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Self Study CE Catalog
November 1, 2017 (published) | June 9, 2022 (revised)
Barb Burri; Peggy Hall


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VIN CE 2022 Self Study Courses


If you have questions about the VIN CE Self-Study Courses or need help with any VIN CE Self-Study course, please contact Moreka Beckelick (Moreka@vin.com); 800.846.0028 ext 754


Medicinal Plants: Tips on Identification, Preparation, and Use (ALTM401)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 3 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-915126).
CE Credits: 3
Tuition: VIN/VSPN Member $69

Description: In this course, we will discuss some of the plants found in nature which might have medicinal applications, as well as some harvesting and preparation techniques that can be used for these plants. This course is not meant as a complete tutorial on medicinal herbs, nor does it heavily cover the diagnosis and treatment of disease entities – rather it is meant as an aid in the identification of medicinal plants, proper preparation, their chemical properties and potential indications.
Estimated Time Commitment: 182 minutes


Recognizing Brewing Fear and Aggression in Dogs and Cats (BHVR900)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, MS Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-842033).
CE Credits: 1.5
Tuition: VIN/VSPN Member $35

Description: Dog and cat bites are the most common cause of injury in the veterinary hospital or pet care setting. Failure to recognize the subtle indicators of fear and anxiety, paired with improper handling, can lead to animals who may leave medically better, but behaviorally worse. See how a more skilled approach to interacting with these pets will help you quickly win their trust, allowing you to avert potentially dangerous and stressful situations.
Estimated Time Commitment: 89 minutes


Rapid Reversal of Fear and Aggression in Dogs and Cats (BHVR901)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, MS Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-842035).
CE Credits: 1.5
Tuition: VIN/VSPN Member $35

Description: Flooding, desensitization, classical counter-conditioning and operant counterconditioning are the 4 methods of behavior modification; but which one should you use? Many people are familiar with the terms and techniques but may lack the full knowledge needed to animal's response can increase your level and speed of success. Estimated Time Commitment: 85 minutes


Low Stress Handling® and Restraint of Difficult Dogs and Cats (BHVR902)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, MS Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-842037).
CE Credits: 1.5
Tuition: VIN/VSPN Member $35

Description: Are you routinely scruffing, stretching, or struggling with cats, or do you find that you have difficulty with hyperactive, fearful, or aggressive dogs? Learn Low Stress Handling™ techniques that apply to even the most difficult patients. From creating a calm, inviting environment, to using towel wrap techniques, to multiple methods for handling pets of different sizes and temperaments, you'll learn principles and techniques that will allow you to adjust to the patient's needs. Put it all together and you'll create a more Pet-Friendly hospital.
Estimated Time Commitment: 82 minutes


What Giraffes, Dogs, and Chickens Have in Common - Training Techniques That Work for All Creatures (BHVR903)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, MS Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-842259).
CE Credits: 2
Tuition: VIN/VSPN Member $46

Description: Ninety percent of all animal training, regardless of the species or complexity of the task, relies on a strong understanding of the science of learning. Learn what these foundation principles are and how to apply them to everyday training. By the end of this lecture, you'll have the information you need to modify behavior in your dog or cat, as well as your horse, housemates, or even hippos!
Estimated Time Commitment: 108 minutes


Applied Behavior Analysis in Training: From Missile-Guiding Pigeons to Spy Dog (BHVR904)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, MS Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Accreditation:This non-interactive course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-842263).
CE Credits: 2
Tuition: VIN/VSPN Member $46

Description: Harness the power of science in your training! Whether you're a trainer, veterinary behaviorist, pet owner, police, military, or scent work trainer, training methods based on the science of animal behavior can get you astonishingly fast and consistent results. In this second of two fascinating, live-recorded lectures, Dr. Sophia Yin, a veterinarian, animal behaviorist, and author, explains clearly and vividly the essential foundations and practical applications of the science of animal learning.
Estimated Time Commitment: 121 minutes


Feline Lab: Towel Wrap Techniques for Handling Cats with Skill and Ease (BHVR905)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, MS Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-842039).
CE Credits: 1.5
Tuition: VIN/VSPN Member $35

Description: The traditional methods of handling were to scruff, stretch, and force-restrain cats. The result: bites, scratches, and veterinary staff who were unsure of how to keep safe. Learn low stress towel wrap techniques that will help you handle cats with skill and ease.  Cats will remain calm and cooperative, and veterinarians and technicians will be confident handling their feline patients.
Estimated Time Commitment: 75 minutes


Kitty Kindergarten: Creating the New Improved Cat Through Early Socialization (BHVR906)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, MS Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-842043).
CE Credits: 1.5
Tuition: VIN/VSPN Member $35

Description: Potty problems? Inter-cat aggression? Antisocial behavior? Many people think that these are part of a cat's nature or just something they need to accept. It turns out that these and most other cat behaviors can be prevented with early socialization and training. A few techniques applied early can change the course of a kitten's life.
Estimated Time Commitment: 107 minutes


Canine Lab 1: Essential Exercises for Moving Dogs from Place to Place (BHVR907)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, MS Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-842045).
CE Credits:2
Tuition: VIN/VSPN Member $46

Description: Are you uncomfortable handling large, hyperactive, or seemingly aggressive dogs? Did you know that if you're unaware of how the dog perceives every interaction, you could be giving unclear or conflicting cues which can cause him to become confused, fearful, and even aggressive? Learn the Low Stress Handling™ techniques that will allow you to provide clear direction and hence have good control to improve both your confidence in handling and the dog's confidence in you.
Estimated Time Commitment: 110 minutes


Canine Lab 2: Handling and Restraining Medium-sized and Large Dogs with Skill and Ease (BHVR908)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, MS Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-842047).
CE Credits:1
Tuition: VIN/VSPN Member $23

