Tony Johnson, DVM, DACVECC
Lee Palmer, DVM
Amy Carr, DVM, DACVECC
COURSE OPEN: July 11-August 4, 2012
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS): Wednesdays, July 18 and 25; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA)
Course RTS Times in Your Area:
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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:
geared toward new grads looking for practical guidance as they venture forth into the unpredictable
world of veterinary medicine, but can be useful to those already experienced with ER work.
VIN CE Course:
Open to ALL recent grads and VIN members.
This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians only.
You recently were or soon will be diagnosed with a new condition -- DOCTOR!
The transition from NOT doctor to THE doctor is a scary one.
You don't know it yet, but you already know a lot and are ready to do this.
You have the knowledge and many of the skills.
Transforming that competence into confidence is the next big step in your journey.
"Getting Thru the Night" Part II is the first of a series of 3 CE modules
offered yearly FREE to new graduates, thanks to the VIN Foundation.
The VIN Foundation
is committed to helping you (and all new graduates)feel supported as you journey into
and through our profession.
As part of this commitment to the new grad, the VIN Foundation is covering your enrollment fee.
There will be minimal emphasis on pathophysiology and a strong emphasis on diagnostic testing,
client management, time management and therapy for various common emergencies.
Common mistakes will be highlighted so YOU don't make them and common pitfalls will be mentioned so YOU can avoid them.
Many revelations will be made and many long-held beliefs will be shattered.
This will be a whirlwind magical tour through the whimsical world of blood and guts ER stuff!
Wear your running shoes! This is the opposite of the Ivory Tower.
This course consists of two (2) 2-hour Real Time Sessions,
supplemental library materials, interactive message board discussions, and a mandatory
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required
to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
*A portion of the lecture for this course will be an audio presentation, please be prepared to listen.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- Understand and be comfortable with many common ER diseases and their management.
- Develop more confidence in general ER case management.
- Unleash their inner ER doctor and realize their untapped potential
for general life-saving and ass-kicking.
- Be able to see through walls, read minds, tap dance and shoot paralyzing barbs from their fingers.
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.
- Hopper, K. & Silverstein, D. (2008). Small Animal Critical Care Medicine. Saunders.
- Matthews, K. (2006). Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Manual, 2nd edition. Lifelearn Publishers.
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About the Instructors:
Dr. Johnson is a 1996 graduate of Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
After completing a one-year internship in California, he chose to pursue a three-year residency in emergency medicine
and critical care at Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital in Portland, Oregon.
In October, 2003 he became ACVECC board certified.
Dr. Johnson went on to practice critical care medicine in Chicago, Illinois and Gaithersburg Maryland before joining VIN.
He is also on faculty and runs the critical care unit at the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine,
and has lectured at several local and national veterinary conferences.
He was inadvertently voted Speaker of the Year for the Western Veterinary Conference for 2010,
and has somehow won several teaching awards. Dr. Johnson's special interests include pain management,
bacon, mechanical ventilation, trauma, blood banking and transfusion medicine.
In his free time, he enjoys woodworking, blogging, counting his vast fortune in debt, cooking,
SCUBA diving and raising his young son, Connor. He is married to Gretchen Statz, also a veterinary criticalist.
is a 2006 graduate of Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
After receiving his DVM he served three years in the US Army Veterinary Corps as a Veterinary Corps Officer
where he deployed to Iraq from Oct 2007 to Jan 2009 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He is currently an Emergency/Critical Care resident at Auburn University CVM as well as an Associate Editor for VIN.
He continues to serve as a veterinarian in the US Army Veterinary Service (Reserve Component).
is a 1988 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
and has been board certified in Emergency/Critical care since 1999.
She is a Regent for the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care and is a partner and
Emergency/Critical Care veterinarian with California Veterinary Specialists,
as well as sharing her knowledge and experience as a VIN consultant.
(Real Time Session July 18):
Instructor(s): Tony Johnson, DVM, DACVECC
- When & how to induce vomiting
- Basic handling of toxin cases
- How NOT to give steroids
- Acute abdomen
- Acute renal failure
- Dog maul/Wound management
(Real Time Session July 25):
Instructor(s): Tony Johnson, DVM, DACVECC
CE CREDITS: 4
- Lar Par and Tracheal collapse
- Pericardial Effusion
- Why pee is important
- Addisonian crisis
Tuition: Free for 2010, 2011 and 2012 graduates.
The course content, the course transcript, message board and library
will be made available to the general VIN membership after the course closes,
but VIN members who just can't wait may enroll at the standard course cost.
VIN Members: $80 ($72 early bird special if enrolled by June 27, 2012).
Veterinary students (unless scheduled to graduate in 2012) are not
eligible to enroll in this course (but as a VIN member, you will have access to the content after the class).
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close when
the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first
Real Time Session unless otherwise noted. If the first Real Time Session is on a
weekend, course enrollment will close on the Friday before the first Real Time Session.
Free courses fill up quickly, so enroll now!
As space is limited, we request that you enroll in this course
only if you will be attending the Real Time Sessions on July 18 and 25 or will be completing
the requirements for a CE certificate.
If your interest is solely in the course content, the course transcript, message board and library
will be available to the general VIN membership directly after the course closes.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the
Participant Resource Center
- 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 1-800-700-INFO (4636) or email (VIN CE)
CEonVIN@vin.com or (VSPN CE)
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 VSPN/VIN CE at 1-800-700-4636 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/VSPN office 1-800-700-INFO (4636)
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/VSPN office at 1-800-700-INFO (4636).
* For more information on VIN's Upcoming CE Courses check the Course Catalog at
Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
VIN CE Services: CEonVIN@vin.com
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