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VIN CE Course MULT309-0718: Topics in Feline Medicine 2018
The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a webinar platform.

Enrollment is closed.

Presenters: Jan Huntingford, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CVPP, CCRT, CAVCA
Amy Hinc, VMD, ABVP Feline
Erica Reineke, VMD, DACVECC
Joe Bartges, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN
Michael Zigler, DVM, CertVOphthal, MSc IAH
Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM

Course Open: July 10-August 31, 2018
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Tuesdays, July 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, and 21, 2018; 8:30-10:30 pm ET (USA)
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Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate course will be open to veterinarians interested in extending their knowledge of feline medicine.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 22-33070)

Course Information:
This course focuses upon extending the participants' knowledge of feline medicine, covering a variety of topics: orthopedics, GI disease, respiratory distress, chronic renal failure management, viral eye diseases, and pediatrics.

Week 1 (Real Time Session July 17, 2018): Orthopedic Issues in Cats - It's not just trauma anymore!
Presenter: Jan Huntingford, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CVPP, CAVCA
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session July 24, 2018): Feline Infiltrative Gastrointestinal Disease
Presenter: Amy Hinc, VMD, ABVP Feline
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session July 31, 2018): Respiratory Distress in Cats
Presenter: Erica Reineke, VMD, DACVECC
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 4 (Real Time Session August 7, 2018): Chronic Renal Failure Management
Presenter: Joe Bartges, DVM, DACVN, DACVIM
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 5 (Real Time Session August 14, 2018): Feline Uveitis: Immunopathology, Host Defenses and Pathogen Strategies
Presenter: Michael Zigler, DVM, CertVOphthal, MSc IAH
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 6 (Real Time Session August 21, 2018): Feline Pediatrics
Presenter: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM
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 Presenters:
Janice Huntingford received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in 1984.She is the owner and medical director of the Essex Animal Hospital in Essex, Ontario, Canada. She has studied extensively in both conventional and holistic modalities. In January 2015 she became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (DACVSMR). Dr Huntingford has lectured nationally and internationally on herbal therapy, nutraceuticals, acupuncture, rehabilitation and pain management to veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary technicians. She has co-authored several textbook chapters on rehabilitation, and published 4 peer-reviewed manuscripts on rehabilitation, sports medicine and exercise physiology. She is the proud caretaker of 6 cats and several members of other species including a few two legged ones!

Amy Hinc received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. After completing a one-year internship at a regional emergency and referral center and several years in private practice, she discovered her passion for all things feline and started a feline only practice in 2004. Dr. Hinc was awarded Board Certification in Feline Practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in 2103 and has been a consultant on the VIN Feline Internal Medicine Board since 2016. Whether in the office or on VIN Dr. Hinc works with feline patients suffering from infiltrative gastrointestinal disease daily and has developed a common-sense approach to successfully diagnosing and treating this disorder.

Erica Reineke is an Associate Professor of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine and Trauma Center Director at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a 2002 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and became a Diplomate of the American College of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine in 2007. She has published book chapters and research studies on emergency and critical care topics including studies regarding identification of shock in cats, trauma, urethral obstruction, and the use of emergency ultrasound (FOCUS) to help differentiate between cardiac and non-cardiac causes of respiratory distress in both dogs and cats.

Joe Bartges is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (small animal internal medicine) and the American College of Veterinary Nutrition. Currently, he is a Professor of Medicine and Nutrition at The University of Georgia and has been in academics for over 25 years. He has published over 400 peer-reviewed research articles, review articles, book chapters, and abstracts many related to urinary tract diseases. He has also lectured at over 250 meetings many of which were international on urinary disease and nutrition. These publications and talks include those on feline chronic kidney disease. He is a primary editor of Nephrology and Urology of Small Animals and served as president of the American Society of Nephrology and Urology.

Michael Zigler has practiced in the field of veterinary ophthalmology for over 35 years. He provides consultation, diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of ocular disorders of companion animals, exotic and zoo animals. In addition, he provides training in basic ocular examination techniques, diagnosis and treatment for senior veterinary students, and interns. Dr. Zigler has been a consultant on the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) since 1999. Dr. Zigler completed his Bachelor of Science degree in 1975 at the University of Guelph. He went on to complete his DVM in 1979 at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. In 1993 Dr. Zigler completed examinations and received the Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology (Cert.V.Ophthal.) from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the United Kingdom. In 2017 became an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Ophthalmology. In 2010 he was enrolled in a distance education programme at the University of Edinburgh and in 2013 graduated with a MSc in International Animal Health.

Sandra Mitchell is a 1995 graduate of the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine and has been ABVP certified in Feline Medicine and Surgery for since 2001. Her early interest after graduation was in pediatric medicine and she spent time both while in school as well as after graduation working with pediatric felines as well as raising orphaned kittens - which probably number in the hundreds by now; and probably thousands of pediatric patients treated.

Total CE Credit: 12

Tuition: Member $276 ($248 early bird special if enrolled by June 26, 2018)
Non-Member $413 ($372 early bird special if enrolled by June 26, 2018)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on July 17, 2018 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 (22-33070) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 12 CE Credits, with a maximum of 12 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian. 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.

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

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

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