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October 31, 2017 (published) | February 3, 2023 (revised)

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January | February | March 2023


STAF123-0223: Communication & Conflict Management Module 2: Conflict Management, Resolution, & Mentoring
Format:
 Interactive

Presenter: Heather Howell, LVT, RVT, MBA
Course Dates: February 8 - March 8, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Wednesdays, February 15, 22, and March 1, 2023; 9:00-10:30pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists.(20-843933). This course is approved by VHMA for CVPM credit. (VHMA program # 08-20)

CE Credits: 4.5 
Tuition: $95 ($86 early bird special if enrolled by January 29, 2023) (Enroll in all three modules by January 11, 2023 and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.)


EXOT113-0223: Honey Bees - Management
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Meghan Milbrath, PhD, MPH
Course Dates: February 10-March 22, 2023
Real Time Session: Sundays, February 19, 26, March 5, and 12, 2023; 2:00-3:30 pm ET (USA)

Level: Basic
Audience: Veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, veterinary support staff
Accreditation: This course is RACE approved for 6 hours of continuing education credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 20-954106)
CE Credits: 6

Tuition: Member $138 ($124 early bird special if enrolled by January 27, 2023)
Non-Member $231 ($208 early bird special if enrolled by January 27, 2023)
*Enroll in 2 or more Honey Bee courses on the same day and receive a 15% discount off the regular price.

Course Facilitator: Peggy Hall (Peggy@vin.com); 800.846.0028 ext 195


TECH163-0223: Controlling Controlled Drugs
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Philip Seibert, BS, CVT
Course Dates: February 27-March 30, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Mondays, March 6, 13 & 20, 2023; 9:00-10:30 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VIN and VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course is RACE approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (#20-873257).
This course is approved by the VHMA for CVPM credits. (#VHMA 09-06)

CE Credits: 4.5
Tuition: $154 ($144 early bird special if enrolled by February 13, 2023)
The price of this course includes a copy of "The Complete Veterinary Practice Controlling Controlled Drug Manual", which will be mailed to the participant.


TECH137-0223: ECG Interpretation Module 2
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Dianne Hudson, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)
Course Dates: February 28 - March 31, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Tuesdays, March 7, 14, and 21, 2023; 9:00-10:30 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VIN and VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has been approved by RACE for veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 4.5
Tuition: $95 ($85 early bird special if enrolled by February 14, 2023)
Enroll in both modules by January 7, 2023 and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.


TECH369-0323: Individualizing Care for the Cat with Diabetes
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Margie Scherk, DVM, DipABVP (feline practice)
Course Dates: March 1 - 18, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Wednesday, March 8, 2023: 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 2
Tuition: $44 ($40 early bird special if enrolled February 15, 2023)


STAF124-0323: Communication & Conflict Management Module 3: Balancing Your Life & Managing Your Stress
Format:
 Interactive

Presenter: Heather Howell, LVT, RVT, MBA and Lisa Dawn Stull, LMFT, MS
Course Dates: March 8 – April 8, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Wednesdays, March 15, 22 and 29, 2023; 9:00-10:30 PM ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists.(#20-843935). 
This course is approved by VHMA for CVPM credit. (VHMA program # 08-21)

CE Credits: 4.5 
Tuition: $95 ($86 early bird special if enrolled by February 22, 2023) (Enroll in all three modules by January 11, 2023 and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.)


EXOT114-0323: Honey Bees - Pests and Diseases
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Meghan Milbrath, PhD, MPH
Course Dates: March 10-April 12, 2023
Real Time Session: Sundays, March 19, 26, and April 2, 2023; 2:00-3:30 pm ET (USA)

Level: Basic
Audience: Veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, veterinary support staff
Accreditation: This course is RACE approved for 4.5 hours of continuing education credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 20-954110)
CE Credits: 4.5

Tuition: Member $104 ($94 early bird special if enrolled by February 24, 2023)
Non-Member $183 ($165 early bird special if enrolled by February 24, 2023)
*Enroll in 2 or more Honey Bee courses on the same day and receive a 15% discount off the regular price.

