Enrollment is closed.
INSTRUCTOR(S): Mitchell D. Song, DVM, DACVD
DERM107-0114: Otitis Externa for the Practitioner
January 26-February 19, 2014
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Sundays, February 2 and 9, 2014; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
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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.
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*The instructors 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:
course will be open to veterinarians
actively interested in the diagnosis and treatment of external diseases
of the ear in small animals.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians.
This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians.
The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.
Otitis externa in small animals ranks one of the most common
problems we face as veterinary practitioners. This course is
designed to address problems with ear disease in small animals
and provide practical solutions.
This course consists of two (2) 2-hour Real Time Session,
supplemental library materials, interactive message board discussions,
and a mandatory end-of-course test.
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required
to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
*The lecture portion of this course will be an audio presentation,
please be prepared to listen.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- diagnose and provide treatment for Otitis Externa.
- use and discuss bacterial cultures.
- diagnose and manage diseases of the pinna.
Course materials will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
There is no required textbook for this course.
About the Instructors:
VIN Consultant and ACVD boarded dermatologist Mitchell Song
received his veterinary degree from Mississippi State University
and completed a residency in dermatology at the University of California,
Davis. He is currently the owner of Animal Dermatology, PC in Scottsdale
and Phoenix, Arizona USA.
(Real Time Session February 2, 2014):
Anatomy and physiology of the canine ear & Bacterial and fungal diseases of the ear
In order to establish a base of understanding we will begin with an
overview of the anatomy and basic physiology of the canine ear.
Anatomical terms will be given so we may all have a point of reference.
Histologic structures will be discussed to emphasize disease processes
later in the course. There will be a brief discussion of the ear physiology.
Bacterial flora and disease will be given as an overview.
Bacterial cultures and how to use them will be discussed with examples
for cases. A discussion of resistant Pseudomonas sp. otitis will be
given along with case material. Debate will be presented about the
use of systemic antibiotics vs. topical therapy. Finally, we will
conclude with information about Malassezia sp. otitis.
(Real Time Session February 9, 2014):
Parasitic and allergic diseases of the ear & Diseases of the pinna
The session will begin with a talk about parasites which may
infest the ears. Parasites will be followed by a discussion about
allergic otitis and why proper diagnosis and treatment of this is
so important in veterinary medicine. Long-term management will
We will conclude our series with diagnosis and management of
diseases of the pinna. Examples will be given along with a
discussion of these often frustrating cases and how to treat them.
The diagnosis and treatment of external diseases of the ear in
small animal is an exciting and timely topic. Bring your cases
to the discussion boards.
"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears!!
" - William Shakespeare
CE CREDITS: 4
Member $80 ($72 early bird special if enrolled by January 19, 2014)
Non-Member $150 ($135 early bird special if enrolled by January 19, 2014)
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes,
enrollment will close at 5 pm ET on February 2, 2014
or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
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*Note: "This course is submitted for approval for 4 continuing education credits in jurisdictions
which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some
boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or
restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education."
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information regarding recognition by their board).
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/VSPN office 1-800-700-INFO (4636)
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*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the
VIN Course Catalog
The CE team:
Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
VIN CE Services: CEonVIN@vin.com
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