Description: Have you ever had to struggle to get a dog into position or keep him there for an exam or procedure? We often use force to restrain uncooperative dogs when techniques that incorporate finesse would work better. With Low Stress Handling™ techniques you learn how to control movement in all directions while providing the support and guidance the dog needs to feel secure.
Estimated Time Commitment: 79 minutes


Canine Lab 3: Handling and Restraining Small and Medium-sized Dogs with Skill and Ease (BHVR909)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, MS Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 2.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-842049).
CE Credits:2.5
Tuition: VIN/VSPN Member $58

Description: People tend to restrain small and medium-sized dogs with force due to their size, which causes them to struggle defensively. The result: procedures take longer, and patients become more difficult with each visit. In this lab, you'll learn a variety of holds and be able to identify the directions of movement they control. This will allow you to adapt quickly to the situation and to the dog's response. Patients who otherwise would be difficult to handle will now be calm and cooperative.
Estimated Time Commitment: 137 minutes


Canine Lab 4: Desensitization and Counterconditioning: Teaching Dogs to Willingly Accept Medical Procedures (BHVR910)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, MS Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 3 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-842051).
CE Credits: 3
Tuition: VIN/VSPN Member $69

Description: Many dogs dislike or are fearful of various types of handling for procedures such as toenail trims, injections and venipuncture. While it may seem faster to use force-restraint, this type of handling frequently makes the patient worse and takes more time. Techniques for training dogs to enjoy procedures are straightforward, but there are important nuances. In this lab you'll learn the detailed steps that will lead to quick and efficient success. Your patients will now be happy, and your clients will be, too.
Estimated Time Commitment: 169 minutes


Low Stress Handling® Certification, Silver Level (BHVR920)
Format:
Self-Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, M.S. Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates:
July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Real Time Sessions: None. Participants are expected to progress through the course materials at their own pace within the allotted course-open time period.

Level: Basic
Audience: VIN and VSPN members only
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 17.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-842053).
CE Credits: 17.5
Tuition: $343

Description: The purpose of this Certification in Low Stress Handling™ is to provide the teaching content needed to understand and improve the individual's or hospital's ability to create a low stress environment and handle animals in a less stressful manner. Coursework for this Certification goes beyond the teaching available from Dr. Sophia Yin's textbook/DVD Low Stress Handling, Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs & Cats and related training videos. While those sources include improvements to the hospital's design, to its preparation of and for the patient prior to a visit, and to its use of tools and sedative agents, a large portion of Low Stress Handling™ relies on the development of hands-on skills.
Estimated Time Commitment:
1061 minutes


Basic Skin Cytology (DERM116)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: David Robson BVSc (Hons), MANZCVS (Canine Medicine), FANZCVS (Dermatology)
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023

Level: Basic
Audience: VIN members only
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 2.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-905405)
CE Credits: 2.5
Tuition: VIN Member $58

Description: As a clinician have you struggled with management of some pruritic patients? As a specialist dermatologist the most common problem I see in referral cases is poor infection management, and this is usually a result of a failure to actually diagnose the infections. With the missed diagnosis, treatment is inappropriate, outcomes are suboptimal, and the case gets referred. The goal of this course is to help you in your clinic tomorrow with the first part of this – better diagnosis by better cytology. A more accurate diagnosis can then lead to more appropriate therapy, and better outcomes for your patients. The focus of the course will be on accurate cytological identification of clinically relevant common skin and ear infections. While that does not sound like much initially, there is much more to this than first appears to get it right, from setting up the microscope, to knowing where and when and how to sample, as well as identification of both relevant and irrelevant findings under the microscope and assessing the significant of the findings. If you want to take your dermatology to the next level, this course is where you need to start.
Estimated Time Commitment: 158 minutes


Introduction to Radiology (DIAG415)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Brian Poteet, MS, DVM, DACVR, DABSNM
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023

Level: Basic
Audience: VIN members only
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 2.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-845653)
CE Credits: 2.5
Tuition: VIN Member $58

Description: This course will cover the discovery and history of the first radiographs, basic radiology concepts, radiology safety and physics as well as evaluation of different x-ray systems used in veterinary medicine.
Estimated Time Commitment: 157 minutes


Abdominal Radiology Basics (DIAG416)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Brian Poteet, MS, DVM, DACVR, DABSNM
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023

Level: Basic
Audience: VIN members only
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 4 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-845655)
CE Credits: 4
Tuition: VIN Member $92

Description: This course will cover common abdominal radiology concepts and techniques. First through identifying normal anatomy structure and then introducing common abnormal presentations. The GI system, liver, spleen, kidney, gallbladder, adrenal glands, and urinary system will all be discussed.
Estimated Time Commitment: 255 minutes


Basic Cardiac Radiology (DIAG417)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Brian Poteet, MS, DVM, DACVR, DABSNM
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023

Level: Basic
Audience: VIN members only
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-845655)
CE Credits: 2
Tuition: VIN Member $46

Description: This course will cover common cardiac radiology concepts and techniques. First through identifying normal anatomy structure and then introducing common abnormal presentations. Common congenital diseases as well as acquired heart disease will be discussed.
Estimated Time Commitment: 147 minutes


Thoracic Radiology Basics (DIAG418)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Brian Poteet, MS, DVM, DACVR, DABSNM
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023

Level: Basic
Audience: VIN members only
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-848651)
CE Credits: 2
Tuition: VIN Member $46

Description: This course will cover common thoracic radiology concepts and techniques. First through identifying normal anatomy structure and then introducing common patterns of pulmonary disease.
Estimated Time Commitment: 127 minutes


