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Feline Pediatrics Care(FELI100) Self Study

This course is a self-paced, non-interactive course.

Presenter: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM
Course Open: January 23-December 31, 2023
Total CE Credit: 4
RACE Category: 4 hours Medical

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Tuition: VIN Member $92
Prices are listed in US dollars.

Course Information:
This course will cover the basics of feline pediatric medicine from the time of birth until they have reached adult parameters – focusing especially on the “teeny weenies” – those little tykes under about 12 weeks of age. The approach to the course will blend the basics of pediatric physiology with an emphasis on how this related to clinical medicine.

To earn a certificate of completion the participant must complete all learning modules and score 80% or better on the end-of-course test. Completion of the course will take a minimum of 258 minutes. Participants must complete the participation requirements by December 31, 2023 to be eligible for a certificate.

To learn more about the requirements for earning a Self Study CE certificate, please refer to Self Study CE Certificate Requirements.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to
  • Know the basic physiology of the pediatric patient
  • Feel comfortable taking a complete litter history
  • Be capable of examining the neonatal patient and understanding what is normal and what is not
  • Formulate a list of differentials
  • Be able to prioritize problems and address them in a logical order
  • Improve the survival of your sick pediatric patients!

Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate VIN CE self-study course is open for enrollment to veterinarians interested in the basics of feline pediatric medicine.
This course is open to VIN members only.
Credit Approval: This non-interactive course is approved for 4 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (20-985668)

Course Agenda:

Module 1: Introduction and Husbandry
Total Time: 31 minutes
Video: 31 minutes
Description: The course opens with defining a neonatal patient and the milestones in development into a juvenile, identifying normal vs. abnormal, and associated husbandry for pediatric feline patients. The discussion of presentation of litter and queen to the clinician is begun.

Module 2: Examination and Treatment
Total Time: 115 minutes
Video: 115 minutes
Description: Discussion of complete examination is covered. The basic tenets of medical management and treatment are touched on including sick feline pediatric nutrition, laboratory sampling, imaging, fluid therapy including IV/IO catheterization, antimicrobial use, and anesthesia considerations/complications. For increased survival of the littermates, necropsy is also discussed.

Module 3: Emergency and Congenital Disease Factors
Total Time: 112 minutes
Video: 112 minutes
Description: The common feline pediatric patient emergency encountered by the clinician, and congenital disorders are discussed, and some available treatment options. The course concludes with some overall routine care tips for the patient and client.

Module 4: End of Course Test
Total Time: 5 minutes
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course.

Module 5: Course Evaluation

To learn more about the requirements for earning a Self Study CE certificate, please refer to Self Study CE Certificate Requirements.

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Tuition: VIN Member $92
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

Enrollment qualifications for Self Study CE:
  1. VIN CE Courses:
    1. VIN CE courses are open to VIN members.
    2. Veterinary support staff must be VSPN members in order to enroll in a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. VSPN CE Courses:
    1. VSPN CE courses are open to veterinary support staff and veterinarians.
    2. Only VIN and VSPN members can enroll in a VSPN CE course.
    3. Veterinarians will only receive credit for those VSPN CE courses that specify in the Accreditation statement that the course is accredited for veterinarians.
  3. Please check the course Level and Prerequisites, Accreditation, and Tuition before enrolling.
  4. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from and addresses.
    1. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  5. 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.

Course withdrawal and refund policy: A complete refund of the paid course price will be issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to starting the course. If you wish to withdraw after you have started this self-study course, please contact the VSPN office 800-846-0028, ext. 797 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.

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

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

VIN CE Services:
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
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