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VSPN CE Course TECH216-0417: Canine and Feline Diabetes
Audio only: The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format.
Please come prepared to listen.

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Instructor(s): Thomas Hansen, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice)
Course Open: April 4, 2017-May 12, 2017
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Tuesdays, April 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 2017; 9:00-10:00pm 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 is designed to provide an overview of the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus, clinical signs, client education and home care.
VSPN CE Course: Open to VIN and VSPN members.
This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.

Course Description:
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a relatively common problem in small animal practice. The prospect of long term diabetic care can be very intimidating to owners, as a higher level of management and monitoring is required compared to other conditions. An educated and well-trained staff can help calm these concerns and promote optimal long term care. This course will cover the pathophysiology, how the veterinarian diagnoses, and treatment a veterinarian may prescribe of this condition with an emphasis on client education and communication.

Week 1 (Real Time Session April 11): Pathophysiology Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session April 18): Diabetes Mellitus in the Canine Patient Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session April 25): Diabetes Mellitus in the Feline Patient Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 4 (Real Time Session May 2): Client Education and Long-term Management 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 an audio presentation, 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 and are highly recommended reading PRIOR TO the RTS to enhance the single interactive session format.

Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.

About the Instructors:
Thomas Hansen, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice) is a graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine and Feline Practice). He is an emergency veterinarian in San Francisco

Total CE Credit: 4

Tuition: $84 ($76 early bird special if enrolled by March 21, 2107)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

* 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 April 11, 2017, 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 (RACE program number to be determined) has been submitted for approval by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 4 CE Credits, with a maximum of 4 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian or veterinary technician/technologist. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Scientific, 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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