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Drury Reavill, DVM, ABVP, certified in Avian and Reptile & Amphibian Practice, ACVP
EXOT319-0315: Pet Bird Medicine
The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format.
Please come prepared to listen.
Rose Ann Fiskett, VMD, ABVP, certified in Avian and Exotic Mammal Practice
March 15-April 8, 2015
Real Time Sessions (RTS):
Sundays, March 22 and 29; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA)
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In order to prepare you for a successful experience
in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first
Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session
is up to 1 hour in length.
For more information, please visit the
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*The instructors for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset or speakers to listen.
If you have any concerns regarding your computer's audio capabilities, please be sure to attend
one of the Practice Sessions.
Level and Prerequisites:
course will be open to veterinarians, veterinary students, and new grads
interested in reviewing pet bird husbandry, diagnostics, diseases and therapy.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians (VIN members only) and veterinary students.
This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians.
The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.
This is a basic presentation of how to approach birds in practice. It includes:
- A review of the common disease conditions by pet bird species
(psittacines and select finches).
- The common clinical signs for many diseases will be listed.
- Diagnostic tests commonly used will be described.
This course consists of two (2) 2-hour Real Time Sessions, supplemental library materials,
interactive message board discussions, and a mandatory end-of-course test.
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required
to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to
Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate
*The lecture portion of this course will be an audio presentation, please be prepared to listen.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- generate lists of disease differentials when they are presented with an ill bird for examination.
- determine appropriate diagnostic testing and be able to interpret the results.
- list some of the common pathogens found in popular avian species.
Course materials will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.
About the Instructors:
Dr. Drury Reavill
is a VIN consultant (Aquatic Animal Medicine Folder)
and has over 25 years of experience in avian and exotic clinical practice, laboratory
diagnostics and pathology.
She graduated from Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986
and practiced at the Avian Medical Center of Sacramento, as well as provided clinical
consultation and laboratory services to practitioners through California Avian Laboratory
(a national service exclusively devoted to avian and exotic animals) and California
Veterinary Diagnostic Labs of West Sacramento.
She completed her residency in anatomic pathology (including instruction in zoo pathology
and course work at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology) and gained board certification
from American College of Veterinary Pathology (ACVP) in 2000. Drury is also a Diplomate
of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, obtaining Avian Practice Certification
in 1993 (recertified 2003 and 2013) and Reptile and Amphibian Certification in 2013.
Dr. Rose Fiskett
is a premier avian clinician who has over 25 years of
experience in avian and exotic clinical practice, including 10 years as a telephone
consultant for exotics with a major reference laboaratory, managing health programs in
multiple pet stores, and teaching avian, exotic, lab animal and zoo medicine to
veterinary technician students.
Dr. Fiskett graduated from the University of Pennsylvania - School of Veterinary Medicine
in 1982, worked as an associate and relief veterinarian, lab animal veterinarian and
owned her companion animal (birds, exotics, dog, cats, reptiles and wildlife) practice
for 18 years. In addition, she has worked in regulatory medicine and as Program Director
for Veterinary Technology. She was initially board certified by the American Board of
Veterinary Practitioners in Avian Medicine in 1994, recertified in 2004 and 2014 (pending).
In addition, she certified in Exotic Companion Mammals in 2009.
(Real Time Session March 22, 2015):
Small Pet Birds
The presentation purpose is to review the common disease conditions
by pet bird species (small psittacines and select finches). The clinical signs,
select diagnostics, and differential diagnosis will be covered.
(Real Time Session March 29, 2015):
Large Pet Birds
The presentation purpose is to review the common disease conditions by pet bird
species specifically the large psittacines. The clinical signs, select diagnostics,
and differential diagnosis will be covered.
CE Credits: 4
VIN Member $84 ($76 early bird special if enrolled by March 1, 2015)
FREE for veterinary students and veterinarians who graduated in 2012 or later.
*Note: The course content, the course transcript, message board and library will be made available
to the general VIN membership after the course closes.
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes,
enrollment will close on March 20, 2015 at 5 pm ET (USA)
or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
Awesome free courses like this fill up quickly, so enroll now!
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Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
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