Self Study CE Catalog

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Self Study CE Catalog
November 1, 2017 (published) | March 11, 2023 (revised)
Barb Burri; Peggy Hall

Self Study Course Catalog
Prices are listed in US dollars


Non-interactive courses do not have Real Time Sessions or participant-instructor interaction.
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VIN CE 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: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Credit Approval: 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 that 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


Behavior in Everyday Practice: Step by Step of Managing Behavior Cases in Your Practice (BHVR110)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christine Calder DVM DACVB Veterinary Behaviorist
Course Dates: October 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 10 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-981836).
CE Credits: 10
Tuition: VIN Member $230

Description: Behavior problems are common in veterinary patients. How to treat them can be a mystery. Many of these cases can be diagnosed and managed in general practice. In this series, you will learn how to recognize common behavior problems in canine and feline patients, collect and analyze a patient's behavioral history, diagnose, and treat behavior problems in a general practice setting.
Estimated Time Commitment: 551 minutes


Basic Skin Cytology (DERM116)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: David Robson BVSc (Hons), MANZCVS (Canine Medicine), FANZCVS (Dermatology)
Course Dates: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025

Level: Basic
Audience: VIN members only
Credit Approval:  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 the 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 significance 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: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025

Level: Basic
Audience: VIN members only
Credit Approval:  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: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025

Level: Basic
Audience: VIN members only
Credit Approval:  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: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025

Level: Basic
Audience: VIN members only
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-847297)
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: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025

Level: Basic
Audience: VIN members only
Credit Approval:  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: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025

Level: Basic
Audience: VIN members only
Credit Approval:  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 an acquired diseases will be discussed.
Estimated Time Commitment: 
153 minutes


Neuroradiology Basics (DIAG422)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Brian Poteet, MS, DVM, DACVR, DABSNM
Course Dates: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025

Level: Basic
Audience: VIN members only
Credit Approval: 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


Endoscopy Basics (DIAG426)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Andrew Kent, BVSc, DipECVIM-CA
Course Dates: January 23, 2024 -April 30, 2026

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 20-1156412, exp. 01/16/2026)
CE Credits: 1.5
Tuition: VIN/VSPN Member $35

Description: 
The course will provide an introduction to endoscopy including the indications for performing procedures, an outline of the required equipment for flexible and rigid endoscopy, how to care for/clean/setup the endoscopes and a review of available endoscopic accessories.
Estimated Time Commitment: 95 minutes


Guinea Pig Basics (EXOT012)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM
Course Dates: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-971360).
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: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: 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: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-971460).
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: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-971476).
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: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Credit Approval: 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: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: 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: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Intermediate
Audience: VIN members
Credit Approval: 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: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Credit Approval: 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: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Intermediate
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 3.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-971482)
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: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: Veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists
Credit  Approval: 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


Feline Pediatric Care (FELI100)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM
Course Dates: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Intermediate
Audience: Veterinarians
Credit Approval: This self-study course is approved for 4 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-985668, expires: 1/23/2025)
CE Credits: 4
Tuition: VIN Member $92

Description: This course will cover the basics of feline pediatric medicine from the time of birth until they have reached adult parameters – focusing especially on the “teeny weenies” – those little tykes under about 12 weeks of age.  The approach to the course will blend the basics of pediatric physiology with an emphasis on how this related to clinical medicine.
Estimated Time Commitment: 264 minutes


Feline Chronic Renal Disease (FELI101)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM
Course Dates: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Intermediate
Audience: Veterinarians
Credit Approval: This self-study course is approved for 3 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-933495, expires: 03/06/2025)
CE Credits: 3
Tuition: VIN Member $69

Description: In this self-paced course, we will look at all aspects of feline kidney disease from the pathophysiology to treatment options and everything in between.   Participants will have a deeper understanding of why things go wrong in kitty kidneys, and how to stay ahead of the problems.
Estimated Time Commitment: 169 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:
January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN members
Credit Approval: 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 been and 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 available through 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 to introduce participants to common factors that can affect decision-making, treatment options, and follow-up plans while providing high quality care to reach the desired patient outcome. We will follow actual cases throughout the course from clinic presentation to discharge as examples.
Please note: COVID-19 has created challenges throughout the veterinary field which requires individualized protocols. For the purposes of this course, we will not be discussing COVID-19 precautions and safety measures. 
Estimated Time Commitment: 
96 minutes


As Time Goes By- Aging & the Foundations of Small Animal Geriatric Medicine (MULT121)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Brennen McKenzie, MA, MSc, VMD
Course Dates: May 12, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-1040750, exp. 5/08/2025).
CE Credits: 2
Tuition: VIN Member $46

Description:  This course is intended to introduce the small animal clinician to the principles and practice of canine and feline gerontology (both species will be discussed, but the body of information is considerably greater for dogs, and the course will reflect that). We begin with the fundamentals of aging, including the core mechanisms and the clinical phenotype of aging in dogs and cats. After developing our understanding of aging as the most important modifiable risk factor for the three Ds of geriatrics-- disability, disease, and death—we shift to building a systematic approach to the assessment and management of geriatric canine and feline patients. We review the most important diseases and clinical problems of senior dogs and cats and introduce evidence-based resources, such as formal assessment tools and clinical practice guidelines, to support the diagnosis, assessment, monitoring, and treatment of these conditions.
Estimated Time Commitment: 120 minutes


