Enrollment is closed.
Instructor: Mitchell D. Song, DVM, DACVD
DERM107-0215: Otitis Externa for the Practitioner
The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format.
Please come prepared to listen.
February 22-March 18, 2015
Real Time Sessions (RTS):
Sundays, March 1 and 8, 2015; 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.
For more information, please visit the
CE Practice Area
*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 submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.
The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.
This course will provide a review of the basic principles for treating diseases of the
pinna and outer ear (horizontal and vertical ear canals).
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.
To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to
Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate
*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
- discuss and correctly identify the anatomy of the pinna and outer ear.
- diagnose and treat bacterial and yeast infections including Pseudomonas sp. Otitis.
- diagnose and treat parasitic and allergic causes of otitis externa.
- discuss which medications are effective and what should be considered for success.
- diagnose and treat diseases of the canine and feline pinna, including
but not limited to pinnal vasculitis, seborrhea and aural hematomas.
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 Instructors:
- Miller Jr. WH, Griffin CE, Campbell KL (2013).
Muller & Kirk's Small Animal Dermatology, 7th Edition. Elsevier Health.
Available in the VIN Bookstore:
VIN Consultant and ACVD boarded dermatologist
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 March 1, 2015):
Anatomy and Physiology of the Canine/Feline Ear, Bacterial and Yeast Infections
- Anatomy and physiology of the ear (brief).
- Identification and treatment of bacterial infections.
- What to do about resistant ear infections.
- Diagnosis and treatment of Malassezia sp. Infections.
(Real Time Session March 8, 2015):
Parasitic and Allergic Otitis, Diseases of the Pinna
CE Credits: 4
- Parasites of the ear and pinna.
- Allergic otitis causes and treatment.
- Diseases of the pinna; diagnosis and treatment of vasculitis, seborrhea,
autoimmune diseases, hematomas.
Member $84 ($76 early bird special if enrolled by February 8, 2015)
Non-Member $157 ($141 early bird special if enrolled by February 8, 2015)
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes,
enrollment will close on March 1 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
Enrollment is closed.
- 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.
- Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org
and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants;
personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
- 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.
- 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.
*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."
Call VIN CE at 800-846-0028 ext. 797 for further information.
(Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for
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 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
The CE team:
Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
VIN CE Services: CEonVIN@vin.com
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