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EXOT312-1109: Avian Handling, Restraint and Behavior

INSTRUCTORS:
Brian Speer, DVM, DABVP(Av), DECAMS
Lori Gaskins, DVM, DACVB

DATES:
November 17 - December 1, 2009
Real-time sessions: Tuesdays, November 17 and 24; 9:30 - 11:30 pm ET (USA)

Course Description

The Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) and Veterinary Information Network (VIN) are collaborating on avian continual education courses with the goal to provide veterinarians and staff with solid basic avian medical knowledge that is applicable to everyday practice.

This course will integrate the methods of a clinician and behaviorist and apply them to avian handling, restraint and management of common behavior problems.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Week 1 (November 17):
Applying behavioral science to the routine delivery of avian medicine. Included will be the basic science of behavioral medicine, and how to integrate this with the other foundations of wellness: Diet, housing, basic training, and physical health evaluations. (Speer and Gaskins)

Week 2 (November 24):
Case presentations illustrating how to apply these core principles. (Speer and Gaskins)

MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS:
Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and continue for 7 days following the last real-time session.

CE HOURS: 4

TUITION:
Member/$72, Non-Member/$131 by November 3, 2009;
Member/$80, Non-Member/$146 after November 3, 2009
AAV members eligible for discount pricing: AAV Member/$60 (Includes full access to VIN throughout the length of the course)
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 (if available).
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/

Required Textbook: None

Recommended Textbooks: None

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

"This course has been 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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