Basic Orthopedic Radiology (DIAG419)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Brian Poteet, MS, DVM, DACVR, DABSNM
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023

Level: Basic
Audience: VIN members only
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 2.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-851293)
CE Credits: 2.5
Tuition: VIN Member $58

Description: 
This course will cover common orthopedic radiology concepts and techniques. First through identifying normal anatomy structure and then introducing common abnormal presentations. Common developmental bone diseases as well as acquired disease will be discussed.
Estimated Time Commitment: 
153 minutes


Neuroradiology Basics (DIAG422)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Brian Poteet, MS, DVM, DACVR, DABSNM
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023

Level: Basic
Audience: VIN members only
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 3 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-883248)
CE Credits: 3
Tuition: VIN Member $69

Description:
First through identifying normal anatomy structure and then introducing common abnormal presentations. Covering the skull, brain, vertebral column and intervertebral disc diseases and neoplasia.
Estimated Time Commitment: 179 minutes


Opioid 411 (1 CE Hour) (DRIP001)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Lance Roasa, DVM, MS, JD
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-915228).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: This course covers opioid prescribing by veterinarians in precise detail and provides participants with a broad range of expert level knowledge on subjects including DEA laws and regulations, identifying and stopping misuse, and more. It is designed to fulfill the continuing education requirements for all states that have mandated 1 CE hour on Controlled Drugs for Veterinarians, which include: Colorado, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Maine, and Florida.
Estimated Time Commitment: 64 minutes


Opioid 411 (2 CE Hour) (DRIP002)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Lance Roasa, DVM, MS, JD
Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM(SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-916697).
CE Credits: 2
Tuition: VIN Member $46

Description: This course covers opioid prescribing by veterinarians in precise detail and provides participants with a broad range of expert level knowledge on subjects including DEA laws and regulations, identifying and stopping misuse, and more.It is designed to fulfill the continuing education requirements for all states that have mandated 2 CE hours on Controlled Drugs, which include: Indiana, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
Estimated Time Commitment: 127 minutes


Opioid 411 (3 CE Hour) (DRIP003)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Lance Roasa, DVM, MS, JD
Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM(SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 3 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-810784).
CE Credits: 3
Tuition: VIN Member $69

Description: This course covers opioid prescribing by veterinarians in precise detail and provides participants with a broad range of expert level knowledge on subjects including DEA laws and regulations, identifying and stopping misuse, and more. It is designed to fulfill the continuing education requirements for all states that have mandated 3 CE hours on Controlled Drugs, which include: Arizona, Illinois, Nebraska, and Wyoming.
Estimated Time Commitment: 139 minutes


Guinea Pig Basics (EXOT012)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-806528).
CE Credits: 2
Tuition: VIN/VSPN Member $46

Description: This course covers the basics of guinea pig ownership and husbandry, as well as an overview of a general clinical approach to the species, discussing common diseases and their treatments.
Estimated Time Commitment: 113 minutes


Ferret Basics (EXOT013)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 2.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-872955).
CE Credits: 2.5
Tuition: VIN Member $58

Description: This course covers the basics of ferret ownership and husbandry, as well as an overview of a general clinical approach to the species, discussing common diseases and their treatments.
Estimated Time Commitment: 157 minutes


Rat Basics (EXOT015)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-806530).
CE Credits: 1.5
Tuition: VIN/VSPN Member $35

Description: This course will cover the basics of rat ownership and husbandry, as well as an overview of a general clinical approach to the species, discussing common diseases and their treatments.
Estimated Time Commitment: 104 minutes


Rabbit Basics (EXOT016)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-806532).
CE Credits: 2
Tuition: VIN/VSPN Member $46

Description: This course will cover the basics of Rabbit ownership and husbandry, as well as an overview of a general clinical approach to the species, covering common diseases and their treatments.
Estimated Time Commitment: 136 minutes


Hamster, Mouse, and Gerbil Basics (EXOT017)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-916701).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN/VSPN Member $23

Description: This course will cover the basics of hamster, mouse, and gerbil ownership and husbandry, as well as an overview of a general clinical approach to the species, discussing common diseases and their treatments.
Estimated Time Commitment: 46 minutes


The Geriatric Ferret (EXOT018)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 3 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-872957).
CE Credits: 3
Tuition: VIN Member $69

Description: Did you ever think that just treating ferrets was complicated enough?  How about the geriatric ferret, with multiple medical conditions?  In this course, we will break down the most common diseases seen in the older ferret, and provide some structure to figuring out what is priority and how to go about maximizing quality of lift for these complicated little senior citizens so beloved by their owners!
Estimated Time Commitment: 185 minutes


The Basics of Exotic Companion Mammal Anesthesia (EXOT110)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Intermediate
Audience: VIN members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 5 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-795653).
CE Credits: 5
Tuition: VIN Member $115

Description: Have you ever wondered where to start when that rabbit with overgrown teeth needs to be anesthetized?  How about the hamster that needs a mass removed?  This course is for you!  We will discuss the basics of anesthetizing any companion exotic mammal that comes into your practice, starting with the core physical exam findings and working all the way through to monitoring in surgery.  This class will focus on the aspects of sedation and anesthesia, and will not heavily discuss the medical or surgical conditions commonly seen in the species under discussion.  We’ll cover sedation and anesthesia for ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, mice, rats, gerbils, and sugar gliders – and principles that can be applied to a wide variety of other companion exotic mammals.
Estimated Time Commitment: 
310 minutes


Backyard Poultry Basics (EXOT317)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: G. Lynne Luna, DVM, MAM
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 3 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-800069).
CE Credits: 3
Tuition: VIN/VSPN Member $69

