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July | August | September 2017

VIN CE Course MULT216-0817: Large Animal Necropsies   [ Basic | audio only ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Eric Snook, DVM, PhD, DACVP (Anatomic Pathology)
Course Open August 4-30, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Sunday, August 13 and 20, 2017; 3:30-5:30 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits4
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course will be open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists actively interested in large animal necropsy techniques, lesions, and post-mortem changes. MULT214-0717: Basic Necropsy Techniques is a prerequisite for this course.
Open To Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.(22-29874)
Format   audio only The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition Member $46 ($41 early bird special if enrolled by July 21, 2017)
Non-Member $110 ($99 early bird special if enrolled by July 21, 2017)
*Enroll in all 4 necropsy modules (listed below) by July 28, 2017 and receive a discounted course price.
Member $195 Non-Member $424
MULT214-0717: Basic Necropsy Techniques
MULT215-0717: Small Animal Necropsies
MULT216-0817: Large Animal Necropsies
MULT217-0817: Avian and Exotic Necropsies

VIN CE Course MULT217-0817: Avian and Exotic Necropses   [ Basic | audio only ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Eric Snook, DVM, PhD, DACVP (Anatomic Pathology)
Course Open August 18-September 6, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Sunday, August 27, 2017; 3:30-5:30 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits2
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course will be open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists actively interested in avian and exotic necropsy techniques, lesions, and post-mortem changes. MULT214-0717: Basic Necropsy Techniques is a prerequisite for this course.
Open To Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.(22-29875)
Format   audio only The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition Member $46 ($41 early bird special if enrolled by August 4)
Non-Member $110 ($99 early bird special if enrolled by August 4)
*Enroll in all 4 necropsy modules (listed below) by July 28, 2017 and receive a discounted course price.
Member $195 Non-Member $424
MULT214-0717: Basic Necropsy Techniques
MULT215-0717: Small Animal Necropsies
MULT216-0817: Large Animal Necropsies
MULT217-0817: Avian and Exotic Necropsies

VSPN CE Course TECH240-0817: Basic Avian Nursing Care   [Basic | text ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Jenni Jenkins-Perez, AA, BAS (VT), LVT, CVT
Course Open August 29, 2017-October 6, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Tuesdays, September 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2017; 9:00-10:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course is designed for the veterinary technician and veterinary assistant who occasionally sees avian patients in practice or has an interest in learning about avian nursing care.
Open To Open to VIN and VSPN members.
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists (22-30137).
Format   audio only The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by August 15, 2017)

VIN CE Course LAMS103-0817: Backyard Hobby Farm Medicine Basics   [ Basic | audio only ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenters Jean Feldman DVM
Stacey Byers DVM, DACVIM
Ned Gentz DVM, DACZM
Lisle George DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Course Open August 30-October 7, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Wednesdays, September 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2017; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits8
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course will be open to course will be open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, and support staff actively interested in the basics of farm animal medicine.
Open To Open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, and support staff
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.
Format   audio only The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition Member $184 ($166 early bird special if enrolled by August 16, 2017)
Non-Member $292 ($263 early bird special if enrolled by August 16, 2017)

VSPN CE Course STAF179-0817: The Many Faces of a Practice Manager   [Intermediate | text/audio ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Julie Singer, LVT, CVPM
Course Open August 31, 2017-October 8, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Thursdays, September 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2017; 8:00-9:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is geared toward those who are in a managerial or leadership role in the practice.
Open To Open to VIN and VSPN members.
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (22-30316) This course has been approved by the VHMA for CVPM credits. (17-09)
Format   text only The lectures for this course will be presented in a text format.
Tuition $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by August 17, 2017)

