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VIN CE Course EXOT404-0616: Small Rodent Review 2016
The lectures for this course will be presented in a text format.

Enrollment is closed.

Presenter: Sandra Mitchell DVM, DABVP ECM, DABVP Feline
Course Open: June 22-August 6, 2016
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesdays, June 29, July 6, 13, and 27, 2016; 8:30-10:00 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.

Level and Prerequisites: This basic course will be open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists actively interested in a review of small rodent medicine.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 22-25488)

Course Information:
Small rodents are commonly seen in private practice, and many veterinarians have a limited working knowledge of this species. This course is intended to provide an in depth overview of husbandry, medicine, and common disease presentations by species in order to allow veterinary staff to feel more comfortable with basic rodent diagnosis and treatment. Clinical symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and current considerations for prevention will be covered.

Week 1 (Real Time Session June 29, 2016): Guinea Pigs
Presenter: Sandra Mitchell DVM, DABVP ECM, DABVP Feline
Format: Text

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session July 6, 2016): Chinchillas
Presenter: Sandra Mitchell DVM, DABVP ECM, DABVP Feline
Format: Text

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session July 13, 2016): Rats
Presenter: Sandra Mitchell DVM, DABVP ECM, DABVP Feline
Format: Text

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to

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Week 4 (Real Time Session July 27, 2016): Mice, Hamsters, Gerbils, Degus, and Wild Rodents
Presenter: Sandra Mitchell DVM, DABVP ECM, DABVP Feline
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 was one of the first veterinarians to be recognized by the American Board of Veterinary Medicine as an Exotic Companion Mammal specialist. She has been treating small companion mammals since her graduation from the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Dr. Mitchell is contacted by veterinarians worldwide to discuss difficult cases. She is currently the owner of Animal Medical Associates in Saco, Maine; and sees referrals of rodents and other exotics from all over the northeast. In addition to her professional interest in rodents, she currently shares her home with 4 rodents, and has owned every species discussed in this class at one time or another!

Total CE Credit: 6

Tuition: Member $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by June 8, 2016)
Non-Member $211 ($190 early bird special if enrolled by June 8, 2016)
All prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on June 29, 2016 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 (22-25488) 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 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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