Veterinary Forensics (MULT220)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Jennifer Woolf, DVM, MS (Veterinary Forensics)
Course Dates: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Credit Approval: 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: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: 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: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Credit Approval: 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 Management (NUTR111)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Catherine Lenox, DVM, Diplomate ACVN
Course Dates: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 2.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-971488)
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: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN and VSPN members
Credit Approval: 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


Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine: The Basics (PHAR112)
Format: Self Study

Presenters: Trina Hazzah, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), CVCH
Dawn Boothe, Phd, DVM, DACVIM/Internal Medicine, DACVCP (Clinical Pharmacology)
Gary Richter, MS, DVM, CVA, CVC, GDVWHM
Jeff Pollard, DVM, ABVP Canine and Feline
Lance Roasa, DVM, MS, JD
Holly Hommerding, DVM, DABT, DABVT
Casara Andre, DVM, cVMA

Course Dates: November 20, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Credit Approval:  This non-interactive course is approved for 7 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists(RACE 20-1126458).
CE Credits: 7
Tuition: VIN Member $161

Description:  With cannabis science and the legal environment rapidly changing throughout the country, if not the world, we are excited to offer this first of its kind introduction to veterinary cannabis course. This course will provide up-to-date information on medical and legal topics pertaining to cannabis in veterinary medicine. It will review the endocannabinoid system, the cannabis plant itself, and all its components. Discuss the toxicologic aspects of cannabis through a review of the pertinent seminal cannabis articles. Take a look at the clinical application of cannabis. And finally, review the federal and state laws and regulations and how they pertain specifically to veterinary medicine.
Estimated Time Commitment: 426 minutes


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

Presenter: Sharon Gwaltney-Brant, DVM, DABVT, DABT, PhD
Course Dates: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists(RACE 20-971496).
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
Hayley Springer, MS, DVM, PhD
Course Dates: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-1040692).
CE Credits: 1.5
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: 106 minutes


Prudent Use of Antimicrobials (PHAR305)
Format: Self Study

Presenters:  Peter Foley, MSc, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Sandra McConkey, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP
Course Dates: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN members
Credit Approval: 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 Commitment: 210 minutes


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

Presenter: Jon C. Dittrich, MBA
Course Dates: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Credit Approval: 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: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Credit Approval: 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


Making Your Practice Feline Friendly (PRAC150)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM
Course Dates: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: Veterinarians
Credit Approval: This self-study course is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-1007238, expires: 04/04/2025)
CE Credits: 1.5
Tuition: VIN Member $35

Description: Whether you are an assistant, a technician, a new grad vet, or a seasoned practitioner – we’ve all seen cats that cause us to groan when they appear on the schedule.  There are often tips and tricks to deal with these difficult kitties – as well as the sometimes difficult owners that accompany them!  This course is a compilation of ideas, concepts, practical tips, and tricks aimed to help you evaluate your practice and look for ways to improve the experience of working with cats for the entire staff, clients, and of course – the cats themselves.
Estimated Time Commitment: 90 minutes


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

Presenter: Jon C. Dittrich, MBA
Course Dates: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Credit Approval: 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: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Advanced
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Prerequisites: Practice CEnts Module 1 (PRAC113) and Practice CEnts Module 2 (PRAC213) are prerequisites for this course.
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 7 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-971500).
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: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
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.
Credit Approval: 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: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Prerequisites: None
Credit Approval: 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 Commitment: 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: January 1, 2023 -April 30, 2025
Level: Intermediate
Audience: VIN Members
Prerequisites: None
Credit Approval: 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 Commitment: 95 minutes


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CattleDog CE Self Study Courses


Recognizing Brewing Fear and Aggression in Dogs and Cats (CDPS100)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, MS Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-906756).
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 (CDPS101)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, MS Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-906760).
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 (CDPS102)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, MS Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-906348).
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 (CDPS103)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, MS Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-974936).
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 (CDPS104)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, MS Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-974926).
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 (CDPS105)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, MS Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-906762).
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 (CDPS106)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, MS Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-906768).
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 (CDPS107)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, MS Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-974894).
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 (CDPS108)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, MS Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-974898).
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 (CDPS109)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, MS Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 2.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-974904).
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 (CDPS110)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, MS Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN/VSPN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 3 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-974906).
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 (CDPS111)
Format:
Self Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, M.S. Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates:
 January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN and VSPN members only
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 17.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-910156).
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


Creating a Pet-Friendly Hospital, Animal Shelter, or Petcare Business (CDPS112)
Format:
Self Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, M.S. Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates:
 January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN and VSPN members only
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 4.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-930999)
CE Credits: 4.5
Tuition: $88

Description:  Creating a "pet-friendly" hospital, shelter, or Petcare business is a simple, inexpensive path to improved efficiency, increased staff safety, happy pets, and clients who feel a bond with your business. Learn how in this fun and fascinating series of lectures taken from a half-day seminar given by veterinarian, animal behaviorist, and author, Dr. Sophia Yin.
Estimated Time Commitment: 
271 minutes


Pet Dogs, Problem Dogs, High-Performance Dogs: How Science Can Take Your Training to a New Level (CDPS113)
Format:
Self Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, M.S. Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates:
 January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN and VSPN members only
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 4 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-931007)
CE Credits: 4
Tuition: $78

Description: Get fast, consistent training results for any species whether you are a trainer, veterinary behaviorist, or pet owner. Learn from Dr. Sophia Yin how science and applied behavior analysis can improve your animal training skills while deepening your understanding of animal behavior.
Estimated Time Commitment: 
230 minutes


