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July | August | September 2016

VSPN CE Course STAF121-0916: Veterinary Medical Terminology-The Basics    [ 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 September 1, 2016-December 31, 2016
NoneParticipants 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 $40

VSPN CE Course TECH137-0916: ECG Interpretation Module 2   [ Intermediate | audio only ]
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Presenter(s) Dianne Hudson, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia)
Course Open September 26, 2016-October 27, 2016
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Mondays, October 3, 10 and 17, 2016; 9:00pm-10:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits4.5
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is geared toward veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants and veterinary technician students. Module 1 and Module 2 should both be taken to insure a complete basic understanding of ECG interpretation in the anesthesia, emergency and critical care patient.
Open To All veterinary support staff
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists.(22-26038)
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 12, 2016)
*Enroll in both modules by September 1, 2016 and receive a 15% discount off the regular course price.

VIN CE Course ANES111-0916: Anesthesia for patients with pre-existing disease - bridging the gap between medicine and anesthesia   [ Basic | audio only ]
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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, 2016-October 28, 2016
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Tuesdays, October 4, 11 and 18, 2016; 9:00-10:30pm 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 ]
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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; 9:00-10:30pm 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)

VSPN CE Course TECH268-0916: An Introduction to Small Animal Radiology   [Basic | audio and text ]
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Presenter Michelle Connell, BS
Course Open September 29, 2016-November 6, 2016
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2016; 9:30-11:00pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course is open to all veterinary staff that work with exotics in radiology. This course will not cover basic radiology principles.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members.
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists. (22-26191)
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 September 22, 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 ]
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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)

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, 2016-November 25, 2016
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Tuesdays, November 1, 8 and 15, 2016; 9:00-10:30pm 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 25, 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 RACE approved (22-26390) 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.

VSPN CE Course TECH237-1116: Anesthesia for the Reptile Patient   [ Intermediate | audio and text ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia, Clinical Practice-Exotics)
Course Open November 4, 2016-December 21, 2016
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Sundays, November 13, 20 (no class November 27), December 4 and 11, 2016; 9:30-11pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course will cover basic to advanced anesthetic techniques in reptile species commonly seen in companion animal practice including but not limited to snakes, lizards and chelonians (turtles and tortoises).
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members.
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE #22-27635)
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 21, 2016)

VIN CE Course BHVR107-1116: Minimizing Patient Stress   [ Basic | audio only ]
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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 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 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, 2016-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 TECH186-1116: 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 RACE approved (22-26391) 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.

VSPN CE Course TECH264-1116: Toxicology A-Z   [ Intermediate | audio only ]
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Presenter Brandy Helewa, AAS, CVT, RVT, VTS (ECC)
Course Open November 15, 2016-December 23, 2016
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Tuesdays, November 22, 29, December 6 and 13, 2016; 8:00-9:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is geared toward veterinary assistants and veterinary technicians that work in emergency medicine and have a basic understanding of small animal physiology.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members.
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists.
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 November 1, 2016)

VSPN CE Course TECH267-1216: Radiology Positioning for Exotics    [Basic | audio and text ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Jody Nugent Deal, RVT (VTS Anesthesia/Analgesia, Clinical Practice-Exotics)
Course Open December 5, 2016- December 22, 2016
Real Time Session
(RTS)
Monday, December 12, 2016; 9:00-10:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits1.5
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course is open to all veterinary staff that work with exotics in radiology. This course will not cover basic radiology principles.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members.
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved (22-27544) 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 $30 ($27 early bird special if enrolled by November 21, 2016)

January | February | March 2017

VSPN CE Course TECH205-0117: Small Animal Aterial Blood Gas Interpretation   [Intermediate | text only ]
Course Information - Coming Soon!
Presenter Katy Waddell, LVT, VTS (ECC, Anesthesia & Analgesia)
Course Open January 2, 2017- February 9, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Mondays, January 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2017; 8:00-9:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is designed for veterinary technicians that perform blood gases in clinical practice.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members
Accreditation 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.
Tuition $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by December 19, 2016)

VSPN CE Course STAF110-0117: Front Desk Module 1-Exceptional Client Skills   [Basic | text-audio ]
Course Information - Coming Soon!
Presenter Phyllis Webster, AA, CVPM
Course Open January 4, 2017-February 11, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Wednesdays, January 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 2017; 9:00-10:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course is designed for all receptionists, front office staff and those assistants and technicians who fill in at the front desk. All veterinary staff involved in or wishing to learn more about the importance of providing exceptional client service or training of future front office personnel are encouraged to enroll. This course covers the essential skills needed for the first several weeks on your job.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists. This course is approved by the VHMA for CVPM credits. (VHMA #08-02)
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 December 21, 2016)
*Enroll in both modules by January 11, 2017 and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.