Course Facilitator: Peggy Hall (Peggy@vin.com); 800.846.0028 ext 195


TECH343-0323: Dental Radiographs
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Denise Rollings, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)
Course Dates: March 27 - April 27, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Mondays, April 3, 10, and 17, 2023; 8:30-10:00 pm ET

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists. (#20-893319)

CE Credits: 4.5
Tuition: $99 ($89 early bird special if enrolled by March 13, 2023)


TECH326-0323: Mechanical Ventilation
Format: Interactive

Presenters: Guillaume Hoareau, DVM, PhD and Scarlette Donovan, BA, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia, Emergency & Critical Care)
Course Open: March 28 - May 5, 2023
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2023; 9:00-10:30 pm ET (USA)

Level: Advanced
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

CE Credits: 6
Tuition: $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by March 14, 2023)


TECH285-0323: Therapeutic Nutrition
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition)
Course Dates: March 30 - April 30, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Thursdays, April 6, 13 & 20, 2023; 7:30-9:00 pm ET(USA)

Level: Basic
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 4.5
Tuition: $99 ($89 early bird special if enrolled by March 16, 2023)


April | May | June 2023


PRAC140-0423: OSHA Module 1 - Paperwork, Training, and Inspections
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Phil Seibert, CVT
Course Dates:
 April 3-May 4, 2023
Real Time Session: Mondays, April 10, 17 and 24, 2023; 9:00-10:30 pm ET (USA)

Level: Basic
Audience: Veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, and veterinary support personnel
Accreditation: This course is RACE approved for 4.5 hours of continuing education credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 20-982846)
CE Credits: 4.5

Tuition: Member $170 ($160 early bird special if enrolled by March 20, 2023)
Non-Member $249 ($231 early bird special if enrolled by March 20, 2023)

Course Facilitator: Debbie Friedler (Debbie@vin.com); 800.846.0028 ext 756


STAF129-0423: Effective Staff Meetings and Training
Format: Interactive

Instructor: Heather Howell, RVT, LVT, MBA
Course Open: April 12-May 6, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Wednesdays, April 19 and 26, 2023; 9:00-10:30 pm ET (USA)

Level: Advanced
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. This course is approved by the VHMA for CVPM credits. (VHMA #08-17)

CE Credits: 3
Tuition: $66 ($59 early bird pricing if enrolled by March 29, 2023)


TECH246-0423: Anesthesia for the Cardiac Patient
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Katy Waddell, LVT, VTS (ECC, Anesthesia & Analgesia)
Course Open: April 24 - June 1, 2023
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays, May 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2023; 8:00 -9:30 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 6
Tuition: $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by April 10, 2023)


TECH393-0423: ER Series: Shock and Treatment for Shock
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Dave Cowan, BA, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Course Open: April 27-May 14, 2023
Real Time Session (RTS): Thursday, May 4, 2023; 8:30-10:00 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This program has been submitted (but is not yet approved) for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for veterinary technicians/technologists in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval. 

CE Credits: 1.5
Tuition: $33 ($30 early bird special if enrolled by April 23, 2023)


TECH379-0523: Off to the Right Start: Nutrition for Your Kitten
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition)
Course Dates: May 4 - 21, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Thursday, May 11, 2023: 7:00- 8:30 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 1.5
Tuition: $33 ($30 early bird special if enrolled April 20, 2023)


TECH120-0523: Summer VTNE Preparation Class
Format: Interactive

Presenters: Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition); Darci Palmer, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia); Katy Waddell, LVT, VTS (ECC, Anesthesia & Analgesia) Tara Woyton, LVT, CVT, BS, MS; Mark Sharpless, MBA, JM, CMAR, RVT, VTS (Lab Animal Medicine)
Course Dates: May 5-July 19, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Sundays, May 14, 21 (no class May 28), June 4, 11, 18, 26, July 2, and 9 2023; 8:00-9:30 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course is RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists. (#20-861981)

CE Credits: 12
Tuition: $240 ($120 for enrolled AVMA/Canadian accredited VT program students or those who have graduated within 6 months of the course start date)
Tuition fees are deeply discounted thanks to a generous grant from the VIN Foundation.


