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MULT205-0209: NAVLEŽ Review and Preparation

Steven I. McLaughlin, DVM, MPH, ACVPM
Waiva A.Worthley, DVM

Bob Doneley, BVSc, FACVSc (Avian Health) Wk 3: Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Poultry, Pet Birds, and Other Small Animals
Emily Graves, VMD, MS, DACVIM for Wk 4: Equine
Katherine James, DVM, Ph.D, DACVIM for Wk 5: Feline
Laura Ridge Cousins, DVM, MS, DACVIM for Wk 6: Canine

February 15 - April 5, 2009
Interactive sessions: Sundays, February 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; 8:00 - 10:00 pm ET (USA)

This is a seven-session course to help senior veterinary students and veterinarians prepare for the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLEŽ).

Organized by species, each 2-hour session will highlight the "Top 20" diseases and conditions encountered by practitioners in the US and Canada. All sessions will include multiple-choice questions similar to those that candidates will encounter on the NAVLEŽ.

The questions will lead to a brief discussion and summary of each condition in a distilled format.

We will cover NAVLEŽ study plans and exam strategies and provide strategies for reviewing topics not covered in the "Top 20s." The last session will include a mock examination.

Through the course, participants will get:

  1. Guidance on NAVLEŽ preparation, test-taking strategies, and best study materials.

  2. A weekly live review of top 20 conditions by species covering a wide selection of NAVLE-style material.

  3. The opportunity to interact with other NAVLEŽ candidates and professors in class and on the message boards.
Overall, the VIN NAVLEŽ review is useful for NAVLEŽ candidates who are looking for structured, week-by-week instruction to help them stay on track to complete exam preparation in an efficient and effective manner.

Course Outline:

Week 1 (Sunday, February 15): Strategy for NAVLEŽ Preparation; Review of Public Health, Calculations, Toxicology, Epidemiology & Other Topics

Week 2 (Sunday, February 22): Bovine Top 20 NAVLEŽ Review

Week 3 (Sunday, March 1): Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Poultry, Pet Birds, and Other Small Animals Review

Week 4 (Sunday, March 8): Equine Top 20 NAVLEŽ review

Week 5 (Sunday, March 15): Feline Top 20 NAVLEŽ review

Week 6 (Sunday, March 22): Canine Top 20 NAVLEŽ review

Week 7 (Sunday, March 29): Mock Exam & Last Minute Tips

Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and will continue for 7 days following the last real time session.

(This course does not qualify for AAVSB RACE approval)

Senior Vet Students/$50, which may be later applied as credit to your first CE course enrollment as a graduate veterinarian.*
Member/$126, Non-Member/$201 by February 1, 2009;
Member/$140, Non-Member/$223 after February 1, 2009.
Please type into the comment box of your registration form (on the last page) the month and year you plan on taking the NAVLE.

* Priority will be given to senior veterinary students who are taking the NAVLE (particularly those students who have already taken and did not pass the NAVLE) and veterinarians taking the NAVLE. Please do not enroll if you are a veterinary student unless you are in your final year of school.

Enrollment will be limited to 350 registrants. This class may fill quickly; students and veterinarians interested in the structured active learning provided through real-time sessions and message boards should register now to ensure a "seat" in class. Please enroll only if planning on attending all real-time sessions and fully participating in the course.

Required Textbook: None

Recommended Textbooks for further study:
For texts available in the VIN bookstore, be sure to login to receive your member discount.
Strong recommendation
- Guide to Bovine Clinics, 4th ed., Pasquini & Pasquini - 2005
- Guide to Equine Clinics, 3rd ed., Pasquini, Pasquini and Woods
- Tschauner's Guide to Small Animal Clinics, 2nd ed., Pasquini, Pasquini
- Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook 6th ed., Plumb - 2008
Available in the VIN bookstore:
- The 5-Minute Veterinary Consult, 4th ed. Tilley and Smith - 2008
Available in the VIN bookstore:
Good background
- Duncan and Prasse's Veterinary Laboratory Medicine: Clinical Pathology, 4th ed. Latimer, Prasse, Mahaffey - 2003
Available in the VIN bookstore:
- Large Animal Internal Medicine (National Veterinary Medical Series for Independent Study), 1st ed. Pringle, Ihle, Lofstedt, Nieginski and Ogilvie - 1998
- Small Animal Internal Medicine (National Veterinary Medical Series for Independent Study), 1st ed. Shaw & Ihle - 1996
- Toxicology (National Veterinary Medical Series for Independent Study), 1st ed. Osweiller - 1996
- Guide to Equine Clinics-LAMENESS vol 2, 2nd ed. Pasquini, Pasquini, Jann and Bahr - 1995
- Guide to Equine Clinics-LAMENESS DIAGNOSIS vol 3, 1st ed. Pasquini, Pasquini, Jann and Bahr - 1995
- Handbook of Pig Medicine, 1st ed., Jackson and Cockcroft 2007

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"This course does not qualify for AAVSB RACE approval; This course does not qualify for CE credit. Call VIN at 1-800-700-4636 for further information."

COURSE WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY: Withdrawal prior to the listed start date of a course entitles the registrant to a complete refund or a credit toward a future VIN CE course, whichever is preferred. Withdrawal within 1 week after the listed start date (i.e. including no more than one real-time session) entitles the registrant to a credit toward any future VIN CE course. (Does not apply to courses with only one real-time session.) After the first real-time session, a registrant may withdraw due to special circumstances and receive prorated credit towards a future VIN course. These requests will be handled on an individual basis. The amount of the prorated credit will be determined based on 65% of the time remaining in the course at the time of withdrawal. It is not possible to withdraw retroactively.

Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN office at 1-800-700-INFO.

Debbie Friedler
Continual Education Division
Veterinary Information Network


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