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VIN MULT205-0922: NAVLE® Review and Preparation Fall 2022

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

Presenters: Steven I. McLaughlin, DVM, MPH, DACVPM and Waiva A. Worthley, DVM
With technical support from board certified specialists:
Lisle George, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Emily Graves, VMD, MS, DACVIM
Laura Ridge Cousins, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Michele Gaspar, DVM, MS, DAVBP
Bob Doneley, BVSc, FACVSc (Avian Health), CMAVA

Course Open: September 2-November 2, 2022
Orientation (Optional) - If you choose to attend orientation, pick one of the following sessions:
  • Tuesday, September 6, 2022; 9:00-10:00 pm ET (USA)
  • Friday, September 9, 2022; 8:00-9:00 pm ET (USA)
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Sundays, September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2022; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA) World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 0


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Tuition: Member $161 ($145 early bird special if enrolled by August 19, 2022)
Non-Member $259 ($233 early bird special if enrolled by August 19, 2022)
Veterinary Students $75
Prices are listed in US dollars.


Please type into the comment box of your registration form (on the last page) the month and year you plan on taking the NAVLE® examination.


Course Information:
Organized by species, each Real Time Session will highlight the "Top 20" diseases and conditions encountered by practitioners in the U.S. and Canada. All Real Time Sessions will include multiple-choice questions similar to those that candidates will encounter on the NAVLE® . The questions will lead to a brief discussion and summary of each condition in a distilled format. We will cover NAVLE® 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.


Level and Prerequisites: This basic course is geared toward senior veterinary students and veterinarians preparing for the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE® ). The course provides structured week-by-week instruction to help NAVLE® candidates stay on track to complete exam preparation in an efficient and effective manner.
Accreditation: This course does not qualify for AAVSB RACE approval.


Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session September 11, 2022): Strategy for NAVLE® Preparation; Review of Public Health, Calculations, Toxicology, Epidemiology & Other Topics
Presenters: Steven I. McLaughlin, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Waiva A. Worthley, DVM
This session will cover strategies for taking the NAVLE®, how to best prepare for the examination. We'll cover public health concerns, drug calculations, toxicology, epidemiology, and assorted other topics.

Week 2 (Real Time Session September 18, 2022): Bovine Top 20 NAVLE® Review
Presenters: Steven I. McLaughlin, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Waiva A. Worthley, DVM
Lisle George, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
This session will review the top 20 bovine conditions/diseases.

Week 3 (Real Time Session September 25, 2022): Canine Top 20 NAVLE® Review
Presenters: Steven I. McLaughlin, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Waiva A. Worthley, DVM
Laura Ridge Cousins, DVM, MS, DACVIM
This session will review the top 20 canine conditions/diseases.

Week 4 (Real Time Session October 2, 2022): Feline Top 20 NAVLE® Review
Presenters: Steven I. McLaughlin, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Waiva A. Worthley, DVM
Michele Gaspar, DVM, MS, DAVBP
This session will review the top 20 feline conditions/diseases.

Week 5 (Real Time Session October 9, 2022): Equine Top 20 NAVLE® Review
Presenters: Steven I. McLaughlin, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Waiva A. Worthley, DVM
Emily Graves, VMD, MS, DACVIM
This session will review the top 20 equine conditions/diseases.

Week 6 (Real Time Session October 16, 2022): Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Pet Birds, and Other Small Animals NAVLE® Review
Presenters: Steven I. McLaughlin, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Waiva A. Worthley, DVM
Bob Doneley, BVSc, FACVSc (Avian Health), CMAVA
This session will review the top conditions/diseases of species that have a minor representation in the NAVLE® examination.

Week 7 (Real Time Session October 23, 2022): Mock Exam and Last Minute Tips
Presenters: Steven I. McLaughlin, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Waiva A. Worthley, DVM
For this session we will provide a practice exam and give some last minute tips for the NAVLE® exam.


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.


Enroll Now  

Tuition: Member $161 ($145 early bird special if enrolled by August 19, 2022)
Non-Member $259 ($233 early bird special if enrolled by August 19, 2022)
Veterinary Students $75
Prices are listed in US dollars.


Please type into the comment box of your registration form (on the last page) the month and year you plan on taking the NAVLE® examination.


** NOTE: The instructors provide a lot of excellent material and do their best to answer participant questions in the time allotted. Sometimes a session can run overtime by 15 to 30 minutes because of the number of participant questions posted. Participants are not required to stay late when the session runs over time, but it is in their best interests to do so. A transcript of the Real Time Session, including any session overtime, will be available in the course library the following day. Participants can use the transcript to review any portion of the class that they may have missed.

Enrollment will be limited to 200 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 to attend all Real Time Sessions and fully participate

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on Friday, September 16, 2022 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.


Enrollment qualifications:
  1. VIN CE Courses:
    1. VIN CE courses are open to VIN member, VIN student member, and non-member veterinarians.
    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 @vspn.org and @vin.com 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 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

VIN CE Services:
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01 45 222 6154
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 02 6145 2357