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VIN CE Course MULT309-0613: Advanced Topics in Feline Medicine

Enrollment is now closed.

INSTRUCTOR(S): Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP ECM, ABVP Feline (coordinator)
Dawn Boothe, DVM, MS, PhD
Dwight D. Bowman, MS, PhD, DACVM (hons)
Tony Buffington, DVM, PhD
Leah Cohn, DVM, PhD, ACVIM
Robert Hillman, DVM, MS, DACVS
Mark Kittleson, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology)
Matti Kiupel, BS, MS, PhD, DACVP, Dr. med. vet. habil.
Dorothy LaFlamme, DVM, PhD, DACVN
Greg Ogilvie, DVM, ACVIM Internal Medicine, ACVIM Oncology, ECVIM Companion Animal Oncology
Debbie J. Calnon, BSc, BVMS, MACVSc (Behavior), Dip VET-P, CertIVTC, CMAVA
Kersti Seksel, BVSc(Hons), MRCVS, MA (Hons), FACVSc. (Animal Behaviour), Dipl. ACVB, CMAVA Behaviorist

COURSE OPEN: June 12-September 14, 2013
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS): Wednesdays, June 19, 26, (break), July 10, 17, 24, 31, (break), August 14, 21, 28, and September 4, 2013; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (US)
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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.

*Some of 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: This advanced course will be open to veterinarians interested in advanced topics in feline medicine, surgery, behavior, and pathology. There are no specific prerequisites but this course is directed at those who have experience with and a special interest in feline medicine.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians only. This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians.

Course Description:
This course focuses upon extending the participants' knowledge of feline medicine, covering topics in a variety of fields. These cutting edge topics will be of particular interest to those interested in pursuing ABVP certification.

This course consists of ten (10) 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 for a number of the sessions in this course will be an audio presentation, please be prepared to listen.

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to 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:
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.

Course Outline:
Week 1 (Real Time Session June 19): Nutrition
Instructor(s): Dorothy LaFlamme, DVM, PhD, DACVN
Content: Week 2 (Real Time Session June 26): Pharmacology
Instructor(s): Dawn Boothe, DVM, MS, PhD

***** BREAK July 3 *****

Week 3 (Real Time Session July 10): Parasitology
Instructor(s): Dwight Bowman, MS, PhD
Content: Week 4 (Real Time Session July 17):
Instructor(s): Leah Cohn, DVM, PhD
Content: Week 5 (Real Time Session July 24): Surgery
Instructor(s): Robert Hillman, DVM
Content: Week 6 (Real Time Session July 31): Cardiology
Instructor(s): Mark Kittleson, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology)

***** BREAK August 7th *****

Week 7 (Real Time Session August 14): Behavior
Debbie J. Calnon, BSc, BVMS, MACVSc (Behavior), Dip VET-P, CertIVTC, CMAVA
Kersti Seksel, BVSc(Hons), MRCVS, MA (Hons), FACVSc. (Animal Behaviour), Dipl. ACVB, CMAVA Behaviorist

Content: Week 8 (Real Time Session August 21): Pathology
Instructor(s): Matti Kiupel, BS, MS, PhD, DACVP, Dr. med. vet. habil.
Content: Week 9 (Real Time Session August 28): Urology
Instructor(s): Tony Buffington, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVN
Content: Week 10 (Real Time Session September 4): Oncology
Instructor(s): Greg Ogilvie, DVM, ACVIM Internal Medicine, ACVIM Oncology, ACVIM Companion Animal Oncology
Content: CE CREDITS: 20

Tuition: Member $400 ($360 early bird special if enrolled by May 29, 2013)
Non-Member $562 ($506 early bird special if enrolled by May 29, 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.

Enrollment is now 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 is approved for 20 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 VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the VIN Course Catalog.

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

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