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Information about the VIN/VSPN Course Catalogs. Courses open for enrollment to Veterinarians. Courses open for enrollment to Veterinary Support Staff. Non-interactive (self-study) courses open for enrollment to VIN and/or VSPN members.     

VIN/VSPN Course Catalogs
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About the VIN/VSPN Course Catalogs The VIN CE Catalog The VSPN CE Catalog The Non-Interactive CE Catalog

About the VIN/VSPN Course Catalogs


Catalog Legend

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VIN CE Course
  • The VIN logo indicates the course is offered by VIN CE for veterinarians.
  • Any course offered by VIN CE that is open to veterinary support staff will be listed in both the VIN and VSPN course catalogs, and will display the VIN CE logo.
  • Check the Accreditation field in the course catalog entry to see if the course has VHMA and/or RACE approval for veterinary and/or technician credit.
VSPN CE Course
  • The VSPN logo indicates the course is offered by VSPN CE.
  • All VSPN CE courses are open to veterinarians.
  • Any VSPN CE course for which a veterinarian may earn credit, will be listed in both the VIN and VSPN course catalogs, and will display the VSPN CE logo.
Format
text only The lecture for the Real Time Sessions will be presented in a predominantly text format.
audio only The lecture for the Real Time Sessions will be presented in a predominantly audio format.
audio and text The lecture for some of the Real Time Sessions will be predominantly audio while in others the lecture will be predominantly text.
non-interactive The course will not have Real Time Sessions, message boards, or participant-instructor interaction. It is self-study and self-paced.
Level
Basic VIN CE courses:
  • Veterinarians: basic assumes a graduate veterinarian knowledge base. Basic courses are designed for veterinarians wishing to acquire knowledge in a broad subject area, review basic subject matter, review an expanding or updating field, or expand multidisciplinary or comparative skills in practice.
  • Veterinary students may participate in some basic VIN CE courses; however, additional reading or effort may be required.
  • Credentialed or experienced veterinary technicians may participate in some basic VIN CE courses at the discretion of the instructor; however, additional reading or effort may be required.
  • Veterinary support staff and veterinary technician students may not enroll in VIN CE courses unless otherwise listed in the level/prerequisites.
  • Practice Managers
  • may not enroll in VIN CE courses unless otherwise listed in the level/prerequisites.
VSPN CE courses:
  • Veterinarians: VSPN CE basic courses are at a support staff basic level. Veterinarians are welcome to take these courses and encouraged to do so with their staff as a team building experience.
  • Veterinary students may participate in basic VSPN CE courses and are eligible for the 50% discount.
  • All veterinary support staff may take basic VSPN CE courses; however, experienced and credentialed veterinary technicians (including VTS) may find the course too general.
NOTE: The term 'basic' does not imply the course is restricted to long-standing or foundational knowledge; basic courses may contain new information and points of controversy in a discipline.
Intermediate    VIN CE courses:
  • Veterinarians: intermediate indicates that VIN CE offers (or plans to offer) three different levels of advancement through a topic. Not all topics will have intermediate courses. Intermediate courses may require previous basic level courses as prerequisites (or equivalent experience). Intermediate courses accommodate the desire veterinarians to gain further knowledge on the topic.
VSPN CE courses:
  • Veterinarians: VSPN CE intermediate courses are at a credentialed veterinary technician or practice management level (based on topic). Veterinarians are welcome to take these courses and encouraged to do so with their staff as a team building experience.
  • Veterinary students may participate in intermediate VSPN CE courses and are eligible for the 50% discount.
  • All veterinary support staff may take intermediate VSPN CE courses; however, additional reading or effort may be required.
Advanced VIN CE courses:
  • Veterinarians: advanced VIN CE courses have a prerequisite course or veterinarians must have the requisite experience. General practitioners with a good level of experience in the specific topic can participate in advanced classes.
VSPN CE courses:
  • Veterinarians: VSPN CE advanced courses are at a credentialed veterinary technician specialist or certified practice management level (based on topic). Veterinarians are welcome to take these courses and encouraged to do so with their staff as a team building experience.
  • Veterinary students may participate in advanced VSPN CE courses; however, additional reading or effort may be required. Veterinary students are eligible for the 50% discount.
  • Advanced VSPN CE courses are not recommended for veterinary assistants or other support staff.
NOTE: Advanced courses do not imply a specialist level unless specified in the level/prerequisites
Specialty
  • Some VIN and VSPN courses are developed by specialty organizations for their members with advanced certifications or degrees. Some of these courses are available to generalists although additional reading and work may be required. Specialty courses may involve more review of the recent literature than other courses.


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