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October 31, 2017 (published) | July 27, 2021 (revised)

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July | August | September 2021


DIAG405-0721: Ultrasound in the ER/GP Trenches - The Basics
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Thomas Hansen, DVM, DABVP
Daniel Heder, DVM
William Blevins, DVM, MS, DACVR
Thomas Baker, BS
Course Dates: July 28-September 4, 2021
Real Time Sessions: Wednesdays, August 4, 11, 28, and 25, 2021; 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)

Level: Basic
Audience: Veterinarians and veterinary support staff
Accreditation: This course is approved for 8 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 20-799775)
Credits: 8

Tuition: Member $184 ($166 early bird special if enrolled by July 14, 2021)
Non-Member $292 ($263 early bird special if enrolled by July 14, 2021)

Facilitator: Michelle Staton (MichelleS@vin.com); 800.846.0028 ext 176


TECH323-0721: Cat Behavior 101: Things every Veterinary Professional Should Know!
Format: 
Interactive

Instructor: Rachel Lees, RVT, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior)
Course Dates: July 28-September 4, 2021
Real Time Session: Wednesdays, August 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2021;8:30-10:00 PM ET

Level:
 Basic
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists.(20-858800)

CE Credits:
 6
Tuition: $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by July 14, 2021)


STAF167-0721: Moving Through the Ranks: Technician to Supervisor
Format: Interactive

Instructor:
 Kelly Cronin, MBA, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC), PHR
Course Open: July 29-September 5, 2021
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Thursdays, August 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2021; 9:00-10:30 PM ET (USA)

Level and Prerequisites:
 Basic
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has been RACE approved.(20-800085) This course is approved by the VHMA for CVPM credits. (VHMA program #14-01).

CE Credits:
 6
Tuition: $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by July 15, 2021)


TECH200-0821: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in the Small Animal Patient
Format: Interactive

Presenter
: Courtney Waxman, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Course Dates: August 2-September 9, 2021
Real Time Sessions: Mondays August 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2021: 8:30-10:00 PM ET

Level:
 Basic
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has been RACE approved for Veterinary Technicians/Technologists.(20-800585)

CE Credits:
 6
Tuition: $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by July 19, 2021)


TECH292-0821: Anesthetic Complications
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Dianne Hudson, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)
Course Dates: August 3-August 27, 2021
Real Time Sessions: Tuesdays, August 10 and 17, 2021; 9:00-10:30 PM ET (USA)

Level:
 Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists. (22-43834)

CE Credits:
 3
Tuition: $63 ($57 early bird special if enrolled by July 20, 2021)


TECH348-0821: VSPN CE Online Conference - Toxicology
Format: Interactive


Presenters: Jeff Backus, RVT, VTS (ECC), Liz Hughston, MEd., RVT, CVT, LVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC)
Course Date : August 14, 2021
Time: 11:00am ET to 5:15pm ET (with a 45-minute break from 2:00-2:45 PM ET)
Accreditation: This course has been RACE approved for Veterinary Technicians/Technologists.(20-868284)

CE Credits:
 5
Tuition: $75 ($68 (USD) if you enroll by July 31, 2021) Student pricing: $38 (USD) for students currently enrolled in and taking at least 2 classes or 5 units at an AVMA accredited or CVMA approved Veterinary Technician Program may be eligible to receive a 50% discount off the regular price for this event (upon verification of student status).


STAF122-0821: Communication & Conflict Management Module 1: Communication & Organizational Development
Format: Interactive

Presenter:
 Heather Howell, LVT, RVT, MBA
Course Dates: August 31-October 1, 2021
Real Time Sessions: Tuesdays, September 7, 14 and 21, 2021; 9:00-10:30 PM ET (USA)

Level:
 Intermediate
Audience: VIN and VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.(20-843931) This course is approved by the VHMA for CVPM credits. (RACE #22-26016; VHMA #08-19)

CE Credits:
 4.5
Tuition: $95 ($85 early bird special if enrolled by August 17, 2021)
(Enroll in all three modules by September 7, 2021 and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.)


