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MULT205-0208: NAVLE Review and Preparation

This course has reached maximum enrollment. Please watch the course catalog for future course dates. Course library materials will be available to everyone in the VIN Student Center but only those registered may attend the real-time sessions and post on the course message boards.

Steven I. McLaughlin, DVM, MPH, ACVPM
Waiva A.Worthley, DVM

February 24 - April 6, 2008
Interactive sessions: Sundays, February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; 8:00 - 10:00 pm ET (USA)

This is a six-session course to help senior veterinary students and veterinarians prepare for the North American Veterinary Licensure Exam (NAVLE).

*In terms of the scheduling and structural logistics, this is a beta-version of the NAVLE Review and Preparation course. VIN has not previously offered a course of this design. Thus, we intend to use this first offering to fine tune the schedule for future iterations. We will be focusing on feedback from participants as to length, number of sessions, timing in relation to the exam, and other aspects of examination preparation.

Enrollment will be limited to 200 registrants. Library materials and session transcripts will be mirrored in the VIN Student center should this first, restricted-enrollment course offering fill up.

Students and veterinarians interested in the active learning provided through real-time sessions and message boards should register now to ensure a "seat" in class.

Organized by species, each 2 hour session will highlight the "Top 20" diseases and conditions encountered by practitioners in the USA. Sessions will include multiple-choice questions similar to those that candidates will encounter on the NAVLE.

The questions will lead to a brief discussion/summary of each condition in a distilled format.

We will cover NAVLE study plans and exam strategy and point students towards topics not covered in the "Top 20s." The last session will include a mock examination.

The purpose of this review course is to provide:

  1. Guidance on NAVLE preparation, strategy and best study materials
  2. A weekly live review of top 20 conditions by species
The VIN NAVLE review will be useful for students looking for structure week-by-week, to help them stay on track as they prepare for the examination.

Course Outline:

Week 1 (February 24): Bovine Top 20 NAVLE review

Week 2 (March 2): Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Poultry, Pet Birds, and Other Small Animals

Week 3 (March 9): Equine Top 20 NAVLE review

Week 4 (March 16): Feline Top 20 NAVLE review

Week 5 (March 23): Canine Top 20 NAVLE review

Week 6 (March 30): Test-taking strategy, tips, mock exam

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

(This course does not qualify for AAVSB RACE approval)

Vet Students/Free*
Member/$117, Non-Member/$191 by February 10, 2008;
Member/$130, Non-Member/$212 after February 10, 2008.
Please type into the comment box of your registration form (on the last page) the month and year you plan on taking the NAVLE.

*This "beta" first offering of the course is free for veterinary students with a current VIN membership (having met the criteria for membership in the student category) and discounted for veterinarians. Thus, specific feedback to assist us with the planning of future offerings will be greatly appreciated. Priority will be given to senior veterinary students (particularly those students who did not pass the NAVLE in Fall 2007) and veterinarians taking the NAVLE.

We will not be distributing CE certificates to veterinary students in this course.
Foreign veterinarians and other currently licensed veterinarians are eligible for CE certificates.

Early registration is strongly recommended.
No registration beyond VIN membership is required to have access to course materials using the VIN Student Center.

Required Textbook: None

Recommended Textbooks for further study:
For texts available in the VIN bookstore, be sure to login to receive your member discount.
Strong recommendation
- Guide to Bovine Clinics, 4th ed., Pasquini & Pasquini - 2005
- Guide to Equine Clinics, 3rd ed., Pasquini, Pasquini and Woods
- Tschauner's Guide to Small Animal Clinics, 2nd ed., Pasquini, Pasquini
- Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook 5th ed., Plumb - 2002
Available in the VIN bookstore:
- The 5-Minute Veterinary Consult, 3rd ed. Tilley and Smith - 2003
Available in the VIN bookstore:
Good background
- Duncan and Prasse's Veterinary Laboratory Medicine: Clinical Pathology, 4th ed. Latimer, Prasse, Mahaffey - 2003
Available in the VIN bookstore:
- Large Animal Internal Medicine (National Veterinary Medical Series for Independent Study), 1st ed. Pringle, Ihle, Lofstedt, Nieginski and Ogilvie - 1998
- Small Animal Internal Medicine (National Veterinary Medical Series for Independent Study), 1st ed. Shaw & Ihle - 1996
- Toxicology (National Veterinary Medical Series for Independent Study), 1st ed. Osweiller - 1996
- Guide to Equine Clinics-LAMENESS vol 2, 2nd ed. Pasquini, Pasquini, Jann and Bahr - 1995
- Guide to Equine Clinics-LAMENESS DIAGNOSIS vol 3, 1st ed. Pasquini, Pasquini, Jann and Bahr - 1995
- Handbook of Pig Medicine, 1st ed., Jackson and Cockcroft 2007

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"This course does not qualify for AAVSB RACE approval; VIN will be issuing a certificate of completion but this course does not qualify as CE credit. Call VIN at 1-800-700-4636 for further information."

COURSE WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY: Withdrawal prior to the listed start date of a course entitles the registrant to a complete refund or a credit toward a future VIN CE course, whichever is preferred. Withdrawal within 1 week after the listed start date (i.e. including no more than one real-time session) entitles the registrant to a credit toward any future VIN CE course. (Does not apply to courses with only one real-time session.) After the first real-time session, a registrant may withdraw due to special circumstances and receive prorated credit towards a future VIN course. These requests will be handled on an individual basis. The amount of the prorated credit will be determined based on 65% of the time remaining in the course at the time of withdrawal. It is not possible to withdraw retroactively.

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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