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July | August | September 2016

VIN CE Course ANES111-0916: Anesthesia for patients with pre-existing disease - bridging the gap between medicine and anesthesia   [ Basic | audio only ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenters Kris Kruse-Elliott, DVM, PhD, DACVAA (course coordinator)
Nancy Brock, DVM, DACVAA
Lydia Love, DVM, DACVAA
Course Open September 27-November 18, 2016
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1 and 8, 2016; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits12
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course will will appeal to seasoned, newly minted and returning small animal clinicians alike - anyone interested in deepening their understanding of decision making that enhances clinical anesthesia safety and how disease and anesthesia intact.
Open To Open to veterinarians. Licensed or experienced (5 years suggested) veterinary staff may also 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 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 $252 ($227 early bird special if enrolled by September 13, 2016)
Non-Member $374 ($337 early bird special if enrolled by September 13, 2016)

VSPN CE Course STAF123-0916: Communication & Conflict Management Module 2: Conflict Management, Resolution, & Mentoring (Previous course prefix STAF124)    [Intermediate | audio only ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Heather Howell, LVT, RVT, MBA
Course Open September 27-October 28, 2016
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Tuesdays, October 4, 11 and 18, 2016; 9:00-10:30 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits4.5
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is open to all veterinary staff with the focus of enabling team members to more effectively communicated and resolve conflicts. All three modules are recommended, but not required for participation or completion for each individual module.
Open To Open to veterinarians and all veterinary staff.
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.(22-26017) This course is approved by VHMA for CVPM credits. (VHMA #08-21)
Format   audio only The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $90 ($81 early bird special if enrolled by September 13, 2016)
***Enroll in all three modules by September 6, 2016 and receive a 15% discount off the regular course price.

VSPN CE Course STAF175-0916: Management by Position    [Intermediate | audio only ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Katherine Dobbs, LVT, CVPM, PHR
Course Open September 28, 2016-November 5, 2016
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2016; 9:00-10:30 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is focused towards supervisors in the veterinary clinic.
Open To Open to veterinarians and all veterinary staff.
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.(22-26299) This course has been approved by the VHMA for CVPM credits. (VHMA #16-12)
Format   audio only The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $120 ($108 early bird special if enrolled by September 14, 2016)

October| November | December 2016

VIN CE Course DENT004-1016: Dental Radiograph Interpretation   [ Basic | audio only ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Steve Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
Course Open October 3-November 10, 2016
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Mondays, October 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2016; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits8
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course will be open to veterinarians actively interested in the interpretation of dental radiographs. Veterinary technicians/technologists who are AVDT members may also enroll if they provide their AVDT number in the comment field of the payment page during enrollment.
Open To Open to veterinarians and AVDT 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 $168 ($151 early bird special if enrolled by September 19, 2016)
Non-Member $266 ($239 early bird special if enrolled by September 19, 2016)

VIN CE Course SAIM202-1016: Pattern Recognition - Localizing the Cause of Respiratory Distress in Dogs and Cats   [ Intermediate | audio only ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenters Tony Johnson DVM, DACVECC;
Amy Carr DVM, DACVECC;
Christopher Byers DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Open October 5-22, 2016
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Wednesday, October 12, 2016; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits2
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate level course will be open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists actively interested in respiratory distress in dogs and cats.
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 $42 ($38 early bird special if enrolled by September 21, 2016)
Non-Member $103 ($93 early bird special if enrolled by September 21, 2016)

VIN CE Course NUTR106-1016: Canine and Feline Obesity Management   [ Intermediate | 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 October 17-November 3, 2016
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Monday, October 24, 2016; 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits2
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course will be open to veterinarians actively interested in obesity management for canine and feline patients.
Open To Open to veterinarians.
Accreditation This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 22-26289)
Format   audio only The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition Member $42 ($38 early bird special if enrolled by October 3, 2016)
Non-Member $103 ($93 early bird special if enrolled by October 3, 2016)

VSPN CE Course STAF124-1016: Communication & Conflict Management Module 3: Balancing Your Life & Managing Your Stress (Previous course prefix STAF120)   [Intermediate | audio only ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenters Heather Howell, LVT, RVT, MBA and Lisa Dawn Stull, LMFT, MS
Course Open October 25-November 25, 2016
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Tuesdays, November 1, 8, and 15, 2016; 9:00-10:30 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits4.5
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is open to all veterinary staff with the focus of enabling team members to more effectively communicated and resolve conflicts. All three modules are recommended, but not required for participation or completion for each individual module.
Open To Open to veterinarians and all veterinary staff.
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 22-26018). This course is approved by VHMA for CVPM credits. (VHMA 08-21)
Format   audio only The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $90 ($81 early bird special if enrolled by October 11, 2016)
***Enroll in all three modules by September 6, 2016 and receive a 15% discount off the regular course price.

VSPN CE Course TECH185-1016: The Complete Urinalysis Module 1-Collection, Chemistries, and Sediments    [ Basic | audio and text ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Cheryl Stockman, MT (ASCP)& Joyce Knoll, VMD, PhD, DACVP
Course Open October 26, 2016-November 26, 2016
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Wednesdays, November 2, 9 and 16, 2016; 8:00-9:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits4.5
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course is designed to provide the veterinary technician with in-depth, useable knowledge on how to perform a urinalysis, as well as information about factors that affect accuracy of results.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members.
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.
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 $90 ($81 early bird special if enrolled by October 12, 2016)
***Enroll in both modules by November 2, 2016 and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.

