INSTRUCTOR(S): Eric Snook, DVM, DACVP (Anatomic Pathology)
COURSE OPEN: June 28-July 15, 2012
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS): Thursday, July 5, 9:30-11:30pm 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 instructor for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset of 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 actively
interested in avian and exotic necropsy techniques, lesions, and post-mortem changes.
MULT214-0612: Basic Necropsy Technique is a prerequisite for this course.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
This course is designed to familiarize the attendee with avian and exotic 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 an avian and exotic animal necropsy.
This course consists of one (1) 2-hour Real Time Sessions, 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.
*The lecture portion of this course will be an audio presentation, please be prepared to listen.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- Perform basic necropsies of avian and exotic species
(including rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets and rodents)
- Choose a biopsy specimen for submission and preserve it
- Know the meaning and importance of distribution in lesion recognition
- Know common post-mortem changes (that are not lesions)
- Know common lesions and what you can learn from them
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:
- King, J., Roth-Johnson, L., Roth, L., & Newson, M. E. (2009). The Necropsy Book, 5th edition, Aardvark Global Publishing.
Available from online retailers.
- McGavin, Z. (2011). Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease, 5th edition, Elsevier Mosby.
Available in the VIN bookstore (VIN/VSPN members login for discount)
graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002.
He completed a residency in anatomic pathology at LSU in 2009.
He is currently working toward completion of his PhD at the Tulane National Primate Research Center.
Week 1 (Real Time Session July 5)
Content: Avian and Exotic Necropsy Specifics
CE CREDITS: 2
Tuition: $40 ($36 early bird special if enrolled by June 14, 2012).
Members may register for all 4 Necropsy courses for $136.
- MULT214-0612: Basic Necropsy Technique
- MULT215-0612: Small Animal Necropsies
- MULT216-0612: Large Animal Necropsies
- MULT217-0612: Avian and Exotic Necropsies
*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
- 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.
- Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org
and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants;
personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
- 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.
- For further assistance call 1-800-700-INFO (4636) or email (VIN CE)
CEonVIN@vin.com or (VSPN CE)
Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
*Note: "This course is submitted for approval for 2 continuing education credits in jurisdictions
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."
Call VSPN/VIN CE at 1-800-700-4636 for further information.
(Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for
information regarding recognition by their board).
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 VSPN's Upcoming CE Courses check the Course Catalog at http://www.vspn.org/CE/VSPN_M02231.htm
Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
VIN CE Services: CEonVIN@vin.com
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