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EXOT302-1008: Practical Avian Medicine Module 1
Introduction to Birds

INSTRUCTORS:
Susan Orosz, Ph.D, DVM, Diplomate ABVP, Avian Practice and Diplomate, European College of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Scott Ford, DVM, Diplomate ABVP, Avian
Jeffrey R. Jenkins, BS, DVM, Diplomate ABVP, Certified in Avian Practice, Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital, San Diego.

DATES:
October 7 - October 21, 2008
Real-time sessions: Tuesdays, October 7 and 14; 9:30 - 11:30 pm ET (USA)

The Practical Avian Medicine series is presented by the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) and Veterinary Information Network (VIN) with the goal to provide veterinarians with solid basic avian medical knowledge that is applicable to everyday practice. There will be 9 modules, which are each 2 weeks long.

Module 1 will cover the following topics: Avian anatomy and physiology, ID and classification, husbandry and nutrition.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Week 1 (October 7):
Avian Anatomy and Physiology (Orosz)

Week 2 (October 14):
Bird ID and classification (Ford)
Avian Husbandry and Nutrition (Jenkins)

MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS:
Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and will continue for one week following the last real time session.

CE HOURS: 4

TUITION:
$78 (70.00 early bird special if registered by September 23, 2008).
AAV members eligible for discount pricing: AAV Member/$60
Please type in the comment field on the last page of your course registration that you are a member of the AAV and your member number.
AAV members: Please note that you can find your member number on your mailing label for the AAV journal or you may contact AAV at the publications office (aavpublications@aav.org) and request the number, or email the central office (aavctrlofc@aav.org).
**Join AAV here: http://www.aav.org/
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Required Textbook: None

Recommended Textbook: None at this time.

For More Information on VIN's Upcoming CE Courses, check out http://www.VIN.com/CE/Catalog.htm

"This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 4 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call VIN at 1-800-700-4636 for further information."


COURSE WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY: Withdrawal prior to the listed start date of a course entitles the registrant to a complete refund or a credit toward a future VIN CE course, whichever is preferred. Withdrawal within 1 week after the listed start date (i.e. including no more than one real-time session) entitles the registrant to a credit toward any future VIN CE course. (Does not apply to courses with only one real-time session.) After the first real-time session, a registrant may withdraw due to special circumstances and receive prorated credit towards a future VIN course. These requests will be handled on an individual basis. The amount of the prorated credit will be determined based on 65% of the time remaining in the course at the time of withdrawal. It is not possible to withdraw retroactively.

Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN office at 1-800-700-INFO.


Debbie Friedler
Coordinator
Continual Education Division
Veterinary Information Network
CEonVIN@vin.com

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