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TO
VETERINARY SUPPORT STAFF

    
VSPN CE Course TECH176-0316: Canine and Feline Diseases Overview
Audio and Text: In some of the course Real Time Sessions the lecture will be predominantly audio
while in others the lecture will be predominantly text.

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Instructors: Barb Burri, MEd, MBA, CVT, LVT and Marisa Rhyne, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)
Course Open: March 3, 2016-April 10, 2016
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Thursdays, March 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2016; 8:30-10:00pm ET (USA)
Course RTS Times in Your Area: World Clock Converter

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 instructors for this course will be using 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: This basic course will provide an overview of canine and feline diseases with an emphasis on the client education and communication veterinary support staff should know in small animal practice
VSPN CE Course: Open to all veterinary staff. “This program (#22-13789) has been approved by AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 6.0 CE Credits, with a maximum of__6.0 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinary technician/technologist. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Non-Scientific-Clinical, Non-Scientific-Practice Management/Professional Development using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference). This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements.”

Course Description:
Veterinary team members should be able to recognize and describe the many diseases and conditions diagnosed in the small animal veterinary hospital. Support staff should be able to help educate clients in the process of how a veterinarian diagnoses disease, body systems involved, and follow up care after diagnosis. This course will also give an overview of diagnostic testing, symptoms of diseases, follow up protocols, dietary needs for some diseases and client education for canine and feline species. Preventable diseases will also be included to alert staff to the symptoms of these diseases and to better educate clients in the value of vaccination.

Week 1 (Real Time Session March 10): Preventive Health and Gastrointestinal Diseases

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to

Week 2 (Real Time Session March 17): Endocrine Disorders and Musculoskeletal Diseases

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to

Week 3 (Real Time Session March 24): Renal and Cardiovascular Disease

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to

Week 4 (Real Time Session March 31): Respiratory Diseases and Cancer

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to

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 text with audio used for answering questions, please be prepared to listen.

*To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.

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.

About the Instructors:
Barb Burri, MEd, MBA, CVT, LVT is the CE Content Wrangler for VSPN and an adjunct faculty member at Great Bay Community College in their veterinary technology program, instructing in the areas of Medical Terminology, Pharmacology, Computers in Veterinary Medicine, and Clinical Methods. Barb teaches several other VSPN CE courses.
Marisa Rhyne, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM) is a LVT in Texas at a specialty practice in North Dallas. She has worked in specialty practice since 2004, as well as general and emergency practice since 1997. She previously taught for 3 years, in the Certified Veterinary Assistant program at Collin County Community College Health Sciences Continuing Education Department and the University of Texas at Arlington Health Careers Institute.

Total CE Credit: 6

Tuition: $120 ($108 early bird special if enrolled by February 18, 2016)

* Students currently enrolled in and taking at least 2 classes or 5 units at an AVMA accredited or CAAHT approved Veterinary Technician Program may be eligible to receive a 50% discount off the regular rate for this course (upon verification of student status).
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close at 5pm ET on March 10, 2016, or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
*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.
  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 800-846-0028 ext. 792 or email VSPNCE@vspn.org. Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
*Note: “This program (#22-13789) has been approved by AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 6.0 CE Credits, with a maximum of__6.0 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinary technician/technologist. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Non-Scientific-Clinical, Non-Scientific-Practice Management/Professional Development using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference). This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements.”

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 VSPN office 800-846-0028 ext. 792 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.
* Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VSPN office at 800-846-0028 ext. 792.

*For more information on VSPN's upcoming CE courses, check the VSPN Course Catalog.

Charlotte Waack, RVT, CVT
VSPN Director/VSPN CE Interim Director

VSPN CE Services: VSPNCE@vspn.org
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 792
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01 45 222 6154
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 02 6145 2357


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