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January | February | March 2017

VSPN CE Course STAF121-0117: Veterinary Medical Terminology-The Basics (Non-Interactive)   [ Basic | non-interactive ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Barb Burri, MEd, MBA, CVT, LVT
Course Open January 1, 2017-June 30, 2017
No RTSParticipants are expected to progress through the course materials at their own pace within the allotted course-open time period.
 
CE Credits2
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course is focused towards front desk/client service staff, veterinary assistants, and veterinary technician students and concentrates on decoding veterinary medical terms.
Open To Open to veterinary support staff.
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians only as a non-interactive course. (RACE program #22-18169)
Format   non-interactive This course does not include Real Time Sessions, message boards, or participant-Presenter interaction. It is self-study and self-paced.
Tuition $42
VSPN CE Course TECH277-2017: Parasitology of Dogs and Cats - Non-Interactive   [ Basic | non-interactive ]
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Presenter Barbie M. Papajeski, MS, LVT, RLATG, VTS (Clinical Pathology)
Course Open April 3, 2017-December 31, 2017
No RTSParticipants are expected to progress through the course materials at their own pace within the allotted course-open time period.
 
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course is geared toward veterinary assistants and technicians in small animal practice.
Open To Open to veterinary support staff.
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists. (22-28901)
Format   non-interactive This course does not include Real Time Sessions, message boards, or participant-Presenter interaction. It is self-study and self-paced.
Tuition $126

VSPN CE Course TECH163-0217: Controlling Controlled Drugs   [Intermediate | audio only ]
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Presenter Philip Seibert, BS, CVT
Course Open February 20, 2017-March 23, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Mondays, February 27 and March 6 and 13, 2017; 9:00pm-10:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits4.5
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is an essential part of practice management for all involved with controlled substance tracking and documentation. All veterinary staff members, office managers, practice managers, hospital administrators, supervisors, and veterinarians are welcome to join the course and its discussions. **Please note, this course will discuss US DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) laws only.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. This course is VHMA approved for CVPM credits. (VHMA #09-06)
NOTE: Veterinarians should check with their state/provincial boards regarding course approval for pharmacy or regulatory content requirements.
Format   audio only The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $95 ($86 early bird special if enrolled by February 6, 2017)

VIN CE Course PHAR204-0217: Common Toxicants by Body System 2017   [ Basic | audio only ]
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Presenters Laura Stern DVM, ABVT
Sharon Gwaltney-Brant, DVM, ABVT, ABT, PhD
Tina Wismer, DVM, ABVT, ABT
Charlotte Means, DVM, MLIS, ABVT, ABT
Course Open February 28-April 7, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2017; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (US)
CE Credits8
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course is geared to veterinarians and higher level or credentialed veterinary technicians/technologists with an interest in learning how different toxicological hazards affect different body systems in pets.
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 $184 ($166 early bird special if enrolled by February 14, 2017)
Non-Member $292 ($263 early bird special if enrolled by February 14, 2017)

VSPN CE Course TECH249-0317: Basics of Dairy Science   [Basic | text/audio ]
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Presenter Tara Woyton, MS, LVT, CVT
Course Open March 7, 2017-April 14, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Tuesdays, March 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 2017; 8:30- 10:00pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course is focused toward all veterinary support staff and concentrates on the basic concepts of dairy herd health, including basic nutrition, anatomy, physiology and diseases.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members
Accreditation This course has RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists. 22-28470
Format   text only 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 $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by February 21, 2017)

VSPN CE Course TECH253-0317: The Foundation of Clinical Neurology   [Advanced | text/audio ]
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Presenter Carissa Sparks, BS, RVT, VTS (Neurology)
Course Open March 9, 2017-April 9 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Thursdays, March 16, 23 and 30, 2017; 8:30-10:00pm (USA)
CE Credits4.5
Level and
Prerequisites
This advanced course is focused towards all veterinary support staff and concentrates on the foundation of clinical neurology, including performing the complete neurologic exam and basic lesion localization.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE #22-18651)
Format   text only 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 $95.00 ($86 early bird special if enrolled by February 23, 2017)

