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VIN CE Course EXOT405-0113: ECM Review Module 1 - Rabbits


Sandra Mitchell DVM, DABVP ECM, DABVP Feline
Angela Lennox DVM, DABVP ECM, DABVP Avian

COURSE OPEN: January 9-February 2, 2013
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS): Wednesdays, January 16 and 23; 8:00-10:00 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.

Level and Prerequisites: This advanced course will be open to veterinarians actively interested in advanced topics in rabbit medicine and surgery.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians only.

Course Description:
This course is the first of four modules in the ECM (Exotic Companion Mammal) Review series. Each course focuses on specific exotic companion mammal species, covering the medicine and disease presentations common to that species. The focus of this course is rabbits.

The course can be used as a portion of the preparation for the ABVP Exotic Companion Mammal examination, but it is not designed as a test-preparation course. The instructors do not have access to the examination questions. Also, material in this course may be more current than that in the examination. However it will allow those preparing for the examination to work systematically through different topics, accomplishing a broad review. The emphasis will be on pathophysiology, serving as a foundation for good case management.

This course consists of two (2) 2-hour Real Time Session, supplemental library materials, 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.

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to 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 Instructors:
Dr. Sandra Mitchell was one of the first veterinarians to be recognized by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners as an Exotic Companion Mammal specialist. She has been treating rabbits since her graduation from the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She is a regular speaker at exotic conferences, and will be presenting two topics at the upcoming Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarian conference in Oakland, CA. Dr. Mitchell is contacted by veterinarians worldwide to discuss difficult cases, and enjoys writing about and presenting interesting cases. She is currently owner of Animal Medical Associates in Saco, Maine; and sees referrals of exotics from all over the northeast. In addition to treating a variety of exotics, she also shares her home with a wide range of animals (currently numbering 28) with species ranging from reptiles to companion mammals to homo sapiens (her husband).

Dr. Angela Lennox has practiced exclusively exotic animal medicine for over 20 years. She is the owner of Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic of Indianapolis, and the past President of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV). She is the editor of the AEMV section of the Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine. Dr. Lennox is a frequent lecturer at exotic animal conferences both nationally and internationally. She is the co-author of Clinical Radiology of Exotic Companion Mammals.

Course Outline:
Week 1 (Real Time Session January 16, 2013)
Content: Week 2 (Real Time Session January 23, 2013)


Tuition: Member $80 ($72 early bird special if enrolled by December 26, 2012)
Non-Member $150 ($135 early bird special if enrolled by December 26, 2012)

Special Discount:
Register for all 4 courses in the ECM Review series by January 9, 2013 and you will receive a discounted tuition rate of Member/$272, Non-Member/$510.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close when the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first Real Time Session unless otherwise noted. If the first Real Time Session is on a weekend, course enrollment will close on the Friday before the first Real Time Session.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

  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) Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
*Note: "This course has been approved for 4 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.

Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator

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