TECH324-0921: Dog Behavior 101: Things every Veterinary Professional Should Know!
Format:
Interactive

Instructor: Rachel Lees, RVT, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior)
Course Dates: September 1-October 9, 2021
Real Time Session: Wednesdays, September 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2021; 8:30-10:00 PM ET

Level: Basic
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists.(20-844335)

CE Credits:
 6
Tuition: $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by August 18, 2021)


TECH302-0921: Pediatric and Geriatric Anesthesia
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia &  Analgesia and Clinical Practice-Companion Exotic Medicine)
Course Open: September 6-September 30, 2021
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Monday September 13 and 20, 2021; 8:30-10:00 PM ET (USA)

Level:
 Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course is RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists. (20-844899)

CE Credits:
 3
Tuition: $63 ($57 early bird pricing if enrolled by August 23, 2021)


SASX300-0921: Emergency Abdominal Surgery
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Janet A. Grimes, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
Chad Schmiedt, DVM, DACVS
Mandy L. Wallace, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
Course Dates: September 6-October 7, 2021
Real Time Sessions: Mondays, September 13, 20, and 27, 2021; 7:00-8:30 pm ET (USA)

Level: Basic
Audience: veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists
Accreditation: This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 4.5 hours of continuing education credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.
Credits: 4.5

Tuition: Member $104 ($94 early bird special if enrolled by August 23, 2021)
Non-Member $183 ($165 early bird special if enrolled by August 23, 2021)

Course Facilitator: Moreka Beckelic (moreka@vin.com); 800.846.0028 ext 754


CARE100-0921: Colleagues and Staff in Crisis – Suicide Awareness and Mental Wellbeing
Format: Interactive

Presenters:  Michele Gaspar, DVM, MS, DABVP
Bree Montana, DVM
Susan Cohen, DSW
Course Dates: September 7-October 8, 2021
Real Time Session: Tuesdays, September 14, 21, and 28, 2021; 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)

Level: Basic
Audience: Veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists
Accreditation: This course is approved for 6 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists . (RACE 20-797047)
This course is approved by VHMA for CVPM credit. (VHMA 21-22)
Credits: 6

Tuition: Member $138 ($124 early bird special if enrolled by August 24, 2021)
Non-Member $231 ($208 early bird special if enrolled by August 24, 2021)

Course Facilitator: Peggy Hall (peggy@vin.com); 800.846.0028 ext 195


TECH339-0921: ICU Bootcamp
Format: Interactive

Presenter:
 Courtney Waxman, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Course Dates:September 9-October 10, 2021
Real Time Sessions: Thursdays September 16, 23, and 30, 2021: 9:00-10:30 PM ET

Level:
 Basic
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has been approved for veterinary technicians/technologists (20-844203).

CE Credits:
 6
Tuition: $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by August 26, 2021)


TECH120-0921Fall VTNE Preparation Class
Format: Interactive

Presenters:
 Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition); Darci Palmer, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia); Katy Waddell, LVT, VTS (ECC, Anesthesia & Analgesia); Tara Woyton, LVT, CVT, BS, MS; Mark Sharpless, RVT, CMAR, RLATG, CPIA
Course Dates: September 10-November 17, 2021
Real Time Sessions: Sundays, September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and November 7, 2021; 8:00-9:30 PM ET (USA)

Level:
 Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits:
 12
Tuition: $230 ($115 for enrolled AVMA/Canadian accredited VT program students or those who have graduated within 6 months of the course start date, see below). Tuition fees are deeply discounted thanks to a generous grant from the VIN Foundation.


STAF123-0921: Communication & Conflict Management Module 2: Conflict Management, Resolution, & Mentoring
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Heather Howell, LVT, RVT, MBA
Course Dates: September 28-October 29, 2021
Real Time Sessions: Tuesdays, October 5, 12, and 19, 2021; 9:00-10:30 PM ET (USA)

Level:
 Intermediate
Audience: VIN and VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (20-843933) This course is approved by the VHMA for CVPM credits. (VHMA #08-20)

CE Credits:
 4.5
Tuition: $95 ($85 early bird special if enrolled by Setember 14, 2021)
(Enroll in all three modules by September 7, 2021 and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.)