VIN CE Course MULT207-1016: Pathologic Basis of Disease   [ Intermediate | audio and text ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenters Karri Meleo, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), DACVR (Radiation Oncology)
Robert M. Gogal Jr., DVM
Tony Johnson, DVM, DACVECC
Sharon Gwaltney-Brant, DVM, PhD, ABVT, ABT
Margret L. Casal, DVM, MS, PhD
Sarah Abood, DVM, PhD
Julie A. Churchill, DVM, PhD, DACVN
Eric Snook, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Scott D. Reed, DVM, PhD, DABVP, DACVP
Marike Visser, DVM
Course Open October 27, 2016-January 22, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Thursdays, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15, 29, January 5 and 12; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits18
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course will be open to veterinarians actively interested in the pathophysiological basis of disease in small animals based on pathophysiological and discipline-specific concepts. The first of six modules in the Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination review series, this course is designed to cover the pathophysiological basis of disease in small animals based on pathophysiological and discipline-specific concepts. It is tour through some aspects of "DAMNITV" in preparation for future modules (which cover diagnosis and a more traditional specialty/body system-based review). Clinical examples will be used to illustrate these concepts; however the focus is on pathophysiology and also on review of certain discipline-specific material, such as pharmacology, that would not otherwise be covered systematically in the later body-system review-based modules.
Open To Open to veterinarians.
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.
Format   audio and text The format for each lecture (whether audio or text) has not yet been determined.
Tuition Member $378 ($340 early bird special if enrolled by October 13, 2016)
Non-Member $537 ($483 early bird special if enrolled by October 13, 2016)

VIN CE Course BHVR107-1116: Minimizing Patient Stress   [ Basic | audio only ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter(s) Meredith Stepita, DVM, DACVB Behavior
Course Open November 4-23, 2016
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Sunday, November 13, 2016; 4:00-6:00 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits2
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course will be open to will be open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, and veterinary support staff actively interested in minimizing the stress experienced by patients in the clinical setting.
Open To Open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, and veterinary support staff.
Accreditation This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 22-26118)
Format   audio only The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition Member $42 ($38 early bird special if enrolled by October 14, 2016)
Non-Member $103 ($93 early bird special if enrolled by October 14, 2016)

VSPN CE Course STAF173-1116: Inventory, One Size Does Not Fit All   [ Intermediate | audio and text ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Julie Singer, LVT, CVPM
Course Open November 7-December 15, 2016
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Mondays, November 14, 21, 28 and December 5, 2016 8:30-10:00 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is focused toward those who work with clinic inventory or veterinary staff members who would like a better understanding of inventory.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members.
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.
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 $120 ($108 early bird special if enrolled by October 24, 2016)

VSPN CE Course TECH186-1111: The Complete Urinalysis Module 2-Abnormalities and Case Studies    [ Basic | audio and text ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Cheryl Stockman, MT (ASCP)& Joyce Knoll, VMD, PhD, DACVP
Course Open November 23, 2016 - December 24, 2016
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Wednesdays, November 30, December 7 and 14, 2016; 8:00-10:00pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course will focus on why laboratory urinalysis results are important and how these results, in the context of clinical signs and other supporting laboratory abnormalities (e.g. CBC and chemistry profile), can be used to diagnose patient disease by a clinician. This course will build on information covered in The Complete Urinalysis Module 1, Module 1 is highly recommended.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members.
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.
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 $120 ($108 early bird special if enrolled by November 9, 2016)
***Enroll in both modules by November 2, 2016 and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.

VIN CE Course SAIM710-1116: Diagnosis and Treatment of Canine Hyperadrenocorticism   [ Basic | text only ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenters Patty Lathan, VMD, MS, Diplomate ACVIM
Todd Archer, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM
Course Open November 27-December 21, 2016
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Sundays, December 4 and 11, 2016; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits4
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course will be open to veterinarians actively interested in a refresher on the diagnosis of hyperadrenocorticism and to practitioners seeking guidance on the use of trilostane.
Open To Open to veterinarians.
Accreditation This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 22-25674)
Format   text only The lectures for this course will be presented in a text format.
Tuition Member $84 ($76 early bird special if enrolled by November 11, 2016)
Non-Member $157 ($141 early bird special if enrolled by November 11, 2016)

January | February | March 2017

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)

April | May | June 2017

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)
Register for all 6 courses in the Organ System series by September 29, 2016 for the discounted tuition rate:
Member $1664, Non-Member $2359.

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)
Register for all 6 courses in the Organ System series by September 29, 2016 for the discounted tuition rate:
Member $1664, Non-Member $2359.

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)
Register for all 6 courses in the Organ System series by September 29, 2016 for the discounted tuition rate:
Member $1664, Non-Member $2359.

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)
Register for all 6 courses in the Organ System series by September 29, 2016 for the discounted tuition rate:
Member $1664, Non-Member $2359.


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