VIN EMRG104-0819: Getting Thru the Night: How to make it through the night in ER, Module 3

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

Enrollment is closed.
Presenter: Beth Davidow, DVM, DACVECC
Course Open: August 14-September 7, 2019
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesdays, August 21 and 28, 2019; 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)
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Level and Prerequisites: This basic course is 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 is approved by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 22-37540)

Course Information:
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 III is the third 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.

Upon completion of this course, you should:
  • Understand and be comfortable with many common ER diseases and their management
  • Develop more confidence in general ER case management
  • Unleash your inner ER doctor and realize your untapped potential for general life-saving and ass-kicking.
  • Be able to see through walls, read minds, tap dance and shoot paralyzing barbs from your fingers. Simultaneously.
Week 1 (Real Time Session August 21, 2019): Common Emergencies Part I
Presenter: Beth Davidow, DVM, DACVECC
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • Understand when and how to stabilize a fracture
  • Understand Feline ER essentials
  • Understand and be comfortable with common ER diseases and their management including:
    • HGE
    • Urethral obstruction in cats and dogs
    • Sodium Issues
Week 2 (Real Time Session August 28, 2019): Common Emergencies Part II
Presenter: Beth Davidow, DVM, DACVECC
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • Understand and be comfortable with common ER diseases and their management including:
  • Anemia/transfusion medicine
  • IMHA or ITP
  • ER Nutrition
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 Presenter:
Beth Davidow is a 1995 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. She moved to Seattle, Washington after graduation and worked in a primary care small animal and exotic clinic, volunteered at the Woodland Park Zoo, and then started working in an emergency hospital. She realized she was an adrenaline junkie and started an ECC residency at Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital in Portland, OR, passing boards in 2002. She founded Animal Critical Care and Emergency Services (ACCES) in Seattle in 2003, the ACCES Blood Bank in 2004, and a second hospital location, ACCES- Renton in 2010. The hospitals merged with BluePearl in 2013. She served as BluePearl's inaugural Director of Medical Quality in 2017. Dr. Davidow is the current VP of ACVECC and blogs at She has been a consultant on VIN since 2002. Dr. Davidow is married, has 2 kids, a dog, a rabbit and a bearded dragon. When not working, she enjoys gardening, hiking, swimming, and traveling. She is available at

Total CE Credit: 4

Tuition: FREE for 2017, 2018 and 2019 graduates
Member $92 ($83 early bird special if enrolled by July 31, 2019)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*Enrollment will close when the maximum number of participants (600) is reached.

*NOTE: As space is limited, we request that you enroll in this course only if you will be attending the Real Time Sessions on August 21 and 28 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.

To Enroll:
  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.
Enrollment is closed.

"This program (22-37540) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 4 CE Credits, with a maximum of 4 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Medical, 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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