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EXOT501-1103: Intermediate Reptile Medicine

INSTRUCTORS:
Stephen Hernandez-Divers, B.Sc.(Hons), B.Vet.Med., D.Zoo.Med.(Reptilian), C.Biol. , M.I.Biol., M.R.C.V.S.; Diplomate RCVS Zoological Medicine, RCVS Consultant in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine (Reptiles)
Sonia Hernandez-Divers, DVM, Dip. ACZM (Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine)

DATES:
November 10 � December 22, 2003
Interactive Sessions: Mondays; 9:30- 11:30 PM ET (US)

Course Description

Intermediate Reptile Medicine is geared for those practitioners who are familiar with the basics of reptile husbandry and medical care (including basic anatomy), but who would like to sharpen their skills and delve into more advanced techniques. This course will also provide some of the more in-depth anatomy and physiology fine points of the Class Reptilia and how it relates to clinical medicine. If you completed the Basic Reptile Medicine course, or if you feel like you have outgrown the basic reptile medicine references out there, this course is for you. The following topics will be covered:

Reptile Endoscopy
Reptile Renal Anatom/Physiology and Clinical Dz
Reptile Respiratory Anatomy/Physiology and Clinical Dz
Reptile Dermatology
Reptile Infectious Dz's
Chelonia anesthesia and surgery

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

CE HOURS: 12 CE Credits

TUITION:
Member/$173, Non-Member/$245 before Oct 27;
Member/$192, Non-Member/$272 after Oct 27, 2003;
VSPN Okay

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

Note: "This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 12 hours of continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's 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 for further information."

(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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