Course Open: May 2-December 31, 2022
Total CE Credit: 2.5
RACE Category: 2.5 hours Medical Skip to Enrollment Course Information:
This course is exactly what it sounds like – amphibians 101, or a beginner’s guide to the basics of amphibian medicine. The focus is on frogs, most specifically, pet frogs that might be likely to present in practice – however, the techniques discussed would be appropriate for application to most sick amphibians. The approach to basic husbandry, taking a good history, performing a physical exam, and an introduction to diagnostics, common diseases, and therapy options are included. The hope is to take someone with minimal frog experience to being able to work through a sick frog case with confidence. To earn a certificate of completion the participant must complete all learning modules and score 80% or better on the end-of-course test. Completion of the course will take a minimum of 153 minutes. Participants must complete the participation requirements by December 31, 2022 to be eligible for a certificate. To learn more about the requirements for earning a non-interactive CE certificate, please refer to Non-Interactive CE Certificate Requirements. Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to
- learn basic amphibian husbandry.
- take a good history.
- perform a basic amphibian physical exam.
- make use of a basic rule out list.
- figure out which samples you need, and how to get them.
- provide supportive care, even if you have no idea what the underlying problem is.
- recognize when and how to perform euthanasia.
Accreditation: This self-study course is approved for 2.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 20-910076) Course Agenda: Module 1: Amphibians I
Total Time: 40 minutes
Video: 40 minutes
In this first module, amphibian history, husbandry, nutrition, and signs of amphibian illness will be covered. Module 2: Amphibians II
Total Time: 88 minutes
Video: 88 minutes
In this second module, common diseases and illness will be discussed in detail. Module 3: End of Course Test
Total Time: 25 minutes
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course. Module 4: Course Evaluation
To learn more about the requirements for earning a non-interactive self-study CE certificate, please refer to Non-Interactive CE Certificate Requirements.
Enrollment is closed.
Tuition: VIN Member $58
Prices are listed in US dollars. *For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.
- Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to VIN 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.
- Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
- For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email CEonVIN. Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
VIN Education Director VIN CE Services: CEonVIN
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