STAF134-0523: Empathy and Reflective Listening
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Heather Howell, RVT, LVT, MBA
Course Dates: May 10-June 3, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Wednesdays, May 17 and 24, 2023; 9:00-10:30 pm ET (USA)

Level: Basic
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.
This course is approved by the VHMA for CVPM credits. (VHMA #10-01)

CE Credits: 3
Tuition: $66 ($59 early bird pricing if enrolled by April 26, 2023)


TECH387-0523: Veterinary Calculations
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Justin Chandlr AAS, CVT, LVT, VTS (ECC)
Course Dates: May 11 - June 4, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Thursdays, May 18 and 25, 2023; 8:30-10:30 pm ET (USA)

Level: Basic
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 3
Tuition: $66 ($59 early bird special if enrolled by April 27, 2023)


TECH386-0523: Blood Pressure... A Critical Factor! Making it Meaningful in the Clinic Setting
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Margie Scherk, DVM, DipABVP (feline practice)
Course Dates: May 16 - June 2, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Tuesday, May 23, 2023: 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 2
Tuition: $44 ($40 early bird special if enrolled May 2, 2023)


TECH281-0523: Avian Handling and Behavior Basics
FormatInteractive

Presenter: Sarah Kolb, RVT, VTS-CP (Exotic Companion Animals)
Course Dates: May 29 - July 6, 2023
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays, June 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2023; 8:30-10 pm ET (USA)

Level: Basic
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for approval by RACE for veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 6
Tuition: $126 ($113 early bird pricing if enrolled by May 15, 2023)


PRAC141-0523: OSHA Module 2 - Basic Safety Hazards
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Phil Seibert, CVT
Course Dates:
 May 29-July 6, 2023
Real Time Session: Mondays, June 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2023; 9:00-10:30 pm ET (USA)

Level: Basic
Audience: Veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, and veterinary support personnel
Accreditation: This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 6 hours of continuing education credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.
CE Credits: 6

Tuition: Member $204 ($190 early bird special if enrolled by May 15, 2023)
Non-Member $297 ($274 early bird special if enrolled by May 15, 2023)

Course Facilitator: Debbie Friedler (Debbie@vin.com); 800.846.0028 ext 756


TECH380-0523: Nutritional Management of Pancreatitis
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition)
Course Dates: May 31 - June 17, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Wednesday, June 7, 2023: 7:00- 8:30 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 1.5
Tuition: $33 ($30 early bird special if enrolled May 17, 2023)


TECH301-0623: Physical Rehabilitation for the Geriatric Patient
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Mary Ellen Goldberg BS, LVT, CVT, SRA, CCRVN, CVPP, VTS-physical rehabilitation, VTS-lab animal medicine (research anesthesia)
Course Dates: June 1 - 25, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Thursdays, June 8 and 15, 2023; 8-9:30 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 3
Tuition: $63 ($57 early bird special if enrolled by May 18, 2023)


TECH385-0623: Update on Thyroid Disease (hyper and hypo)
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Margie Scherk, DVM, DipABVP (feline practice)
Course Dates: June 6 - 23, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Tuesday, June 13, 2023: 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 2
Tuition: $44 ($40 early bird special if enrolled May 23, 2023)


TECH289-0623: Canine and Feline Weight Loss Programs
Format: 
 Interactive

Presenter: Kelly Gredner, RVT, VTS (Nutrition)
Course Dates: June 7 - July 8, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Wednesdays, June 14, 21 & 28, 2023; 8:00-9:30pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists

CE Credits: 4.5

Tuition: 
$95.00 ($85.00 early bird special if enrolled by May 24, 2023)


TECH372-0623: Name That Bite: Recognizing Canine and Feline Malocclusions
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Denise Rollings, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)
Course Dates: June 15 - July 2, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Thursday, June 22, 2023: 8:30-10:00 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 1.5
Tuition: $33 ($30 early bird special if enrolled by June 1, 2023)


TECH371-0623: Feline Oral and Dentistry Diseases
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Denise Rollings, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)
Course Dates: June 22 - July 9, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Thursday, June 29, 2023: 8:30-10:00 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 1.5
Tuition: $33 ($30 early bird special if enrolled by June 8, 2023)


July | August| September 2023


TECH370-0623: ER Series: SIRS and Sepsis
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Dave Cowan, BA, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Course Open: June 29-July 16, 2023
Real Time Session (RTS): Thursday, July 6, 2023; 8:30-10:00 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This program has been submitted (but is not yet approved) for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for veterinary technicians/technologists in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval. 

