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MULT215-0612: Small Animal Necropsies

INSTRUCTOR(S): Eric Snook, DVM, DACVP (Anatomic Pathology)
COURSE OPEN: June 14-July 1, 2012
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS): Thursday, June 21, 9:30-11:30pm ET (USA)
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Practice Sessions: 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 instructor for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset of 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: This basic course will be open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians actively interested in small animal necropsy techniques, lesions, and post-mortem changes. MULT214-0612: Basic Necropsy Technique is a prerequisite for this course.

VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Course Description:
This course is designed to familiarize the attendee with small animal necropsy specifics, common post-mortem changes, the meaning of pattern in lesion recognition and types of lesions. By the end of the course, the attendee should be able to recognize common lesions, exudates, form a morphologic diagnosis and perform a small animal necropsy.

This course consists of one (1) 2-hour Real Time Sessions with audio for questions and answers, 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.

*The lecture portion of this course will be an audio presentation, please be prepared to listen.

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to Course Materials: 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.
Recommended textbook(s): About the Instructors:
Eric Snook graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. He completed a residency in anatomic pathology at LSU in 2009. He is currently working toward completion of his PhD at the Tulane National Primate Research Center.

Course Outline:
Week 1 (Real Time Session June 21)
Content: Small Animal Necropsy Specifics

CE CREDITS: 2

Tuition: Member $40 ($36 early bird special if enrolled by May 31, 2012).
Non-Member $98 ($88 early bird special if enrolled by May 31, 2012).

Members may register for all 4 Necropsy courses for $136.

*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.

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  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.
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*Note: "This course is submitted for approval for 2 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).

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VIN Education Coordinator

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