VIN REPR100-1120: Basic Canine Reproduction

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

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Presenter: Autumn P. Davidson, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Course Open: November 25-December 12, 2020
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesday, December 2, 2020; 9:00-10:30 pm ET (USA)
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Level and Prerequisites: This basic course is designed to enable small animal veterinarians to receive, diagnose and manage basic canine reproductive cases in their practice
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.

Course Information:
This course will cover a broad set of topics in basic canine reproduction.

Week 1 (Real Time Session December 2, 2020): Basic Canine Reproduction
Presenter: Autumn P. Davidson
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • perform pre-breeding evaluation in bitches and dogs including infectious disease screening.
  • advise about and perform ovulation timing in bitches, understand normal variations and actual cycle abnormalities.
  • counsel about breeding husbandry.
  • perform pregnancy evaluation and management (diet, drugs and supplements).
  • advise about whelping management, recognition of dystocia and its management.
  • discuss elective vs emergency Cesarean sections.

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:
Autumn P. Davidson received her DVM in 1985 from University of California, Davis. She did an internship at Texas A&M University and a residency at the University of California, Davis in internal medicine. She is currently a staff veterinarian and instructor at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of California, Davis, and owns Clarion Reproductive Services in Three Rivers, CA.

Total CE Credit: 1.5

Tuition: Member $35 ($32 early bird special if enrolled by November 11, 2020)
Non-Member $95 ($89 early bird special if enrolled by November 11, 2020)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on November 25, 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 (RACE program number to be determined) has been submitted for approval by AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 1.5 CE Credits, with a maximum of 1.5 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

VIN CE Services:
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