VIN SAIM509-0421: Feline Chronic Enteropathies - The ins and outs of diagnosing and managing IBD and SCL

The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a webinar platform.

Presenter: Amy E. Nichelason, DVM, DABVP
Course Open: April 22-May 9, 2021
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Thursday, April 29, 2021; 8:00-10:00 ET (USA) World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 2
RACE Category: 2 hours Medical

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Course Information:
Feline chronic enteropathies, which primarily consist of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and small cell lymphoma (SCL), are common diseases of the elderly cat. Distinguishing between these two diseases and knowing the appropriate way to work up and manage these cases can be frustrating. This course will provide an overview and updates on our understanding of both BD and SCL. We will focus on the diagnostic work up for both diseases, how to differentiate between IBD and SCL and why it matters and review therapeutic options along with prognosis and common comorbidities for both disease processes. At the end of the course the participant should have a better understanding of these disease processes and how to manage these atients long-term.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to
  • recognize the signs of feline chronic enteropathies.
  • develop a rational diagnostic plan on a case-by-case basis.
  • institute an appropriate therapeutic and monitoring plan.
  • identify prognostic factors and be able to recognize and manage common comorbidities.

Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate VIN CE course is open for enrollment to veterinarians actively interested in feline chronic enteropathies.
Accreditation: This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 2 hours of continuing education credit for veterinarians in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.

Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session April 29, 2021): Feline Chronic Enteropathies
Presenters: Amy E. Nichelason, DVM, DABVP

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.


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Tuition: Member $46 ($41 early bird special if enrolled by April 8, 2021)
Non-Member $110 ($99 early bird special if enrolled by April 8, 2021)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on 4/22/2021 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

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