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VIN CE Course DIAG216-0618: Hematology 101
The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a webinar platform.

Enrollment is closed.

Presenters: Rebekah G. Gunn-Christie, DVM, DACVP
Pamela Baker, BSc, DVM, Gradate Diploma (Clinical Pathology)

Course Open: June 5-July 6, 2018
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Tuesdays, June 12, 19 and 26, 2018; 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)
Course RTS Times in Your Area: World Clock Converter

Level and Prerequisites: This basic course will be open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists interested in hematology topics.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. Licensed or experienced (5 years suggested) veterinary staff may also enroll provided they are associated with an enrolled veterinarian. Veterinary staff need to provide the name of their veterinarian in the comment section during the enrollment process. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 22-32820)

Course Information:
This course will cover basic concepts in collection and evaluation of blood smears, how to properly collect and prepare a blood smear, and the basic concepts of in-house hematology analyzers. The course will provide a systematic approach to identifying normal and abnormal findings and discuss how to differentiate between normal and abnormal findings that appear similar. Emphasis will be placed on clinical significance of findings as they apply to the overall health status of the patient.

Week 1 (Real Time Session June 12, 2018)
Presenters: Dr. Rebekah G. Gunn-Christie and Dr. Pamela Baker
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session June 19, 2018)
Presenters: Dr. Rebekah G. Gunn-Christie and Dr. Pamela Baker
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session June 26, 2018)
Presenters: Dr. Rebekah G. Gunn-Christie and Dr. Pamela Baker
Format: Audio
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:
Dr. Rebekah Gunn-Christie is a board-certified clinical pathologist with a special interest in cytology and hematology. She has been a diagnostic pathologist with Antech Diagnostics since 2007, and is also a consultant with Veterinary Information Network and an Assistant Adjunct Professor at North Carolina State University. Dr. Gunn-Christie has lectured on cytology and hematology at numerous continuing education events/conferences.

Dr. Pam Baker is a practicing small animal veterinarian and a full-time clinical pathology professor in the Veterinary Technology program at Seneca College in Ontario, Canada. In 2008, she completed the Graduate Diploma program in Clinical Pathology at Ontario Veterinary College. Dr. Baker has offered numerous lectures and wet labs at continuing education seminars and conferences in North America. Her special area of interest is making clinical pathology approachable and practical

Total CE Credit: 6

Tuition: Member $138 ($124 early bird special if enrolled by May 22, 2018)
Non-Member $231 ($208 early bird special if enrolled by May 22, 2018)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on June 12, 2018 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 (22-32820) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 6 CE Credits, with a maximum of 6 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.

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

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

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