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VIN CE Course EXOT002-0717: Call of the Wild: Wildlife Medicine and Diseases of Wildlife
The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format.

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Presenters: Sonia M. Hernandez, DVM, DACZM, PhD and Heather Wilson Barron, DVM, Dipl. ABVP
Course Open: July 26-September 2, 2017
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesdays, August 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2017; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA)
Course RTS Times in Your Area: World Clock Converter

Practice Sessions: 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 CE Practice Area.

*The presenters 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: This basic course will be open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists actively interested in wildlife medicine and diseases. Course participants are expected to have some prior knowledge of wildlife medicine.

VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 22-30101)

Course Information:
The primary purpose of this course is to provide a basic to intermediate understanding of the principles of care of wildlife. The course will include details on the common syndromes with which wildlife patients present to a clinic, the approach to triage, emergency treatment and monitoring of the wildlife patient, the most notable infectious and non-infectious diseases of wildlife, and the public health and legal implications of treating wildlife.

Week 1 (Real Time Session August 2, 2017): Introduction to Wildlife Medicine
Presenters: Sonia M. Hernandez, DVM, DACZM, PhD and Heather Wilson Barron, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Avian)
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session August 9, 2017): Common Syndromes of North American Birds
Presenters: Sonia M. Hernandez, DVM, DACZM, PhD and Heather Wilson Barron, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Avian)
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session August 16, 2017): Common Syndromes of North American Mammals
Presenters: Sonia M. Hernandez, DVM, DACZM, PhD and Heather Wilson Barron, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Avian)
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 4 (Real Time Session August 23, 2017): Common Syndromes of North American Reptiles
Presenters: Sonia M. Hernandez, DVM, DACZM, PhD and Heather Wilson Barron, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Avian)
Format: Audio
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. 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.

About the Presenter:
Heather Wilson Barron is Hospital Director at the Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) on Sanibel Island, FL. She received training in exotic and wild animal medicine and surgery through a residency at the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, where she stayed on as faculty in the Zoological Medicine Service for a decade. She obtained further international experience as Department Head of Clinical Medicine at St. Matthew's University, School of Veterinary Medicine in the Cayman Islands, where she was also the veterinarian for the Cayman Turtle Farm and Cayman Wildlife Rescue. She has served as a consultant for IDEXX and Antech Imaging Services and is a former president of the Association of Avian Veterinarians.

Sonia M. Hernandez is a wildlife veterinarian and ecologist. She is currently an associate professor in a shared position between the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources and the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study at the University of Georgia. She received training in zoological medicine through a residency at Cornell University (1998-2001), is boarded in zoological medicine, and has a PhD in Ecology. She obtained clinical experience as a zoo veterinarian and a private exotic animal and wildlife practitioner. Currently she conducts research to better understand how anthropogenic activities affect the health and disease prevalence of wild animals. She currently teaches various courses on wildlife disease investigation and management and conservation medicine.

Total CE Credit: 8

Tuition: Member $184 ($166 early bird special if enrolled by July 12, 2017)
Non-Member $292 ($263 early bird special if enrolled by July 12, 2017)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on August 2, 2017 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.

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  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. 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. 797 or email CEonVIN@vin.com. Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
"This program (22-30101) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 8 CE Credits, with a maximum of 8 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian or veterinary technician/technologist. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Scientific, using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference). This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements."

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 VIN office 800-846-0028 ext. 797 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.

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

Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator

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