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MULT203-0810: Organ System and ABVP Core Examination Review Module C

Course Coordinator:
Dr. Katherine M. James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

August 19 - October 21, 2010
Interactive sessions: Thursdays; 9:30 - 11:30 pm ET (US)

Each module provides a systematic review of the highlights of physiology & pathophysiology of the organ systems included in that section. Although the course cannot provide specifically an examination-preparation centered focus, those preparing for the exam will be able to use the 3 modules of this course as a foundation of their preparation for the ABVP Core Examination. It is designed to keep them moving systematically along through the varied topics necessary for that examination. Even if you aren't going to take the exam, the depth and breadth of this material will provide you with an up-to-date review of organ system pathophysiology and medicine, based primarily on small animal species examples.

Module C includes the following topics: Cardiology, Reproduction, Respiratory, Coagulation, Oncology, Behavior, Ophthalmology.

Within these topics, you will learn the important pathophysiologic mechanisms that underlie the diagnosis and treatment of disease in dogs and cats.
Note: Although we try to keep the topics in the various modules consistent from year to year, some changes are possible, so for those taking the different modules in different calendar years, some repetition is possible.

Course Outline and Instructors:

Cardiology - Mark Rishniw, BVSc, DACVIM (Internal Medicine & Cardiology)

Reproduction - Joni Freshman, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Respiratory -- Brendan McKiernan, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)

Oncology -- Karri Meleo, DVM, DACVIM, DACVR

Coagulation -- Stephanie Smith, DVM, MS

Behavior -- Debbie J. Calnon, BSc, BVMS, MACVSc (Behavior) and Kersti Seksel, BVSc(Hons), MRCVS, MA (Hons), FACVSc. (Animal Behaviour), Dipl. ACVB, DECVBM-CA CMAVA

Ophthalmology -- Michael Zigler, DVM, CertVOphthal and Bob Munger, DVM, DACVO

Module A (April 1 - June 3, 2010) includes the following topics: Endocrinology, Dentistry, Immunology, Fluid/Acid Base, Nephrology/Urology,Surgery, Pharmacology.*

Module B (June 17 - Aug 12, 2010) includes the following topics: Dermatology, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Hematology/Chemistry.*

* Topics subject to change between modules.

Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and will continue for 7 days following the last real time session.


Member/$288, Non-Member/$407 by August 5, 2010;
Member/$320, Non-Member/$452 after August 5, 2010

Register for all 3 ABVP Modules by the start date of Module A on April 1, 2010 and you will receive a discounted tuition rate of Member/$816, Non-Member/$1152.

Required Textbook: None

Recommended Textbooks: To be listed when the course opens

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Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN office at 1-800-700-INFO.

Debbie Friedler
Continual Education Division
Veterinary Information Network


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