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EXOT401-1004: Ferret Medicine

INSTRUCTORS:
Geoff Pye, BVSc, MSc, DACZM;
Natalie Antinoff, DVM, DABVP � Avian;
Matthew Johnston, VMD, DABVP � Avian

DATES:
October 14 - November 25, 2004
Interactive Sessions: Thursdays; 9:30- 11:30 PM ET (US)

Course Description

Objective: Familiarize veterinary practitioners and technicians with basic and intermediate level medicine and surgery of the domestic ferret. Topics to be included include biology, husbandry, clinical techniques, anesthesia, surgical considerations, adrenal disease, insulinoma, oncology, gastrointestinal diseases, and cardiorespiratory diseases.

Weekly Topics:

Week 1: Biology, Husbandry, Clinical Techniques
Dr. Geoff Pye

Week 2: Anesthesia and Surgical considerations
Dr. Geoff Pye

Week 3: Adrenal Disease
Dr. Matthew Johnston

Week 4: Insulinoma
Dr. Natalie Antinoff

Week 5: Oncology
Dr. Natlaie Antinoff

Week 6: Gastrointestinal and Cardiorespiratory diseases
Dr. Matthew Johnston

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

CE HOURS: 12 CE Credits

TUITION:
Member/$173, Non-Member/$250 by September 27, 2004;
Member/$192, Non-Member/$278 after September 27, 2004;

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

Note: "This course meets the requirements for 12 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize American Association of Veterinary State Boards' (AAVSB) Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories. Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by their state board."

(Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by the board.)


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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