The Master Class Collection (CDPS114)
Format:
Self Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, M.S. Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates:
 January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN and VSPN members only
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 8.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-976854)
CE Credits: 8.5
Tuition: $166

Description: If you feel insecure with your skills, you could be giving confusing or conflicting cues to dogs, creating fear and even aggression. By learning proper restraint methods and which movements they control, you can adapt quickly to the situation and to the dog’s response.
Estimated Time Commitment: 
230 minutes


Perfect Puppy for the Modern World (CDPS115)
Format:
 Self Study

Presenter: Christine D. Calder DVM DACVB
Course Dates:
 June 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN and VSPN members only
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 2.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-1011408)
CE Credits: 2.5
Tuition: $58

Description: This new course takes the learner through the developmental stages that shape a dog’s behavior from before birth until they enter the new home. The true definition of socialization is outlined including how to best prepare a puppy for the modern world through the socialization process. Normal and abnormal behaviors are discussed including early intervention and problem solving to reduce escalation of these behaviors. An introduction the benefits of Puppy Kindergarten classes is including along with an explanation of Learning Theory terminology and trainer selection. Finally, cooperative veterinary care, consent, and voluntary start behaviors are introduced with the goal of education and early intervention.
Estimated Time Commitment:
117 minutes


Perils of Punishment (CDPS116)
Format:
Self Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, M.S. Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates:
 April 27, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN and VSPN members only
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-905094)
CE Credits: 1.5
Tuition: $35

Description: Dr. Sophia Yin dives into the use of aversives and punishment: Is there a place for them in animal training today? Dr. Yin details the science and psychology of punishment through case studies, centuries of research and her own personal use of aversives on her dogs.
Estimated Time Commitment: 117 minutes


The Difference a Measure Makes: Using Science to Decipher Your Animals Behavior (CDPS117)
Format:
Self Study

Presenter: Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, M.S. Animal Science (1966-2014)
Course Dates:
 April 27, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN and VSPN members only
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-858083)
CE Credits: 2
Tuition: $46

Description: This course covers the science behind body language, timing and treat delivery to create an optimal learning environment for the animals in our care. You will learn how adjusting your technique can impact animal training.
Estimated Time Commitment: 121 minutes


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drip.Vet CE Self Study Courses


If you have questions about the drip.vet CE Self Study Courses or need help with any drip.vet CE Self Study course, please contact Drew Olson (Drew@vin.com); 800-700-4636.


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

Presenter: Lance Roasa, DVM, MS, JD
Bree Montana, DVM, CCFP
Philip J. Seibert, Jr., CVT
Rachael Carpenter, DVM

Course Dates: February 2, 2024-April 30, 2026
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-1126356).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: This course has been designed to fulfil the continuing education requirements for all states that have mandated CE on the topic of controlled substances. It provides students with a broad range of expert level knowledge on subjects including federal controlled substance laws, best practices for prescribing and management of controlled substances including benzodiazepine and opioid medications, use of electronic PDMPs, recognition of substance abuse, signs of opioid abuse, addiction and diversion, opioid use and dependency in office staff, clients and co-workers, and treatment of chronic pain.
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, and Maine.
Estimated Time Commitment: 69 minutes


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

Presenter: Lance Roasa, DVM, MS, JD
Bree Montana, DVM, CCFP
Philip J. Seibert, Jr., CVT
Rachael Carpenter, DVM
Course Dates: February 2, 2024-April 30, 2026
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-1126362).
CE Credits: 2
Tuition: VIN Member $46

Description: This course has been designed to fulfill the continuing education requirements for all states that have mandated CE on the topic of controlled substances. It provides students with a broad range of expert-level knowledge on subjects including federal controlled substance laws, best practices for prescribing and management of controlled substances including benzodiazepine and opioid medications, use of electronic PDMPs, dispensing controlled substances, recognition of substance abuse, signs of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion, opioid use and dependency in office staff, clients and co-workers, use, misuse, documentation, safeguarding and monitoring controlled substances, controlled substance diversion, inventory and security, treatment of chronic pain, and controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management.
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: 126 minutes


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

Presenter: Lance Roasa, DVM, MS, JD
Bree Montana, DVM, CCFP
Philip J. Seibert, Jr., CVT
Rachael Carpenter, DVM

Course Dates: February 2, 2024-April 30, 2026
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 3 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-1126364).
CE Credits: 3
Tuition: VIN Member $69

Description: This course has been designed to fulfill the continuing education requirements for all states that have mandated CE on the topic of controlled substances. It provides students with a broad range of expert-level knowledge on subjects including federal controlled substance laws, best practices for prescribing and management of controlled substances including benzodiazepine and opioid medications, use of electronic PDMPs, dispensing controlled substances, recognition of substance abuse, signs of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion, opioid use and dependency in office staff, clients and co-workers, use, misuse, documentation, safeguarding and monitoring controlled substances, controlled substance diversion, inventory and security, treatment of chronic pain, and controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management.
It is designd 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: 174 minutes


The Endothelial Glycocalyx Targeting Vascular Permeability (DRIP100)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates:  January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-970926).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: The endothelial glycocalyx is not an ivory tower subject! When properly addressed, and therapeutically targeted, it can greatly improve mortality and morbidity in practice. The refresher or introduction to the endothelial glycocalyx will touch on the structure and function, as well as relevant pathology of damage, and potential therapies to support and improve the health of the endothelial glycocalyx.
Estimated Time Commitment: 51 minutes


