VIN MULT115-1119: Access to Care Clinics: Spay/Neuter Clinic - From Development to Mobility

The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a webinar platform.

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Presenters: Ahne Simonsen, DVM
Anne Marie McPartlin, CVT
Course Open: November 8-December 25, 2019
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Sundays, November 17, 24, December 8, and 15, 2019; 3:00-5:00 pm ET (USA)
Course RTS Times in Your Area: World Clock Converter

Level and Prerequisites: This basic course will be open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, and veterinary support staff actively interested in Spay/Neuter Clinics.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, and veterinary support staff. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 22-38414)

Course Information:
Clients from throughout the U.S. can be affected by access to veterinary care issues. B arriers to care can be financial, geographical, and educational in nature. Many veterinary professionals have the desire to consider options for providing help within their own communities. By providing access to care we are not only maintaining healthy pet populations, but also addressing human health concerns within the community. One option is the development of a mobile wellness and spay/neuter program. This webinar will provide practical information on how to develop and maintain a mobile wellness and spay/neuter clinic.

Week 1 (Real Time Session November 17, 2019): Initial Development
Presenters: Ahne Simonsen and Anne Marie McPartlin
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • explain the concept of Social Good vs Social Change.
  • assess the need for a clinic within a given area.
Week 2 (Real Time Session November 24, 2109): Wellness Clinic
Presenters: Ahne Simonsen and Anne Marie McPartlin
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • explain the difference between mobile, wellness and outreach clinics.
  • identify equipment and supplies needed for a clinic.
  • understand team roles.
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Week 3 (Real Time Session December 1, 2019): Spay/Neuter Clinics
Presenters: Ahne Simonsen and Anne Marie McPartlin
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • explain the difference between mobile and stationary clinics.
  • identify equipment and supplies needed for each.
  • understand team roles.
Week 4 (Real Time Session December 8, 2019): Plan for Sustainability
Presenters: Ahne Simonsen and Anne Marie McPartlin
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • develop protocols.
  • understand how to use connecting local resources.
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:
Ahne Simonsen graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary School at the University of Prince Edward Island in 2007. Prior to receiving her veterinary degree, she spent three years working in the documentary film and television industries. An active volunteer throughout veterinary school, Dr. Simonsen has worked with a number of high quality, high volume spay/neuter clinics and animal shelters and volunteered her time with local non-profits focused on animal wellness and community education. She joined the RAVS staff in 2012 to continue her career dedicated to helping animals and communities in need. In her free time, Ahne enjoys being outdoors, traveling the world, exercising, learning Spanish, reading classic novels, watching indie films and documentaries, and spending time with her family, friends, and posse of pets.

Anne Marie McPartlin has over 20 years of experience as a registered veterinary technician. Her passion for emergency and critical care has taken her to various referral and teaching hospitals throughout North America. After discovering RAVS in 2010, Anne Marie's career was reignited in pursuit of veterinary field and shelter medicine. The travel of field clinics blended synergistically with her gypsy lifestyle and in 2015, Anne Marie joined the RAVS team full-time. When not in the field, she enjoys hiking, painting and being supervised by a 3-pound Chihuahua.

Total CE Credit: 8

Tuition: Member $184 ($166 early bird special if enrolled by October 20, 2019)
Non-Member $292 ($208 early bird special if enrolled by October 20, 2019)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on November 15, 2019 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

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

To Enroll:
  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 @vspn.org and @vin.com 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.
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"This program (22-38414) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 8 CE Credits, with a maximum of 8 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian or veterinary technician/technologist. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Medical, 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.

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

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