TECH214-2019: Canine and Feline Inflammatory Bowel Disease Non-Interactive
This course is a self-paced, non-interactive course.
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Presenter: Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition)
January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019
Level and Prerequisites:
course is designed for those credentialed veterinary technicians pursuing their VTS-Nutrition or those experienced veterinary technicians (and their veterinarians) with a high level of nutritional knowledge in canines and felines.
VSPN CE Course:
Open to VIN and VSPN members.
This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists.(22-33120)
This course will focus on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in feline and canine patients. We will discuss typical clinical signs, diagnostic techniques, potential complications, treatment, and nutritional intervention. We will also discuss the veterinary technician's role in managing the treatment of this disease.
This course will consist of a non-interactive segment that includes handouts to be read, 2 videos, handouts of the slides and a mandatory end of course test. To earn a certificate of participation, you must attain a score of 80% or higher on the end of course test. Participants must complete participation requirements by December 31, 2019 to be eligible to earn a certificate of participation.
Segment 1: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Upon completion of this segment, the participant should be able to
Total time: 1.5 hours
- Discuss the complications and nutritional deficiencies associated with IBD
- Develop a feeding plan for canine and feline patients based on their individual requirements
- Discuss and demonstrate ability to recognize the need for nutritional intervention when indicated
- Describe the clinical signs associated with IBD
- Compile potential diagnostics with attending veterinarian
- Demonstrate knowledge of treatment plans used for patients suffering from IBD
Course materials in the form of handouts and additional
educational online activities will be available in the course library.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.
About the Presenter:
Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition)
is a published author and has veterinary technician specialty certifications in Emergency Critical Care, Small Animal Internal Medicine, and Nutrition. Her experience in general, emergency and specialty practices, as well as in education, provides solid experience in teaching the various aspects of nutrition. She is president-elect of the Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians (AVNT). Ann is currently working as a private consultant, veterinary technology instructor and mentor.
Total CE Credit:
Prices are listed in US dollars.
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes,
enrollment will close on December 1, 2019 at 5 pm ET (USA)
or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the
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VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
- 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.
- Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration.
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*Note: “This program (22-33120) is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval. “
Call VSPN CE at 800-846-0028 ext. 792 for further information.
(Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for
information regarding recognition by their board).
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.
Lisa Kernaghan, LVT, RVT, CVT, VTS (ECC)
VSPN CE Coordinator
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