Fluid Therapy Update (DRIP101)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-970948).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: A course set up to review updated principles of fluid dynamics, and the development of an effective fluid therapy plan.  It touches on current controversies with synthetic colloids and serves as a wonderful transition to more complicated disease processes. 
Estimated Time Commitment: 65 minutes


Perioperative Management of Gastric Dilation Volvulus Patients (DRIP102)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-970954).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: In this course, we will discuss how to prepare and stabilize GDV patients for surgery. Variable degrees of gastric malpositioning will be covered as well as logical and effective therapies for after-surgery care.
Estimated Time Commitment: 55 minutes


Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Cats (DRIP103)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-970968).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: Diabetic ketoacidosis in felines brings a shiver to most practitioners. Therefore, let us explore the relevant pathophysiology, current diagnostic testing, and logical, effective therapies to provide confidence in medical intervention, and the greatest probability for success in treating these complicated cases. Concurrent disease factors, electrolyte derangements, and when to get patients started on long-acting insulin, as well as suggestions for client compliance, such as at-home monitoring, are addressed. Feline patients are highlighted, but canine patients are also discussed. 
Estimated Time Commitment: 60 minutes


Practical Approach to Thoracic Trauma in Cats and Dogs (DRIP104)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-970970).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: This course will go into how to stabilize and manage thoracic trauma in cats and dogs. Both penetrating and blunt traumas will be discussed and the logical way to approach treating these patients.
Estimated Time Commitment: 56 minutes


Sepsis and Septic Shock (DRIP105)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-970976).
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: 70 minutes


Gastroesophageal Reflux: An Under Recognized Source of Pain (DRIP106)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-970982).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: Based on new data, the incidence of gastroesophageal reflux is too often under-recognized and addressed, especially in canine patients.  This course will briefly review the relevant pathophysiology of GERD, and focus on diagnosis, and effective current therapies. 
Estimated Time Commitment: 59 minutes


Heatstroke (DRIP107)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-970988).
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


Hepatic Encephalopathy (DRIP108)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-970992).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: This course briefly reviews the relevant pathophysiology of hepatic encephalopathy, but will focus on proper tools for diagnosis and most effective and logical therapies for maximum beneficial outcomes in the treatment and/or management of patients.
Estimated Time Commitment: 64 minutes


Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) (DRIP109)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-971004).
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 (DRIP110)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-971008).
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 (DRIP111)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Audience: VIN Members
Accreditation: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-971172, exp. 1/3/2025).
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 (DRIP112)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-971310).
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 (DRIP113)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Lance Roasa, DVM, MS, JD
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: 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 (DRIP114)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (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 (DRIP115)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates:  January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-971322).
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 (DRIP116)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates:  January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-971334).
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 (DRIP117)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-971340).
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 (DRIP118)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-971344).
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 (ITP) (DRIP119)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-971348).
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 (DRIP120)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-971354).
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


Chronic Coughing in Dogs (DRIP121)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-928140, exp. 07/25/2024).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: This course focuses on relevant pathophysiology and diagnostic testing regarding chronic coughing in dogs and discusses potential therapies.
Estimated Time Commitment: 59 minutes


Endocrine Emergencies (DRIP122)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Adam Lancaster, DVM, DACVECC
Course Dates: December 13, 2023-April 30, 2026
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-1127262, exp. 11/20/2025).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: This course focuses on relevant pathophysiology and diagnostic testing regarding endocrine emergencies and discusses potential therapies.
Estimated Time Commitment: 73 minutes


Copper Storage Disease (DRIP123)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: January 13, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-960758, exp. 10/31/2024).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: This course focuses on copper storage disease in dogs found in modern veterinary practice and the logical way to handle it.
Estimated Time Commitment: 58 minutes


Myelopathies and Atlanto-occipital Abnormalities (DRIP124)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Logan Donaldson, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Course Dates: December 14, 2023-April 30, 2026
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-1127294, exp. 11/20/2025).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: This course focuses on Myelopathies and Atlanto-occipital Abnormalities found in modern veterinary practice and the logical way to handle.
Estimated Time Commitment: 53 minutes


A brief review of veterinary toxicology (DRIP125)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Adam Lancaster, DVM, DACVECC
Course Dates: December 13, 2023-April 30, 2026
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-1127456, exp. 11/20/2025).
CE Credits: 2
Tuition: VIN Member $46

Description: This course is a brief review of veterinary toxicology. It will focus on relevant pathophysiology, and diagnostic testing regarding common toxicants encountered by veterinary patients and discusses potential therapies.
Estimated Time Commitment: 120 minutes


Acute Kidney Injury- Special focus on Leptospirosis (DRIP126)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Adam Lancaster, DVM, DACVECC
Course Dates: December 13, 2023-April 30, 2026
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-1130620, exp. 11/28/2025).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: This course focuses on relevant pathophysiology and diagnostic testing regarding Acute Kidney Injury and discusses potential therapies.
Estimated Time Commitment: 61 minutes


Select Cases in Veterinary Neurology (DRIP127)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Logan Donaldson, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Course Dates: December 14, 2023-April 30, 2026
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-1130660, exp. 11/28/2025).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: The course will expose the clinician to atypical presentations of common neurologic diseases through reviewing a few select cases.
Estimated Time Commitment: 50 minutes


