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VIN CE Course ANES110-0917: Wild Adventures: Anesthesia and Analgesia in Wildlife   [ Intermediate | audio only ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenters Heather W. Barron, DVM, DABVP(Avian)
Michelle G. Hawkins, VMD, DABVP(Avian)
Course Open October 11-November 18, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Wednesdays, October 18, 25, November 1 and 8, 2017; 7:00-9:00 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits8
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course will be open to veterinarians, veterinary students, veterinary technicians/technologists, and veterinary support staff actively interested in anesthesia and analgesia of wildlife in birds, reptiles, and mammals.
Open To Open to veterinarians, veterinary students, 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 $184 ($166 early bird special if enrolled by September 27, 2017)
Non-Member $292 ($263 early bird special if enrolled by September 27, 2017)

VIN CE Course DIAG207-1017: Quality Management for the Veterinary Clinical Pathology Laboratory, Part II   [ Advanced | audio only ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenters Kathleen P. Freeman, DVM, BS, MS, PhD, DipECVCP, MRCPath, MRCVS, Certificate in Laboratory Quality Management (University of Wisconsin), Senior Veterinary Clinical Pathologist at IDEXX Labs, Ltd, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, UK
Ernst Leidinger, DVM, Dip.ECVCP, Specialist for Clinical Pathologist (national); Lab director and clinical pathologist at In Vitro laboratory in Vienna, Austria
Stefanie Klenner, DVM, Dr.med.vet., Diplomate ECVCP, scil animal care company, Viernheim, Germany
Course Open October 15, 2017-January 31, 2018
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Sundays, October 22, November 5, 19, December 3, and 17, 2017; January 7, 21, and 28, 2018; 3:00-4:30 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits15
Level and
Prerequisites
This advanced course will be open to will be open to participants training for or with experience working in a clinical pathology laboratory. This course is not open to veterinary students.
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 $700

VIN CE Course MULT600-1017: Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation   [ Basic | audio and text ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Jacqueline Davidson, DVM, MS, DACVS, CVA, CCRP, CERP, CCRT, CVPP, DACVSMR
Course Open October 16-November 9, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Mondays, October 23 and 30, 2017; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits4
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course is intended for veterinarians interested in rehabilitation. Participants should be well versed in canine anatomy and physiology. This course is a prerequisite for the advanced level course MULT601-1017: Cases in Canine Rehabilitation.
Open To Open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, and VSPN 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 as a combination of text and audio.
Tuition Member $92 ($83 early bird special if enrolled by September 25, 2017)
Non-Member $169 ($152 early bird special if enrolled by September 25, 2017)

*Enroll in both MULT600-1017: Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation and MULT601-1017: Cases in Canine Rehabilitation by October 23, 2017 and receive the discounted enrollment price: Member $156 Non-Member $288

VSPN CE Course TECH246-1017: Anesthesia for the Cardiac Patient   [Intermediate | text ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Katy Waddell, LVT, VTS (ECC, Anesthesia)
Course Open October 18, 2017-November 25, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Wednesdays, October 25, November 1, November 8, November 15, 2017; 8:00-9:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is geared toward individuals seeking to expand their knowledge of cardiac function, cardiovascular anesthesia monitoring and the analgesic/anesthetic agents that might be more appropriate for certain types of cardiac compromise.
Open To Open to veterinary support staff.
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists.(22-30732)
Format   text The lectures for this course will be presented in a text format.
Tuition $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by October 4, 2017)

VIN CE Course MULT601-1017: Cases in Canine Rehabilitation   [ Advanced | audio and text ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Jacqueline Davidson, DVM, MS, DACVS, CVA, CCRP, CERP, CCRT, CVPP, DACVSMR
Course Open October 30-November 23, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Mondays, November 6 and 13, 2017; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits4
Level and
Prerequisites
This advanced course is intended for veterinarians interested in rehabilitation. Participants should be well versed in canine anatomy and physiology. Completing the MULT600-1017: Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation course is a prerequisite for enrolling in this course.
Open To Open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, and VSPN 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 as a combination of text and audio.
Tuition Member $92 ($83 early bird special if enrolled by October 9, 2017)
Non-Member $169 ($152 early bird special if enrolled by October 9, 2017)
*Enroll in both MULT600-1017: Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation and MULT601-1017: Cases in Canine Rehabilitation by October 23, 2017 and receive the discounted enrollment price: Member $156 Non-Member $288

VSPN CE Course TECH245-1117: Canine and Feline Endocrine Diseases Module 2   [Intermediate | text ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter 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 RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists (22-30426).
Format   text/audio The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly 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 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 ]
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 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 ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter 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 RACE approved (22-31026) 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 TECH269-1117: Smoothing the Way, Creating a Low Stress Environment for Patients   [Basic | text ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Sherrie Yuschak, AAS, RVT, VTS (Behavior), CPDT-KA
Course Open November 21, 2017-December 29, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Tuesdays, November 28, December 5, 12 and 19, 2017; 8:00-9:00 pm ET
CE Credits4
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course is geared toward all staff members that assist with patients.
Open To Open to veterinary support staff.
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists.(22-31050)
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 $84 ($76 early bird special if enrolled by November 7, 2017)

VSPN CE Course TECH276-1117: Feline and Canine Anesthesia Case Challenges Module 2   [Advanced | audio ]
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 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 RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists. (22-30901)
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)

VIN CE Course EXOT103-0118: Amphibian Essentials   [ Basic | audio only ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Ken Harkewicz, VMD
Course Open January 2-February 16, 2018
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, and February 6, 2018; 8:00-10:00 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 amphibians. No previous amphibian handling or experience is necessary.
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 using a Webinar.
Tuition Member $230 ($207 early bird special if enrolled by December 19, 2017)
Non-Member $355 ($319 early bird special if enrolled by December 19, 2017)



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