CE Credits: 1.5
Tuition: $33 ($30 early bird special if enrolled by June 15, 2023)


TECH310-0723: Don’t Sweat It, Just Calculate It: Building Confidence with Veterinary Calculations
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Justin Chandlr AAS, CVT, LVT, VTS (ECC)
Course Dates: July 3 - August 3, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Mondays, July 10, 17, and 24, 2023; 8:00-9:30 pm ET

Level: Basic
Accreditation: This course is RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists. (#20-893278)

CE Credits: 4.5
Tuition: $99 ($89 early bird special if enrolled by June 18, 2023)


TECH373-0723: It Hurts: Make it Stop - Predict, Prevent, Recognize & Treat Pain in Cats
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Margie Scherk, DVM, DipABVP (feline practice)
Course Dates: July 4 - 21, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Tuesday, July 11, 2023: 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 2
Tuition: $44 ($40 early bird special if enrolled June 20, 2023)


TECH381-0723: FLUTD: What's All the Stress?
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition)
Course Dates: July 13 - 30, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Thursday, July 20, 2023: 7:00- 8:30 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 1.5
Tuition: $33 ($30 early bird special if enrolled June 29, 2023)


TECH388-0723: Pericardial Effusion
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Justin Chandlr AAS, CVT, LVT, VTS (ECC)
Course Dates: July 20 - August 6, 2023
Real Time Session: Thursday July 27, 2023; 8:30-10:30 pm ET

Level: Basic
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 1.5
Tuition: $33 ($30 early bird special if enrolled by July 6, 2023)


TECH378-0723: What's That - Abdominal Ultrasound
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Thomas Baker, BS
Course Dates: July 26 - August 12, 2023
Real Time Sessions: August 2, 2023: 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)

Level: Basic
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 2
Tuition: $44 ($40 early bird special if enrolled July 12, 2023)


PRAC142-0723: OSHA Module 3 - Medical Hazards
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Phil Seibert, CVT
Course Dates:
 July 31-August 31, 2023
Real Time Session:  Mondays, August 7, 14, and 21, 2023; 9:00-10:30 pm ET (USA) 

Level: Basic
Audience: Veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, and veterinary support personnel
Accreditation: This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 4.5 hours of continuing education credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.
CE Credits: 4.5

Tuition: Member $170 ($160 early bird special if enrolled by July 17, 2023)
Non-Member $249 ($231 early bird special if enrolled by July 17, 2023)

Course Facilitator: Debbie Friedler (Debbie@vin.com); 800.846.0028 ext 756


TECH282-0723: Avian Diseases
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Sarah Kolb, RVT, VTS-CP (Exotic Companion Animals)
Course Dates: 
July 31 - September 7, 2023
Real Time Sessions (RTS): 
Mondays, August 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2023; 8:30-10 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for approval by RACE for veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 6
Tuition: 
$126 ($113 early bird pricing if enrolled by July 17, 2023)


TECH205-0823: Small Animal Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Katy Waddell, LVT, VTS (ECC, Anesthesia & Analgesia)
Course Dates: August 1 - September 8, 2023
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Tuesdays; August 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2023; 8:00-9:30 pm ET (USA)

Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate course is designed for veterinary technicians that perform blood gases in clinical practice.
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 6
Tuition: $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by July 18, 2023)


TECH382-0823: Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and the Role of Nutrition
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition)
Course Dates: August 2 - 19, 2023
Real Time Session: Wednesday, August 9, 2023: 7:00- 8:30 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 1.5
Tuition: $33 ($30 early bird special if enrolled July 19, 2023)


TECH374-0823: Feline Chronic Pain Syndromes: More than Musculoskeletal
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Margie Scherk, DVM, DipABVP (feline practice)
Course Dates: August 3 - 20, 2023
Real Time Session: Thursday, August 10, 2023: 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 2
Tuition: $44 ($40 early bird special if enrolled July 20, 2023)


STAF189-0923: You Can't Always Get What You Want...Making Requests and Getting Results
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Heather Howell, LVT, RVT, MBA
Course Dates: September 6 - 30, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Wednesdays, September 13 & 20, 2023; 9:00-10:30 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. This course has been submitted for VHMA approval. 

