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The Endothelial Glycocalyx Targeting Vascular Permeability (DRIP100) Self Study

This course is a self-paced, non-interactive course.

Presenter: Chris Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM
Course Open: January 1-December 31, 2023
Total CE Credit: 1
RACE Category: 1 hours Medical

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Tuition: VIN Member $23
Prices are listed in US dollars.

Course Information:
The endothelial glycocalyx is not an ivory tower subject! When properly addressed, and therapeutically targeted, it can greatly improve mortality and morbidity in practice. The refresher or introduction of the endothelial glycocalyx will touch on the structure and function, as well as relevant pathology of damage, and potential therapies to support and improve the health of the endothelial glycocalyx.

To earn a certificate of completion the participant must complete all learning modules and score 80% or better on the end-of-course test. Completion of the course will take a minimum of 51 minutes. Participants must complete the participation requirements by December 31, 2023 to be eligible for a certificate.

To learn more about the requirements for earning a Self Study CE certificate, please refer to Self Study CE Certificate Requirements.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to
  • To review relevant structure and function of the endothelial glycocalyx
  • To review relevant pathology of endothelial glycocalyx damage
  • To review potential therapies to support the endothelial glycocalyx

Level and Prerequisites: This basic VIN CE Self Study course is open for enrollment to Veterinarians interested in an introduction to the endothelial glycocalyx. This course is open to VIN members only.
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-970926)

Course Agenda:

Module 1: The Endothelial Glycocalyx
Total Time: 41 minutes
Video: 41 minutes

Module 2: End of Course Test
Total Time: 10 minutes
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course.

Module 3: Course Evaluation

To learn more about the requirements for earning a Self Study CE certificate, please refer to Self Study CE Certificate Requirements.

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Tuition: VIN Member $23
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

Enrollment qualifications for Self Study CE:
  1. VIN CE Courses:
    1. VIN CE courses are open to VIN members.
    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 and 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 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 starting the course. If you wish to withdraw after you have started this self-study course, please contact the VSPN 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:
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01 45 222 6154
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 02 6145 2357