Enrollment is closed.
Katherine M. James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Ellen Behrend, VMD, PhD, DACVIM
Jill C. Lurye, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Joe Bartges, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN
Julie R. Fischer, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)
Susan Little, DVM, DABVP (Feline)
Milan Hess, DVM, MS, DAC
MULT211-0613: Systems C: Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination Review
Module 5 of 6 in the Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination Review Series
June 20-August 25, 2013
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Thursdays, June 27, July 11, 18, 25, August1, 8 and 15; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
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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
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*The instructors for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset or speakers to listen.
If you have any concerns regarding your computer's audio capabilities, please be sure to attend
one of the Practice Sessions.
Level and Prerequisites:
course will be open to veterinarians actively
interested in an overview of reproduction, fluids/electrolytes/acid-base, urology,
nephrology and endocrine information. This course is the fifth of six modules
in the Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination review series.
The MULT207-1012: Pathologic Basis of Disease and the MULT208-0113:
Principles of Medicine courses are recommended prerequisites.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians.
This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians.
This course provides an overview of reproduction, fluids/electrolytes/acid-base,
urology, nephrology and endocrine systems. The course builds upon the foundations
of pathophysiology and medicine provided in the MULT207-1012: Pathologic Basis of Disease
and the MULT208-0113: Principles of Medicine courses, using concepts and disease
examples specific to the various body systems.
The Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination Review series of courses
may be used as a comprehensive review for the ABVP examination for small animals.
This series of courses repeats annually. Individual instructors may change
some of their material year-to-year, but much of the core content is repeated.
It should be noted that these courses are not designed specifically as a preparation for test taking.
The instructors do not have access to information on the question types.
Furthermore the questions used on the examination may be a few years behind the
current knowledge and practice, whereas the course will strive to be more current.
We recommend using the course to
- keep progressing through the topics so all topics will have been
studied prior to the exam and
- to provide participants with feedback on their strongest and
weakest topics to guide their individual exam specific preparations.
This course consists of seven (7) 2-hour Real Time Session, supplemental library materials,
interactive message board discussions, and a mandatory end-of-course test.
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required
to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- better understand the pathophysiological basis of diseases of the endocrine,
fluids/electrolytes/acid base, nephrology, urology and reproduction body systems.
- apply the pathophysiological basis of disease to generate better
and complete differentials for problems.
- apply the pathophysiological basis of disease to improve case management.
Course materials will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
There is no required textbook for this course.
About the Instructors:
The instructors for this course
reflect a topic-specific expertise and were assembled for their ability
to teach discipline-specific content in relationship to clinical cases.
(Real Time Session June 27):
Instructor(s): Julie R. Fischer, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)
*** BREAK - No Real Time Session July 4th ***
Week 2 & 3
- Chronic kidney disease
- Pathophysiology of CKD
- Common sequelae of CKD
- Evidential basis for therapy in CKD including management of:
- Nutritional support
- Glomerular Disease
- Pathophysiology of proteinuria mechanism
- Management of clinical manifestation of glomerular disease, ACE inhibitors, ARBs
- Dietary therapy
- Management of hypertension
- Management of hypercoagulability
(Real Time Session July 11 & 18):
Instructor(s): Ellen Behrend, VMD, PhD, DACVIM and Jill C. Lurye, DVM, MS, DACVIM
- Calcium and adrenal gland disorders
- Pathophysiology of hypoadrenocorticism
- Clinical signs of and tip-offs to the presence of hypoadrenocorticism
- Treatment of hypoadrenocorticism
- Diagnosis of hyperadrenocorticism
- Treatment of hyperadrenocorticism
- Regulation of serum calcium concentration
- Differential diagnoses for hypercalcemia and their diagnosis
- Overview of feline idiopathic hypercalcemia
- Treatment of hypercalcemia
- Thyroid gland and glucose disorders
- Diagnosis of hypothyroidism
- Diagnosis of hyperthyroidism
- Use of topical tapazole for treatment of hyperthyroidism
- Pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus
- Diagnosis of diabetes mellitus
- Dietary therapy for diabetes mellitus
- Insulin therapy
- Oral hypoglycemic agent therapy
- Monitoring diabetic therapy
- Differential diagnoses of hypoglycemia
(Real Time Session July 25):
Instructor(s): Susan Little, DVM, DABVP (Feline) and
Milan Hess, DVM, MS, DAC
- Understand the basics of the feline reproduction cycle
and the role of key hormones
- Learn how to diagnose and manage common problems in feline
reproduction, such as ovarian remnant syndrome,
mammary hyperplasia, and dystocia.
(Real Time Session August 1):
Instructor(s): Katherine M. James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Week 6 & 7
- Compare and contrast what is sodium balance versus what is water balance
- The difference between sodium content and sodium concentration
- Disorders of sodium balance particularly edema
- Disorders of water balance: hypernatremia and hyponatremia
- Selected other electrolyte topics as time allows
- Review of acid-base disorders via the library materials
(Real Time Session August 8 & 15):
Instructor(s): Joe Bartges, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN
CE CREDITS: 14
- Describe the neurologic innervation to and the muscular structure of the
urinary bladder and urethra
- Compare and contrast disorders of micturition - urine retention and
urine leakage - including clinical findings, physical examination findings,
diagnostic testing, and management
- Describe defense mechanisms for urinary tract infections and diagnosis
and management of simple and complicated urinary tract infections
including prophylactic measures
- Describe potential mechanisms for feline idiopathic cystitis and management
- Compare and contrast urolithiasis including struvite, calcium oxalate, urate,
and cystine and management
Member $280 ($252 early bird special if enrolled by June 14, 2013)
Non-Member $408 ($367 early bird special if enrolled by June 14, 2013)
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close when
the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first
Real Time Session unless otherwise noted. If the first Real Time Session is on a
weekend, course enrollment will close on the Friday before the first Real Time Session.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the
Participant Resource Center
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must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a
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which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some
boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or
restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education."
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Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
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