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VIN CE Course MULT216-0817: Large Animal Necropsies
The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format.

Enrollment is closed.

Presenter: Eric Snook, DVM, PhD, DACVP (Anatomic Pathology)
Course Open: August 4-30, 2017
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Sundays, August 13 and 20, 2017; 3:30-5:30 pm ET (USA)
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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.

*The presenters 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: This basic course will be open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists actively interested in large animal necropsy techniques, lesions, and post-mortem changes. MULT214-0717: Basic Necropsy Techniques is a prerequisite for this course.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 22-29874)

Course Information:
This course is designed to familiarize the attendee with large animal necropsy specifics, common post-mortem changes, the meaning of pattern in lesion recognition and types of lesions. By the end of the course, the attendee should be able to recognize common lesions, exudates, form a morphologic diagnosis and perform large animal necropsy.

Week 1 (Real Time Session August 13, 2017): Large Animal Necropsies I
Presenter: Eric Snook, DVM, PhD, DACVP (Anatomic Pathology)
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session August 20, 2017): Large Animal Necropsies II
Presenter: Eric Snook, DVM, PhD, DACVP (Anatomic Pathology)
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course. To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.

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 Presenter:
Dr. Eric Snook graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. He practiced in a small animal general practice and emergency clinic in California prior to completing a residency in pathology at LSU in 2009. He completed his PhD in biomedical science at Tulane University in 2013. Currently he is a staff pathologist at Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) in College Station, Texas and receives specimens ranging from food animals to small animals, reptiles, and amphibians as part of his daily case load.

Total CE Credit: 4

Tuition: Member $92 ($83 early bird special if enrolled by July 21, 2017)
Non-Member $169 ($152 early bird special if enrolled by July 21, 2017)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*Enroll in all 4 necropsy modules (listed below) by July 28, 2017 and receive a discounted course price. Member $195 Non-Member $424 *To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on August 11, 2017 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

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

To Enroll:
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 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
"This program (22-29874) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 4 CE Credits, with a maximum of 4 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian or veterinary technician/technologist. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Scientific, using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference). This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements."

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 office 800-846-0028 ext. 797 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 office at 800-846-0028 ext. 797.

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

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

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