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Sandra Mitchell DVM, DABVP ECM, DABVP Feline
EXOT408-0413: ECM Review Module 4 - Sugar Gliders and Hedgehogs
Dan Johnson, DVM, Dipl. ABVP ECM
April 3-April 27, 2013
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Wednesdays, April 10 and 17; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (US)
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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.
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Level and Prerequisites:
course will be open to veterinarians
actively interested in advanced topics in marsupial, hedgehog, and
other exotic companion mammal medicine and surgery.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians.
This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians only.
This course is the last of four modules in the ECM (Exotic Companion Mammal)
Review series. Each course focuses on specific exotic companion mammal species,
covering the medicine and disease presentations common to that species.
The focus of this course is sugar gliders and hedgehogs.
The course can be used as a portion of the preparation for the
ABVP Exotic Companion Mammal examination, but it is not designed as a test-preparation course.
The instructors do not have access to the examination questions. Also, material in this course
may be more current than that in the examination. However it will allow those preparing for
the examination to work systematically through different topics, accomplishing a broad review.
The emphasis will be on pathophysiology, serving as a foundation for good case management.
This course consists of two (2) 2-hour Real Time Session, 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.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- Discuss emerging and developing disease presentations in
sugar gliders and hedgehogs.
- Be aware of current diagnostic and treatment plans for these emerging issues.
- Have the resources to take routine practice "to the next level."
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. Sandra Mitchell
was one of the first veterinarians to be recognized
by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners as an Exotic Companion Mammal specialist.
She has been treating ECMs since her graduation from the New York State College of
Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She is a regular speaker at exotic conferences, and will
be presenting two topics at the upcoming Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarian
conference in Oakland, CA. Dr. Mitchell is contacted by veterinarians worldwide to
discuss difficult cases, and enjoys writing about and presenting interesting cases.
She is currently owner of Animal Medical Associates in Saco, Maine; and sees referrals
of exotics from all over the northeast. In addition to treating a variety of exotics,
she also shares her home with a wide range of animals (currently numbering 28) with
species ranging from reptiles to companion mammals to homo sapiens (her husband).
Dr. Dan Johnson
is a 1992 graduate of North Carolina State
University College of Veterinary Medicine. In 1996 he started North Carolina's
first all-exotics practice, Avian and Exotic Animal Care, located in Raleigh.
His case load is made up entirely of exotic pets, fish, wildlife, and zoo species.
Dr. Johnson also serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical
Sciences at NCSU-CVM. In 2010, he was certified as a Diplomate by the American Board
of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) specializing in Exotic Companion Mammal Practice.
Dr. Johnson publishes and lectures nationally on avian and exotic animal medicine.
(Real Time Session April 10, 2013)
- Nutritional Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in Sugar Gliders
- Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome
- CV Disease in Hedgehogs
- Self-Mutilation in Sugar Gliders
(Real Time Session April 17, 2013)
CE CREDITS: 4
- Diagnostic Techniques in Sugar Gliders and Hedgehogs
- Anesthetic Techniques in Sugar Gliders and Hedgehogs
- Surgical Essentials for Sugar Gliders and Hedgehogs
- Pharmacy Do's and Don'ts for Sugar Gliders and Hedgehogs
Tuition: Member $80 ($72 early bird special if enrolled by March 20, 2013)
Non-Member $150 ($135 early bird special if enrolled by March 20, 2013)
Register for all 4 courses in the ECM Review series by January 9, 2013 and you will receive a
discounted tuition rate of Member/$272, Non-Member/$510.
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the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first
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