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SAIM201-1011: Coughing Dogs - Cardiac or Respiratory?

INSTRUCTOR(S): Adam Honeckman, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM
COURSE OPEN: October 26 - November 12, 2011
REAL TIME SESSIONS: Wednesday November 2, 2011; 9:00 - 10:30pm ET (USA)

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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 RTS. Times and dates will be listed in your course confirmation email. Expect to spend up to 1 hour at one of the 2-4 practice sessions held prior to the first RTS.

Level and Prerequisites: Participants in this course should be well versed in basic canine anatomy and physiology; this course is geared toward a veterinarian interested in cardiac/respiratory issues. The course level has something to offer for most practitioners.
VIN CE course: open to veterinarians. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.

Course Description:
Coughing is a common presenting complaint in small animal practice. It can be caused by cardiac or respiratory disease. Since these diseases are treated differently, successful treatment requires determining the cause of the cough. This course discusses the diagnostic approach to a coughing patient so that the general practitioner can come up with an optimal treatment plan.

This course consists of one (1) 1.5 hour Real Time Sessions; library materials supplementing recommend reading; interactive message board discussions; and a mandatory end of course quiz (80% score needed) designed to enhance course effectiveness and material retention.

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: Recommended textbook: About the Instructor: Dr. Adam Honeckman joined the VIN team of consultants in 2008. He graduated from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992 and completed an internship at Purdue in 1993. After 4 years of general practice in Chicago, he began a small animal internal medicine residency at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. He currently owns and operates a mobile internal medicine practice in the Orlando area.

Course Outline:
Week 1: (Real Time Session November 2): Coughing Dogs
Content: This course discusses the diagnostic workup to help differentiate between cardiac and respiratory causes of coughing. Interactive case discussions - including history, physical examination findings, and diagnostic imaging - will be utilized in this course.


Tuition: Member $30 ($27 early bird special if enrolled by October 9, 2011).
Non-Member $85 ($77 early bird special if enrolled by October 9, 2011).

* For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.


  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 has been submitted for approval for 3 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 Course Catalog at

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

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