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VIN CE Course DIAG212-0415: A Unique In-'Cyte': Collaborative Evaluation of Small Animal Cytology
The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format.
Please come prepared to listen.

Enrollment is closed.

Instructor(s): Adam Honeckman, DVM, DACVIM and Rebekah G. Gunn-Christie, DVM, DACVP
Course Open: April 29-June 6, 2015
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 20 and 27; 2015; 9:00 - 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 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: This intermediate course will be open to veterinarians interested in cytology topics.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians. The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.

Course Description:
This course offers veterinarians a unique perspective on cytology from both an internist and a clinical pathologist teaching in tandem. This allows for discussion of: This course consists of four (4) 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 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.
Recommended Textbook(s): Please remember to login when visiting the VIN Bookstore to ensure you receive the VIN member discount.

About the Instructors:
Dr. Adam Honeckman joined the VIN team of consultants in 2008. He graduated from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992 and completed an internship at Purdue in 1993. After 4 years of general practice in Chicago, he began a small animal internal medicine residency at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. He currently owns and operates a mobile internal medicine practice in the Orlando area.

Dr. Rebekah G. Gunn-Christie received her DVM from North Carolina State University in 2004 and completed a Clinical Pathology residency at the University of Florida in 2007. Dr. Gunn-Christie is a diplomate of the ACVP in clinical pathology. Dr. Gunn-Christie is currently employed by Antech Diagnostics, is assistant adjunct professor at NCSU and is a VIN consultant.

Course Outline:
Week 1 (Real Time Session May 6, 2015): Introduction to Cytology
Content: Cytology is a very useful diagnostic tool in small animal practice. This session discusses indications, techniques for getting adequate samples, and basic principles of interpretation.

Week 2 (Real Time Session May 13, 2015): Cytology of Body Fluids
Content: Fluid accumulation into body cavities (pleural, abdominal, and pericardial) is commonly seen in small animal practice. Developing a successful treatment plan requires obtaining a definitive diagnosis of the cause of the fluid buildup. Fluid cytology is useful in obtaining a diagnosis and optimizing patient management.

Week 3 (Real Time Session May 20, 2015): Cytology of Internal Organs Parts 1
Content: This session covers cytology of solid internal organs that are commonly sampled in small animal practice. Cytology of liver, spleen, lymph node, bone marrow, kidney, bladder, prostate, and gastrointestinal tract are discussed.

Week 4 (Real Time Session May 27, 2015): Cytology of Internal Organs Parts 2
Content: This session covers cytology of solid internal organs that are commonly sampled in small animal practice. Cytology of liver, spleen, lymph node, bone marrow, kidney, bladder, prostate, and gastrointestinal tract are discussed.

CE Credits: 8

Tuition: Member $168 ($151 early bird special if enrolled by April 15, 2015)
Non-Member $266 ($239 early bird special if enrolled by April 15, 2015)

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on April 29, 2015 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.
*Note: "This course is approved for 8 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.

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

VIN CE Services:
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