CE Credits: 3
Tuition: $66 ($59 early bird pricing if enrolled by August 23, 2023)


TECH177-0923: Fundamentals of Small Animal Anesthesia Module 1
Format: Interactive

Presenters: Darci Palmer, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia), Hanna White, AAS, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia), and Lee Palmer, DVM, MS, DACVECC
Course Dates: September 7-October 15, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Thursdays, September 14, 21, 28, and October 5, 2023; 8:30-10:00 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 6
Tuition: $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by August 24, 2023)
Module 1 is a required prerequisite for Module 2 to help ensure a complete understanding of the basic principles of anesthesia before learning how to develop an anesthesia protocol.
**Enroll in both modules by September 14, 2023 and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.


TECH302-0923: Pediatric and Geriatric Anesthesia
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia) and (Clinical Practice-Companion Exotic Animal)
Course Open: September 11, 2023 - October 5, 2023
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays, September 18 and 25, 2023; 8:30-10:00 pm ET (USA)

Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate course will be open to veterinary technicians/technologists actively interested in small animal anesthesia.
VSPN CE Course: This course has been submitted to RACE for approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 3
Tuition: $63 ($57 early bird pricing if enrolled by August 23, 2021)


TECH375-0923: Understanding Feline Kidney Diseases: New Thoughts for a New Decade
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Margie Scherk, DVM, DipABVP (feline practice)
Course Dates: September 12 - 29, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Tuesday, September 19, 2023: 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 2
Tuition: $44 ($40 early bird special if enrolled August 29, 2023)


TECH120-0923: Fall VTNE Preparation Class
Format: Interactive

Presenters: Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition); Darci Palmer, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia); Katy Waddell, LVT, VTS (ECC, Anesthesia & Analgesia) Tara Woyton, LVT, CVT, BS, MS; Mark Sharpless, MBA, JM, CMAR, RVT, VTS (Lab Animal Medicine)
Course Dates: September 15-November 22, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Sundays, September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, and 12, 2023; 8:00-9:30 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course is RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists. (#20-861981)

CE Credits: 12
Tuition: $240 ($120 for enrolled AVMA/Canadian accredited VT program students or those who have graduated within 6 months of the course start date)
Tuition fees are deeply discounted thanks to a generous grant from the VIN Foundation.


TECH376-0923: Feeding Cats with Chronic Kidney Disease
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Margie Scherk, DVM, DipABVP (feline practice)
Course Dates: September 20 - October 7, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Wednesday, September 27, 2023: 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 2
Tuition: $44 ($40 early bird special if enrolled September 6, 2023)


October | November | December 2023


TECH377-0923: Meeting the Special Nutritional Needs of Senior Cats
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Margie Scherk, DVM, DipABVP (feline practice)
Course Dates: September 26 - October 13, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Tuesday, October 3, 2023: 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 2
Tuition: $44 ($40 early bird special if enrolled September 12, 2023)


STAF182-0923: Stress Management
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Heather Howell, RVT, LVT, MBA
Course Dates: September 27-October 21, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Wednesdays, October 4 and 11, 2023; 9:00-10:30 pm ET (USA)

Level: Basic
Accreditation: This course is RACE approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (#20-861175). This course is approved by VHMA for CVPM credits (#19-83).

CE Credits: 3
Tuition: $66 ($59 early bird special if enrolled by December 22, 2021)


TECH163-1023: Controlling Controlled Drugs
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Philip Seibert, BS, CVT
Course Dates: October 2-November 2, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Mondays, October 9, 16, and 23, 2023; 9:00-10:30 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Audience: VIN and VSPN Members
Accreditation: This course is RACE approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (#20-873257).
This course is approved by the VHMA for CVPM credits. (#VHMA 09-06)

CE Credits: 4.5
Tuition: $154 ($144 early bird special if enrolled by September 18, 2023)
The price of this course includes a copy of "The Complete Veterinary Practice Controlling Controlled Drug Manual", which will be mailed to the participant.


