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MULT306-0607: What Makes Cats Tick? Feline Internal Medicine Module 3
Respiratory and Cardiology topics

INSTRUCTORS:
Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP (course coordinator)
Randolph Baral, BVSc, MACVSc (feline)
Dan Hogan, DVM, DACVIM (cardiology)
Mark Kittleson, DVM, Ph.D, DACVIM (cardiology)

DATES:
June 20 - August 1, 2007
Interactive sessions: Wednesdays, June 20, 27, break for July 4 holiday, class resumes July 11, 18 and 25; 9:30 - 11:30 pm ET (US)

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The What Makes Cats Tick? Feline Internal Medicine series will take a close look at a variety of feline-specific topics taught by our knowledgeable instructors. This series is open to all veterinarians with an interest in feline medicine. We are planning on five modules to be taught throughout 2007. Here are the course topics which will be covered throughout the entire series: Physiology, GI, Nutrition, Endocrine, Urinary, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Dermatology, Behavior, Therapeutics, Analgesia, Anesthesia and Dental Dilemmas.

The third module will cover Respiratory and Cardiology topics in feline medicine.

Course Outline:

Week 1 (6/20):
Snots and snuffles: chronic respiratory disease (Scherk)

Week 2 (6/27):
Bronchopulmonary disease: is it asthma (Baral)

Break for Fourth of July

Week 3 (7/11):
Thromboembolic disease (Hogan)

Week 4 (7/18):
Cardiomyopathies and how we treat them (Kittleson)

Week 5 (7/25):
The highs and lows of blood pressure (Kittleson)

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

CE HOURS: 10 CE Credits

TUITION:
Member/$167, Non-Member/$256 by June 6, 2007;
Member/$185, Non-Member/$284 after June 6, 2007

Required Textbook: None

Recommended Textbooks:

Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine, Volumes 1 through 5, especially 4 and 5
Volume 5 is currently available in the VIN bookstore: https://store.vin.com/custom/edit.asp?p=82156
Be sure to log in to receive your member discount.

Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 6th edition - Ettinger, Feldman - 2005
Available in the VIN bookstore:
2 volumes with online updates: https://store.vin.com/custom/edit.asp?p=92053
2 volumes alone: https://store.vin.com/custom/edit.asp?p=82465
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Small Animal Cardiovascular Medicine, 2nd edition - Kittleson, Kienle - 2006
Free current online version on VIN: http://www.vin.com/Members/proceedings/Proceedings.plx?CID=SACARDIO&O=VIN
If you prefer a printed version, the 1st edition is available in the VIN bookstore:
https://store.vin.com/custom/edit.asp?p=82045
Be sure to log in to receive your VIN member discount.

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

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Continual Education Division
Veterinary Information Network
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