VSPN CE Course TECH120-0917: Fall VTNE Preparation Class   [Intermediate | text ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenters Darci Palmer, LVT, VTS (Aneshesia & Analgesia); Shelley Shopsowitz, BA (Hons), RVT; Mark Sharpless, RVT, CMAR, RLATG, CPIA; Kenichiro Yagi, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM); Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition)
Course Open September 8, 2017-November 15, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Sundays, September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and November 5, 2017; 8:00pm-9:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits12
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is designed to help veterinary technician students review the basics of veterinary technology in an overview format. It is not designed to provide in-depth knowledge on each subject as it is assumed the student has that knowledge and is reviewing information in preparation for sitting for the VTNE.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE #22-19350)
Format   text The lectures for this course will be presented in a text format.
Tuition $230 ($115 for enrolled AVMA/Canadian accredited VT program students or those who have graduated within 6 months of the course start date, see course information page). Tuition fees are deeply discounted thanks to a generous grant from the VIN Foundation.
**NOTE: There is NO early bird discount date and enrollment WILL CLOSE on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 5:00pm ET (USA) or earlier if the maximum number of registrants is reached.

VSPN CE Course TECH273-0917: Capnography   [Intermediate| audio ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia-Analgesia, Clinical Practice-Exotics)
Course Open September 11, 2047-September 28, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Monday, September 18, 2017; 8:30pm-10:30pm EDT (USA)
CE Credits2
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is geared toward experienced veterinary assistants and technicians that utilize capnography in patient monitoring.
Open To Open to veterinary staff members.
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists. (22-30336)
Format   text/audio The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $42 ($38 early bird special if enrolled by August 28, 2017)

VSPN CE Course TECH124-0917: Basic Hematology-The Bloody Truth about Canines and Felines    [Intermediate| text/audio ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Cheryl Stockman, MT (ASCP)
Course Open September 20, 2017-October 21, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Wednesdays, September 27, October 4 and 11, 2017; 8:00-9:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits4.5
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course will be open will be open to veterinary technicians/technologists, actively interested in hematology concepts applicable to small animal practice patients from a clinical laboratory perspective.
Open To VIN and VSPN members.
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists. (22-30335)
Format   text/audio The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly text format. Audio will be used to answer questions and augment the lecture. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $95 ($81 early bird special if enrolled by September 6, 2017)

VSPN CE Course STAF177-0917: Veterinary Marketing   [Intermediate| audio ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Kelly Lynn Cronin, MBA, BS, LVT, RVT, VTS (ECC), PHR
Course Open September 26, 2017-October 27, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Tuesdays, October 3, 10 and 17, 2017; 9:00-10:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits4.5
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is focused on those veterinary professionals that work in veterinary management.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN members.
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (22-30448). This course has been submitted for VHMA approval for CVPM credits. (17-09)
Format   audio The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $95 ($86 early bird special if enrolled by September 12, 2017)

VSPN CE Course TECH244-0917: Canine and Feline Endocrine Diseases Module 1   [Intermediate | text ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Paula Plummer, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)
Course Open September 27, 2017-November 18, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2017; 8:00-9:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is geared toward veterinary technicians seeking in-depth information on endocrine diseases in canines and felines. This course is also designed for veterinary technicians working toward a specialty certification in emergency/critical care or small animal internal medicine. Module 1 is a required pre-requisite for Module 2.
Open To Open to veterinary staff members.
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists.(22-30425)
Format   text/audio The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly text format. Audio will be used to answer questions and augment the lecture. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by September 13, 2017)
*Enroll in both modules by October 5, 2017 and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.

VIN CE Course ANES110-0917: Wild Adventures: Anesthesia and Analgesia in Wildlife   [ Intermediate | audio only ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenters Heather W. Barron, DVM, DABVP(Avian)
Michelle G. Hawkins, VMD, DABVP(Avian)
Course Open September 27-November 4, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2017; 7:00-9:00 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits8
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course will be open to veterinarians, veterinary students, veterinary technicians/technologists, and veterinary support staff actively interested in anesthesia and analgesia of wildlife in birds, reptiles, and mammals.
Open To Open to veterinarians, veterinary students, veterinary technicians/technologists, and veterinary support staff.
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.
Format   audio only The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition Member $184 ($166 early bird special if enrolled by September 13, 2017)
Non-Member $292 ($263 early bird special if enrolled by September 13, 2017)

