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Sandra Mitchell DVM, DABVP ECM, DABVP Feline
Matti Kiupel BS, MS, PhD, DACVP, Dr. Med. Vet. Habil.
EXOT406-0213: ECM Review Module 2 - Ferrets
February 6-March 2, 2013
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Wednesdays, February 13 and 20; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (US)
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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:
course will be open to veterinarians
actively interested in advanced topics in ferret medicine and surgery.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians.
This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians only.
This course is the second 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 ferrets.
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
- Discuss emerging and developing disease presentations in the ferret.
- Be aware of current diagnostic and treatment plans for these emerging issues.
- Have the resources to take routine practice "to the next level."
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 Medicine as an Exotic Companion Mammal specialist.
She has been treating ferrets and other small companion mammals since her graduation
from the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She has served on the
board of directors as a health consultant for both the American Ferret Association and
the International Ferret Congress; and has been a featured speaker at veterinary
conferences sponsored by both groups. 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 ferrets and other exotics from all
over the northeast. In addition to her professional interest in ferrets, she shares
her home with 14 ferrets!
Dr. Matti Kiupel
is a board certified veterinary pathologist with
extensive experience in tumor pathology and viral pathogenesis. He is Professor at
Michigan State University and Section Chief of Anatomic Pathology at the Diagnostic
Center for Population and Animal Health. Dr. Kiupel has a special interest in ferret
medicine since his discovery of a novel coronavirus as the cause of diarrhea in ferrets.
He has been on the forefront of the discovery of a number of recently recognized ferret
diseases such as enteric and systemic coronavirus infections, disseminated idiopathic
myofascitis, mycoplasmosis and rotavirus infections. Over the last years he has also
worked on ferret adrenal carcinomas, Aleutian disease and enteric coccidiosis and
maintains a web page dedicated to ferret health advancement
For his contribution to advance our understanding of ferret diseases, Dr. Kiupel was
recognized in 2011 by the American Ferret Association with the Research Achievement Award.
Dr. Kiupel is an internationally renowned speaker and has won numerous lecturer awards
and authored close to 200 peer-reviewed scientific publications.
(Real Time Session February 13, 2013):
Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases
- Ferret Enteric and Systemic Coronaviruses
- Ferret Mycoplasmosis
- Ferret Enteric Coccidiosis
- Ferret Enteric Rotavirus Infections
- Canine Distemper in Ferrets
(Real Time Session February 20, 2013):
Ferret Neoplastic Diseases
CE CREDITS: 4
- Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment of Adrenal Disease
- Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment of Insulinoma
- Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment of Lymphoma
Member $80 ($72 early bird special if enrolled by January 23, 2013)
Non-Member $150 ($135 early bird special if enrolled by January 23, 2013)
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.
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