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VSPN CE Course TECH240-0817: Basic Avian Nursing Care
Audio only: The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format.
Please come prepared to listen.

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Instructor: Jenni Jenkins-Perez, LVT, CVT, AA, BAS (VT)
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)
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 instructor 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 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.
VSPN CE Course: Open to VIN and VPSN members. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.

Course Description:
This course will cover basic avian anatomy and physiology and how their unique features differ from the mammalian patient. The basics of husbandry, behavior, nutrition, and common disorders will be discussed throughout the Real Time Sessions. Proper history taking, physical examination, and basic nursing care of the hospitalized avian patient will be discussed, including but not limited to medication administration, phlebotomy, fluid therapy, and common emergencies.

Week 1 (Real Time Session September 5): Anatomy and Physiology, Husbandry, History Taking, and the Physical Exam
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session September 12): Common Disorders of the Avian Patient
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session September 19): Caring for the Hospitalized Patient, Part I
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 4 (Real Time Session September 26): Caring for the Hospitalized Patient, Part II
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(s): There is no required textbook for this course.

About the Instructor:
Jenni Jenkins-Perez, LVT, CVT, AA, BAS (VT) is a graduate of St. Petersburg College with a bachelor’s of applied science in veterinary technology. She graduated from Michigan State University’s veterinary technology program in 1988. Jenni has years of veterinary experience with various reptile species ranging from anoles to pythons in both zoo/aquarium practice and private practice. She has also been a curriculum and developer for a veterinary assistant program in central Florida. Currently, she is a part-time veterinary technologist for a veterinary specialty practice and is president of the Veterinary Laboratory Association. Jenni has taught numerous RACE approved courses for the Veterinary Support Personnel Network, has presented talks on reptile and avian hematology at numerous conferences including AVMA, Association of Zoo Veterinary Technicians and St. Petersburg College. She has been published several times in Veterinary Technician Magazine.

Total CE Credit: 6

Tuition: $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by August 15, 2017)
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 September 5, 2017, 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. 792 or email VSPNCE@vspn.org. Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
*Note: "This program (RACE program number to be determined) has been submitted for approval by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 6 CE Credits, with a maximum of 6 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian or veterinary technician/technologist. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Scientific, Non-Scientific-Practice Management/Professional Development 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 VSPN office 800-846-0028 ext. 792 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.
* Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VSPN office at 800-846-0028 ext. 792.

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

Charlotte Waack, RVT, CVT
VSPN Director/VSPN CE Director

VSPN CE Services: VSPNCE@vspn.org
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


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