October | November | December 2017

VIN CE Course ANES109-1017: Anesthesia Alphabet Soup   [ Basic | audio only ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenters Nancy Brock, DVM, DACVAA (course coordinator)
Lydia Love, DVM, DACVAA
Kris Kruse-Elliott, DVM, PhD, DACVAA
Course Open October 3-December 1, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Tuesdays, October 10, 17, 24, November 7, 14 and 21, 2017; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits12
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course will appeal to seasoned, newly minted and returning small animal clinicians alike - anyone interested in deepening their understanding of decision making that enhances clinical anesthesia safety. Veterinarians new to and re-acquainting themselves with small animal practice will find a valuable overview of drugs to help optimize anesthesia protocol selection. While experienced practitioners will find this course helpful for optimizing existing anesthesia protocols and incorporating newly available anesthetic drugs.
Open To Open to veterinarians. Licensed or experienced (5 years suggested) veterinary staff may also enroll provided they are associated with an enrolled veterinarian. Veterinary staff need to provide the name of their veterinarian in the comment section during the enrollment process.
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.
Format   audio only The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition Member $276 ($248 early bird special if enrolled by September 19, 2017)
Non-Member $413 ($372 early bird special if enrolled by September 19, 2017)

VSPN CE Course TECH272-1017: Neuroanatomy   [Intermediate | text/audio ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Carissa Sparks, BS, RVT, VTS (Neurology)
Course Open October 9-November 16, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Mondays, October 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 2017; 8:30- 10pm EDT (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is focused towards all veterinary support staff and concentrates on neuroanatomy. A basic understanding of canine and feline anatomy is required.
Open To Open to VIN and VSPN members.
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists. (22-30525)
Format   text/audio The lectures for this course will be presented in a text format. Audio will be used to answer questions and augment the lecture. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by September 25, 2017)

VIN CE Course MULT600-1017: Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation   [ Basic | audio and text ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Jacqueline Davidson, DVM, MS, DACVS, CVA, CCRP, CERP, CCRT, CVPP, DACVSMR
Course Open October 16-November 9, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Mondays, October 23 and 30, 2017; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits4
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course is intended for veterinarians interested in rehabilitation. Participants should be well versed in canine anatomy and physiology. This course is a prerequisite for the advanced level course MULT601-1017: Cases in Canine Rehabilitation.
Open To Open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, and VSPN members.
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.
Format   audio and text The lectures for this course will be presented as a combination of text and audio.
Tuition Member $92 ($83 early bird special if enrolled by September 25, 2017)
Non-Member $169 ($152 early bird special if enrolled by September 25, 2017)

*Enroll in both MULT600-1017: Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation and MULT601-1017: Cases in Canine Rehabilitation by October 23, 2017 and receive the discounted enrollment price: Member $156 Non-Member $288

VSPN CE Course TECH246-1017: Anesthesia for the Cardiac Patient   [Intermediate | text ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Katy Waddell, LVT, VTS (ECC, Anesthesia)
Course Open October 18, 2017-November 25, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Wednesdays, October 25, November 1, November 8, November 15, 2017; 8:00-9:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is geared toward individuals seeking to expand their knowledge of cardiac function, cardiovascular anesthesia monitoring and the analgesic/anesthetic agents that might be more appropriate for certain types of cardiac compromise.
Open To Open to veterinary support staff.
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.
Format   text The lectures for this course will be presented in a text format.
Tuition $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by October 4, 2017)

VIN CE Course MULT601-1017: Cases in Canine Rehabilitation   [ Advanced | audio and text ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Jacqueline Davidson, DVM, MS, DACVS, CVA, CCRP, CERP, CCRT, CVPP, DACVSMR
Course Open October 30-November 23, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Mondays, November 6 and 13, 2017; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
CE Credits4
Level and
Prerequisites
This advanced course is intended for veterinarians interested in rehabilitation. Participants should be well versed in canine anatomy and physiology. Completing the MULT600-1017: Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation course is a prerequisite for enrolling in this course.
Open To Open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, and VSPN members.
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.
Format   audio and text The lectures for this course will be presented as a combination of text and audio.
Tuition Member $92 ($83 early bird special if enrolled by October 9, 2017)
Non-Member $169 ($152 early bird special if enrolled by October 9, 2017)
*Enroll in both MULT600-1017: Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation and MULT601-1017: Cases in Canine Rehabilitation by October 23, 2017 and receive the discounted enrollment price: Member $156 Non-Member $288