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VSPN CE Course TECH248-0317: Basic Exotic Small Mammal Nursing   [Intermediate | text/audio ]
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Presenter Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia-Analgesia, Clinical Practice-Exotics)
Course Open March 31, 2017-May 17, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Sundays, April 9 (no class April 16), 23, 30 and May 7, 2017; 8:30-10:00pm ET
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is is focused towards the veterinary technician and veterinary assistant who sees exotic small mammal patients in practice or has an interest in learning about exotic small mammal nursing care.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE #22-17654)
Format   text/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 $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by March 17, 2017)

April | May | June 2017

VSPN CE Course TECH216-0417: Canine and Feline Diabetes   [Basic | audio ]
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Presenter Thomas Hansen, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice)
Course Open April 4, 2017-May 12, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Tuesdays, April 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 2017; 9:00-10:00pm ET (USA)
CE Credits4
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course is designed to provide an overview of the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus, clinical signs, client education and home care.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.
Format   audio The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $84 ($76 early bird special if enrolled by March 23, 2017)

VSPN CE Course TECH178-0417: Fundamentals of Small Animal Anesthesia Module 2   [Intermediate | text-audio ]
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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, 2017)
*Enroll in both modules by February 9, 2017 and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.

VIN CE Course PRAC100-0417: OSHA & Practice Safety 2017   [ Basic | text only ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Phil Seibert, CVT
Course Open April 10-July 6, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Mondays, April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2017; 9:30-11:00 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits15
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course will be open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, support staff, and veterinary teams actively interested in understanding OSHA's Standards and practical ways to implement them in a veterinary practice.
Open To Open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, support staff, and veterinary teams.
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 22-28905) This course is approved by VHMA for CVPM credit. (VHMA 09-02)
Format   text only The lectures for this course will be presented in a text format.
Tuition Member $405 ($370 early bird special if enrolled by March 27, 2017)
Non-Member $562 ($512 early bird special if enrolled by March 27, 2017)
Tuition includes the cost of the printed manuals (valued at $72).

VSPN CE Course STAF133-0417: Practice Management 101   [ Basic | text only ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Julie Singer, LVT, CVPM
Course Open April 24, 2017-June 1, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Mondays, May 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2017; 9:00-10:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course is focused toward veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, and individuals considering a career move into a supervisor position or management role.
Open To Open to VIN and VSPN members
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists (22-28900). This course has been submitted to the VHMA for CVPM credits.
Format   text only The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly text format.
Tuition $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by April 10, 2017)

VIN CE Course EXOT102-0417: Arthropods and Veterinary Medicine   [ Basic | audio only ]
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Presenter Ken Harkewicz, VMD
Course Open April 25-June 9, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2017; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits10
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course will be open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists actively interested in the supportive medical treatment of arachnids, millipedes, and centipedes. No previous invertebrate handling or experience is necessary.
Open To Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.(22-28841)
Format   audio only The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition Member $230 ($207 early bird special if enrolled by April 11, 2017)
Non-Member $355 ($319 early bird special if enrolled by April 11, 2017)

VSPN CE Course TECH263-0517: Under the Microscope-Cytology for Veterinary Technicians    [ Intermediate | text-audio ]
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Presenter Barbie M. Papajeski, MS, LVT, RLATG, VTS (Clinical Pathology)
Course Open May 2, 2017-June 9, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Tuesdays, May 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2017; 9:00-10:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is geared toward veterinary technicians and assistants that have a working knowledge of microscopy and cell identification.
Open To Open to VIN and VSPN members
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists only. (RACE #22-23906)
Format   text-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 $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by April 18, 2017)

VSPN CE Course TECH140-0517: Advanced Nursing-Critical Care Module 1   [Advanced | audio ]
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Presenter Andrea Steele, MSC, RVT, VTS (ECC)
Course Open May 3, 2017-June 10, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Wednesdays, May 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2017; 9:00-11:00pm ET (USA)
CE Credits8
Level and
Prerequisites
This advanced course is focused toward the experienced technician who routinely deals with emergent or critical cases, or has an interest in specializing in Emergency and Critical Care. Module 1 is highly recommended prior to enrolling in Module 2, as Module 2 builds on information learned in Module 1.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians only.)
Format   audio The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $168 ($151 early bird special if enrolled by April 19, 2017)
*Enroll in both modules by May 10, 2017 and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.

