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VIN CE Course NUTR109-0418: Strategies for Nutrition Case Management
The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a Webinar platform.

Enrollment is closed.

Presenters: Catherine Lenox, DVM, Diplomate ACVN
Sarah Abood, DVM, PhD

Course Open: April 30-May 24, 2018
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays, May 7 and 14, 2018; 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)
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Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate course will be open to veterinarians actively interested in nutrition and managing canine and feline patients with nutrition.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 22-32086)

Course Information:
In each 2-hour class, we will discuss how to approach nutrition cases, how to do a nutritional assessment, and how to nutritionally manage canine and feline patients with different problems.

Week 1 (Real Time Session May 7, 2018)
Presenters: Catherine Lenox, DVM, Diplomate ACVN
Sarah Abood, DVM, PhD
Format: Audio (webinar)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session May 14, 2018)
Presenters: Catherine Lenox, DVM, Diplomate ACVN
Sarah Abood, DVM, PhD
Format: Audio (webinar)
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:
Dr. Catherine Lenox graduated from veterinary school at the University of Missouri in 2007. She then went on to complete a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Colorado State University and a small animal nutrition residency at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She was board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition in 2011. Dr. Lenox is also certified in veterinary acupuncture. After three years in specialty practice, Dr. Lenox joined Royal Canin USA in 2014. She is currently Scientific Affairs Manager at Royal Canin.

Dr. Sarah Abood received her BS degree (1984) and DVM degree (1988) from Michigan State University. After completing a one-year internship in large animal medicine and surgery at the University of Minnesota, she spent 5 years at The Ohio State University, working on a PhD and in a clinical nutrition residency with Dr. Tony Buffington. She earned her PhD from OSU in 1997; and from 1994 to 1999 she worked as a nutrition scientist in Research & Technical Communications at the Ralston Purina Company in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Abood served as the Assistant Dean for Student Programs and small animal clinical nutritionist at Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine from 1999 to 2016. Sit, Stay Speak Nutrition, LLC is her consulting business, which was started in 2009 and expanded in 2017. Dr. Abood has co-authored several articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as several book chapters and the Manual of Veterinary Dietetics.

Total CE Credit: 4

Tuition: Member $92 ($83 early bird special if enrolled by April 16 2018)
Non-Member $169 ($152 early bird special if enrolled by April 16 2018)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on May 7, 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 (22-32086 ) 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. 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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