VIN SAIM714-0421: Canine Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia

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

Presenter: Todd Archer, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM
Course Open: April 8-May 2, 2021
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Thursdays, April 15 and 22, 2021; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA) World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 4
RACE Category: 4 hours Medical

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Course Information:
This course will cover diagnosis and treatment of canine IMHA, emphasizing practical strategies to be employed in the private practice setting.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to
  • identify the tests needed to diagnose IMHA in dogs.
  • interpret the results of the tests used to diagnose IMHA in dogs.
  • get to a final diagnosis of IMHA in dog.
  • describe an overview of the goals of medical management of canine IMHA.
  • describe therapies for use in the acute setting for treatment of IMHA, including blood products, immunosuppressive therapy, and anti-thrombotic therapy.
  • describe the long-term management of canine IMHA, including strategies to taper immunosuppressive therapy.

Level and Prerequisites: This basic VIN CE course is open for enrollment to veterinarians actively interested in a refresher on the diagnosis of canine immune-mediated hemolytic anemia.
Accreditation: This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 4 hours of continuing education credit for veterinarians in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.

Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session April 15, 2021): Diagnosis of Canine IMHA
Presenter: Todd Archer, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM

Week 2 (Real Time Session April 22, 2021): Treatment of Canine IMHA
Presenter: Todd Archer, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM

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.


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Tuition: Member $92 ($83 early bird special if enrolled by March 25, 2021)
Non-Member $169 ($152 early bird special if enrolled by March 25, 2021)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on April 15, 2021 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.

  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. 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:
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