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VIN CE Course EXOT319-0517: Pet Bird Medicine
The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format.

Enrollment is closed.

Presenters: Drury Reavill, DVM, ABVP Avian, ABVP Reptile & Amphibian, ACVP
Rose Ann Fiskett, VMD, ABVP Exotic Mammal

Course Open: May 1-June 1, 2017
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays, May 8, 15 and 22; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA)
Course RTS Times in Your Area: World Clock Converter

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 presenters 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 intended for veterinary students and new grads interested in reviewing pet bird husbandry, diagnostics, diseases, and therapy.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians, veterinary students, and new grads. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 22-29068)

Course Information:
This course is designed as a review of the common disease conditions by pet bird species (large psittacines and toucans, small psittacines, canaries and select finches). The discussion includes common disease conditions by pet bird species, clinical signs for many of these diseases and diagnostic tests commonly used.

Week 1 (Real Time Session May 8, 2017): Small Pet Bird Medicine
Presenter: Rose Ann Fiskett, VMD, ABVP Avian, ABVP Exotic Mammal
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session May 15, 2017): Large Pet Bird Medicine
Presenter: Rose Ann Fiskett, VMD, ABVP Avian, ABVP Exotic Mammal
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session May 22, 2017): Large and Small Pet Bird Pathology
Presenter: Drury Reavill, DVM, ABVP Avian, ABVP Reptile & Amphibian, ACVP
Format: Audio
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 Presenters:
Dr. Drury Reavill is a VIN consultant (Aquatic Animal Medicine Folder) and has 30 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.

Dr. Rose Fiskett is a premier avian clinician who has over 25 years of experience in avian and exotic clinical practice, including 10 years as a telephone consultant for exotics with a major reference laboaratory, managing health programs in multiple pet stores, and teaching avian, exotic, lab animal and zoo medicine to veterinary technician students. Dr. Fiskett graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982, worked as an associate and relief veterinarian, lab animal veterinarian and owned her companion animal (birds, exotics, dog, cats, reptiles and wildlife) for 18 years. In addition, she has worked in regulatory medicine and as Program Director for Veterinary Technology. She was initially boarded certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Avian Medicine in 1994, recertified in 2004. In addition, she certified in Exotic Companion Mammals in 2009.

Total CE Credit: 6

Tuition: Member $138 ($124 early bird special if enrolled by April 17, 2017)
Non-Member $231 ($208 early bird special if enrolled by April 17, 2017)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on May 8, 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 (22-29068) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 6 CE Credits, with a maximum of 6 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian. 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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