Description: In recent years, more people are starting to raise small flocks of poultry in backyard urban settings. Because of the small numbers of birds involved, they are often viewed more as pets than as production animals, even though they are being kept primarily for eggs or meat. When these birds become injured or ill, the owners are turning to their local family veterinarian for assistance, even though many small animal practitioners have very little to no experience with poultry or with how to treat animals that are being used in food production. This course is intended to help those veterinarians and veterinary staff become familiar with the handling and care of poultry commonly encountered in the backyard setting.
Estimated Time Commitment: 185 minutes


Reptile Medicine, Anesthesia, Analgesia and Important Infectious Diseases (EXOT503)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Amanda Guthrie, DVM, Dipl. ACZM, Dipl. ECZM (ZHM), MRCVS
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Intermediate
Audience: VIN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 3.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-774525)
CE Credits: 3.5
Tuition: VIN Member $81

Description: This course will focus on the clinically relevant anatomy, techniques, and diseases of commonly held reptiles that you may see in your practice, and will cover the basics of reptile anesthesia and analgesia, which drugs to use and how to monitor these patients. We will discuss a new emerging disease in snakes, Ophidiomycosis (SFD), that is rapidly spreading in free-ranging and captive snakes  and the conservation significance of this disease. Lastly, we will focus on the top 5 reptile viruses that you might see in your practice.
Estimated Time Commitment: 212 minutes


Amphibians 101 (EXOT900)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: Veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists
Accreditation: This self-study course is approved for 2.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 20-910076)
CE Credits: 2.5
Tuition: VIN Member $58

Description: This course is exactly what it sounds like – amphibians 101, or a beginner’s guide to the basics of amphibian medicine.  The focus is on frogs, most specifically, pet frogs that might be likely to present in practice – however, the techniques discussed would be appropriate for application to most sick amphibians.  The approach to basic husbandry, taking a good history, performing a physical exam, and an introduction to diagnostics, common diseases, and therapy options are included.  The hope is to take someone with minimal frog experience to being able to work through a sick frog case with confidence.
Estimated Time Commitment: 153 minutes


Bringing Care Everywhere: How access to care issues can help direct treatment in the field (MULT118)
Format: Self-Study

Presenters: Melissa Beyer, DVM
Anne Marie McPartlin, CVT, LVT, RVT, CVA
Ahne Simonsen, DVM
CourseDates:
July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN members
Accreditation: This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists as a non-interactive course (RACE 20-845649).
CE Credits: 1.5
Tuition: VIN/VSPN Member $35

Description: Access to Care may be the current catch phrase, but in reality there has always beenand there is now an ever-growing need for veterinary services to be provided to underserved populations. This can be low income urban areas or isolated rural areas,and it can affect varying degrees of income levels. As clinics become more availablethrough nonprofit and outreach work, it is important to keep in mind that low/no costclinics do not correlate with decreased quality of care. This course is designed tointroduce participants to common factors that can affect decision-making, treatmentoptions, and follow-up plans while providing high quality care to reach the desiredpatient outcome. We will follow actual cases throughout the course from clinicpresentation to discharge as examples.
Please note: COVID-19 has created challenges throughout the veterinary field whichrequires individualized protocols. For the purposes of this course we will not bediscussing COVID-19 precautions and safety measures. 
Estimated Time Commitment:
96 minutes


Veterinary Forensics (MULT220)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Jennifer Woolf, DVM, MS (Veterinary Forensics)
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-917061).
CE Credits: 5
Tuition: VIN/VSPN Member $115

Description: More and more, our society is mindful of the connection between people and animals including the Link: the connection between animal abuse and interpersonal violence.  Because of this, it is imperative that all veterinarians and support staff be able to identify potential animal abuse and know the laws related to their roles in reporting animal abuse.  But to report abuse, one must first be able to identify it and document it correctly.  Additionally, it may be necessary to collect evidence in a manner that does not compromise the case.  This course strives to teach each participant what the Link is, what laws may pertain to animal abuse, how to identify signs consistent with animal abuse, and how to document those signs including writing a report.  The focus will be on individual small animals but will also include large-scale cases and briefly touch on large animals and exotics.  Finally, there will be a brief discussion of the SARS-CoV2 pandemic and its relation to animal abuse.
Estimated Time Commitment: 303 minutes


Cats and Calcium: A Review of Feline Hypercalcemia (MULT310)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Audrey Cook, BVMS, MRCVS, Dip ACVIM, ECVIM, ABVP (Feline)
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-917045).
CE Credits: 2
Tuition: VIN Member $46

Description: Calcium homeostasis is a complex process involving several hormones and organ systems. Hypercalcemia is increasing recognized in feline practice and is a significant cause of patient morbidity. This course will start with a review the essentials of calcium regulation, with an emphasis on the interactions between the various players. The clinical impact of hypercalcemia will be discussed, with a focus on common clinical signs and those associated with significant morbidity. A logical diagnostic approach based on the most common causes of hypercalcemia will then be outlined. And finally, management options for cats with hypercalcemia will be outlined, with an emphasis on the current evidence to support each approach.
Estimated Time Commitment: 119 minutes


Canine and Feline Nutritional Tools (NUTR110)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Catherine Lenox, DVM, Diplomate ACVN
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 2.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-917307)
CE Credits: 2.5
Tuition: VIN Member $58

Description: This course is intended to review tools used in nutrition practice, as well as basic principles of canine and feline nutrition. This two-hour course will focus on nutritional assessment tools, differences between canine and feline nutrition, a brief overview of pet food label interpretation, and a discussion of dietary options for dogs and cats.
Estimated Time Commitment: 146 minutes