Neuromuscular Junction Disease and Peripheral Neuropathies (DRIP128)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Logan Donaldson, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Course Dates: December 14, 2023-April 30, 2026
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-1130684, exp. 11/28/2025).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: This course focuses on Neuromuscular Junction Disease and Peripheral Neuropathies found in modern veterinary practice and the logical way to handle.
Estimated Time Commitment: 55 minutes


Medical Recordkeeping for Veterinarians (DRIP129)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Lance Roasa, DVM, MS, JD
Course Dates: February 20, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 6 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-765143, exp. 01/18/2025).
CE Credits: 6
Tuition: VIN Member $138

Description: This course is designed for veterinarians seeking to fulfill Continuing Education requirements for license renewal. Emphasis is given to accurately and efficiently completing medical records, from the perspective of a practicing veterinarian, practice owner, and lawyer. This course uses real life example cases for practicality and actual state laws to highlight the legal requirements of veterinarians. The course uses high-quality audio/video and a full suite of resources to aid the learning experience. Medical records are something every veterinarian does every day. This course helps improve efficiency while maintaining high-quality legal medical records.
Estimated Time Commitment: 656 minutes


Modern Mentorship  (DRIP130)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Bree Montana, DVM, CCFP
Dan Tipney
Lance M. Roasa, DVM, JD
Stijn Niessen, DVM, PhD, DECVIM, PGCertVetEd, FHEA, MRCVS
Yaiza Forcada, DVM, PhD, DECVIM, PGCertVetEd, FHEA, MRCVS

Course Dates: March 27, 2025-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 10 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-931897, exp. 12/28/2024).
CE Credits: 10
Tuition: VIN Member $230

Description: This course provides an in-depth look at what is needed to provide high-quality mentorship in the veterinary field; course tutors all have extensive experience and/ or training mentorship in the veterinary field. Both good mentorship theory and practice, including examples, will be discussed.
Estimated Time Commitment: 609 minutes


Canine Cushings & Addisons  (DRIP131)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: March 22, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Intermediate 
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 3 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-931897, exp. 12/28/2024).
CE Credits: 3
Tuition: VIN Member $69

Description: Learners will explore relevant physiology, logical diagnostic investigations, and appropriate therapies for hyperadrenocorticism and hypoadrenocorticism in the field of emergency/critical care and internal medicine that affect cats and dogs.
Estimated Time Commitment: 175 minutes


Approach to the Down Dog (DRIP132)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Logan Donaldson, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Course Dates: December 14, 2023-April 30, 2026
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-1130694, exp. 11/28/2025).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: The lecture focuses on the typical presentation, differential diagnosis, treatments, and prognosis of the acutely down dog, including disease which may mimic IVDD. A small portion of the lecture series will expose the clinician to atypical presentations of common myelopathies.
Estimated Time Commitment: 58 minutes


Upper Airway Disorders (DRIP133)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: May 4, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic  
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-916530, exp. 6/13/2024).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: This course focuses on upper airway disorders found in modern veterinary practice and the logical way to handle them.
Estimated Time Commitment: 56 minutes


Vestibular Disease (DRIP134)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Logan Donaldson, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Course Dates: December 14, 2023-April 30, 2026
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-1130716, exp. 11/28/2025).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: The lecture series focuses on the typical presentation, differential diagnosis, treatments, and prognosis of common veterinary neurologic diseases. A small portion of the lecture series will expose the clinician to atypical presentations of common neurologic diseases.
Estimated Time Commitment: 55 minutes


Chronic Vomiting in Dogs (DRIP135)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: May 12, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic  
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-901934, exp. 04/04/2024).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: This course focuses on the problem of chronic vomiting in dogs found in modern veterinary practice and the logical way to handle it.
Estimated Time Commitment: 63 minutes


Suicide Prevention: Mental Health and Well-Being for Veterinarians (DRIP136)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Bree Montana, DVM, CCFP
Course Dates: May 12, 2023-April 30,2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 3 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-985938, exp. 01/23/2025).
CE Credits: 3
Tuition: VIN Member $69

Description: This course provides an in-depth understanding of the need to address veterinarians' mental health and well-being. Learn about the importance of suicide awareness prevention and find out how to get help for someone in crisis.
Estimated Time Commitment: 189 minutes


Chronic Diarrhea in Dogs (DRIP137)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: May 22, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-909016, exp. 04/25/2024).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: This course focuses on relevant pathophysiology and diagnostic testing regarding chronic diarrhea in dogs and discusses potential therapies.
Estimated Time Commitment: 61 minutes


Portal Vein Hypoplasia (DRIP138)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: May 22, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-931909, exp. 12/28/2024).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: Learners will explore relevant physiology, logical diagnostic investigations, and appropriate therapies for portal vein hypoplasia in the fields of emergency/critical care and internal medicine diseases that affect cats and dogs.
Estimated Time Commitment: 61 minutes


Clinical Approach to the Icteric Patient (DRIP139)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Adam Lancaster, DVM, DACVECC
Course Dates: December 13, 2023-April 30, 2029
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-1130734, exp. 12/04/2025).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: This course focuses on relevant pathophysiology and diagnostic testing regarding the icteric patient and discusses potential therapies.
Estimated Time Commitment: 62 minutes


