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EXOT331-0323: Avian Cytology and Hematology - From Your Microscope

The lectures for this course will be presented via the Zoom webinar platform.

Presenter: Alan Fudge, DVM, Dip ABVP Avian
Course Open: March 3-29, 2023
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Sundays, March 12 and 19, 2023; 3:00-5:00 pm ET (USA) World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 4
RACE Category: 4 hours Medical

Enrollment is closed.  

Tuition: Member $92 ($83 early bird special if enrolled by February 17, 2023)
Non-Member $169 ($152 early bird special if enrolled by February 17, 2023)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

Course Information:
This course is aimed at the veterinary clinicians interested in useful and rapid diagnostic aids, within the practice location, which can be useful with the acuity of some avian medical/surgical cases. The instructor believes that some level of skill in this area is important for any veterinarian with a serious interest in avian medicine and surgery.

Between the supplied library and the lectures, the course takes the participant from sample collection and processing to cellular recognition, to keys toward differential diagnosis. Diagnostic information can then be available in a matter of minutes vs. several days or more.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to
  • recognize normal and abnormal avian blood cells and some normal and abnormal somatic cells (cytology) and become more knowledgeable about the significance of the findings.
  • assist local colleagues and help train support licensed veterinary technicians, to provide more rapid and useful diagnostic information.

Level and Prerequisites: This basic VIN CE course is open for enrollment to veterinarians interested in avian cytology and hematology.
Credit Approval: This course is approved for 4 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-991588)

Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session March 12, 2023): Avian Hematology (With Your Microscope)

Week 2 (Real Time Session March 19, 2023): Avian Cytology (With Your Microscope)

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.

Enrollment is closed.  

Tuition: Member $92 ($83 early bird special if enrolled by February 17, 2023)
Non-Member $169 ($152 early bird special if enrolled by February 17, 2023)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on March 10, 2023 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.

Enrollment qualifications:
  1. VIN CE Courses:
    1. VIN CE courses are open to VIN member, VIN student member, and non-member veterinarians.
    2. Veterinary support staff must be VSPN members in order to enroll in a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. VSPN CE Courses:
    1. VSPN CE courses are open to veterinary support staff and veterinarians.
    2. Only VIN and VSPN members can enroll in a VSPN CE course.
    3. Veterinarians will only receive credit for those VSPN CE courses that specify in the Accreditation statement that the course is accredited for veterinarians.
  3. Please check the course Level and Prerequisites, Accreditation, and Tuition before enrolling.
  4. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from and addresses.
    1. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  5. 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.

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

VIN CE Services:
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01 45 222 6154
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 02 6145 2357