Canine and Feline Obesity Managment (NUTR111)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Catherine Lenox, DVM, Diplomate ACVN
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 2.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-814434)
CE Credits: 2.5
Tuition: VIN Member $58

Description: In this course, we will discuss health risks associated with obesity in dogs and cats; nutritional assessments for obese and overweight patients, including dietary history, body condition score, and muscle condition score; and a step-by-step approach to the overweight or obese patient. We will also discuss case examples.
Estimated Time Commitment: 145 minutes


Nutritional Management of Adverse Food Reactions (NUTR113)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Catherine Lenox, DVM, Diplomate ACVN
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN and VSPN members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 20-899164)
CE Credits: 2
Tuition: VIN Member $46

Description: Adverse food reactions, including food allergies, have diverse clinical signs with gastrointestinal and/or cutaneous manifestations. In this course we discuss the classification, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of adverse food reactions. We will primarily focus on nutritional management and will discuss diagnostic food trials for the different types of adverse food reactions, gastrointestinal and cutaneous. We will review how to identify nutrients of concern for both gastrointestinal adverse food reactions and cutaneous adverse food reactions and how these nutrients of concern impact dietary management. Feeding strategies, diet selection, and case management will also be discussed.
Estimated Time Commitment: 111 minutes


Dispensing Legend Drugs in Florida (PHAR108)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Heather Lindell Tally, PharmD, BS, RPh, DICVP, FSVHP
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-806970).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: This course addresses handling and concerns within the Florida veterinary setting when dispensing drugs products.  Topics include license and registration requirements, proper handling of controlled and non-controlled substances, and violations and penalties associated with deviations.
Estimated Time Commitment: 66 minutes


Laws and Rules Governing the Practice of Veterinary Medicine in Florida (PHAR109)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Heather Lindell Tally, PharmD, BS, RPh, DICVP, FSVHP
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Accreditation: This course does not qualify for AAVSB RACE approval. This course has been approved for veterinarians by the State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Board of Veterinary Medicine and fulfills the 2-hour requirement for Laws and Rules in Florida. (FL Provider License #: PVD223).
CE Credits: 2
Tuition: VIN Member $46

Description: This course explores the laws and rules governing the practice of veterinary medicine in Florida and gives a basic overview in a modular format. The course begins with licensing, educational requirements, and scope of practice. The veterinarian-client-patient relationship as well as requirements related to medical records will be discussed.  Permits, inspections and minimum standards of practice will follow. A brief overview covering advertising applications will be determined. Wellness and impairment of veterinarians will be discussed as well as the opioid crisis. The course ends with an overview of associated violations and penalties. This course focuses heavily on F.S. 455, F.S. 474 and Chapter 61G18.
Estimated Time Commitment: 130 minutes


Effective Decontamination Techniques for Toxicant Exposures (PHAR205)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Sharon Gwaltney-Brant, DVM, DABVT, DABT, PhD
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists(RACE 20-806536).
CE Credits: 1.5
Tuition: VIN/VSPN Member $35

Description: Acute exposures of veterinary patients to potential toxicants requires immediate attention to determine the risk of toxicosis developing and to take appropriate measures to minimize harm from the toxicant.  Decontamination should only be performed when the risk from the toxicant is greater than the risks inherent in the decontamination technique being performed.  This course will present rational approaches to patient decontamination including risk assessment, indications and contraindications of decontamination, and explanation of various decontamination techniques to employ depending on individual circumstances.
Estimated Time Commitment: 88 minutes


Veterinary Feed Directive and Other US Regulations (PHAR304)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Lauren Eichstadt Forsythe, PharmD, FSVHP
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-800067).
CE Credits: 2
Tuition: VIN Member $35

Description: This course will cover the regulatory landscape of using antibiotics in food animals.  It is designed to be a companion course to the food animal antimicrobial resistance webinar.  The course will cover applicable United States regulations as well as the history of how we got to where we are today.  There will be a detailed discussion of the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) regulations and a walk-through of how to write a VFD.
Estimated Time Commitment: 97 minutes


Prudent Use of Antimicrobials (PHAR305)
Format: Self-Study

Presenters:  Peter Foley, MSc, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Sandra McConkey, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-851291)
CE Credits: 2
Tuition: VIN Member $46

Description: Antimicrobial resistance is an increasing problem in both human and veterinary medicine. Whenever an antimicrobial is used, it inadvertently selects for resistance by killing or inhibiting sensitive bacteria and leaving behind resistant organisms. As a result, medicines become ineffective and infections persist, increasing hospital times, cost
and morbidity. Inappropriate antibiotic use can lead to superbugs that are difficult or impossible to treat with our current antibiotic options. This course will discuss the mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance, the use of "best" practices to avoid the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance.
Estimated Time Committment: 210 minutes


Practice CEnts Module 1: Basic Accounting (PRAC113)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Jon C. Dittrich, MBA
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 4 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-800071). This course is approved by VHMA for CVPM credit. (VHMA 20-27)
CE Credits: 4
Tuition: VIN/VSPN Member $92

Description: Most education geared toward a veterinary hospital is centered on medicine.  Although that is very important, we must not forget a veterinary hospital is also a BUSINESS.  The financial success of a veterinary hospital has more to do with being a success business man or woman than being a successful veterinarian.  This course is designed to help either a veterinarian or practice manager learn how to manage the BUSINESS of the veterinary practice.  By doing so, the practice should become more profitableand less stressful for the owner.
Estimated Time Commitment: 283 minutes


Veterinary Ethics (PRAC116)
Format: Self-Study

Presenters:  Carol Morgan DVM, PhD (Posthumous 1964-2015)
Raymond Anthony, PhD
Kathleen Cooney, DVM, CHPV, CCFP
Jennifer Woolf, DVM, MS (Veterinary Forensics)

Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 16 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 20-887594)
CE Credits: 16
Tuition: VIN/VSPN Member $368

Description: Ethically challenging situations are very common in veterinary medicine. Yet, unlike many other professions, veterinarians often receive very little formal training in ethics, ethical theory, and the process of making moral decisions. Understanding ethical theory and its applications can make it easier to stay out of trouble with clients and regulators. It can also help to stimulate dialogue about ethical issues amongst colleagues and veterinary team members. Learn the ground rules for engaging in ethical discussion and how to look at your practice policies and interactions with colleagues and staff in a new way.
Estimated Time Commitment: 1,598 minutes


Practice CEnts Module 2: Accounting and Financing Tools (PRAC213)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Jon C. Dittrich, MBA
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 6 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-917319). This course is approved by VHMA for CVPM credit. (VHMA 20-42)
CE Credits: 6
Tuition: VIN/VSPN Member $138

Description: Most education geared toward a veterinary hospital is centered on medicine.  Although that is very important, we must not forget a veterinary hospital is also a BUSINESS.  The financial success of a veterinary hospital has more to do with being a success business man or woman than being a successful veterinarian.  This course is designed to help either a veterinarian or practice manager learn how to manage the BUSINESS of the veterinary practice.  By doing so, the practice should become more profitable and less stressful for the owner.

This is the second of several management series on improving a veterinary practice profits and thereby creating wealth for the owner. This course will build upon what was learned in the Practice CEnts Module 1: Building Wealth – Basic Accounting course; we will learn more tools and structure these tools so we can make better management and financial decisions and thus more profitable decisions for the practice.
Estimated Time Commitment: 254 minutes


Practice CEnts Module 3: Increasing Practice Profits Through Financial Analysis (PRAC313)
Format: Self-Study

Presenters: Jon C. Dittrich, MBA
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Advanced
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Prerequisites: Practice CEnts Module 1 (PRAC113) and Practice CEnts Module 2 (PRAC213) are prerequisites for this course.
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 7 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-769271). This course is approved by VHMA for CVPM credit. (VHMA 21-08)
CE Credits: 7
Tuition: VIN/VSPN Member $161

Description: This is the heavy weight module where you will see results! We take the information learned in Modules 1 & 2 and apply it using new advanced Financial Tools to directly improve the profitability of your practice.  This is where the rubber hits the road.  All the accounting information you went through in Modules 1 and 2 is necessary to understand the Advanced Financial Tools supplied in this module.  At the end of this course, you can turn your attention to your practice and put the tools to work. Then sit back and watch your practice profits grow.
Estimated Time Commitment: 423 minutes


Practice CEnts Module 4: Wealth Creation - Advanced Accounting (PRAC413)
Format: Self-Study

Presenters: Jon C. Dittrich, MBA
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Advanced
Audience: VIN/VSPN members
Prerequisites: Practice CEnts Module 1 (PRAC113), Practice CEnts Module 2 (PRAC213), and Practice CEnts Module 3 (PRAC313) are prerequisites for this course.
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 3.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-847903).
CE Credits: 3.5
Tuition: VIN/VSPN Member $81

Description: This is our final Practice CEnts Module and we have arrived at the Wealth Creation summit. Now it is time to develop your Millionaire Plan! This module takes everything you learned in the basic accounting Modules 1 & 2, plus using Module 3 to apply your accounting knowledge and improve your practice profits. From these additional profits, you will develop your own Millionaire Plan (using YOUR numbers) to achieve financial independence. As a bonus, we also include a spreadsheet so you can monitor your ACTUAL progress with your GOALS.
Estimated Time Commitment: 229 minutes


Feline Hyperthyroidism (SAIM406)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Prerequisites: None
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-895290)
CE Credits: 2
Tuition: VIN Member $46

Description: This class is designed to be a “crash course” of everything hyperthyroid in the cat – whether it is making the (sometimes surprisingly challenging!) diagnosis, choosing amongst the therapeutic options, managing co-morbidities, or stabilizing and monitoring that difficult patient – this course is an A to Z buffet of just about everything you might encounter in routine practice (and maybe even in referral practice!).
Estimated Time Committment: 137 minutes


FIP – Making the Diagnosis and Sorting Out the Treatment Options (SAIM605)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Intermediate
Audience: VIN Members
Prerequisites: None
Accreditation: This self-study course is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-904583)
CE Credits: 1.5
Tuition: VIN Member $35

Description: Do you dread when a case starts to “head towards” the possibility of FIP?  Wonder if you are over diagnosing cases?  Feel like you are missing patients? Wish you had something better than pred to offer?  You are not alone! This course is for you!  Everyone struggles with Feline Infectious Peritonitis, but this course will take you from start to finish in making the diagnosis and sorting out the treatment options.
Estimated Time Committment: 95 minutes


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drip.vet CE 2022 Self Study Courses


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Traumatic Brain Injury (EMRG212)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: May 15, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-843074).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: This course will take you through the fundamentals of managing a patient with traumatic brain injury. Topics will include the physiological process of brain injury, as well as the medical assessment of your patient. Monitoring and therapeutic options will also be discussed to ensure optimal care for your traumatic brain injury patient.
Estimated Time Commitment: 66 minutes


Shock (EMRG213)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: May 15, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-843074).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: This course will take you through the fundamentals of the patient in shock. The physiological process of shock will be discussed along with the diagnostic approach and treatment of the patient in shock.
Estimated Time Commitment: 57 minutes


Cardiac Emergencies (EMRG214)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: May 15, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-843074).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: This course will cover the physiology of cardiac emergencies in cats and dogs, including diagnosing and developing a treatment plan for these patients.
Estimated Time Commitment: 70 minutes