Chronic Diahrrea in Cats (DRIP141)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: May 30, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-906077, exp. 02/13/2026).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: This course focuses on relevant pathophysiology and diagnostic testing regarding chronic diarrhea in cats and discusses potential therapies.
Estimated Time Commitment: 60 minutes


Chronic Vomiting in Cats (DRIP142)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: May 30, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-942094, exp. 09/12/2024).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description: This course focuses on relevant pathophysiology and diagnostic testing regarding chronic kidney disease and discusses potential therapies.
Estimated Time Commitment: 60 minutes


Triage, Stabilization, and Endpoints to Resuscitation  (DRIP143)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Adam Lancaster, DVM, DACVECC
Course Dates: December 13, 2023-April 30, 2026
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-1130748, exp. 11/28/2025).
CE Credits: 2
Tuition: VIN Member $46

Description: This course focuses on triage systems that can be utilized by all practitioners. With practical information to help stabilize your emergency and critical care patient.
Estimated Time Commitment: 125 minutes


Bleeding Disorders and Hemostasis  (DRIP144)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Adam Lancaster, DVM, DACVECC
Course Dates: June 2, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-867965, exp. 12/31/2023).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $23

Description:  This course focuses on relevant pathophysiology and diagnostic testing regarding bleeding disorders and hemostasis and discusses potential therapies.
Estimated Time Commitment: 67 minutes


Approach to Acute and Chronic Kidney Disorders (DRIP145)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates:  July 3, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-931883, exp. 12/28/2024).
CE Credits: 2
Tuition: VIN Member $46

Description: This course focuses on relevant pathophysiology and diagnostic testing regarding acute and chronic kidney disease and discusses potential therapies.
Estimated Time Commitment: 110 minutes


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Conversations With Colleagues


How to Survive Your First On-Call Weekend (VCAS100)
Format: Conversations With Colleagues

Presenter: Tony Johnson, DVM, DACVECC
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30,2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit  Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-938874).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $16

Description: Learn to manage the difficulties that stress can cause during the first on-call shifts. Prevent stressful situations from affecting performance and well-being. Discover how a systematic approach to emergency patients can help reduce stress and mistakes.
Estimated Time Commitment: 50 minutes


Imposter Syndrome and Perfectionism (VCAS101)
Format: Conversations With Colleagues

Presenter: Bree Montana, DVM, CCFP
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30,2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit  Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-938894).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $16

Description: This conversation will explore imposter syndrome and perfectionism, including a discussion about which groups may be most susceptible. The relationship between perfectionism and imposter syndrome will also be covered.
Estimated Time Commitment: 52 minutes


Surgical Tips and Tricks to Help you Navigate the Stresses of Those First Spays (VCAS102)
Format: Conversations With Colleagues

Presenter: Miranda Spindel, DVM, MS
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30,2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit  Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-938958).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $16

Description: This conversation will explore tips from an experienced shelter surgeon to aid with performing bitch spays. The discussion will include patient preparation prior to bitch spay surgery, anatomical landmarks that are useful to locate prior to performing a bitch spay, sutures and ligatures to use, and ways of closing the abdomen.
Estimated Time Commitment: 52 minutes


Logical Problem Solving (VCAS103)
Format: Conversations With Colleagues

Presenter: Stijn Niessen, DVM, PhD, DECVIM, PGCertVetEd, FHEA, MRCVS
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30,2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-938982).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $16

Description: This conversation will help you to become aware of different ways of approaching a medical problem. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of 3 commonly used methods: pattern recognition, fishing trip and logical clinical problem solving. The importance of defining medical problems in patients using a carefully taken clinical history and physical examination, then constructing a problem list and order according to the specific nature of the problems and relevance will be covered. Learn to refine a problem list on the basis of newly acquired information and localize the most specific problems of the patient to a body system and define the lesion in the body system.
Estimated Time Commitment: 60 minutes


Personal Finances Including Student Debt (VCAS104)
Format: Conversations With Colleagues

Presenter: Tony Bartels DVM, MBA
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30,2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-938970).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $16

Description: This conversation will discuss the student debt problem for veterinarians and the importance of personal finances training. Tools to manage student debt will also be explored.
Estimated Time Commitment: 54 minutes


Wellness and Self-Care: Your Insurance Policy for a Good Career (VCAS105)
Format: Conversations With Colleagues

Presenter: Bree Montana, DVM, CCFP
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30,2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-938994).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $16

Description: This conversation will explore wellness and self-care, including how to recognize when you are becoming burnt out. Strategies to improve wellness will be presented.
Estimated Time Commitment: 56 minutes


What Does Your Boss Want From You (VCAS106)
Format: Conversations With Colleagues

Presenter: Lillian Roberts DVM and Beth Davidow DVM, DACVECC
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30,2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit  Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-939010).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $16

Description: In this conversation, the perspective of the boss is discussed, including what are reasonable expectations from a boss towards a new graduate from the clinical and professional attitude point of view. Additionally, several resources and tips are shown, including tips with time management, as well as how to interact with team members, and how to face uncomfortable situations when there is a problem or something is not working. In the seminar, additional information is provided about salary calculation, as well as the clinic’s financial aspects which can sometimes drive decision-making.
Estimated Time Commitment: 50 minutes


Communication Skills (VCAS107)
Format: Conversations With Colleagues

Presenter: Jim Clark, DVM, MBA
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30,2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-939018).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $16