VSPN CE Course TECH120-0517: Summer VTNE Preparation Class   [Intermediate | text ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenters Darci Palmer, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia); Shelley Shopsowitz, BA (Hons), RVT; Mark Sharpless, RVT, CMAR, RLATG, CPIA; Kenichiro Yagi, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM); Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition)
Course Open May 5, 2017-July 19, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Sundays, May 14, 21 (no class May 28), June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, and July 9th 2017; 8:00pm-9:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits12
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is designed to help veterinary technician students review the basics of veterinary technology in an overview format. It is not designed to provide in-depth knowledge on each subject as it is assumed the student has that knowledge and is reviewing information in preparation for sitting for the VTNE.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE #22-19350)
Format   text The lectures for this course will be presented in a text format.
Tuition $230 ($115 for enrolled AVMA/Canadian accredited VT program students or those who have graduated within 6 months of the course start date, see below). Tuition fees are deeply discounted thanks to a generous grant from the VIN Foundation. **NOTE: There is NO early bird discount date and enrollment WILL CLOSE on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 5:00pm ET (USA) or earlier if the maximum number of registrants is reached.

VSPN CE Course STAF128-0517: CVPM Preparatory Review   [ Intermediate | text only ]
Course Info Page Coming Soon
Presenter Julie Singer, LVT, CVPM
Course Open May 22, 2017-August 10, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Mondays, June 5, 12, 19, 26, (no class July 3), July 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2017; 9:00-10:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits12
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is focused toward those veterinary professionals who are actively preparing to sit for the CVPM examination. Veterinarians and all supervisory members of veterinary staff may enroll in this course.
Open To Open to veterinarians and supervisory veterinary support staff.
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. (RACE #22-25211) This course is VHMA approved for CVPM credits. (VHMA #89-3).
Format   text only The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly text format.
Tuition $252 ($227 early bird special if enrolled by May 8, 2017)

VSPN CE Course TECH274-0517: Canine Internal Medicine Case Challenges Module 1   [ Intermediate | text only ]
Course Info Page Coming Soon
Presenter Marisa Rhyne, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)
Course Open May 25, 2017-June 18, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Thursdays, June 1 and 8, 2017; 8:00-9:30 ET (USA)/TD>
CE Credits3
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is focused toward veterinary technicians that work canine patients in small animal internal medicine. Participants should have a thorough knowledge of canine anatomy and physiology.
Open To Open to all veterinary support staff.
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.
Format   text only The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly text format.
Tuition $63 ($57 early bird special if enrolled by 5/11/2017)

VIN CE Course BHVR105-0517: Senior Pet Behavior   [ Basic | audio only ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Meredith Stepita DVM, DACVB (Veterinary Behaviorist)
Course Open May 28-June 14, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Sunday, June 4, 2017; 4:00-6:00 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits2
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course aimed at small animal practitioners with an interest in behavior and geriatrics.
Open To Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.
Accreditation This course is approved by RACE 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 May 14, 2017)
Non-Member $110 ($99 early bird special if enrolled by May 14, 2017)

VSPN CE Course TECH167-0517: Basic Reptile Nursing Care   [ Basic |audio and text ]
Course Info Page Coming Soon
Presenter Jenni Jenkins-Perez, AA, BAS (VT), LVT, CVT
Course Open May 31, 2017-July 8, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2017; 9:00-10:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course is designed for the veterinary technician who occasionally sees a reptile patient in practice or has an interest in learning about reptile nursing care.
Open To Open to all veterinary support staff.
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for Open to VIN and VSPN members. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for 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 $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by 5/17/2017)