VSPN CE Course STAF171-0117: Pricing Shouldn't Be Painful   [Intermediate | text-audio ]
Course Information - Coming Soon!
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)

VSPN CE Course TECH217-0117: Canine and Feline Pediatrics   [Basic | audio ]
Course Information - Coming Soon!
Presenter Thomas Hansen, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice)
Course Open January 10, 2017-February 3, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Tuesdays, January 24 and 17, 2017; 9:00-11:00pm ET (USA)
CE Credits4
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course is designed to provide an overview of pediatric care (canine and feline), including important pediatric wellness visit topics, vaccination protocols, and common health conditions.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 22-16940)
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 December 28, 2016)

VSPN CE Course TECH120-0117: Winter VTNE Preparation Class   [Intermediate | text-audio ]
Course Information - 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 January 13, 2017-April 15, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Sundays, January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5 and 12, 2017; 8:00pm-9:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
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   audio and 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, January 20, 2017 at 5:00pm ET (USA) or earlier if the maximum number of registrants is reached.

VSPN CE Course STAF134-0117: Empathy and Reflective Listening   [Basic | audio ]
Course Information - Coming Soon!
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 has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. 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)

VSPN CE Course TECH177-0217: Fundamentals of Small Animal Anesthesia Module 1   [Intermediate | text-audio ]
Course Information - Coming Soon!
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.

VSPN CE Course TECH258-0217: Feline Respiratory Diseases    [Intermediate | text only ]
Course Information - Coming Soon!
Presenter Paula Plummer, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)
Course Open February 7, 2017-March 17, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Tuesdays, February 14, 21, 28 and March 7, 2017; 8:00-9:30 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is geared toward veterinary technicians that deal with feline respiratory diseases or work in a feline centered practice. Participants should have knowledge of basic physiology with an emphasis on feline physiology.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members
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 text format.
Tuition $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by January 24, 2017)

VSPN CE Course STAF111-0217: Front Desk Module 2-Challenges Facing the Front Desk   [Intermediate | text-audio ]
Course Information - Coming Soon!
Presenter Phyllis Webster, AA, CVPM
Course Open February 15, 2017-March 18, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Wednesdays, February 22 and March 1 and 8, 2017; 9:00-10:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits4.5
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is designed for all receptionists, front office staff and those assistants and technicians who fill in at the front desk. This course covers those essential skills needed to improve productivity and efficiency in the veterinary practice.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists. This course is approved by the VHMA for CVPM credits. (VHMA #08-01)
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 $94.50 ($85 discount early bird special if enrolled by February 1, 2017)
*Enroll in both modules by January 11, 2017 and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.

VSPN CE Course TECH163-0217: Controlling Controlled Drugs   [Intermediate | audio only ]
Course Information - Coming Soon!
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 $94.50 ($85 early bird special if enrolled by February 6, 2017)
VSPN CE Course TECH249-0317: Basics of Dairy Science   [Basic | text/audio ]
Course Information - Coming Soon!
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 been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.
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 ]
Course Information - Coming Soon!
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 $94.50 ($85 early bird special if enrolled by February 23, 2017)

VSPN CE Course TECH270-0317: Canine and Feline Therapeutic Nutrition   [Intermediate | text/audio ]
Course Information - Coming Soon!
Presenter Shoshana Verton-Shaw, RVT, VTS (Nutrition)
Course Open March 13, 2017- April 20, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Mondays, March 20, 27, April 3 and 10, 2017; 8:00-9:30pm
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 February 23, 2017)

VSPN CE Course STAF130-0317: Emergency and Specialty Practice: Working the Front Desk   [Basic | audio only ]
Course Information - Coming Soon!
Presenter Katherine Dobbs, LVT, CVPM, PHR
Course Open March 22, 2017-April 29, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Wednesdays, March 29, April 5, 12, and 19, 2017; 8:30-10:00pm
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course is open for all veterinary staff involved in or wishing to learn more about the important role of the front office position in emergency and specialty/referral practices. The Front Desk Modules 1 and 2 are logical recommended precursors for this course, but are not required.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists. This course is approved for by the VHMA for CVPM credits. (VHMA #08-18)
Format   audio only The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by March 8, 2017)

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VSPN CE Course TECH216-0417: Canine and Feline Diabetes   [Basic | audio ]
Course Information - Coming Soon!
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, 2016)

VSPN CE Course TECH178-0417: Fundamentals of Small Animal Anesthesia Module 2   [Intermediate | text-audio ]
Course Information - Coming Soon!
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.

VSPN CE Course STAF133-0417: Practice Management 101   [ Basic | text only ]
Course Info Page Coming Soon
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 submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists. 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)

VSPN CE Course TECH263-0517: Under the Microscope-Cytology for Veterinary Technicians    [ Intermediate | text-audio ]
Course Info Page Coming Soon
Presenter Barbie M. Papajeski, MS, LVT, RLATG, VTS (Clinical Pathology)/TD>
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 basic 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 ]
Course Information - Coming Soon!
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, 2016)
*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-audio ]
Course Information - 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 May 5, 2017-August 15, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Sundays, May 14, 21 (no class May 28), June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 2, 2017; 8:00pm-9:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
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   audio and 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; Time TBD
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
Tuition $63 ($57 early bird special if enrolled by 5/11/2017)

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; Time TBD
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
Tuition $63 ($57 early bird special if enrolled by 6/22/2017)

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 6/22/2017)



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