Description: Communication is so relevant to the work veterinarians do. This conversation will look at the impact communication with clients can have. The WISE COACH method of communication will be presented as a tool to use in daily practice.
Estimated Time Commitment: 55 minutes


Getting to Know Yourself (VCAS108)
Format: Conversations With Colleagues

Presenter: Jenny Guyat BVetMed MRCVS
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30,2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-943978).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $16

Description: There are individual personal preferences in daily life and clinical practice that affect ourselves, our colleagues, and our clients. Recognizing the influence that different personal preferences can have on communication and identifying which personal preferences are most suited to different work environments and tasks helps to find an environment where you can thrive.
Estimated Time Commitment: 68 minutes


I Have Made a Mistake, Now What? (VCAS109)
Format: Conversations With Colleagues

Presenter: Jenny Guyat BVetMed MRCVS
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30,2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-943972).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $16

Description: In this conversation, the emotional impact of making a mistake is discussed, including how individual reactions to mistakes can shape relationships with oneself, colleagues, and clients. The concepts of shame, vulnerability, and resilience are introduced, as well as practical tips on how to deal with mistakes in the daily job of veterinarians.
Estimated Time Commitment: 75 minutes


Is There Anything Beyond Clinical Work for Veterinary Professionals (VCAS110)
Format: Conversations With Colleagues

Presenter: Jenny Guyat BVetMed MRCVS
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30,2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-943754).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $16

Description: In this conversation, the many options available to veterinarians beyond clinical practice will be discussed. Strategies for knowing whether to lean into discomfort or recognize it is time to make a change will also be explored. The session will also discuss personal preferences and how they relate to different career options.
Estimated Time Commitment: 68 minutes


Making the Most of Working in a Team (VCAS111)
Format: Conversations With Colleagues

Presenter: Jenny Guyat BVetMed MRCVS
Course Dates: January 1, 2023-April 30,2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 20-943986).
CE Credits: 1
Tuition: VIN Member $16

Description: Other colleagues play an important role in the smooth running of a veterinary practice. We will discuss awareness of different types of personalities and preferences in ways of working and in communicating. Being aware of our own personal preferences and how to work in harmony with different preferences will also be covered. We will also focus on applying self-knowledge in choosing the best practice, how to identify if there is a mismatch of needs and preferences between you and your team, and strategies to apply when this occurs.
Estimated Time Commitment: 62 minutes


Chronic Diarrhea in Cats (DRIP141)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: May 30, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-971008).
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


Chronic Vomiting in Cats (DRIP142)
Format: Self Study

Presenter: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Course Dates: May 30, 2023-April 30, 2025
Level: Basic
Audience: VIN Members
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-971008).
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


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VSPN 2023 CE Courses


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Veterinary Medical Terminology-The Basics (STAF121-2023)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Barb Burri, MEd, MBA, CVT, LVT
Course Dates:
 January 1, 2023 - April 30, 202

Level: Basic
Audience: VSPN Members
Credit Approval: “This program has been approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists." (#20-847051)
CE Credits: 2

Tuition: $42


Feline Diabetes Mellitus Nutrition (TECH209-2023)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition)
Course Dates: January 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Level: Advanced
Audience: VSPN Members
Credit Approval: “This program has been approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists." (#20-847035)
CE Credits: 2

Tuition: $42


Parasitology of Dogs and Cats (TECH277-2023)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Barbie M. Papajeski, MS, LVT, RLATG, VTS (Clinical Pathology)
Course Dates:
  January 1, 2023 - April 30, 202

Level: Basic
Audience: VSPN Members
Credit Approval: “This program has been approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists." (#20-847049)“
CE Credits: 6

Tuition: $126


Feline Obesity (TECH222-2023)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition)
Course Dates:
 January 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Level: Advanced
Audience: VSPN Members
Credit Approval: “This program has been approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists." (#20-1088678)
CE Credits: 2.5

Tuition: $53


Farm Animal Parasitology (TECH278-2023)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Barbie M Papajeski MS, LVT, RLATG, VTS (Clinical Pathology)
Course Dates:
   January 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Level: Basic
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: “This program has been approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists." (#20-847037)
CE Credits: 3.5

Tuition: $74


Hepatic Lipidosis Nutrition (TECH202-2023)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition)
Course Dates:
 January 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024

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.
Credit Approval:This course has been RACE approved. (20-1088676)
CE Credits: 1

Tuition: $21


Blood Chemistry in the Canine and Feline (TECH174-2023)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition)
Course Dates: Jan 3, 2022-Dec 31, 2022

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.
Credit Approval:  “This program has been approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists." (#20-890703)
CE Credits: 1.5

Tuition: $32


Canine and Feline Inflammatory Bowel Disease (TECH214-2023)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition)
Course Dates:
 January 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Level: Advanced
Audience: VSPN Members
Credit Approval: “This program has been approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists." (#20-847033)
CE Credits: 1.5

Tuition: $32


Feline Heartworm Disease (TECH309-2023)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition)
Course Dates:  January 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Credit Approval: “This program has been approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists." (#20-847043)
CE Credits: 1

Tuition: $21


Equine Anatomy and Exams (TECH279)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Sue Loly, LVT, VTS-EVN
Course Dates: January 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Level: Basic
Audience: VSPN members

Credit Approval: “This program has been approved for 3 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinary technicians/technologists." (20-1039760)
CE Credits: 3