VSPN CE Course TECH207-0617: Canine and Feline Vaccination   [ Basic | audio only ]
Course Info Page Coming Soon
Presenter Thomas Hansen, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice)
Course Open June 6, 2017-June 30, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Tuesdays, June 13 and 20, 2017; 9:00-10:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits3
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course course is designed to provide an overview of the use of canine and feline vaccines. Vaccination science, protocols, and a brief overview of the vaccinated conditions will be covered. The course is presented in a team focus format in order to provide a good understanding of how, when, and why vaccines are used in small animal practice
Open To Open to all veterinary support staff.
Accreditation Open to VIN and VSPN members. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists. (22-15496)
Format   audio only The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $63 (57 early bird special if enrolled by 5/23/2017)

VSPN CE Course TECH275-0617: Feline Internal Medicine Case Challenges Module 2   [ Intermediate | text only ]
Course Info Page Coming Soon
Presenter Marisa Rhyne, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)
Course Open June 15, 2017-July 9, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Thursdays, June 22 and 29, 2017; 8:00-9:30 ET (USA)
CE Credits3
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is focused toward veterinary technicians that work feline patients in small animal internal medicine. Participants should have a thorough knowledge of feline anatomy and physiology.
Open To Open to all veterinary support staff.
Accreditation Open to VIN and VSPN members. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.
Format   text only The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly text format.
Tuition $63 ($57 early bird special if enrolled by June 1, 2017)

VSPN CE Course TECH141-0617: Advanced Nursing-Critical Care Module 2   [Advanced | audio ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Speaker Andrea Steele, MSc, RVT, VTS (ECC)
Course Open June 28, 2017-August 12, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 26 and August 2, 2017 (Note: No class July 19); 9:00-11:00pm ET (USA)
CE Credits8
Level and
Prerequisites
This advanced course is focused toward the experienced technician who routinely deals with emergent or critical cases, or has an interest in specializing in Emergency and Critical Care. Module 1 is highly recommended prior to enrolling in Module 2, as Module 2 builds on information learned in Module 1.
Open To Open to all veterinary staff.
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.
Format   audio The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $168 ($151 early bird special if enrolled by June 14, 2017)

VSPN CE Course TECH241-0617: Urine Collection, Urinary Catheterization and Urinary Catheter Care   [ Intermediate | text only ]
Course Info Page Coming Soon
Presenter Amanda Callens, LVT
Course Open June 29, 2017-August 6, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2017; 8:30pm-10:00pm EDT (USA
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is geared toward experienced veterinary assistants and technicians that deal with internal medicine/critical care cases that require urine collection and short or long term urinary catheter placement and management. Participants should have a basic working knowledge of canine and feline anatomy.
Open To Open to all veterinary support staff.
Accreditation Open to VIN and VSPN members. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.
Format   text only The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly text format.
Tuition $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by June 15, 2017)

July | Aug | Sept 2017

VSPN CE Course TECH271-0717: Myelopathies    [Intermediate | audio and text ]
Course Info Page Coming Soon
Speaker Carissa Sparks, BS, RVT, VTS (Neurology)
Course Open July 11, 2017-August 18, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Tuesdays, July 18, 25, August 1 and 8, 2017; 8:30-10:00pm EDT (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is focused towards all veterinary support staff and concentrates on spinal diseases seen in canines and felines.
Open To Open to all veterinary staff.
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.
Format   audio and text In some of the course Real Time Sessions the lecture will be predominantly audio while in others the lecture will be predominantly text.
Tuition $120 ($108 early bird special if enrolled by June 27, 2017)

VSPN CE Course STAF167-0717: Moving Through the Ranks: Technician to Supervisor    [Basic | audio ]
Course Info Page Coming Soon
Speaker Kelly Cronin, MBA, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC), PHR
Course Open July 27, 2017-September 3, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Thursdays, August 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2017; 9:00-10:30pm EDT (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course is designed for veterinary technicians and assistants that have been promoted to a management position or would like to pursue management in the future.
Open To Open to all veterinary staff.
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists. This course is approved by the VHMA for CVPM credits. (VHMA program #14-01).
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 $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by July 13, 2017)

