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VIN CE Course SAIM802-0916: Getting Through the Day: How to make it Through the Day in GP, Module II
The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format.

Enrollment is closed.

Presenters: Carl Darby, MA, VETMB
Tom Hansen, DVM, DABVP
Juliana Meadows, DVM
Susan P Cohen, DSW

Course Open: September 5-October 13, 2016
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays, September 12, 19, 26 and October 3; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
Course RTS Times in Your Area: World Clock Converter

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 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 presenters 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: This basic course is geared toward 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 grads and VIN Members. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.

Course Information:
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.

Week 1 (Real Time Session September 12, 2016): Staff Communications
Presenter: Susan Cohen
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session September 19, 2016): Common Presentations
Presenter: Julie Meadows
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session September 26, 2016): Genito/Urinary Tract Issues
Presenter: Tom Hansen
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 4 (Real Time Session October 3, 2016): Dentistry and Orthopedics
Presenter: Carl Darby
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to 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.

About the Presenters:
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.

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.

Thomas Hansen is a graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine and Feline Practice). He is in general and emergency practice in the San Francisco East Bay Area. His favorite areas of practice are internal medicine, emergency medicine, and ultrasound.

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.

Total CE Credit: 8

Tuition: FREE for 2014, 2015 and 2016 graduates
Member $168 ($152 early bird special if enrolled by August 22, 2016)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*Note: 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 and veterinary students who are scheduled to graduate in 2017 or later can access prior years' content FREE by going to and clicking on Getting Thru the Night under Archived Courses or using this direct link: .

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on September 12 2016 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached. Awesome free courses like this one fill up quickly, so enroll now!

*NOTE: As space is limited, we request that you enroll in this course only if you will be attending the Real Time Sessions on September 12, 19, 26 and October 3 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.

To Enroll:
Enrollment is closed.
  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 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
"This program (RACE program number to be determined) has been submitted for approval by AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 8 CE Credits, with a maximum of 8 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Scientific and Non-Scientific-Practice Management, using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference). This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements."

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.
* Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN office at 800-846-0028 ext. 797.

*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the VIN Course Catalog.

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

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