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VIN CE Course ALTM400-2017: Wild Medicinal Plants and Their Potential Veterinary Uses
This course is a self-paced, non-interactive course.

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Presenter: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM
Course Open: May 18-December 31, 2017

Level and Prerequisites: This basic course is open to any VIN or VSPN member actively interested in wild medicinal plants.

VIN CE Course: This program (22-30044) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 2 CE Credits, with a maximum of 2 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian or veterinary technician/technologist. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Non-Scientific-Clinical, using the delivery method of Non-Interactive-Distance: (Online, Correspondence, Journal, or Other Self-Study). This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements.

Course Description:
In this course, we will discuss some of the plants found in nature which might have medicinal applications, as well as some harvesting and preparation techniques that can be used for these plants. This course is not meant as a complete tutorial on medicinal herbs, nor does it heavily cover the diagnosis and treatment of disease entities - rather it is meant as an introduction into the plants, their identification, and proper preparation. Potential indications and chemical properties are also addressed - but this is meant as an introductory course, one to provide tools to build on.

This course will consist of 3 non-interactive modules in the form of videos to be watched. Modules will include handouts to be read and an end-of-module quiz. The final module will include an end-of-course test.

To earn a certificate of completion, the participant must attain a score of 80% for each module quiz and for the end-of-course test. Completion of all 3 modules (videos, reading handouts, quizzes, and end-of-course test) will take a minimum of 122 minutes to complete. Participants must complete the participation requirements by December 31, 2017 to be eligible for a certificate.

Course Outline:

Module 1: An Introduction to Harvesting and Use
Total Time: 45 minutes
Video: 30 minutes
Handouts: 10 minutes
Quiz: 5 minutes
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Module 2: Identification and Properties of the Tonics and Bitters
Total Time: 27 minutes
Video: 22 minutes
Quiz: 5 minutes
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Module 3: Finishing Up the Species Review; Preparation and Use of the Products
Total Time: 50 minutes
Video: 30 minutes
Quiz: 5 minutes
End of Course Test: 15 minutes
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.

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

About the Presenter:
Sandra Mitchell is currently the owner of Animal Medical Associates in Saco, Maine and is a board certified feline specialist and exotic companion mammal specialist. Additionally, she is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator in the State of Maine and routinely treats wildlife in her area. She loves caring for companion animals, particularly dealing with geriatric patients as well as animals with difficult to diagnose or treat conditions. If it fits through the door, she will see the pet as there are no medical challenges she is unwilling to tackle. She is "owned" by her own personal tribe which includes cats, a dog, ferrets, chinchillas, bearded dragons, and whatever wildlife have decided to take up temporary residence. In her spare time, she writes for veterinary journals, gives lectures to veterinarians, veterinary staff, and owners, writes exam questions for a variety of veterinary qualification exams, and authors for animal oriented magazines and websites. In her real time off, she loves to canoe - especially whitewater. In 2011, she completed a 1,000 mile canoe race in the Yukon, finishing in only 7 days, 10 hours, and 46 minutes! She's grown, foraged, and used medicinal herbs for more than 20 years. In fact, she thinks there are more herbs in her cupboards at times than foods!

Total CE Credit: 2

Tuition: $46
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*Enrollment will close on December 1, 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: Veterinarians enrolling in a VIN CE or VSPN CE non-interactive course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a member of VSPN to enroll in a VIN CE or VSPN CE non-interactive 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 (22-30044) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 2 CE Credits, with a maximum of 2 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian or veterinary technician/technologist. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Non-Scientific-Clinical, using the delivery method of Non-Interactive-Distance: (Online, Correspondence, Journal, or Other Self-Study). 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

VIN CE Services: CEonVIN@vin.com
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
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