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LAMS101-0413: Llamas and Alpacas - Medicine and Surgery
DVM, MS, DACZM and
VMD, DACVIM (LAIM)
April 3-May 11, 2013
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Wednesdays, April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 2013; 9:30-11:30 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
CE Practice Area
Level and Prerequisites:
course will be open to veterinarians
actively interested in llama and alpaca medicine and surgery.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians.
This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians only.
Although not the cash cows they once were, llamas and alpacas remain popular
companion animals. They are shown and are also used for packing. And although
they tend to be lumped in with other small ruminants (which they are not),
their biology and medicine are unique. This course is designed to make
veterinarians confident in their dealings with llama and alpaca patients,
and their owners.
This course consists of four (4) 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
- more familiar with infectious and non-infectious disease problems in llamas
- familiar with anesthetic protocols and common surgical problems encountered
in llamas and alpacas.
- familiar with drugs commonly used in llamas and alpacas.
- familiar with reproductive issues commonly encountered in llamas and alpacas
and the assessment of neonates.
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:
- Fowler, ME. (2010). Medicine and Surgery of Camelids, 3rd ed. Wiley-Blackwell.
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, DVM, MS, ACZM received his veterinary degree from
Colorado State University and completed an internship in zoo, wildlife, and
exotic animal medicine at Kansas State University. Dr. Gentz serves as a
Consultant in the Avian, Small/Exotic Mammals, Reptile/Amphibian and Ruminants
folders on VIN. He was formerly Staff Veterinarian at Rio Grande Zoo in
Albuquerque, Director of Veterinary Services at the Wildlife Center of Virginia,
and Clinical Instructor of Exotic Animal Medicine and Wildlife Health at the
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.
, VMD, DACVIM (LAIM) received her veterinary degree
from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Wiedner completed an internship at
Cornell University and a large animal internal medicine residency at Purdue
University. She was the Director of Veterinary Care for Ringling Bros. and
Barnum & Bailey from 2004 to 2011.
She is currently part of the clinical faculty in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
at the University of Florida - College of Veterinary Medicine, and consults for
the VIN message boards.
(Real Time Session April 10)
- Basic Anatomy and Physiology
- Basic Clinical Techniques when working with Llamas and Alpacas
(Real Time Session April 17)
- Common infectious and noninfectious diseases
(Real Time Session April 24)
- GI Disease
- Dental Disease
(Real Time Session May 1)
CE CREDITS: 8
Member $160 ($144 early bird special if enrolled by March 20, 2013)
Non-Member $253 ($228 early bird special if enrolled by March 20, 2013)
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close when
the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first
Real Time Session unless otherwise noted. If the first Real Time Session is on a
weekend, course enrollment will close on the Friday before the first Real Time Session.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the
Participant Resource Center
- Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to
VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course
must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a
VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
- Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org
and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants;
personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
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*Note: "This course is submitted for approval for 8 continuing education credits 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 VSPN/VIN CE at 1-800-700-4636 for further information.
(Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for
information regarding recognition by their board).
Course withdrawal and refund policy:
A complete refund of the paid course price will be
issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course.
If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN/VSPN office 1-800-700-INFO (4636)
to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.
* Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you
call the VIN/VSPN office at 1-800-700-INFO (4636).
*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the
VIN Course Catalog
Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
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