VSPN TECH222-20212: Feline Obesity

This course is a self-paced, non-interactive course.

Presenter:Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition)
Course Open: July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022
Total CE Credit: 2.5
RACE Category: 2.5 hours Medical

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Course Information:
In this non-interactive course, we will discuss the diagnostics, management, and treatments used in feline obesity patients. Our guest case will be Gimli, an obese M/N DSH. Key Nutritional Factors, disease, and nutritional management including client communication and follow up will complete the course.

This course will consist of one non-interactive segment that will include handouts to be read, a 5 part video to view, and a mandatory end of course test. To earn a certificate of participation, you must watch all videos and attain a score of 80% or higher on the end of course test. The videos and reading library handouts should take the participant a minimum of 2.5 hours total. Participants must complete participation requirements by June 30, 2022 to be eligible to earn a certificate of participation.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
  • Interpret and explain the predisposing factors associated with feline obesity.
  • Categorize and support disease management including available diets, portion control, and exercise.
  • Analyze Key Nutritional Factors for managing an obese feline patient.
  • Develop and explain a feeding plan and follow up for clients and their cats.
Level and Prerequisites: This advanced VSPN CE non-interactive courseis geared toward veterinary technicians, especially those working toward their VTS in Nutrition.
VSPN CE Course: This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists in the format of a non-interactive course. (22-37703).

Course Agenda:

Segment : Feline Obesity
Feline obesity and the role of nutrition.

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: $53
Prices are listed in US dollars.

* Students currently enrolled in an AVMA accredited or CVMA 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 on June 1, 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.

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. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext.792 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 starting the course. If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN office 800-846-0028 ext. 792 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.

*For more information on VSPN's upcoming CE courses, check the VSPN Course Catalog.

Lisa Kernaghan, LVT, RVT, CVT, VTS (ECC)
VSPN CE Coordinator

VSPN CE Services:
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 792
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