Acute Abdomen (EMRG215)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: May 15, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-843074).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: This course will take you through the fundamentals of the acute abdomen patient. The physiological process of acute abdomen will be discussed along with the diagnostic approach and treatment of the acute abdomen patient.
Estimated Time Commitment: 53 minutes


Telemedicine for Veterinarians (MULT130)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Lance Roasa, DVM, MS, JD
Course Dates: July 25, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-849144).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description:  Before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine has been a trending and controversial topic in veterinary medicine. This presentation will cover the current state of the law, what is and isn't legal, and how to protect your practice while still utilizing telemedicine.
Estimated Time Commitment: 52 minutes


Anemia in Cats and Dogs (SAIM108)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: July 25, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-916542).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: This course will cover the pathology, diagnostic approach, and treatment options of the anemic veterinary patient.
Estimated Time Commitment: 57 minutes


Localizing Dyspnea (SAIM206)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: May 15, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-843074).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: This course will take you through the fundamentals of localizing dyspnea. The physiological process of localizing dyspnea will be discussed along with the diagnostic approach and treatment for the dyspneic patient.
Estimated Time Commitment: 55 minutes


Feline Hypotension (SAIM207)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: May 15, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-843074).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: This course will cover the physiology of hypotension in the feline patient, including the diagnostic approach and treatment.
Estimated Time Commitment: 68 minutes


Acute Pancreatitis (SAIM516)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: May 15, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-843074).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: This course will cover the physiology of acute pancreatitis in cats and dogs, including diagnosing and developing a treatment plan for pancreatitis patients.
Estimated Time Commitment: 76 minutes


Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (SAIM606)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: May 15, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-843074).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: This course will take you through the fundamentals of IMHA patients. The physiological process of IMHA will be discussed along with the diagnostic approach and treatment of the acute abdomen patient.
Estimated Time Commitment: 71 minutes


Immune Thrombocytopenia (SAIM607)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: May 15, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-843074).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: This course will take you through the fundamentals of the immune thrombocytopenic patient. The physiological process of immune thrombocytopenia will be discussed along with the diagnostic approach and treatment of the ITP patient.
Estimated Time Commitment: 57 minutes


Feline Urethral Obstruction (SAIM716)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: May 15, 2022-June 30, 2023
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-843074).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: This course will take you through the fundamentals of managing the feline urethral obstructed patient. The physiological process of urethral obstruction will be discussed along with the diagnostic approach and treatment of the urethral obstructed feline patient.
Estimated Time Commitment: 81 minutes


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VSPN 2022 CE Courses


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STAF121-20222: Veterinary Medical Terminology-The Basics
Format: 
Non-Interactive

Presenter: Barb Burri, MEd, MBA, CVT, LVT
Course Dates:
 July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Real Time Sessions: None. Participants are expected to progress through the course materials at their own pace within the allotted course-open time period.

Level: Basic
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has been RACE approved. (20-847051)
CE Credits: 2

Tuition: $42


TECH209-20222: Feline Diabetes Mellitus Nutrition
Format: 
Non-Interactive

Presenter: Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition)
Course Dates:July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Real Time Sessions: None. Participants are expected to progress through the course materials at their own pace within the allotted course-open time period.

Level: Advanced
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has been RACE approved. (20-847035)
CE Credits: 2

Tuition: $42


TECH277-20222: Parasitology of Dogs and Cats
Format: 
Non-Interactive

Presenter: Barbie M. Papajeski, MS, LVT, RLATG, VTS (Clinical Pathology)
Course Dates:
 July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Real Time Sessions: None. Participants are expected to progress through the course materials at their own pace within the allotted course-open time period.

Level: Basic
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has been RACE approved. (20-847049)
CE Credits: 6

Tuition: $126


TECH222-20222: Feline Obesity
Format: 
Non-Interactive

Presenter: Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition)
Course Dates:
July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Real Time Sessions: None. Participants are expected to progress through the course materials at their own pace within the allotted course-open time period.

Level: Advanced
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has been RACE approved. (20-847039)
CE Credits: 2.5

Tuition: $53


TECH278-20222: Farm Animal Parasitology
Format:
Non-Interactive

Presenter: Barbie M Papajeski MS, LVT, RLATG, VTS (Clinical Pathology)
Course Dates:
 July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Real Time Sessions:
None. Participants are expected to progress through the course materials at their own pace within the allotted course-open time period.

Level: Basic
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has been RACE approved. (20-847037)
CE Credits: 3.5

Tuition: $74


TECH202-20222: Hepatic Lipidosis Nutrition 
Format:
Non-Interactive

Presenter: Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition)
Course Dates:
July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Real Time Sessions:
None. Participants are expected to progress through the course materials at their own pace within the allotted course-open time period.

Level: Advanced
Audience: VSPN Members
Prerequisites:  This course is designed for those credentialed veterinary technicians pursuing their VTS-Nutrition or those experienced veterinary technicians (and their veterinarians) with a high level of nutritional knowledge in canines and felines.
Accreditation:This course has been RACE approved. (20-847047)
CE Credits: 1

Tuition: $21


TECH174-20222: Blood Chemistry in the Canine and Feline 
Format: Non-Interactive

Presenter: Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition)
Course Dates: Jan 3, 2022-Dec 31, 2022
Real Time Sessions:
None. Participants are expected to progress through the course materials at their own pace within the allotted course-open time period.

