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VIN CE Course EXOT004-0418: Basics of Exotic Companion Animal Behavior
The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a webinar platform.

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Presenter: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM
Course Open: April 3-May 10, 2018
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Tuesdays April 10, 17, 24, May 1, and 8, 2018; 8:00-9:30 pm ET (USA)
Course RTS Times in Your Area: World Clock Converter

Level and Prerequisites: This basic course will be open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists actively interested in both normal and abnormal behaviors exhibited by ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rodents, sugar gliders, prairie dogs, and reptiles.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.

Course Information:
This course will cover both normal and abnormal behaviors exhibited by ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rodents, sugar gliders, prairie dogs, and reptiles. We will discuss the influence of proper husbandry, diet, and environmental enrichment to the development and manifestation of abnormal behavior. Species-specific behavior aberrations, such as barbering in mice, and self-mutilation in sugar gliders.

Week 1 (Real Time Session April 10, 2018): Ferrets
Presenter: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM
Format: Audio (webinar)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session April 17, 2018): Rabbits
Presenter: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM
Format: Audio (webinar)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session April 24, 2018): Guinea Pigs and Chinchillas
Presenter: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM
Format: Audio (webinar)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 4 (Real Time Session May 1, 2018): Rodents, Sugar Gliders, Prairie Dogs
Presenter: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM
Format: Audio (webinar)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 5 (Real Time Session May 8, 2018): Reptiles
Presenter: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM
Format: Audio (webinar)
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(s):
Sandra Mitchell is currently practicing relief and emergency medicine 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 t ribe which includes cats, ferrets, chinchillas, 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!

Total CE Credit: 7.5

Tuition: $173 ($156 early bird special if enrolled by March 20, 2018)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on April 10, 2018 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 (RACE program number to be determined) has been submitted for approval by AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 7.5 CE Credits, with a maximum of 7.5 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 Director

VIN CE Services: CEonVIN@vin.com
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