ANES110-0921: Wild Adventures: Anesthesia and Analgesia in Wildlife
Format: Interactive

Presenters: Heather W. Barron, DVM, DABVP (Avian)
Michelle G. Hawkins, VMD, DABVP (Avian)

Course Dates: September 28-November 5, 2021
Real Time Sessions: Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2021; 7:00-9:00 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Audience: veterinarians and veterinary support staff
Accreditation: This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 8 hours of continuing education credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.
CE Credits: 8

Tuition: Member $184 ($166 early bird special if enrolled by September 14, 2021)
Non-Member $292 ($263 early bird special if enrolled by September 14, 2021)

Course Facilitator: Debbie Friedler (Debbie@vin.com); 800.846.0028 ext 756


ANES111-0921: Anesthesia For Patients With Pre-existing Disease
Format: Interactive

Presenters: Kris Kruse-Elliott, DVM, PhD, DACVAA
Nancy Brock, DVM, DACVAA
Lydia Love, DVM, DACVAA

Course Dates: September 28-November 5, 2021
Real Time Sessions: Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2021; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Audience: veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists
Accreditation: This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 8 hours of continuing education credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.
CE Credits: 8

Tuition: Member $184 ($166 early bird special if enrolled by September 14, 2021)
Non-Member $292 ($263 early bird special if enrolled by September 14, 2021)

Course Facilitator: Heather Schoffstall (heather@vin.com); 800.846.0028 ext 116


DIAG213-0921: Clinical Concepts in Collecting and Evaluating Blood Smears and Bone Marrow
Format: Interactive

Presenters: Rebekah G. Gunn-Christie, DVM, DACVP
Adam Honeckman, DVM, DACVIM
Course Dates: September 29-November 20, 2021
Real Time Sessions: Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3 and 7, 2021; 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Audience: veterinarians
Accreditation: This course is approved for 10 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 20-814574)
CE Credits: 10

Tuition: Member $230 ($207 early bird special if enrolled by September 15, 2021)
Non-Member $355 ($319 early bird special if enrolled by September 15, 2021)

Course Facilitator: Heather Schoffstall (heather@vin.com); 800.846.0028 ext 116


TECH246-0921: Anesthesia for the Cardiac Patient
Format: 
Interactive

Presenter: Katy Waddell, LVT, VTS (ECC, Anesthesia & Analgesia)
Course Open: September 30-November 7, 2021
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Thursdays; October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2021; 8:00-9:30 PM ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits:
 6
Tuition: $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by September 16, 2021)


October | November | December 2021


TECH163-1021: Controlling Controlled Drugs
Format: Interactive

Presenter:
 Philip Seibert, BS, CVT
Course Dates: October 4-November 4, 2021
Real Time Sessions: Mondays, October  11, 18, and 25, 2021; 9:00-10:30 PM ET (USA)

Level:
 Intermediate
Audience: VIN and VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course is RACE approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (#22-39034).
This course is approved by the VHMA for CVPM credits. (#VHMA 09-06)

CE Credits:
 4.5
Tuition: $150 ($141 early bird special if enrolled by September 20, 2021) Course Fee Includes Manual


TECH136-1021: ECG Interpretation Module 1
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Dianne Hudson, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)
Course Dates: October 6- November 6, 2021
Real Time Sessions: Wednesdays, October 13, 20, and 27, 2021 9:00-10:30 PM ET (USA)

Level:
 Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits:
 4.5
Tuition: $95 ($85 early bird special if enrolled by September 22, 2021)
Enroll in both modules by October 13, 2021 and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.


TECH137-1021: ECG Interpretation Module 2
Format: Interactive

Presenter:
 Dianne Hudson, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)
Course Dates: October 27- November 27, 2021
Real Time Sessions: Wednesdays, November 3 ,10 ,and 17, 2021; 9:00-10:30 PM ET (USA)

Level:
 Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits:
 4.5
Tuition: $95 ($85 early bird special if enrolled by October 13, 2021)
Enroll in both modules by October 13, 2021 and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.


