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VIN CE Course MULT205-0914: NAVLE® Review and Preparation
The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly text format.

Enrollment is closed.

INSTRUCTOR(S): Steven I. McLaughlin, DVM, MPH, DACVPM; and Waiva A. Worthley, DVM;

With technical support from board certified specialists:
Lisle George, DVM, PhD, DACVIM;
Emily Graves, VMD, MS, DACVIM;
Laura Ridge Cousins, DVM, MS, DACVIM;
Michele Gaspar, DVM, MS, DAVBP;
Bob Doneley, BVSc, FACVSc (Avian Health)

COURSE OPEN: September 12-November 12, 2014
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS): Sundays, September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, and November 2, 2014; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA)
Course RTS Times in Your Area: World Clock Converter

Practice Sessions: In order to prepare you for a successful experience in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session is up to 1 hour in length. For more information, please visit the CE Practice Area.

Level and Prerequisites: This basic course provides structured week-by-week instruction to help NAVLE® candidates stay on track to complete exam preparation in an efficient and effective manner. This course is geared toward senior veterinary students and veterinarians preparing for the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE®).

VIN CE Course: Open to senior veterinary students and veterinarians preparing for the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE®). This course does not qualify for AAVSB RACE approval.

Course Description:
Organized by species, each Real Time Session will highlight the "Top 20" diseases and conditions encountered by practitioners in the U.S. and Canada. All Real Time 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.

This course consists of seven (7) 2-hour Real Time Sessions, supplemental library materials, and interactive message board discussions.

Upon completion of this course, the participant should have received 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 Instructors:
Dr. Steven McLaughlin is president and founder of the Zuku Review, an online veterinary test preparation service in operation since 2006. He specializes in helping students and new graduates prepare for the NAVLE®, BCSE and PAVE QE. He consults with veterinary schools in the U.S. and abroad on boards review planning and is a popular speaker on effective adult learning. Dr. Mclaughlin is boarded in veterinary preventive medicine and brings a decade of international public health experience to VIN. With Dr. Waiva Worthley, he has developed and given the VIN NAVLE® Review and Preparation course twice yearly since February 2008.

Dr. Waiva Worthley has the distinction of passing the boards twice! She graduated from Virginia Tech in 1988 and passed the National Board Examination. Eighteen years later, she took North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE®) in order to be licensed in Missouri and passed again. VIN's resources were invaluable to her in preparing for the NAVLE®. In collaboration with Dr. Steve McLaughlin and VIN, Dr. Worthley developed the VIN NAVLEďż˝ Review and Preparation class. She has co-taught the NAVLE® review twice yearly since 2008, to over 2000 veterinary students and graduates.

Course Outline:
The "MULT205-0914: NAVLE® Study Guide" provided in the course library will list the materials to review/study prior to each Real Time Session.

Week 1 (Real Time Session September 21, 2014)
Content: Strategy for NAVLE® Preparation; Review of Public Health, Calculations, Toxicology, Epidemiology & Other Topics

Week 2 (Real Time Session September 28, 2014)
Board Certified Specialist: Emily Graves, VMD, MS, DACVIM
Content: Equine Top 20 NAVLE® Review

Week 3 (Real Time Session October 5, 2014)
Board Certified Specialist: Lisle George, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Content: Bovine Top 20 NAVLE® Review

Week 4 (Real Time Session October 12, 2014)
Board Certified Specialist: Bob Doneley, BVSc, FACVSc (Avian Health)
Content: Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Poultry, Pet Birds, and Other Small Animals NAVLE® Review

Week 5 (Real Time Session October 19, 2014)
Board Certified Specialist: Michele Gaspar, DVM, DAVBP
Content: Feline Top 20 NAVLE® Review

Week 6 (Real Time Session October 26, 2014)
Board Certified Specialist: Laura Ridge Cousins, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Content: Canine Top 20 NAVLE® Review

Week 7 (Real Time Session November 2, 2014)
Content: Mock Exam and Last Minute Tips


Tuition: Member $147 ($132 early bird special if enrolled by August 29, 2014)
Non-Member $239 ($215 early bird special if enrolled by August 29, 2014)

Vet Students $50, which may later be applied as credit to your first CE course enrollment as a graduate/veterinarian.

Please type into the comment box of your registration form (on the last page) the month and year you plan on taking the NAVLE®.

** NOTE: The instructors provide a lot of excellent material and do their best to answer participant questions in the time allotted. Sometimes a session can run overtime by 15 to 30 minutes because of the number of participant questions posted. Participants are not required to stay late when the session runs overtime but it is in their best interests to do so. A transcript of the Real Time Session, including any session overtime, will be available in the course library the following day. Participants can use the transcript to review any portion of the class that they may have missed.

Enrollment will be limited to 450 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 to attend all Real Time Sessions and fully participate in the course.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close at 5pm ET September 19, 2014 or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

*NAVLE® is a registered trademark owned by the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (NBVME). This course is not licensed by, endorsed by, or affiliated with the NBVME.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

Enrollment is closed.
  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 and 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 1-800-700-INFO (4636) or email (VIN CE) or (VSPN CE) Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
*Note: "This course does not qualify for AAVSB RACE approval. This course does not qualify for CE credit." Call VIN/VSPN CE at 1-800-700-4636 for further information.

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/VSPN office 1-800-700-INFO (4636) to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.
*Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN/VSPN office at 1-800-700-INFO (4636).

*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the VIN Course Catalog.

The CE team:

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

VIN CE Services:
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01452226154

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