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SAIM801-1012: Getting Through the Day: How to Make it Through the Day in GP
Carl Darby, MA, VETMB, DipABVP (Avian)
Tom Hansen, DVM
Juliana Meadows, DVM
Susan P. Cohen, DSW
October 1-November 8, 2012
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Mondays, October 8, 15, 22 and 29; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
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In order to prepare you for a successful experience
in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first
Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session
is up to 1 hour in length.
For more information, please visit the
CE Practice Area
*The instructors for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset or speakers to listen.
If you have any concerns regarding your computer's audio capabilities, please be sure to attend
one of the Practice Sessions.
Level and Prerequisites:
course is open to VIN members and recent grads.
For recent grads, this course can provide practical guidance as they venture forth
into the unpredictable world of small animal general practice.
For more experienced practitioners, it can serve as a review or as an introduction
for those transitioning from other practice areas.
VIN CE Course:
Open to recent grads and VIN members.
This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians.
This is a new course offered FREE to new graduates, thanks to the VIN Foundation.
The VIN Foundation (http://vinfoundation.com
is committed to helping you (and all new graduates) feel supported as you journey
into and through our profession.
As part of this commitment to the new grad, the VIN Foundation is covering your enrollment fee.
This course is designed to give an overview of common cases/presentations in small
animal day practice. Different topics will be presented each week, and each discussion
will include highlights on pathophysiology, case presentation, differentials,
diagnostic approach, treatment recommendations, and case examples where appropriate.
Important non-technical skills (client compliance and communication, money matters, etc.)
will also be included.
This course consists of four (4) 2-hour Real Time Session, supplemental library materials,
interactive message board discussions, a mandatory end-of-course test, and may include online multiple
choice quizzes (after each Real Time Session).
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required
to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- Recognize and address common presentations seen in everyday practice
- Give differentials for common (and uncommon!) cases
- Develop rational diagnostic and therapeutic treatment plans
- Communicate with clients regarding money, euthanasia and compliance
- Field common questions from clients
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.
The following texts are not integral to completion of the course but have been found
by the instructors to be highly useful in day to day practice.
- Cote, E. (2011).
Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats, 2nd Edition. Elsevier Health.
In the VIN Bookstore:
- Hnilica, K. A. (2011).
Small Animal Dermatology: A Color Atlas and Therapeutic Guide, 3rd Edition. Saunders.
In the VIN Bookstore:
- Klingborg, J. (2011).
Exam Room Communication for Veterinarians: The Science and Art of Conversing with Clients. AAHA Press.
In the VIN Bookstore:
- Scott, D. W., Miller Jr., W. H., Griffin, C. E. (2001).
Muller and Kirk's Small Animal Dermatology, 6th Edition. Saunders.
In the VIN Bookstore:
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About the Instructors:
Dr. Julie Meadows
graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
in 1988 with a focus in small animal medicine. She entered private practice in California's
Central Valley, where she practiced small animal medicine, surgery and emergency medicine.
After 20 years in private practice, including 10 as a practice owner, she returned to UC
Davis where she is now Chief of Community Medicine and an assistant professor in the
Department of Medicine and Epidemiology.
Dr. Thomas Hansen
is a recent graduate (2008) of the UC Davis School
of Veterinary Medicine and works in the San Francisco East Bay (general practice and emergency).
His favorite areas of practice are internal medicine, emergency medicine, and ultrasound.
He is currently working towards becoming boarded in canine and feline practice (ABVP).
Dr. Carl Darby
attended Cambridge University School of Veterinary Medicine
and graduated with honors in 1991. After working in private practice, Dr Darby became a board
certified specialist in avian medicine in 2003 and has owned Seneca Falls veterinary hospital since 2006.
is Clinical Social Worker specializing in the Human-Animal bond.
She spent 30 years at the Animal Medical Center in New York and now works as a consultant assisting
veterinary practices with issues of communication stress and morale.
(Real Time Session October 8, 2012):
- "Money Talk"
- Compassion Fatigue
(Real Time Session October 15, 2012):
Common Presentations - Part 1
- Overview of Common GI and Skin-Related Presentations
- Pathophysiology Review
- Generating Differentials
- Developing a Rational Diagnostic/Therapeutic Plan
- Case Examples
(Real Time Session October 22, 2012):
Common Presentations - Part 2
- This session we will review common presentations of the ears and eyes.
(Real Time Session October 29, 2012):
CE CREDITS: 8
- Common Questions from Clients
- Preventatives (Deworming, Flea Control)
FREE for 2010, 2011 and 2012 graduates.
Veterinary students (unless scheduled to graduate in 2012) are not eligible to enroll in this course.
The course content, the course transcript, message board and library will
be made available to the general VIN membership after the course closes,
but VIN members who just can't wait may enroll at the standard course cost.
VIN Members: $160 ($144 early bird special if enrolled by September 15, 2012)
As space is limited, we request that you enroll in this course only
if you will be attending the Real Time sessions or will be completing the
requirements for a CE certificate. If your interest is solely in the course content,
the course transcript, message board and library will be available to the general
VIN membership directly after the course closes.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the
Participant Resource Center
- 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.
- Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org
and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants;
personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
- 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.
- For further assistance call 1-800-700-INFO (4636) or email (VIN CE)
CEonVIN@vin.com or (VSPN CE)
Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
*Note: "This course has been approved for 8 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
VIN Course Catalog
Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
VIN CE Services: CEonVIN@vin.com
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