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MULT205-0210: NAVLE® Review and Preparation

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

With technical support from board-certified specialists
Lisle George, DVM, Ph.D, DACVIM - for Wk 2: Bovine
Bob Doneley, BVSc, FACVSc (Avian Health) - for Wk 3: Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Poultry, Pet Birds, and Other Small Animals
Emily Graves, VMD, MS, DACVIM - for Wk 4: Equine
Michele Gaspar, DVM, DABVP (Feline) - for Wk 5: Feline
Laura Ridge Cousins, DVM, MS, DACVIM - for Wk 6: Canine

February 14 - April 4, 2010
Interactive sessions: Sundays, February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21 and 28; 8:00 - 10:00 pm ET (USA)
Practice sessions: Sunday, February 7 and Thursday, February 11; 8:00 - 10:00 pm ET (USA)

This is a seven-session course to help veterinary students and veterinarians prepare for the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE®).

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

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

We will cover NAVLE® study plans and exam strategies and provide strategies for reviewing topics not covered in the "Top 20s." The last session will include a mock examination.

Through the course, participants will get:

Overall, the VIN NAVLE® review is useful for NAVLE® candidates who are looking for structured, week-by-week instruction to help them stay on track to complete exam preparation in an efficient and effective manner.

Course Outline:

Week 1 (Sunday, February 14): Strategy for NAVLE® Preparation; Review of Public Health, Calculations, Toxicology, Epidemiology & Other Topics

Week 2 (Sunday, February 21): Bovine Top 20 NAVLE® Review

Week 3 (Sunday, February 28): Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Poultry, Pet Birds, and Other Small Animals Review

Week 4 (Sunday, March 7): Equine Top 20 NAVLE® review

Week 5 (Sunday, March 14): Feline Top 20 NAVLE® review

Week 6 (Sunday, March 21): Canine Top 20 NAVLE® review

Week 7 (Sunday, March 28): Mock Exam & Last Minute Tips

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)

Veterinary Students/$50, which may be later applied as credit to your first CE course enrollment as a graduate veterinarian.*
Member/$126, Non-Member/$201 by January 31, 2010;
Member/$140, Non-Member/$223 after January 31, 2010.
Please type into the comment box of your registration form (on the last page) the month and year you plan on taking the NAVLE®.

Enrollment will be limited to 350 registrants. This class may fill quickly; students and veterinarians interested in the structured active learning provided through real-time sessions and message boards should register now to ensure a "seat" in class. Please enroll only if planning on attending all real-time sessions and fully participating in the course.

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 6th ed., Plumb - 2008
Available in the VIN bookstore:
- Clinical Veterinary Advisor, Dogs and Cats, 1st ed., C�t� - 2007
Available in VIN Bookstore:
- The 5-Minute Veterinary Consult, 4th ed. Tilley and Smith - 2008
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
Available in VIN Bookstore:
- 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; This course does not qualify for 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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