Tom Hansen, DVM, DABVP
Amy Nichelason, DVM, DABVP
Susan P. Cohen, DSW
Course Open: August 25-October 2, 2021
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesdays, September 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2021; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA) World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 8
RACE Category: 6 hours Medical, 2 hours Non-Medical Skip to Enrollment Course Information:
This course is the first of a multiple module series designed to give an overview of common cases/presentations in small animal day practice. Different topics will be presented each week, and each discussion will include highlights on pathophysiology, case presentation, differentials, diagnostic approach, treatment recommendations, and case examples where appropriate. Important non-technical skills will also be included. This course is made possible through individual donors and grants to VIN Foundation. The course is a VIN Foundation resource available for free to new grads, with or without VIN membership. Explore additional VIN Foundation resources and learn more about this nonprofit through its website https://VINFoundation.org. Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to
- discuss common vaccine preventative protocols for dogs and cats.
- communicate with clients regarding behavior and nutrition.
- field common questions from clients.
- recognize and address common Ophthalmic and Otic presentations seen in everyday practice.
- recognize and address common GI and Dermatologic presentations seen in everyday practice.
- give differentials for common (and uncommon!) cases.
- develop rational diagnostic and therapeutic treatment plans.
- understand common causes of compassion fatigue.
- communicate with clients regarding money, euthanasia and compliance.
Accreditation: This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 8 hours of continuing education credit for veterinarians in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval. Course Agenda: Week 1 (Real Time Session September 1, 2021): Wellness
Presenter: Tom Hansen, DVM, DABVP
This session will cover vaccine preventative protocols for dogs and cats, how to increase client awareness of behavior and nutrition during the wellness exam and common questions from clients. Week 2 (Real Time Session September 8, 2021): Common Presentations part I (Eyes and Ears)
Presenter: Carl Darby, MA, VETMB
This session will cover common Ophthalmic and Otic presentations seen in everyday practice. Week 3 (Real Time Session September 15, 2021): Common Presentations part II (GI/Dermatology)
Presenter: Amy Nichelason, DVM, DABVP
This session will cover common GI and Dermatologic presentations seen in everyday practice. Week 4 (Real Time Session September 22, 2021): Client Communications
Presenter: Susan P. Cohen, DSW
This session will cover common causes of compassion fatigue and how to communicate with clients regarding money, euthanasia and compliance. 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.
Enrollment is closed.
Tuition: FREE for 2019, 2020 and 2021 graduates thanks to the VIN Foundation
Member $184 ($166 early bird special if enrolled by August 18, 2021)
Prices are listed in US dollars. The course content, the course transcript, message board and library will be made available to the general VIN membership after the course closes, but VIN members who just can’t wait may enroll at the standard course cost. VIN members and veterinary students who are scheduled to graduate in 2022 or later can access prior years’ content FREE by going to https://www.vin.com/CE and clicking on "Getting Thru the Night" under "Archived Courses" or using this direct link: https://www.vin.com/doc/?id=5374153. This course is a VIN Foundation resource made possible by individual donors and grants. *To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on August 18, 2021 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached. Awesome free courses like this one fill up quickly, so enroll now! *NOTE: As space is limited, we request that you enroll in this course only if you will be attending the Real Time Sessions on September 1, 8, 15 and 22 or will be completing the requirements for a CE certificate. If your interest is solely in the course content, the course transcript, message board and library will be available to the general VIN membership directly after the course closes. The course content will also be available to recent graduates for FREE without a VIN membership through special VIN Foundation access on VIN. *For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.
- 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.
- 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.
- For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email CEonVIN. Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
VIN Education Director VIN CE Services: CEonVIN
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