Enrollment is closed.
Instructor(s): Eric Snook, DVM, PhD, DACVP (Anatomic Pathology)
MULT217-1214: Avian and Exotic Necropsies
The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format.
Please come prepared to listen.
December 3-20, 2014
Real Time Sessions (RTS):
Wednesday, December 10; 8:00-10:00 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 instructor 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 and veterinary technicians
actively interested in large animal necropsy techniques, lesions and post-mortem changes.
The MULT214-1114: Basic Necropsy Technique course is a prerequisite
for the following 3 courses:
VIN CE Course:
- MULT215-1114: Small Animal Necropsies
- MULT216-1214: Large Animal Necropsies
- MULT217-1214: Avian and Exotic Necropsies
Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.
This course is designed to familiarize the attendee with avian and exotic 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 an avian and exotic animal necropsy.
This course consists of one (1) 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.
To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to
Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate
*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 necropsy of avian species.
- perform basic necropsy of exotic animal species.
- choose a biopsy specimen for submission and preserve it.
- understand the meaning and importance of distribution in lesion recognition.
- recognize the common post-mortem changes (that are not lesions).
- recognize the common lesions and understand what can be learned 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 ME.
The Necropsy Book, 5th edition. Aardvark Global Publishing (2009).
- McGavin Z.
Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease, 5th edition. Elsevier Mosby (2011).
graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary
Medicine in 2002. He completed a residency in anatomic pathology at LSU in 2009.
He received his PhD at Tulane University in 2013 and is currently studying muscular
dystrophy as a post-doctoral research associate at TAMU.
(Real Time Session December 10, 2014):
Avian and Exotic Animal Necropsy Specifics
This session will cover avian and exotic animal necropsy techniques, lesions and post-mortem changes.
CE Credits: 2
Member $42 ($38 early bird special if enrolled by November 19, 2014)
Non-Member $103 ($93 early bird special if enrolled by November 19, 2014)
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes,
enrollment will close at 5 pm ET on December 10, 2014
or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the
Participant Resource Center
Enrollment is closed.
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*Note: "This course is approved 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 VIN CE at 800-846-0028 ext. 797 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 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
The CE team:
Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
VIN CE Services: CEonVIN@vin.com
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