Enrollment is closed.
SAIM802-0913: Getting Through the Day: How to Make it Through the Day in GP, Module II
: Carl Darby, MA, VETMB, DipABVP (Avian)
Tom Hansen, DVM
Juliana Meadows, DVM
Susan P Cohen, DSW
September 23-October 31, 2013
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Mondays, September 30, October 7, 14, and 21; 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
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*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 geared towards new and recent grads looking
for practical guidance as they venture forth into the unpredictable world of small
animal general practice. It may also serve as a review for more experienced
practitioners or as an introduction for those transitioning from other practice areas.
There are no prerequisites.
VIN CE Course:
Open to all recent graduates and VIN members.
This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians only.
This course is the second of a multiple module series 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 will also be included.
This course consists of four(4) 2-hour Real Time Sessions, supplemental library materials,
interactive message board discussions, and a mandatory end-of-course test.
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.
- Better communicate with clients and associates.
- 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.
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
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.
Dr. Susan Cohen
is a Social Worker specializing in the
Human-Animal Bond. She spent 28 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 September 30, 2013):
Instructor(s): Susan Cohen, DSW
Life as a new associate: Time management, communication about sensitive
issues (money, adherence to treatment, medical mistakes), interpersonal
issues at work.
(Real Time Session October 7, 2013):
Instructor(s): Julie Meadows, DVM
Minor injuries/major drama (bleeding toenails, footpad lacerations,
bite/scratch wounds, etc), lumps and bumps.
(Real Time Session October 14, 2013):
Dentistry and Orthopedics
Instructor(s): Carl Darby, DVM
Dentistry (oral exams, charting, radiographs) and Orthopedics
(slipped disks, cruciate tears, hip dysplasia).
(Real Time Session October 21, 2013):
Genito/Urinary Tract Issues
Instructor(s): Tom Hanson, DVM
Genito/urinary tract issues in dogs and cats (Bladder stones, FLUTD,
incontinence, spraying), Pyometra, Prostatitis.
CE CREDITS: 8
Tuition: FREE for 2011, 2012, and 2013 graduates
Member $160 ($144 early bird special if enrolled by September 9, 2013)
Veterinary students, unless scheduled to graduate in 2013, 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
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment
will close at 5pm ET on September 30, 2013 or when the maximum number
of participants is reached.
Free courses fill up quickly, so enroll now!
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
*For more information on how online CE works, see the
Participant Resource Center
Enrollment is closed.
- 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
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personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
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*Note: "This course is 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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