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VIN DERM121-1122: Ringworm Management in Animal Shelters

The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a webinar platform.

Presenter: Erin Katribe, DVM, MS (Shelter Medicine)
Course Open: November 30-December 24, 2022
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesdays, December 7 and 14, 2022; 8:00-9:00 pm ET (USA) World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 2
RACE Category: 2 hours Medical


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Tuition: Member $46 ($41 early bird special if enrolled by November 16, 2022)
Non-Member $110 ($99 early bird special if enrolled by November 16, 2022)
Prices are listed in US dollars.


Course Information:
Dermatophytosis should not be a life-threatening disease, but the reality in many shelters is that animals lose their lives due to limitations on resources needed to provide treatment. This is a disease that is manageable in shelters, however, and there are strategies that make treatment of ringworm animals attainable for any organization.

In this course, we’ll review ringworm basics including transmission, clinical signs, diagnostic testing, treatment, and prevention, as well as population management in the shelter setting for both cats and dogs. Evidence-based approaches to the management of dermatophytosis will be discussed, including the latest updates from the research. Various programmatic approaches will be covered including in-shelter treatment in a ringworm isolation ward and comprehensive foster care programming for management of ringworm animals. Programs that attempt to destigmatize ringworm to increase foster and adoptions will be highlighted.


Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to
  • discuss the most common pathogens associated with dermatophytosis in cats and dogs
  • discuss screening for dermatophytosis and diagnostic testing options, including the limitations of each
  • discuss treatment for ringworm for individual animals
  • describe strategies to limit the spread of dermatophytosis in a shelter setting
  • discuss environmental decontamination for management of ringworm in a shelter setting
  • describe the benefits of foster care for cats and kittens undergoing treatment for ringworm
  • discuss management of ringworm in Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Release programs


Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate VIN CE course is open for enrollment to veterinarians and veterinary support staff interested in ringworm management in animal shelters.
Accreditation: This course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 22-941738)


Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session December 7, 2022): Ringworm Basics
Presenter: Erin Katribe, DVM, MS (Shelter Medicine)
Ringworm basics will be reviewed during week 1 including transmission, clinical signs, diagnostic testing, treatment, and prevention.

Week 2 (Real Time Session December 14, 2022): Management of Dermatophytosis
Presenter: Erin Katribe, DVM, MS (Shelter Medicine)
Evidence-based approaches to the management of dermatophytosis will be discussed, including the latest updates from the research. Various programmatic approaches will be covered including in-shelter treatment in a ringworm isolation ward and comprehensive foster care programming for the management of ringworm animals.


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.


Enroll Now  

Tuition: Member $46 ($41 early bird special if enrolled by November 16, 2022)
Non-Member $110 ($99 early bird special if enrolled by November 16, 2022)
Prices are listed in US dollars.


*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on December 7, 2022 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 qualifications:
  1. VIN CE Courses:
    1. VIN CE courses are open to VIN member, VIN student member, and non-member veterinarians.
    2. Veterinary support staff must be VSPN members in order to enroll in a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. VSPN CE Courses:
    1. VSPN CE courses are open to veterinary support staff and veterinarians.
    2. Only VIN and VSPN members can enroll in a VSPN CE course.
    3. Veterinarians will only receive credit for those VSPN CE courses that specify in the Accreditation statement that the course is accredited for veterinarians.
  3. Please check the course Level and Prerequisites, Accreditation, and Tuition before enrolling.
  4. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org and @vin.com addresses.
    1. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  5. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email CEonVIN@vin.com. Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.


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.

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

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

VIN CE Services: CEonVIN@vin.com
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