerequisites.
Open To Open to veterinarians.
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.
Format   audio and text Some of the lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format and others in a text format.
Tuition Member $322 ($290 early bird special if enrolled by April 6, 2017)
Non-Member $462 ($416 early bird special if enrolled by April 6, 2017)

July | August | September 2017

VIN CE Course MULT210-0717: Systems B: Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination Review   [ Intermediate | audio and text ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenters TBA
Course Open July 27-October 8, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Thursdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, September 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2017; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits16
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course will be open to veterinarians actively interested in an overview of respiratory, musculoskeletal disease and orthopedics, gastroenterology, dentistry and behavior information. This course is the fourth of six modules in the Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination review series. The MULT207-1016: Pathologic Basis of Disease and the MULT208-0217: Principles of Medicine courses are recommended prerequisites.
Open To Open to veterinarians.
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.
Format   audio and text Some of the lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format and others in a text format.
Tuition Member $368 ($331 early bird special if enrolled by July 6, 2017)
Non-Member $512 ($461 early bird special if enrolled by July 6, 2017)

October | November | December 2017

VIN CE Course MULT211-1017: Systems C: Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination Review   [ Intermediate | audio and text ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenters TBA
Course Open October 26, 2017-January 21, 2018
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Thursdays, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7, 14, January 4 and 11, 2018; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits16
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course will be open to veterinarians actively interested in an overview of small animal reproduction, fluids/electrolytes/acid-base, urology, nephrology and endocrine information. This course is the fifth of six modules in the Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination review series. The MULT207-1014: Pathologic Basis of Disease and the MULT208-0215: Principles of Medicine courses are recommended prerequisites.
Open To Open to veterinarians.
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.
Format   audio and text Some of the lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format and others in a text format.
Tuition Member $368 ($331 early bird special if enrolled by October 12, 2017)
Non-Member $512 ($461 early bird special if enrolled by October 12, 2017)

January | February | March 2018

VIN CE Course MULT212-0218: Systems D: Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination Review   [ Intermediate | audio and text ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenters TBA
Course Open February 1-April 22, 2018
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Thursdays, February 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5 and 12, 2018; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits18
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course will be open to veterinarians actively interested in an overview of small animal infectious disease, immunology, ophthalmology, coagulation and hematology information. This course is the sixth and final module in the Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination review series. The MULT207-1014: Pathologic Basis of Disease and the MULT208-0215: Principles of Medicine courses are recommended prerequisites.
Open To Open to veterinarians.
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.
Format   audio and text Some of the lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format and others in a text format.
Tuition Member $414 ($373 early bird special if enrolled by January 11, 2018)
Non-Member $576 ($518 early bird special if enrolled by January 11, 2018)


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