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VIN CE Course EXOT318-0214: Bacterial & Fungal Diseases in Pet Birds

Enrollment is closed.

INSTRUCTOR(S): Drury Reavill, DVM, ABVP, certified in Avian Practice, ACVP
COURSE OPEN: February 18-March 7, 2014
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS): February 25, 2014; 9:00-10:30 pm ET (US)
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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: This basic course is geared toward veterinary students but is open to veterinarians interested in reviewing bacterial and fungal diseases in pet birds.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinary students and veterinarians. This course does not have AAVSB RACE approval. This course does not qualify for CE credit.

Course Description:
The first of a series of 90 minute lectures on avian/exotic topics, this course will be a review of the bacterial and fungal infections commonly diagnosed in pet birds.

This course consists of one (1) 90 minute Real Time Session, lecture handout and an end-of-session quiz. There will not be a message board associated with this course.

*The lecture portion of this course will be an audio presentation, please be prepared to listen.

Upon completion of this course, the participant should Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.

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.

Course Outline:
Week 1 (Real Time Session February 25, 2014): Overview of Bacterial and Fungal Disease
Content: We will discuss presentation, clinical signs and treatment common bacterial and fungal infections in pet birds, as well as normal and abnormal flora, primary vs secondary infections, and sample collection.


Tuition: VIN Member $32 ($29 early bird special if enrolled by February 11, 2014)
Non-Member Veterinarian $89 ($80 early bird special if enrolled by February 11, 2014)
*This course is free to veterinary students who are current VIN members.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close at 5 pm ET February 24, 2014 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.
  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 1-800-700-INFO (4636) or email (VIN CE) or (VSPN CE) Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
*Note: This course does not have AAVSB RACE approval. This course does not qualify for CE credit. Call VIN/VSPN CE at 1-800-700-4363 for further information.

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:
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01452226154

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