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VSPN CE Course TECH244-0917: Canine and Feline Endocrine Diseases Module 1
Audio and Text: The lectures for this course will be presented in a text format. Audio will be used to answer questions and augment the lecture.
Please come prepared to listen.

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Instructor: Paula Plummer, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)


Course Open: September 28, 2017-November 5, 2017
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2017; 8:00-9:30pm 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 intermediate course geared toward veterinary technicians seeking in-depth information on endocrine diseases in canines and felines. Module 1 is a required pre-requisite for Module 2.

VSPN CE Course: Open to VIN and VSPN members.
This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists.(22-30425)

Course Description:
This course will give the participant a complete understanding of physiology of the endocrine system before discussing pathophysiology. Module 1 will address the endocrine system as a whole and then break down the pituitary gland, thyroid gland and parathyroid gland. Each week the participant will be expected to be a part of activities or case based discussions that will be presented in the class to help them better understand the endocrine system and its abnormalities

Week 1 (Real Time Session October 5): The Endocrine System: What Does It Do?
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session October 12): The Pituitary Gland: I Need a Drink of Water
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session October 19): The Thyroid Gland: Little Gland, Big Problems!
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 4 (Real Time Session October 26): The Parathyroid Gland, How About That Calcium?
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 a text presentation with audio used to answer questions and augment the lecture, 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 Instructor:
Paula Plummer, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM) has been at Texas A&M University since 2007, first working in the Small Animal ICU and then moving to the Feline Internal Medicine service in 2011. She graduated from Murray State College in Tishomingo, OK and has been a registered veterinary technician since 2000. In 2011 she received her veterinary technician specialty in emergency and critical care and in 2014 she received her second VTS in small animal internal medicine. Paula is an organizing committee member of the AVTCP-feline specialty. Paula has spent most of her career in academia working in the critical care unit or feline internal medicine teaching veterinary students tasks that will help them be a better patient advocates when they graduate. Paula is also involved in teaching technicians in online programs and being a guest lecturer and lab instructor at local, regional and national continuing education symposiums.

Total CE Credit: 6

Tuition: $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by September 14, 2017)
* Enroll in both modules by October 5, 2017 and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.
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 October 5, 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 22-30425 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 0.00 CE Credits (0.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 6.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (6.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Category One: Scientific using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements. RACE does not "accredit" or "endorse" or "certify" any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program."

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 Director

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


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