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Prerequisites:  This course is focused toward those veterinary personnel who are familiar with laboratory testing and equipment. This course will not cover how to use specific pieces of equipment, but rather help staff identify how to improve sample collection and tests available, and testing procedures to result in more reliable results.
Accreditation: This course has been RACE approved. (20-890703)
CE Credits: 1.5

Tuition: $32


TECH214-2022: Canine and Feline Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Format:
Non-Interactive

Presenter: Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition)
Course Dates:
July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Real Time Sessions: None. Participants are expected to progress through the course materials at their own pace within the allotted course-open time period.

Level: Advanced
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation:This course has been RACE approved. (20-847033)
CE Credits: 1.5

Tuition: $32


TECH309-20222: Feline Heartworm Disease
Format:
Non-Interactive

Presenter: Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition)
Course Dates: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Real Time Sessions: None. Participants are expected to progress through the course materials at their own pace within the allotted course-open time period.

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has been RACE approved. (20-847043)
CE Credits: 1

Tuition: $21


TECH279-20222: Equine Anatomy and Exams
Format:
Non-Interactive

Presenter: Sue Loly, LVT, VTS-EVN
Course Dates:
July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Real Time Sessions: 
None. Participants are expected to progress through the course materials at their own pace within the allotted course-open time period.

Level: Basic
Audience: VSPN members
Prerequisites: This course is focused towards the unique external and internal anatomy of equines. An understanding of how common body tissues like muscles and internal organs function is recommended before beginning this course. Additionally, this course will focus on the equine exam and differences in various advanced exams.
Accreditation: This course has been approved for veterinary technicians/technologists as a non-interactive course. (#22-41571)
CE Credits: 3

Tuition: $63


TECH316-20222: Sterilization is Instrumental - Beating the Bugs
Format:
Non-Interactive

Presenter: Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia, Surgery), FFCP
Course Dates:
July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Real Time Sessions: None. Participants are expected to progress through the course materials at their own pace within the allotted course-open time period.

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Prerequisites: This course is open to veterinary technicians/technologists, support staff, etc. - actively interested in proper sterilization of surgical instruments.

Accreditation: This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists as a non-interactive course. (20-890711)
CE Credits:
1.5

Tuition: $33


TECH284-20222: Equine Surgery and Equipment
Format: Non-Interactive

Presenter: Shana Lemmenes, CVT, VTS-EVN
Course Dates:  July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Real Time Sessions: None. Participants are expected to progress through the course materials at their own pace within the allotted course-open time period.

Level: Basic
Audience: VSPN Members
Prerequisites: This course is open to veterinary technicians/technologists, support staff, etc. - actively interested in proper sterilization of surgical instruments.
Accreditation: This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists as a non-interactive course. (20-924403) 
CE Credits:
2.5

Tuition: $52.50


TECH325-20222: It’s Catchy! Infection Control for the Veterinary Practice
Format: Non-Interactive

Presenter: Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia, Surgery), FFCP
Course dates:  July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Real Time Sessions: None. Participants are expected to progress through the course materials at their own pace within the allotted course-open time period.

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists as a non-interactive course. (20-924387)
CE Credits:
1

Tuition: $21


TECH331-20222: Role of the Veterinary Surgical Scrub Tech
Format: Non-Interactive

Presenter: Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia, Surgery), FFCP
Course dates:   July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Real Time Sessions: None. Participants are expected to progress through the course materials at their own pace within the allotted course-open time period.

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists as a non-interactive course. (20-924407)
CE Credits:
1

Tuition: $21


TECH332-20222: Oh Sew Easy! Understanding Suture Materials
Format: Non-Interactive

Presenter: Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia, Surgery), FFCP
Course dates:  July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Real Time Sessions: None. Participants are expected to progress through the course materials at their own pace within the allotted course-open time period.

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists as a non-interactive course. (20-931628)
CE Credits:
1

Tuition: $21


TECH333-20222: Waste Anesthetic Gases - The Invisible Threat
Format: Non-Interactive

Presenter: Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia, Surgery), FFCP
Course dates:  July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Real Time Sessions: None. Participants are expected to progress through the course materials at their own pace within the allotted course-open time period.

Level: Intermediate
Audience:VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists as a non-interactive course. (20-925159)
CE Credits: 
1

Tuition: $21


TECH336-20222: Anesthetic Monitors—Understanding Their Use & Limitations
Format:
Non-Interactive

Presenter: Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia, Surgery), FFCP
Course dates:  July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Real Time Sessions: None. Participants are expected to progress through the course materials at their own pace within the allotted course-open time period.

Level: Intermediate
Audience:VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists as a non-interactive course. (22-43758)
CE Credits: 
1

Tuition: $21


TECH341-20222: Zoonotic Diseases
Format:
Non-Interactive

Presenter: Melissa Evans, LVT, VTS (ECC)
Course dates:  July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Real Time Sessions: None. Participants are expected to progress through the course materials at their own pace within the allotted course-open time period.

Level: Basic
Audience:VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists as a non-interactive course. (20-764539)
CE Credits: 
3.5

Tuition: $74


TECH319-20222: Tinkering with Anesthesia Machines
Format: 
Non-Interactive

Presenter: Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia, Surgery), FFCP
Course dates:  July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Real Time Sessions: None. Participants are expected to progress through the course materials at their own pace within the allotted course-open time period.

Level: Intermediate
Audience:VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists as a non-interactive course.
CE Credits: 
1.5

Tuition: $33


TECH358-20222:Pain Scales in Dogs and Cats - Weighing the Options
Format: Non-Interactive

Presenter: Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia, Surgery), FFCP
Course dates:  July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Real Time Sessions: None. Participants are expected to progress through the course materials at their own pace within the allotted course-open time period.

Level: Basic
Audience:VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists as a non-interactive course.(20-931512)
CE Credits: 
1

Tuition: $22


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