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PRAC112-0109: Excel for Veterinary Professionals

Michael A. Porrello, CPA, CVA
Karen D. Osborne, MBA

January 8 - February 19, 2009
Interactive Sessions: Thursdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5 and 12; 9:30 - 11:30 pm ET (USA)

This is an introductory course in the use of Microsoft Excel with the veterinary professional in mind. This course is designed to instruct veterinarians, practice managers, and office managers in how spreadsheets, functions, formulas and charts can be created in Excel. The tools covered in this course will give those unfamiliar with Excel a general introduction and step-by-step guides to creating reports that will greatly help in the financial analysis and management of their practice.

Throughout the course, a model will be created and built upon each lesson. The end result will be a usable spreadsheet tool and the skills necessary for the student to create and operate their own spreadsheets. This course will enable you to do the following:

Course Outline:

Week 1 (January 8): Creating a Spreadsheet

Week 2 (January 15): Editing a Spreadsheet Week 3 (January 22): Functions in Excel Week 4 (January 29): Formatting an Excel Spreadsheet Week 5 (February 5): Borders, Colors and Spelling Week 6 (February 12): Excel Charts MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS:
Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and will continue for 7 days following the last real time session.


Member/ $216, Non-Member/$315 by December 25, 2008;
Member/ $240, Non-Member/$350 after December 25, 2008
Course open to VIN and VSPN members.

Required: Must have access to Microsoft Excel software.
No specific version required, though the most recent version, Excel 2007, is preferred.

Recommended Textbook: None

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"This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 12 hours of continuing education credit 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 at 1-800-700-4636 for further information."

COURSE WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY: Withdrawal prior to the listed start date of a course entitles the registrant to a complete refund or a credit toward a future VIN CE course, whichever is preferred. Withdrawal within 1 week after the listed start date (i.e. including no more than one real-time session) entitles the registrant to a credit toward any future VIN CE course. (Does not apply to courses with only one real-time session.) After the first real-time session, a registrant may withdraw due to special circumstances and receive prorated credit towards a future VIN course. These requests will be handled on an individual basis. The amount of the prorated credit will be determined based on 65% of the time remaining in the course at the time of withdrawal. It is not possible to withdraw retroactively. Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN office at 1-800-700-INFO.

Debbie Friedler
Continual Education Division
Veterinary Information Network


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