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VIN CE Course EXOT005-1216: Basics of Exotic Companion Mammal Dentistry
The lectures for this course will be presented in a text format.

Enrollment is closed.

Presenters: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM
L�ic Legendre, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DEVDC

Course Open: December 28, 2016-January 28, 2017
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesdays January 4, 11, and 18, 2017; 8:00-9:30 pm ET (USA)
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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.

Level and Prerequisites: This basic course will be open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists actively interested in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of common dentistry presentations when dealing with rabbits, guinea pigs, and rodents.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.

Course Information:
We will cover the basic dental anatomy for rabbits, guinea pigs, rodents, mice, rats, hamsters, and prairie dogs, as well as husbandry issues (such as diet) which may influence dental health. We will then discuss the common presentations seen with each species, methods of diagnosing dental disease, and the appropriate treatment for these conditions. Some time will be spent going over the proper equipment needed in the exotic dental suite, and post-procedural management options and care. This class will only touch on the anesthesia of these patients, leaving that generous topic for another course.

Week 1 (Real Time Session January 4, 2017): Anatomy and Diet
Presenters: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM;
L�ic Legendre, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DEVDC
Format: Text
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session January 11, 2017): Common Disease Presentations
Presenters: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM;
L�ic Legendre, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DEVDC
Format: Text
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session January 18, 2017): Equipment and Treatment
Presenters: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM;
L�ic Legendre, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DEVDC
Format: Text
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 Presenter:
Sandra Mitchell is board certified in both exotic companion mammal practice and feline practice. As a general practitioner as well as referral practitioner she sees and treats all stages of dental disease in her patients.

Loic Legendre started as a companion animal general practitioner, "fell" into dentistry and never looked back. He worked for 5 years in a large referral hospital with 23 other specialists and thereby received exposure to many "unusual" cases. Currently, Dr. Legendre is a shareholder and practitioner in a veterinary dental referral center where he works above the neck in a variety of species - mostly dogs, cats, rabbits, and rodents. Dr. Legendre has published several articles and spends many weekends each year lecturing in Canada, the USA, Europe, and other, more exotic, locations.

Total CE Credit: 4.5

Tuition: Member $104 ($94 early bird special if enrolled by December 21, 2016)
Non-Member $180 ($162 early bird special if enrolled by December 21, 2016)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on January 4, 2017 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 (RACE program number to be determined) has been submitted for approval by AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 4.5 CE Credits, with a maximum of 4.5 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.
* 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

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