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VIN CE Course BHVR100-0216: Feline House Soiling
The lectures for this course will be presented as a combination of text and audio.

Enrollment is closed.

Presenters: Debbie Calnon, BSc BVMS MANZCVSc(Animal Behaviour) DipVET-P CertIVTC
Kersti Seksel, BVSc (Hons), MRCVS, MA (Hons), FACVSc (Animal Behavior), Dipl. ACVB, DECAWBM

Course Open: February 15-March 10, 2016
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays, February 22 and 29, 2016; 9:30-11:00 pm ET (USA)
Course RTS Times in Your Area: World Clock Converter

Practice Sessions: In order to prepare you for a successful experience in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session is up to 1 hour in length. For more information, please visit the CE Practice Area.

*The presenters for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset or speakers to listen. If you have any concerns regarding your computer's audio capabilities, please be sure to attend one of the Practice Sessions.

Level and Prerequisites: This basic course will be open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, support staff, and veterinary teams actively interested in feline behavior and elimination issues. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.

VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, support staff, and veterinary teams. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE #22-19162).

Course Information:
The treatment of feline elimination disorders requires a basic understanding of why cats might begin to soil on surfaces and locations other than their designated litter area. Marking problems for example may respond to drug and pheromone therapy, but may not be significantly improved until the cause of the marking can be identified and treated. On the other hand, cats may begin to soil in locations unacceptable to their owners if there are medical or behavioral problems that lead to avoidance of their litter area, or if they develop preferences for other surfaces or sites in the home. This seminar will review the causes of elimination in unacceptable locations, in order to develop appropriate and effective treatment protocols.

Week 1 (Real Time Session February 22, 2016)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session February 29, 2016)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course. To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.

Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.

About the Presenters:
Debbie Calnon currently divides her time between seeing referral cases to her Behavior Counseling Service and teaching behavior topics to veterinarians, veterinary nurses, trainers and other groups interested in small animal behavior. She is President passionate about promoting the importance of behavioral medicine to the veterinary profession. Debbie enjoys sharing ideas and experiences on VIN and appreciates the benefits of being part of the supportive VIN community.

Kersti Seksel is a registered veterinary specialist in behavioral medicine in Australia, USA and Europe. She works in two referral practices seeing behavior cases in Sydney and all round in Australia. She teaches the Distance Education course in Behavioral Medicine for the Centre of Veterinary Education at the University of Sydney, presents education courses all over the world in behavioral medicine, and writes for scientific journals, textbooks, as well as popular magazines. She is a regular presenter in the media and currently chairs the Animal Welfare Advisory Council for NSW Government and loves being part of the wider VIN community.

Total CE Credit: 3

Tuition: Member $63 ($57 early bird special if enrolled by February 1, 2016)
Non-Member $130 ($117 early bird special if enrolled by February 1, 2016)

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on February 22, 2016 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

To Enroll:
Enrollment is closed.
  1. Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from and addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  3. Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration. To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll for a course on behalf of another individual.
  4. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
"This program (22-19162) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 3 CE Credits, with a maximum of 3 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian or veterinary technician/technologist. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Scientific using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference). This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements."

Course withdrawal and refund policy: A complete refund of the paid course price will be issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course. If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN office 800-846-0028 ext. 797 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.
* Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN office at 800-846-0028 ext. 797.

*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the VIN Course Catalog.

Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator

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