TECH217-0415: Canine and Feline Pediatrics
The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format.
Please come prepared to listen.
Thomas Hansen, DVM
April 28, 2015-May 22, 2015
Real Time Sessions (RTS):
Tuesdays, May 5 and 12, 2015; 9:00-11:00pm ET (USA)
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In order to prepare you for a successful experience
in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first
Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session
is up to 1 hour in length.
For more information, please visit the
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*The instructors for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset or speakers to listen.
If you have any concerns regarding your computer's audio capabilities, please be sure to attend
one of the Practice Sessions.
Level and Prerequisites:
course is designed to provide an overview of pediatric care (puppies and kittens), including important pediatric wellness visit topics, vaccination protocols, and common health conditions.
VSPN CE Course:
Open to all veterinary support staff.
This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians only.(22-16940)
The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.
Appropriate pediatric care and client education is critical part of companion animal practice. It helps set the stage for lifelong health, enhances the bond between owner and pet, and helps avoid common preventable diseases. This course will discuss important topics that need to be covered during wellness visits (such as diet selection, behavior, and husbandry), vaccination and deworming protocols, and common health conditions encountered during the pediatric period.
This course consists of two (2) Real Time Sessions of one hundred and twenty (120) minutes each, supplemental library materials,
interactive message board discussions, a mandatory end-of-course test, and may include online multiple
choice quizzes (after each Real Time Session).
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required
to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
*The lecture portion of this course will be an audio presentation, please be prepared to listen.
*To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to
Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- discuss diet selection, husbandry, and basic behavioral techniques with a pet owner.
- explain pediatric vaccination protocols.
- identify, distinguish, and address common client concerns and questions.
- describe common pediatric health concerns.
Course materials will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
There is no required textbook for this course.
About the Instructors:
is a graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and works in both a general practice and an emergency practice in the San Francisco East Bay area. He is currently working towards becoming boarded in canine and feline practice (ABVP).
(Real Time Session May 5):
The Pediatric Visit
The first week will consist of an overview of important topics to cover during pediatric visits. Subjects will include diet selection, behavior, husbandry, vaccines, and common owner questions and concerns.
(Real Time Session May 12):
Pediatric Health Concerns
Common pediatric health concerns will be covered. An overview on pathophysiology, clinical signs, diagnosis, and management/treatment will be provided.
CE Credits: 4
$80 ($72 early bird special if enrolled by April 14, 2015)
* Students currently enrolled in and taking at least 2 classes or 5 units at an AVMA accredited or CAAHT approved Veterinary Technician Program may be eligible to receive a 50% discount off the regular rate for this course (upon verification of student status).
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes,
enrollment will close at 5 PM ET on Tuesday May 5, 2015,
or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
*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.
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and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants;
personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
- Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration.
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*Note: "This course is approved for 4 continuing education credits in jurisdictions
which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some
boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or
restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education."
Call VSPN CE at 800-846-0028 ext. 792 for further information.
(Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for
information regarding recognition by their board).
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 VSPN office 800-846-0028 ext. 792
to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.
* Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you
call the VSPN office at 800-846-0028 ext. 792.
*For more information on VSPN's upcoming CE courses, check the
VSPN Course Catalog
Charlotte Waack, RVT, CVT
VSPN Director/VSPN CE Interim Director
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