Enrollment is closed.
INSTRUCTOR(S): Drury Reavill, DVM, ABVP, certified in Avian and Reptile & Amphibian Practice, ACVP
EXOT010-0414: Exotic Small Mammal Diseases
The lecture for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format.
Please come prepared to listen.
April 15-May 2, 2014
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Tuesday, April 22; 9:00-10:30 pm ET (USA)
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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:
course is geared toward veterinary students
but is open to practitioners interested in reviewing small exotic mammal
diseases and some diagnostics options.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians and veterinary students.
This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians.
The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.
This course provides an overview of the common diseases seen in small exotic mammals.
This course consists of one (1) 90-minute Real Time Session, a lecture handout,
interactive message board discussions, and a mandatory end-of-course test.
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required
to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
*The lecture portion of this course will be an audio presentation, please be prepared to listen.
To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to
Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- recognize common disease conditions of various rodents, rabbits, sugar gliders, and hedgehogs.
- recognize some of the common pathogens and their lesions.
- determine the best diagnostics to use.
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 Instructors:
Dr. Drury Reavill
is a VIN consultant (Aquatic Animal Medicine Folder)
and has over 25 years of experience in avian and exotic clinical practice, laboratory
diagnostics and pathology. She graduated from Colorado State University's College of
Veterinary Medicine in 1986 and practiced at the Avian Medical Center of Sacramento,
as well as provided clinical consultation and laboratory services to practitioners
through California Avian Laboratory (a national service exclusively devoted to avian
and exotic animals) and California Veterinary Diagnostic Labs of West Sacramento.
She completed her residency in anatomic pathology (including instruction in zoo pathology
and course work at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology) and gained board
certification from American College of Veterinary Pathology (ACVP) in 2000.
Drury is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners,
obtaining Avian Practice Certification in 1993 (recertified 2003 and 2013) and
Reptile and Amphibian Certification in 2013.
(Real Time Session April 22, 2014):
Pathology of Common Diseases in Small Exotic Mammals
We will discuss presentation, clinical signs, diagnostics,
and lesions of common diseases in various rodents, rabbits, sugar gliders, and hedgehogs.
CE CREDITS: 1.5
Member $32 ($29 early bird special if enrolled by April 1, 2014)
Non-Member $89 ($80 early bird special if enrolled by April 1, 2014)
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes,
enrollment will close at 5 pm ET April 21
or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the
Participant Resource Center
Enrollment is closed.
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*Note: "This course is submitted for approval for 1.5 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
VIN Course Catalog
The CE team:
Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
VIN CE Services: CEonVIN@vin.com
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
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