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VSPN CE Course TECH287-0918: Encephalopathies Appreciated in Small Animals
Audio only - Webinar: The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a Zoomtm platform.

  » Enrollment is Closed

Instructor: Carissa Reese, BS, RVT, VTS (Neurology)
Course Open: September 26, 2018-November 3, 2018
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17, and 24 2018 8:30-10:00pm ET (USA)
Course RTS Times in Your Area: World Clock Converter

To prepare for your online experience, review the VIN-VSPN CE informational video prior to the course open date.

Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate course will be open to veterinary technicians/technologists, actively interested in small animal neurology
VSPN CE Course: Open to veterinary technicians/technologists, support staff, veterinary teams, etc. This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists.(22-34044)

Course Description:
This interactive course will explore a variety of encephalopathies commonly appreciated in canine and feline patients. The main focus will be on the clinical signs, physiology, diagnostics, treatment and prognosis of each of the encephalopathies discussed. There will be videos and advanced diagnostic images utilized to help visualize each disease.

Week 1 (Real Time Session October 3): Anatomy/Physiology of the Brain and MRI Basics
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session October 10): Forebrain Diseases
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session October 17): Brainstem/Vestibular Diseases
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 4 (Real Time Session October 24): Cerebellar Diseases
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to 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.

Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.

Required Textbook: There is no required textbook for this course.

About the Instructor:
Carissa Reese obtained her Bachelor of Science degree at Purdue University and became a registered veterinary technician in 2003. She worked in general practice for 4 years, and then returned to academia at Purdue University in 2007. She was integral in developing the neurology service at Purdue University as the senior neurology technologist. Carissa pursued advanced education and training in neurology, and achieved board certification in 2011 by the Academy of Internal Medicine Veterinary Technicians as a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Neurology. In 2014, Carissa and her husband moved to South East Florida to work at a neurology exclusive specialty hospital. They recently opened a sister clinic to Southeast Veterinary Neurology, in Boynton Beach, FL. She has a strong interest in advanced imaging, neurosurgery, and teaching.

Total CE Credit: 6

Tuition: $126 ($113 early bird pricing if enrolled by September 12, 2018)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

* 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 5pm ET on October 3, 2018, or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

To Enroll:
  » Enrollment is Closed
  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 and 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. 792 or email Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
*Note: "This program 22-34044 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 0.00 CE Credits (0.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 6.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (6.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Category One: Scientific using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements. RACE does not "accredit" or "endorse" or "certify" any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program."

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.

*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:
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