VIN MULT117-0720: Canine and Feline Pediatrics 2020

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

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Presenter: Thomas Hansen, DVM, DABVP
Course Open: July 28-August 28, 2020
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Tuesdays, August 4, 11, and 18, 2020; 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)
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Level and Prerequisites: This basic course is designed to provide an overview of pediatric care (puppies and kittens), including important pediatric wellness visit topics, vaccination protocols, and common health conditions.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 22-41999)

Course Information:
Appropriate pediatric care and client education is critical part of companion animal practice. It helps set the stage for lifelong health, enhances the bond between owner and pet, and helps avoid common preventable diseases. This course will discuss important topics that need to be covered during wellness visits (such as diet selection, behavior, and husbandry), vaccination and deworming protocols, and common health conditions encountered during the pediatric period.

Week 1 (Real Time Session August 4, 2020): Optimizing the Pediatric Visit
Presenter: Thomas Hansen, DVM, DABVP
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • understand the most important components of a pediatric visit which include husbandry, behavior, nutrition, preventative care, and vaccination.
  • discuss diet selection.
  • discuss pediatric behavior.
  • identify common client questions.

Week 2 (Real Time Session August 11, 2020): Pediatric Vaccination
Presenter: Thomas Hansen, DVM, DABVP
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • understand the basics of vaccination (history, science, mechanics, core vs. non-core decision making, a basic overview of the conditions we vaccinate against, vaccination schedules, vaccination reactions).

Week 3 (Real Time Session August 18, 2020): Common Pediatric Health Conditions
Presenter: Thomas Hansen, DVM, DABVP
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • understand the etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of common conditions seen in pediatric patients.
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 Presenter:
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). In addition to serving as a consultant and CE instructor on VIN he is in general and emergency practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. His favorite areas of practice are cats, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and ultrasound.

Total CE Credit: 6

Tuition: Member $138 ($124 early bird special if enrolled by July 14, 2020)
Non-Member $231 ($208 early bird special if enrolled by July 14, 2020)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on August 4, 2020 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 (22-41999) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 6 CE Credits, with a maximum of 6 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian. 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.

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

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

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