VSPN CE Course TECH270-0717: Canine and Feline Therapeutic Nutrition   [Intermediate | text/audio ]
Course Information - Coming Soon!
Presenter Shoshana Verton-Shaw, RVT, VTS (Nutrition)
Course Open July 31, 2017-September 7, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Mondays, August 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2017; 8:00-9:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course places an emphasis on the anatomy and physiology of the different systems and how nutrition can help manage the specific disease process. An understanding of anatomy and physiology is highly recommended.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.
Format   text/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 $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by July 17, 2017)

VSPN CE Course TECH243-0817: ICU Boot Camp    [Basic | text ]
Course Info Page Coming Soon
Speaker Paula Plummer, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)
Course Open August 8, 2017-September 15, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Tuesdays, September 15, 22, 29 and September 5, 2017; 8:00-9:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course is designed for veterinary technicians or assistants that have recently entered the field and would like to advance their knowledge of intensive care unit protocols and monitoring.
Open To Open to all veterinary staff.
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.
Format   text The lectures for this course will be presented in a text format.
Tuition $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by July 25, 2017)

VSPN CE Course STAF178-0817: Step Forward: Front Desk Supervisor   [Basic | text ]
Course Info Page Coming Soon
Speaker Phyllis Webster, AA, CVPM
Course Open August 9, 2017-September 16, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Wednesdays, 16, 23, 30, and September 6, 2017; 9:00-10:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course is designed for all front office staff that have been promoted to a supervisor position or would like to pursue a supervisor position in the future.
Open To Open to all veterinary staff.
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists. This course has been submitted to the VHMA for CVPM credits.
Format   text/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 $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by July 26, 2017)

VSPN CE Course TECH240-0817: Basic Avian Nursing Care   [Basic | text ]
Course Info Page Coming Soon
Speaker Jenni Jenkins-Perez, AA, BAS (VT), LVT, CVT
Course Open August 29, 2017-October 6, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Tuesdays, September 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2017; 9:00-10:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course is designed for the veterinary technician and veterinary assistant who occasionally sees avian patients in practice or has an interest in learning about avian nursing care.
Open To Open to VIN and VSPN members. .
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.
Format   text/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 $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by August 15, 2017)

VSPN CE Course TECH120-0917: Fall VTNE Preparation Class   [Intermediate | text ]
Course info page coming soon
Presenters Darci Palmer, LVT, VTS (Aneshesia & Analgesia); Shelley Shopsowitz, BA (Hons), RVT; Mark Sharpless, RVT, CMAR, RLATG, CPIA; Kenichiro Yagi, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM); Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition)
Course Open September 8, 2017-November 15, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Sundays, September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and November 5, 2017; 8:00pm-9:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits12
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is designed to help veterinary technician students review the basics of veterinary technology in an overview format. It is not designed to provide in-depth knowledge on each subject as it is assumed the student has that knowledge and is reviewing information in preparation for sitting for the VTNE.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE #22-19350)
Format   text The lectures for this course will be presented in a text format.
Tuition $230 ($115 for enrolled AVMA/Canadian accredited VT program students or those who have graduated within 6 months of the course start date, see below). Tuition fees are deeply discounted thanks to a generous grant from the VIN Foundation. **NOTE: There is NO early bird discount date and enrollment WILL CLOSE on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 5:00pm ET (USA) or earlier if the maximum number of registrants is reached.

VSPN CE Course TECH273-0917: Capnography   [Intermediate| audio ]
Course Info Page Coming Soon
Speaker Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia-Analgesia, Clinical Practice-Exotics)
Course Open September 11, 2047-September 28, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Monday, September 18, 2017; 8:30pm-10:30pm EDT (USA)
CE Credits2
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is geared toward experienced veterinary assistants and technicians that utilize capnography in patient monitoring.
Open To Open to veterinary staff members. .
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.
Format   text/audio The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $42 ($38 early bird special if enrolled by August 28, 2017)

VSPN CE Course STAF177-0917: Veterinary Marketing   [Intermediate| audio ]
Course Info Page Coming Soon
Speaker Kelly Lynn Cronin, MBA, BS, LVT, RVT, VTS (ECC), PHR
Course Open September 26, 2017-October 27, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Tuesdays, October 3, 10 and 17, 2017; 9:00-10:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits4.5
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is focused on those veterinary professionals that work in veterinary management.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members. .
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. This course has been submitted for VHMA approval for CVPM credits.
Format   audio The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $95 ($86 early bird special if enrolled by September 12, 2017)

