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MULT205-0910: NAVLE® Review and Preparation

INSTRUCTOR(S): Steven I. McLaughlin, DVM, MPH, ACVPM; and Waiva A.Worthley, DVM

With technical support from board certified specialists:
Lisle George, DVM, PhD, DACVIM;
Bob Doneley, BVSc, FACVSc (Avian Health);
Emily Graves, VMD, MS, DACVIM;
Michele Gaspar, DVM, DAVBP;
Laura Ridge Cousins, DVM, MS, DACVIM

COURSE OPEN: September 19 - November 17, 2010

REAL-TIME SESSIONS (RTS): Sundays, September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and November 7, 2010 8:00pm-10:00 pm ET (USA)

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Practice Sessions: Sunday, September 19 and Wednesday, September 22; 8:00 - 10:00 pm ET (USA)

Level and Prerequisites: The NAVLE® Review and Preparation course provides structured week-by-week instruction to help NAVLE® candidates stay on track to complete exam preparation in an efficient and effective manner. This course is geared toward senior veterinary students and veterinarians preparing for the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE®).

The NAVLE® Review and Preparation course does not qualify for AAVSB RACE approval.

Course Description:
This course consists of seven (7) 2 hour real-time sessions; supplementary library materials, and message board discussions.

Organized by species, each real-time session will highlight the "Top 20" diseases and conditions encountered by practitioners in the US and Canada. All real-time sessions will include multiple-choice questions similar to those that candidates will encounter on the NAVLE®. The questions will lead to a brief discussion and summary of each condition in a distilled format.

We will cover NAVLE® study plans and exam strategies and provide strategies for reviewing topics not covered in the "Top 20s." The last session will include a mock examination.

By the end of the course, participants will have received

Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library 1 week before each real-time session. Participants are expected to review the provided library materials during the week before each real-time session.

Required Textbook: None

About the Instructors:
Dr. Mclaughlin is president and founder of the Zuku Review, an online veterinary test preparation service in operation since 2006. He specializes in helping students and new graduates prepare for the NAVLE®, BCSE and PAVE QE. He consults with veterinary schools in the U.S. and abroad on boards review planning and is a popular speaker on effective adult learning. Dr. Mclaughlin is boarded in veterinary preventive medicine and brings a decade of international public health experience to VIN. With Dr. Waiva Worthley, he has developed and given the VIN NAVLE® Review and Preparation course twice yearly since February 2008.

Dr. Waiva Worthley has the distinction of passing the boards twice! She graduated from Virginia Tech in 1988 and passed the National Board Examination. Eighteen years later, she took North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE®) in order to be licensed in Missouri and passed again. VIN's resources were invaluable to her in preparing for the NAVLE®. In collaboration with Dr. Steve McLaughlin and VIN, Dr. Worthley developed the VIN NAVLE® Review and Preparation class. She has co-taught the NAVLE® review 6 times since 2008, to over 1200 veterinary students and graduates.

Course Outline:

Week 1 (Real-Time Session September 26):
Required reading: Review the material for Week 1 in the course library prior to the real-time session.
Content: Strategy for NAVLE® Preparation; Review of Public Health, Calculations, Toxicology, Epidemiology & Other Topics

Week 2 (Real-Time Session Sunday, October 3):
Board Certified Specialist: Lisle George, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Required reading: Review the material for Week 2 in the course library prior to the real-time session.
Content: Bovine Top 20 NAVLE® Review

Week 3 (Real-Time Session Sunday, October 10):
Board Certified Specialist: Bob Doneley, BVSc, FACVSc (Avian Health)
Required reading: Review the material for Week 3 in the course library prior to the real-time session.
Content: Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Poultry, Pet Birds, and Other Small Animals Review

Week 4 (Real-Time Session Sunday, October 17):
Board Certified Specialist: Emily Graves, VMD, MS, DACVIM
Required reading: Review the material for Week 4 in the course library prior to the real-time session.
Content: Equine Top 20 NAVLE® review

Week 5 (Real-Time Session Sunday, October 24):
Board Certified Specialist: Michele Gaspar, DVM, DAVBP
Required reading: Review the material for Week 5 in the course library prior to the real-time session.
Content: Feline Top 20 NAVLE® review

Week 6 (Real-Time Session Sunday, October 31):
Board Certified Specialist: Laura Ridge Cousins, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Required reading: Review the material for Week 6 in the course library prior to the real-time session.
Content: Canine Top 20 NAVLE® review

Week 7 (Real-Time Session Sunday, November 7):
Required reading: Review the material for Week 7 in the course library and prepare to take a mock NAVLE® exam during the Week 7 real-time session.
Content: Mock Exam and Last Minute Tips

CE CREDITS: 0

Tuition: Vet Students/$50, which may later be applied as credit to your first CE course enrollment as a graduate/veterinarian.*
Member $140 ($126 early bird special if enrolled by September 12, 2010).
Non-Member $227 ($204 early bird special if enrolled by September 12, 2010).

Please type into the comment box of your registration form (on the last page) the month and year you plan on taking the NAVLE®.

** NOTE: 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 will close on the Friday before the first real-time session.

Enrollment will be limited to 350 registrants. This class may fill quickly; students and veterinarians interested in the structured active learning provided through real-time sessions and message boards should register now to ensure a "seat" in class. Please enroll only if planning on attending all real-time sessions and fully participating in the course.

TO ENROLL:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration. To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll for a course on behalf of another individual.
  4. For further assistance call 1-800-700-INFO (4636) or email (VIN CE) CEonVIN@vin.com or (VSPN CE) VSPNCE@vspn.org). Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
Note: "This course does not qualify for AAVSB RACE approval. This course does not qualify for CE credit. Call VIN at 1-800-700-4636 for further information."

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. (This policy 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/VSPN office at 1-800-700-INFO (4636).

*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE Courses check the Course Catalog at
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Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator

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