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VSPN CE Course TECH155-0318: Reptile Hematology
Audio only - Webinar: The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a Zoomtm platform.

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Instructor(s): Jenni Jenkins-Perez, AA, BASc (VT), LVT, CVT, and Michelle LaBelle-Lake, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Course Open: March 14, 2018-April 7, 2018
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesdays, March 21 and 28, 2018; 9:00-10:30pm ET (USA)
Course RTS Times in Your Area: World Clock Converter

*The instructors 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 intermediate course will focus on reptilian blood cell identification and include sampling and collection. Participants must have basic knowledge of blood slide preparation (does not need to be reptile knowledge) and be familiar with reading blood smears.
VSPN CE Course: Open to veterinary technicians/technologists.
This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians/technologists.

Course Description:
This course is designed to help the veterinary technician understand the basics of reptilian hematology. Topics covered include sample collection locations from snake, lizard, and chelonian species and how to perform smear and stain techniques. Students will also learn the basics of performing manual erythrocyte and leukocyte counts, and differential evaluation. This course will focus on reptilian blood cell identification and students are encouraged to bring their own images of reptilian blood cells to post on the message boards for discussion and/or identification. Common hemoparasites seen in various species of reptiles will also be covered briefly; abnormal blood cells will be briefly covered.

Week 1 (Real Time Session March 21): Sample Collection, Preparation, Staining, and Blood Cell Counting Techniques
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session March 28): Sample Collection, Preparation, Staining, and Blood Cell Counting Techniques
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to

*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 Instructors:
Jenni Jenkins-Perez has years of experience with various reptile species ranging from anoles to Nile crocodiles in both zoo/aquarium practice and private practice. Currently, she is a part-time veterinary technician for a veterinary specialty practice and is past-president of the Veterinary Laboratory Association.
Michelle LaBelle-Lake has devoted her emergency and critical care skills to exotics and wildlife. She founded and operates the Wildlife Intensive and Critical Care Unit (WICCU), a not for profit organization which focus on providing the same or similar medical care to wildlife that owned animals receive. One of her other passions is working in the lab, especially with exotic species. Michelle was once an intern under Jenni’s guidance and continued to keep her passion for hematology.

Total CE Credit: 3

Tuition: $63($57 early bird special if enrolled by February 28, 2018)
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 March 21, 2018, or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

To Enroll:
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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 3 CE Credits, with a maximum of 3 CE Credits being available to any individual 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.

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

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

VSPN CE Services: VSPNCE@vspn.org
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