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VSPN CE Course TECH259-0116: Ruminant Medicine
Audio and Text - The lectures for this course will be presented as a combination of text and audio

Enrollment is closed.

Presenter: Tara Woyton, MS, LVT, CVT
Course Open: January 7, 2016-February 14, 2016
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Thursdays, January 14, 21, 28 and February 4, 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 instructor 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 a Practice Session.

Level and Prerequisites: This basic course course is geared toward veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants that work with ruminants or have an interest in ruminant medicine.
VSPN CE Course: This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians only. Veterinary Information Network’s RACE provider number is #22.

Course Information:
The primary purpose of this course is to create a basis of knowledge for the veterinary professional interested in practicing ruminant medicine as well as working in ruminant herd/flock health. This course will include an overview of basic disease conditions and parasitology that are of concern in ruminant medicine. Ruminant husbandry, nutrition, and vaccine protocols will be covered with a focus on keeping a herd or flock healthy The latest practices as well as research will be incorporated to insure useable knowledge of best practice will be achieved

Course Outline:
Week 1 (Real Time Session January 14): Basic Exam and Handling of Ruminants
Presenter: Tara Woyton, MS, LVT, CVT
Objectives: Upon completion of this session participants should be able to Target Audience: Veterinary technicians/technologists
CE Credits: 1.5
RACE Category: Scientific
Format:Text/Audio

Week 2 (Real Time Session January 21): The Role of Nutrition in Keeping Ruminants Healthy
Presenter: Tara Woyton, MS, LVT, CVT
Objectives: Upon completion of this session participants should be able to Target Audience: Veterinary technicians/technologists
CE Credits: 1.5
RACE Category: Scientific
Format:Text/Audio

Week 3 (Real Time Session January 28): Basic Disease Conditions
Presenter: Tara Woyton, MS, LVT, CVT
Objectives: Upon completion of this session participants should be able to Target Audience: Veterinary technicians/technologists
CE Credits: 1.5
RACE Category: Scientific
Format:Text/Audio

Week 4 (Real Time Session February 4): Vaccine Protocols and Keeping Livestock Healthy
Presenter: Tara Woyton, MS, LVT, CVT
Objectives: Upon completion of this session participants should be able to Target Audience: Veterinary technicians/technologists
CE Credits: 1.5
RACE Category: Scientific
Format:Text/Audio

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 utilize both text and 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.
Required Textbooks: There is no required textbook for this course.

About the Presenter:
Tara L. Woyton, LVT, CVT, BS, MS started her career in veterinary medicine in 1997 and began teaching large animal labs at Medaille College, where she graduated with her A.S. in Veterinary Technology and B.S. in Biology. She used her large animal experience to obtain a position with the U nited States Department of Agriculture in the Animal Plant Health Inspection Services, Veterinary Services division. Following along with their mission statement ‘Keeping America’s Livestock Healthy,' Tara has trained in Foreign Animal Disease with the University of Tennessee Knoxville, performed extensive work in zoonotic disease surveillance and specializes in necropsy. Day to day operations included, setting up disease s urveillance at livestock concentration points, slaughter surveillance for disease as well as serving on disease outbreak task forces across the country and at our international borders. Along with her regular duties she served as the Veterinary Service Tribal Liaison, working with federally recognized Tribes in New York State to keep their livestock healthy. Working with the USDA has taken Tara across the country to work in livestock health while providing an opportunity to learn about herdsmanship across the United States.

In 2011, Tara obtained her M.S. from Canisius College and returned to academia. She now teaches full time at Medaille College in Buffalo N.Y., in their veterinary technology program. Her classes include Large Animal Disease and Restraint, Advanced Large Animal, Zoonotic Diseases, Necropsy and Advanced Necropsy, as well as Parasitology and Equine Sciences and Nutrition. She also serves as adjunct faculty, teaching Large Animal Science, Bovine Medicine and Parasitology for Medaille College Rochester and Genesee Community College in Batavia, New York. She is a member in good standing of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians and the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians, and served for seven years as the Western New York Chair of the New York State Association of Veterinary Technicians. Tara serves on the advisory board of Medaille College representing Large Animal and Regulatory Medicine. S he is also a member of the New York State Animal Response Team. Tara has received specialized training from Cornell University in New York State and certifies students to be ‘Beef Quality Assurance’ certified. In her spare time Tara works with local 4-H chapters and the Future Farmers of America to promote Agriculture and animal wellness.

Total CE Credit: 6

Tuition: $120 ($108 early bird special if enrolled by December 24, 2015)

* 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 on January 14, 2016, at 5pm ET or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

  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 22-18955 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 categorie(s) of: Scientific 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
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