VSPN CE Course TECH244-0917: Canine and Feline Endocrine Diseases Module 1   [Intermediate | text ]
Course Info Page Coming Soon
Speaker Paula Plummer, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)
Course Open September 27, 2017-November 18, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Thursdays, October 5, 12, 29 and 26, 2017; 8:00-9:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is geared toward veterinary technicians seeking in-depth information on endocrine diseases in canines and felines. This course is also designed for veterinary technicians working toward a specialty certification in emergency/critical care or small animal internal medicine. Module 1 is a required pre-requisite for Module 2.
Open To Open to veterinary staff members .
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.
Format   audio The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly text format.
Tuition $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by September 13, 2017)
*Enroll in both modules by October 5, 2017 and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.

Oct | Nov | Dec 2017

VSPN CE Course TECH272-1017: Neuroanatomy   [Intermediate | text/audio ]
Course Info Page Coming Soon
Speaker Carissa Sparks, BS, RVT, VTS (Neurology)
Course Open October 9-November 16, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Mondays, October 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 2017; 8:30- 10pm EDT (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is focused towards all veterinary support staff and concentrates on neuroanatomy. A basic understanding of canine and feline anatomy is required.
Open To Open to VIN and VSPN members. .
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.
Format   text/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 $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by September 25, 2017)

VSPN CE Course TECH245-1117: Canine and Feline Endocrine Diseases Module 2   [Intermediate | text ]
Course Info Page Coming Soon
Speaker Paula Plummer, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)
Course Open November 2, 2017-December 17, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Thursdays, November 9, 16 and 30 (no class on November 23) and December 7, 2017; 8:00-9:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is geared toward veterinary technicians seeking in-depth information on endocrine diseases in canines and felines. This course is also designed for veterinary technicians working toward a specialty certification in emergency/critical care or small animal internal medicine. Module 1 is a required pre-requisite for Module 2.
Open To Open to veterinary staff members .
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.
Format   text The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly text format.
Tuition $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by Ocrober 19, 2017)
*Enroll in both modules by October 5, 2017 and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.

VSPN CE Course TECH266-1117: Feline and Canine Anesthesia Case Challenges Module 1   [Intermediate | audio ]
Course Info Page Coming Soon
Speaker Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia-Analgesia, Clinical Practice-Exotics)
Course Open November 6, 2017-November 30, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Mondays, November 13 and 20, 2017; 8:30-10:00pm ET
CE Credits3
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course will be open to veterinary technicians/technologists actively interested in small animal anesthesia.
Open To Open to veterinary staff members. .
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 22-25401)
Format   audio The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $63($57 early bird special if enrolled by October 23, 2017)

VSPN CE Course STAF146-1117: Employee Evaluations and Performance Planning    [Advanced | audio ]
Course Info Page Coming Soon
Speaker Heather Howell, LVT, RVT, MBA
Course Open November 7, 2017-December 1, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Tuesdays, November 14 and 21, 2017; 9:30pm-11:00pm ET (USA)
CE Credits3
Level and
Prerequisites
This advanced course is geared toward veterinarians, practice managers, and supervisors to best incorporate practice ethics and atmosphere to utilize evaluations and performance planning for advancement of practice goals and staff development.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN Members. .
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. This course is approved by the VHMA for CVPM credits. (VHMA #12-20)
Format   audio The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $63($57 early bird special if enrolled by October 24, 2017)

VSPN CE Course TECH276-1117: Feline and Canine Anesthesia Case Challenges Module 2   [Advanced | audio ]
Course Info Page Coming Soon
Speaker Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia-Analgesia, Clinical Practice-Exotics)
Course Open November 27, 2017-December 21, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Mondays, December 4 and 11, 2017; 8:30-10:00pm ET
CE Credits3
Level and
Prerequisites
This advanced course will be open to veterinary technicians/technologists actively interested in small animal anesthesia.
Open To Open to veterinary staff members .
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.
Format   audio The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $63($57 early bird special if enrolled by November 13, 2017)



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