Tuition: $63


Equine Surgery and Equipment (TECH284)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Shana Lemmenes, CVT, VTS-EVN
Course Dates: January 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Level: Basic
Audience: VSPN Members

Credit Approval: “This program has been approved for 2.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinary technicians/technologists." (#20-924403)
CE Credits: 2.5

Tuition: $52.50


Sterilization is Instrumental - Beating the Bugs (TECH316)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia, Surgery), FFCP
Course Dates: January 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members

Credit Approval: “This program has been approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinary technicians/technologists." (#20-890711)
CE Credits: 1.5

Tuition: $33


Equine Surgery and Equipment (TECH284)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Shana Lemmenes, CVT, VTS-EVN
Course Dates: January 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Level: Basic
Audience: VSPN Members

Credit Approval: “This program has been approved for 2.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinary technicians/technologists." (#20-924403)
CE Credits: 2.5

Tuition: $52.50


It’s Catchy! Infection Control for the Veterinary Practice (TECH325)
Format: Self-Study 

Presenter: Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia, Surgery), FFCP
Course Dates: January 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Credit Approval: “This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinary technicians/technologists." (#20-924387)
CE Credits: 1

Tuition: $21


Role of the Veterinary Surgical Scrub Tech (TECH331)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia, Surgery), FFCP
Course Dates: January 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Credit Approval: “This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinary technicians/technologists." (#20-924407)
CE Credits: 1

Tuition: $21


Oh Sew Easy! Understanding Suture Materials (TECH332)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia, Surgery), FFCP
Course Dates: January 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Credit Approval: “This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinary technicians/technologists." (#20-931628)
CE Credits: 1

Tuition: $21


Waste Anesthetic Gases - The Invisible Threat (TECH333)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia, Surgery), FFCP
Course Dates: January 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Credit Approval: “This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinary technicians/technologists." (#20-925159)
CE Credits: 1

Tuition: $21


Anesthetic Monitors—Understanding Their Use & Limitations (TECH336)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia, Surgery), FFCP
Course Dates: January 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Credit Approval: “This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinary technicians/technologists." (20-1039770)
CE Credits: 1

Tuition: $21


Zoonotic Diseases (TECH341)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Melissa Evans, LVT, VTS (ECC)
Course Dates: January 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Level: Basic
Audience: VSPN Members
Credit Approval: “This program has been approved for 3.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinary technicians/technologists." (20-1039774)
CE Credits: 3.5

Tuition: $74


Tinkering with Anesthesia Machines (TECH319)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia, Surgery), FFCP
Course Dates: January 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Credit Approval: “This program has been approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinary technicians/technologists." (#20-915552)
CE Credits: 1.5

Tuition: $33


Pain Scales in Dogs and Cats - Weighing the Options (TECH358)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia, Surgery), FFCP
Course Dates: January 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Level: Basic
Audience: VSPN Members
Credit Approval: “This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinary technicians/technologists." (#20-931512)
CE Credits: 1

Tuition: $22


Triage for Veterinary Technicians (TECH368)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Amy Newfield, MS, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Course Dates: February 15, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Credit Approval: “This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinary technicians/technologists." (#20-892870)
CE Credits: 1

Tuition: $22


Veterinary Technicians Caring for the Critical Patient (TECH366)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Amy Newfield, MS, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Course Dates: February 15, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Credit Approval: “This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinary technicians/technologists." (#20-892870)
CE Credits: 1

Tuition: $22


Gastrointestinal Emergencies for Veterinary Technicians (TECH363)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Amy Newfield, MS, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Course Dates: February 15, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Credit Approval: “This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinary technicians/technologists." (#20-892870)
CE Credits: 1

Tuition: $22


Stabilization of the Emergency Patient for Veterinary Technicians (TECH395)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Amy Newfield, MS, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Course Dates: February 15, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Credit Approval: “This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinary technicians/technologists." (#20-892870)
CE Credits: 1

Tuition: $22


Understanding Shock & Defining an Emergency for Veterinary Technicians (TECH367)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Amy Newfield, MS, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Course Dates: February 15, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Credit Approval: “This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinary technicians/technologists." (#20-892870)
CE Credits: 1

Tuition: $22


Respiratory Distress for Veterinary Technicians (TECH364)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Amy Newfield, MS, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Course Dates: February 15, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Credit Approval: “This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinary technicians/technologists." (#20-892870)
CE Credits: 1

Tuition: $22


Trauma Patients for Veterinary Technicians (TECH365)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Amy Newfield, MS, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Course Dates: February 15, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Credit Approval: “This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinary technicians/technologists." (#20-892870)
CE Credits: 1

Tuition: $22


CPR for Veterinary Technicians (TECH360)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Amy Newfield, MS, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Course Dates: February 15, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Credit Approval: “This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinary technicians/technologists." (#20-892870)
CE Credits: 1

Tuition: $22


Introduction to Transfusion Medicine for Veterinary Technicians (TECH361)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Amy Newfield, MS, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Course Dates: February 15, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Credit Approval: “This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinary technicians/technologists." (#20-892870)
CE Credits: 1

Tuition: $22


Endocrine Emergencies for Veterinary Technicians (TECH362)
Format: Self-Study

Presenter: Amy Newfield, MS, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Course Dates: February 15, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Credit Approval: “This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinary technicians/technologists." (#20-892870)
CE Credits: 1

Tuition: $22


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