VSPN CE Course TECH245-1117: Canine and Feline Endocrine Diseases Module 2   [Intermediate | text ]
Enroll Now See the Course Information page for more information on content, discounts, and materials.
Presenter Paula Plummer, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)
Course Open November 2, 2017-December 17, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Thursdays, November 9, 16 and 30 (no class on November 23) and December 7, 2017; 8:00-9:30pm ET (USA)
CE Credits6
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course is geared toward veterinary technicians seeking in-depth information on endocrine diseases in canines and felines. This course is also designed for veterinary technicians working toward a specialty certification in emergency/critical care or small animal internal medicine. Module 1 is a required pre-requisite for Module 2.
Open To Open to veterinary staff members .
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists (22-30426).
Format   text/audio The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly text format. Audio will be used to answer questions and augment the lecture. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by Ocrober 19, 2017)
*Enroll in both modules by October 5, 2017 and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.

VSPN CE Course TECH266-1117: Feline and Canine Anesthesia Case Challenges Module 1   [Intermediate | audio ]
Course Info Page Coming Soon
Presenter Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia-Analgesia, Clinical Practice-Exotics)
Course Open November 6, 2017-November 30, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Mondays, November 13 and 20, 2017; 8:30-10:00pm ET
CE Credits3
Level and
Prerequisites
This intermediate course will be open to veterinary technicians/technologists actively interested in small animal anesthesia.
Open To Open to veterinary staff members.
Accreditation This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 22-25401)
Format   audio The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $63 ($57 early bird special if enrolled by October 23, 2017)

VSPN CE Course STAF146-1117: Employee Evaluations and Performance Planning    [Advanced | audio ]
Course Info Page Coming Soon
Presenter Heather Howell, LVT, RVT, MBA
Course Open November 7, 2017-December 1, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Tuesdays, November 14 and 21, 2017; 9:30pm-11:00pm ET (USA)
CE Credits3
Level and
Prerequisites
This advanced course is geared toward veterinarians, practice managers, and supervisors to best incorporate practice ethics and atmosphere to utilize evaluations and performance planning for advancement of practice goals and staff development.
Open To Open to VSPN and VIN Members.
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. This course is approved by the VHMA for CVPM credits. (VHMA 12-20)
Format   audio The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $63 ($57 early bird special if enrolled by October 24, 2017)

VSPN CE Course TECH269-1117: Smoothing the Way, Creating a Low Stress Environment for Patients   [Basic | text ]
Course Info Page Coming Soon
Presenter Sherrie Yuschak, AAS, RVT, VTS (Behavior), CPDT-KA
Course Open November 21, 2017-December 29, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Tuesdays, November 28, December 5, 12 and 19, 2017; 8:00-9:00 pm ET
CE Credits4
Level and
Prerequisites
This basic course is geared toward all staff members that assist with patients.
Open To Open to veterinary support staff.
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.
Format   text/audio The lectures for this course will be presented in a text format. Audio will be used to answer questions and augment the lecture. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $84 ($76 early bird special if enrolled by November 7, 2017)

VSPN CE Course TECH276-1117: Feline and Canine Anesthesia Case Challenges Module 2   [Advanced | audio ]
Course Info Page Coming Soon
Presenter Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia-Analgesia, Clinical Practice-Exotics)
Course Open November 27, 2017-December 21, 2017
Real Time Sessions
(RTS)
Mondays, December 4 and 11, 2017; 8:30-10:00pm ET
CE Credits3
Level and
Prerequisites
This advanced course will be open to veterinary technicians/technologists actively interested in small animal anesthesia.
Open To Open to veterinary staff members.
Accreditation This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.
Format   audio The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format. Please come prepared to listen.
Tuition $63 ($57 early bird special if enrolled by November 13, 2017)



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