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Steven I. McLaughlin
MULT205-0913: NAVLE® Review and Preparation
, DVM, MPH, DACVPM and
With technical support from board certified specialists:
, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
, VMD, MS, DACVIM
Laura Ridge Cousins
, DVM, MS, DACVIM
, DVM, DAVBP
, BVSc, FACVSc (Avian Health)
September 13-November 13, 2013
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Sundays, September 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, and November 3, 2013; 8:00-10:00 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
*The instructors for this course will be using a minimal amount of audio which will require you to have a headset or speakers to listen.
If you have any concerns regarding your computer's audio capabilities, please be sure to attend
one of the Practice Sessions.
Level and Prerequisites:
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®).
VIN CE Course:
Open to senior veterinary students and veterinarians preparing for the
North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE®).
This course does not qualify for AAVSB RACE approval.
Organized by species, each real-time session will highlight the "Top 20" diseases
and conditions encountered by practitioners in the U.S. 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.
This course consists of seven (7) 2 hour Real Time Sessions,
supplemental library materials, and interactive message board discussions.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will have received
- guidance on NAVLE® preparation, test-taking strategies,
and best study materials.
- a weekly live review covering a wide selection of NAVLE®-style material.
- the opportunity to interact with other NAVLE® candidates and
professors in class and on the message boards.
- weekly practice in answering one-best-answer multiple choice questions
in a timed format.
- access to boarded clinicians for expert real-time assistance.
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.
A list of recommended resources will be provided in the course library.
About the Instructors:
Dr. Steven 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
2000 veterinary students and graduates.
The "MULT205-0913: NAVLE® Study Guide" provided in the course library will
list the materials to review/study prior to each Real Time Session.
Week 1 (Real Time Session September 22, 2013):
Strategy for NAVLE® Preparation; Review of Public Health, Calculations, Toxicology,
Epidemiology & Other Topics
Week 2 (Real Time Session September 29, 2013):
Board Certified Specialist: Emily Graves, VMD, MS, DACVIM
Equine Top 20 NAVLE® Review
Week 3 (Real Time Session October 6, 2013):
Board Certified Specialist: Lisle George, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Bovine Top 20 NAVLE® Review
Week 4 (Real Time Session October 13, 2013):
Board Certified Specialist: Bob Doneley, BVSc, FACVSc (Avian Health)
Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Poultry, Pet Birds, and Other Small Animals
Week 5 (Real Time Session October 20, 2013):
Board Certified Specialist: Michele Gaspar, DVM, DAVBP
Feline Top 20 NAVLE® Review
Week 6 (Real Time Session October 27, 2013):
Board Certified Specialist: Laura Ridge Cousins, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Canine Top 20 NAVLE® Review
Week 7 (Real Time Session November 3, 2013):
Mock Exam and Last Minute Tips
CE CREDITS: 0
Tuition: Member $140 ($126 early bird special if enrolled by August 30, 2013)
Non-Member $227 ($204 early bird special if enrolled by August 30, 2013)
Vet Students $50, which may later be applied as credit to your first CE course
enrollment as a graduate/veterinarian.
Please type into the comment box of your registration form (on the last page)
the month and year you plan on taking the NAVLE®.
The instructors provide
a lot of excellent material and do their best to answer participant questions in the
time allotted. Sometimes a session can run overtime by 15 to 30 minutes because of
the number of participant questions posted. Participants are not required to stay
late when the session runs overtime but it is in their best interests to do so.
A transcript of the Real Time Session, including any session overtime, will be
available in the course library the following day. Participants can use the
transcript to review any portion of the class that they may have missed.
Enrollment will be limited to 450 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 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.
*NAVLE® is a registered trademark owned by the National Board of
Veterinary Medical Examiners (NBVME).
This course is not licensed by, endorsed by, or affiliated with the NBVME.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the
Participant Resource Center
Enrollment is closed.
- 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.
- 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.
- For further assistance call 1-800-700-INFO (4636) or email (VIN CE)
CEonVIN@vin.com or (VSPN CE)
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/VSPN CE at 1-800-700-4636 for further information.
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
VIN CE Services: CEonVIN@vin.com
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