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Getting Through the Day/Night

We're here to help you with free CE classes

Whether it’s 3pm or 3am, being on the frontlines with patients for the first time can be nerve-wracking! The Getting Through the Day and Getting Through the Night classes provide valuable guidance to help you transition from being a student to a working veterinarian. 

Getting Through the Day is an excellent resource for new and recent grads looking for practical guidance as they venture 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.

This is a multiple module series designed to give an overview of common cases/presentations in small animal day practice as well as insight into those important non-technical skills such as anxiety, empowerment, and obstacles in daily practice.

Getting Through the Night is a course is primarily aimed at the new DVM/VMD graduate who is faced with ER work, although any veterinarian may benefit from it. The bare essentials of common ER cases are covered with an emphasis on real-world techniques, tips and tricks to get you (and your patients) through the night unscathed!

There is minimal emphasis on pathophysiology and a strong emphasis on diagnostic testing, client management, time management and therapy for various common emergencies. Common mistakes will be highlighted so YOU don't make them and common pitfalls will be mentioned so YOU can avoid them.

Many revelations are made and many long-held beliefs will be shattered. This is a whirlwind magical tour through the whimsical world of blood and guts ER stuff! Wear your running shoes!

- This initiative is helpful if you are: a veterinary student, a new veterinary graduate. 
- You can support this initiative by selecting Continued Veterinary Education on our give page

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VIN Foundation serves animal- and human-kind by ensuring veterinary professionals have the tools,
confidence and support to thrive. Empowering ONE empowers all. 

What is the need for the VIN Foundation?

Veterinary medicine spans areas including food animal and meat inspection, academia and research, international health and public awareness, as well as cutting edge surgery, diagnostic testing, and medical treatments for every animal species. The strength and health of our pets, agriculture, research, families, and communities depend upon a healthy, vibrant, and strong veterinary profession. Supporting and advocating for individuals within the profession is the heart and soul of the VIN Foundation. By helping veterinary professionals navigate the challenges of their careers, the VIN Foundation is helping to better serve animal- and human-kind.

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The VIN Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was created by members of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) in 2005. VIN is an online community of veterinarians and veterinary students with over 50,000 members worldwide. The VIN Foundation is made possible through generous gifts by individual donors and grants, all gifts made to the VIN Foundation are tax deductible.

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