VIN MULT205-0121: NAVLE® Review and Preparation Spring 2021

The real time sessions for this course will be presented via the Zoom webinar platform.

Presenters: Steven I. McLaughlin, DVM, MPH, DACVPM and Waiva A. Worthley, DVM
With technical support from board certified specialists:
Lisle George, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Emily Graves, VMD, MS, DACVIM
Laura Ridge Cousins, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Michele Gaspar, DVM, MS, DAVBP
Bob Doneley, BVSc, FACVSc (Avian Health), CMAVA

Course Open: January 29-April 7, 2021
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Sundays, February 7, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2021; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA) World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 0

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Course Information:
Organized by species, each Real Time Session will highlight the "Top 20" diseases and conditions encountered by practitioners in the U.S. and Canada. All Real Time Sessions will include multiple-choice questions similar to those that candidates will encounter on the NAVLE® . The questions will lead to a brief discussion and summary of each condition in a distilled format. We will cover NAVLE® study plans and exam strategies and provide strategies for reviewing topics not covered in the "Top 20s." The last session will include a mock examination.

Level and Prerequisites: This basic course is geared toward senior veterinary students and veterinarians preparing for the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE® ). The course provides structured week-by-week instruction to help NAVLE® candidates stay on track to complete exam preparation in an efficient and effective manner.
This course does not qualify for AAVSB RACE approval.

Course Agenda

Week 1 (Real Time Session February 7, 2021): Strategy for NAVLE® Preparation; Review of Public Health, Calculations, Toxicology, Epidemiology & Other Topics
Presenters: Steven I. McLaughlin, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Waiva A. Worthley, DVM
Description: This session will cover strategies for taking the NAVLE®, how to best prepare for the examination. We'll cover public health concerns, drug calculations, toxicology, epidemiology, and assorted other topics.

**** BREAK February 14, 2021 ****

Week 2 (Real Time Session February 21, 2021): Equine Top 20 NAVLE® Review
Presenters: Steven I. McLaughlin, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Waiva A. Worthley, DVM
Emily Graves, VMD, MS, DACVIM
Description: This session will review the top 20 equine conditions/diseases.

Week 3 (Real Time Session February 28, 2021): Bovine Top 20 NAVLE® Review
Presenters: Steven I. McLaughlin, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Waiva A. Worthley, DVM
Lisle George, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Description: This session will review the top 20 bovine conditions/diseases.

Week 4 (Real Time Session March 7, 2021): Feline Top 20 NAVLE® Review
Presenters: Steven I. McLaughlin, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Waiva A. Worthley, DVM
Michele Gaspar, DVM, MS, DAVBP
Description: This session will review the top 20 feline conditions/diseases.

Week 5 (Real Time Session March 14, 2021): Canine Top 20 NAVLE® Review
Presenters: Steven I. McLaughlin, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Waiva A. Worthley, DVM
Laura Ridge Cousins, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Description: This session will review the top 20 canine conditions/diseases.

Week 6 (Real Time Session March 21, 2021): Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Pet Birds, and Other Small Animals NAVLE® Review
Presenters: Steven I. McLaughlin, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Waiva A. Worthley, DVM
Bob Doneley, BVSc, FACVSc (Avian Health), CMAVA
Description: This session will review the top conditions/diseases of species that have a minor representation in the NAVLE® examination. .

Week 7 (Real Time Session March 28, 2021): Mock Exam and Last Minute Tips
Presenters: Steven I. McLaughlin, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Waiva A. Worthley, DVM
Description: For this session we will provide a practice exam and give some last minute tips for the NAVLE® exam.

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.


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Tuition: Member $161 ($145 early bird special if enrolled by January 15, 2021)
Non-Member $259 ($233 early bird special if enrolled by January 15, 2021)
Vet Students $75
Prices are listed in US dollars.

Please type into the comment box of your registration form (on the last page) the month and year you plan on taking the NAVLE® examination.

** NOTE: The instructors provide a lot of excellent material and do their best to answer participant questions in the time allotted. Sometimes a session can run overtime by 15 to 30 minutes because of the number of participant questions posted. Participants are not required to stay late when the session runs over time, but it is in their best interests to do so. A transcript of the Real Time Session, including any session overtime, will be available in the course library the following day. Participants can use the transcript to review any portion of the class that they may have missed.

Enrollment will be limited to 200 registrants. This class may fill quickly; students and veterinarians interested in the structured active learning provided through Real Time Sessions and message boards should register now to ensure a "seat" in class. Please enroll only if planning to attend all Real Time Sessions and fully participate

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on Friday, February 12, 2021 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.

  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. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email . Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.

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:
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
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