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VIN SAIM511-0921: Managing Constipation and Megacolon: Relieving a Hard Problem

The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a webinar platform.

Presenter: Margie Scherk, DVM, DipABVP (Feline Practice)
Course Open: September 27-October 14, 2021
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Monday, October 4, 2021; 9:00-10:30 pm ET (USA) World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 1.5
RACE Category: 1.5 hours Medical

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Course Information:
When presented with a constipated patient, it is important to think about what problems outside the gut may be contributing to the problem. Environmental, medical, pharmacological and surgical treatments will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to
  • understand the underlying problem.
  • follow a logical treatment or management plan.
  • recognize when surgery is warranted.

Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate VIN CE course is open for enrollment to veterinarians actively interested in managing feline constipation.
Accreditation: This course is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-846417)

Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session October 4, 2021): Managing Constipation and Megacolon
Presenter: Margie Scherk, DVM, DipABVP (Feline Practice)

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.

Enrollment is closed.

Tuition: Member $35 ($32 early bird special if enrolled by September 13, 2021)
Non-Member $95 ($89 early bird special if enrolled by September 13, 2021)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on September 27, 2021 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.

  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. 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.

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

VIN CE Services:
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
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