VETERINARY MEDICINE: ATYPICAL CANINE AND FELINE ENDOCRINE DISORDERS
|RACE Approved Interactive For Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians/Nurses
Course meets the requirements for 12 RACE hours of continuing education credit for veterinary technicians and veterinarians in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval. However, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery.
RACE Subject Category: Scientific; Delivery Method: Interactive Distance; Program Number 57-30848
VetMedTeam is approved as a New York State sponsor of continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
VetMedTeam is approved as a Florida state sponsor of continuing education for veterinarians. The Florida Medical Board does not recognize technicians and therefore only addresses veterinarian CE requirements.
|Flexible Open Enrollment and the Activity Requirements
This course is designed to be as schedule friendly as possible as we understand it can be hard to fit interactive CE into an already busy life. Open enrollment allows students to enroll in this course at any time. Students can expect to be able to access their course with 48 hours of enrollment submission.
The participant is not expected to be online in the course at any specific times as there are no real time lectures. The instructor will respond to an assignment submission, or a forum question, within 48 hours, with extended time for holidays.
In order to remain in the course, a student must post assignments for grading on a regular, frequent, basis. Module or final exams, or just logging into the course, does not meet this requirement. As long as the participant continues to make regular progress, course access time is not set to a specific deadline.
However, the course is not designed to take months to complete. If 30 days elapses without submitted assignment activity, the student will be removed from the course and graded as incomplete, as the lack of activity will indicate the student wishes to drop the course.
But What If Something Comes Up?:
There are times that students will have situations that interfere with their ability to work the course on a regular basis. In that case an email to VetMedTeam, as soon as such a situation arises, will allow us to work with the student to adjust the time frame. It all comes down to communication.
|Course Focus - Learning Objectives - Completion Requirements
Veterinary Medicine: Atypical Canine and Feline Endocrine Disorders focuses on the diagnostics and treatment of critical illness related corticosteroid insufficiency, hyperadrenocorticism in cat, primary hyperaldosteronism, and pheochromocytomas in dogs. In addition, uncommon thyroid disorders of the dog and cat are covered, along with insulinomas, acromegaly, hypercalcemia and diabetes insipidus.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- describe the pathophysiology and clinical signs associated with critical illness related corticosteroid insufficiency and analyze diagnostic tools available to diagnose the disease
- recognize the clinical signs associated with hyperadrenocorticism in cats and consider diagnostics tools available to diagnose the disease
- compare and contrast effect treatment plans for hyperadrenocorticism in cats
- describe the pathophysiology and clinical signs associated with primary hyperaldosteronism and consider diagnostic options
- compare and contrast treatment options for primary hyperaldosteronism
- define pheochromocytomas in dogs, describe the clinical signs commonly seen and compare and contrast diagnostics tools and treatment plans available to treat pheochromocytomas
- discuss hypothyroidism in cats and hyperthyroidism in dogs and implement appropriate diagnostics and treatment plans
- Describe the pathophysiology of acromegaly in dogs and cats and recognize clinical signs associated with each
- evaluate the diagnostics tools available to diagnose acromegaly in dogs and cats and review treatment options for each
- describe the pathophysiology of hypercalcemia in dogs and cats and recognize clinical signs associated with each
- evaluate the diagnostics tools available to diagnose hypercalcemia in dogs and cats and review treatment options for each
- describe the pathophysiology of diabetes insipidus in dogs and cats and recognize clinical signs associated with each
- evaluate the diagnostics tools available to diagnose diabetes insipidus in dogs and cats and review treatment options for each
Instructor Graded Case Study Assignments: Designed to help the participant apply the newly learned skills and knowledge
Comprehension Quizzes: Must be submitted with a score of 80% or better, multiple attempts
A certificate of completion is provided.
|Open Enrollment and Activity Requirements
Open enrollment allows students to enroll in a course at a time that is best for their schedule. Each participant has a personal start and end date. Unless otherwise requested, a participant's start date will be within 48 hours of payment submission.
During their personal 4 weeks of access time, the participant is not expected to be online in the course at any specific times as there are no real time lectures. However, all assignments must be submitted by the assignment deadline date.
This course is designed to be as schedule friendly as possible as we understand it can be hard to fit interactive CE into an already busy schedule.
Reading content within the course is provided via PDF therefore the ability to download files and open PDFs is required.
It is recommended that participants utilize a program such as MS Word to create, and save, their assignment submission to their computer. Then the information can be pasted into the assignment submission area.
Kelly Mitchell, BSc., D.V.M., DVSc., DACVIM (SAIM)
Dr. Kelly Mitchell obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. These were followed by a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College (2005) and a three year combined residency in small animal internal medicine and Doctor of Veterinary Science degree at the Ontario Veterinary College (2008). She achieved board certification with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (small animal internal medicine specialty) in 2008.
This course is eligible for our 10% multi-course discount. To learn more about the discount, please visit the Multi-Course Discount page.
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