TECH263-1021: Under the Microscope-Basic Cytology for Veterinary Technicians
Format: Interactive
Presenter: Barbie M. Papajeski, MS, LVT, RLATG, VTS (Clinical Pathology)
Course Dates: October 28, 2021-December 12, 2021
Real Time Sessions: Thursdays, November 4, 11, 18, (no class on November 25), and December 2, 2021; 9:00-10:30pm ET(USA)

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 6
Tuition: $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by October 14, 2021)


STAF124-1121: Communication & Conflict Management Module 3: Balancing Your Life & Managing Your Stress
Format: Interactive

Presenters:
 Heather Howell, LVT, RVT, MBA and Lisa Dawn Stull, LMFT, MS
Course Dates: November 2- December 3, 2021
Real Time Sessions: Tuesdays, November 9, 16, and 23; 2021 9:00-10:30 PM ET

Level:
 Intermediate
Audience: VIN and VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (20-843935)This course is approved by the VHMA for CVPM credits. (VHMA #08-21)

CE Credits:
 4.5
Tuition: $95 ($85 early bird special if enrolled by October 19, 2021)
(Enroll in all three modules by September 7, 2021 and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.)


DIAG411-1121: Ultrasound in the ER/GP Trenches Part 2

Presenters: Daniel Heder, DVM
Brianne Miller, DVM
William Blevins, DVM, MS, DACVR
Course Dates: November 3-December 18, 2021
Real Time Sessions: Wednesdays, November 10, 17, December 1, and 8, 2021; 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)

Level: Basic
Audience: veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists
Accreditation: This course is approved for 8 hours of continuing education credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 20-847539)
CE Credits: 8

Tuition: Member $184 ($166 early bird special if enrolled by October 20, 2021)
Non-Member $292 ($263 early bird special if enrolled by October 20, 2021)

Facilitator: Michelle Staton (MichelleS@vin.com); 800.846.0028 ext 176


TECH266-1121: Feline and Canine Anesthesia Case Challenges Module 1
Format: Interactive

Presenter:
Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia &  Analgesia and Clinical Practice-Companion Exotic Medicine)
Course Open: November 8-December 2, 2021
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Monday November 15 and 22, 2021; 8:30-10:00 PM ET (USA)

Level and Prerequisites: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course will be submitted to RACE for approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits:
 3
Tuition: $63 ($57 early bird pricing if enrolled by October 25, 2021)


TECH286-1121: Periodontal Diseases and Pathology
Format: 
Interactive

Presenter: Denise Rollings, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)
Course Dates: November 24-December 18, 2021
Real Time Sessions: Wednesdays, December 1 and 8, 2021: 8:30-10:00 pm ET (USA)

Level and Prerequisites: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for RACE approval

CE Credits: 3
Tuition: $63 ($57 early bird special if enrolled by November 10, 2021)


TECH276-1121: Feline and Canine Anesthesia Case Challenges Module 2
Format: Interactive

Presenter:
 Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia &  Analgesia and Clinical Practice-Companion Exotic Medicine)
Course Open: November 29-December 23, 2021
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays December 6 and 13, 2021; 8:30-10:00 PM ET (USA)

Level and Prerequisites: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course will be submitted to RACE for approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits:
 3
Tuition: $63 ($57 early bird pricing if enrolled by November 15, 2021)


TECH305-1121: Pain Recognition and Assessment
Format: 
Interactive

Presenter: Mary Ellen Goldberg BS, LVT, CVT, SRA, CCRVN, CVPP, VTS (Physical Rehabilitation, Lab Animal Medicine (research anesthesia))
Course Dates: November 30-December 24, 2021
Real Time Sessions: Tuesdays, December 7 and 14, 2021; 8:00-9:30 PM ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits:
 3
Tuition: $63 ($57 early bird special if enrolled by November 16, 2021)

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