VIN MULT116-1119: Canine and Feline Vaccination 2019

The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a webinar platform.

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Presenter: Thomas Hansen, DVM, DABVP
Course Open: November 5-December 15, 2019
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Tuesdays, November 12, 19, 26 and December 3, 2019; 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)
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Level and Prerequisites: This basic course will be appeal to seasoned, newly minted and returning small animal clinicians alike - anyone interested in deepening their understanding of canine and feline vaccinations.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 22-38585)

Course Information:
This course is intended to give a broad overview of the concepts related to canine and feline vaccination. Topics will include the history and mechanism of vaccination, an overview of conditions we vaccinate against, the most up to date recommendations on vaccine scheduling, and a discussion of possible adverse events. This course is primarily directed towards newer graduates and those new to the canine/feline field, but it would also serve as a good refresher for seasoned companion animal practitioners.

Week 1 (Real Time Session November 12, 2019): Vaccinology
Presenter: Thomas Hansen, DVM, ABVP
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • understand the history of vaccination.
  • understand the mechanics of vaccination.
  • understand the overview of core vs. non-core decision making.
  • understand titres.
Week 2 (Real Time Session November 19, 2019): Feline Vaccination
Presenter: Thomas Hansen, DVM, ABVP
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • understand the overview of conditions we vaccinate against in the feline patient (etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and management).
  • discuss the feline vaccination schedules.
Week 3 (Real Time Session November 26, 2019): Canine Vaccination
Presenter: Thomas Hansen, DVM, ABVP
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • understand the overview of conditions we vaccinate against in the canine patient `(etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and management).
  • discuss the canine vaccination schedules.
Week 4 (Real Time Session December 3, 2019): Adverse Events Associated With Vaccination
Presenter: Thomas Hansen, DVM, ABVP
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • discuss common and uncommon responses to vaccination and their management.
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:
Thomas Hansen is a graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine and Feline Practice). He is in general and emergency practice in the San Francisco East Bay Area. His favorite areas of practice are internal medicine, emergency medicine, and ultrasound.

Total CE Credit: 6

Tuition: Member $138 ($124 early bird special if enrolled by October 22, 2019)
Non-Member $231 ($208 early bird special if enrolled by October 22, 2019)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on November 12, 2019 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:
  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 @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.
  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.
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"This program (22-38585) 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. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Medical, 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.

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

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