TECH383-1023: Getting Calories In: Feeding the Inappetant or Anorectic Cat
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Margie Scherk, DVM, DipABVP (feline practice)
Course Dates: October 3 - 20, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Tuesday, October 10, 2023; 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 1.5
Tuition: $33 ($30 early bird special if enrolled September 19, 2023)


TECH389-1023: Ophthalmology
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Justin Chandlr AAS, CVT, LVT, VTS (ECC)
Course Dates: October 5 - 29, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Thursdays, October 12 & 19, 2023; 8:30-10:00 pm ET

Level: Basic
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 3
Tuition: $66 ($59 early bird special if enrolled by September 21, 2023)


TECH384-1023: Home Care & End of Life Issues
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Margie Scherk, DVM, DipABVP (feline practice)
Course Dates: October 10 - 27, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Tuesday, October 17, 2023: 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 2
Tuition: $44 ($40 early bird special if enrolled September 26, 2023)


TECH38901023: Getting Cats to Eat: It is More Than Pouring Food in a Bowl
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition)
Course Dates: October 17 - November 3, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Tuesday, October 24, 2023: 7:00- 8:30 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 1.5
Tuition: $33 ($30 early bird special if enrolled October 3, 2023)


TECH178-1023: Fundamentals of Small Animal Anesthesia Module 2
Format: Interactive

Presenters: Darci Palmer, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia), Hanna White, AAS, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia), and Lee Palmer, DVM, MS, DACVECC
Course Dates: October 19-November 26, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Thursdays, October 26, November 2, 9, and 16, 2023; 8:30-10:00 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 6
Tuition: $132 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by October 5, 2023)
Module 1 is a required prerequisite for Module 2 to help ensure a complete understanding of the basic principles of anesthesia before learning how to develop an anesthesia protocol.
**Enroll in both modules by September 14, 2023 and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.


TECH347-1023: Diagnostics in Exotic Animal Patients
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Ian Kanda, RVT, VTS (Clinical Practice-Companion Exotic Animal)
Course Dates: October 30-November 30, 2022
Real Time Sessions: Mondays, November 6, 13 and 20, 2023; 9:00-10:30 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists. (#20-903401)

CE Credits: 4.5
Tuition: $99 ($89 early bird special if enrolled by October 16, 2023)


STAF190-1123: Never Say No - Techniques to Meet Client's Needs
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Heather Howell, LVT, RVT, MBA
Course Dates: November 1 - 25, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Wednesdays, November 8 and 15, 2023; 9:00-10:30 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. This course has been submitted for VHMA approval. 

CE Credits: 3
Tuition: $66 ($59 early bird pricing if enrolled by October 18, 2023)


TECH384-1123: Bring Back the Bounce: Managing Osteoarthritis in your Patients
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition)
Course Dates: November 7 - 24, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Tuesday, November 14, 2023: 7:00- 8:30 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 1.5
Tuition: $33 ($30 early bird special if enrolled October 24, 2023)


TECH308-1123: More Than a Dental: Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Denise Rollings, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)
Course Dates: November 14 - December 8, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Tuesdays, November 21 and 28, 2023; 8:30-10:00 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists. (#20-937364)

CE Credits: 3
Tuition: $66 ($59 early bird special if enrolled by October 31, 2023)


TECH392-1123: Pain Management/Physiotherapy for Exotics and Zoo Animals
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Mary Ellen Goldberg BS, LVT, CVT, SRA, CCRVN, CVPP, VTS-physical rehabilitation, VTS-lab animal medicine (research anesthesia)
Course Dates: November 27 - December 21, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Mondays, December 4 and 11, 2023; 8:00-9:30 pm ET(USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 3
Tuition: $63 ($57 early bird special if enrolled by November 13, 2023)


STAF191-1123: Time Keeps on Slippin...Reframing Time Management
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Heather Howell, LVT, RVT, MBA
Course Dates: November 29 - December 23, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Wednesdays, December 6 & 13, 2023; 9:00-10:30 pm ET (USA)

Level: Intermediate
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. This course has been submitted for VHMA approval. 

CE Credits: 3
Tuition: $66 ($59 early bird pricing if enrolled by November 15, 2023)


TECH394-1123: CHF & Cardiogenic Shock
Format: Interactive

Presenter: Justin Chandlr AAS, CVT, LVT, VTS (ECC)
Course Dates: November 30, 2023
Real Time Sessions: Thursdays, December 7 and 14, 2023; 8:30-10:00 pm ET

Level: Basic
Accreditation: This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.

CE Credits: 3
Tuition: $66 ($59 early bird special if enrolled by November 16, 2023)


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