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VIN PHAR206-0322: Spring into Toxicology

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

Presenters: Laura Stern DVM, ABVT
Tina Wismer, DVM, MS, ABVT, DABT
Charlotte Means, DVM, MLIS, ABVT, ABT
Course Open: March 16-April 16, 2022
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesdays, March 23, 30, and April 6, 2022; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA) World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 6
RACE Category: 6 hours Medical

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Course Information:
Participants will learn about a variety of common toxicologic hazards that are frequently encountered by pets. The initial session will cover the basic understanding of toxicokinetic principles and how they apply to managing toxicology cases. Followed by sessions that will comprehensively cover common medication exposures encountered with toxicosis, rodenticides and insecticides.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to
  • understand the basic toxicokinetic principles that apply to managing toxicology cases.
  • understand appropriate and effective decontamination techniques for managing toxicology cases.
  • recognise the mechanism of action, clinical signs, treatment for common medication exposures.
  • identify and treat common rodenticide and insecticide toxicoses.

Level and Prerequisites: This basic VIN CE course is open for enrollment to veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, and veterinary support staff actively interested in managing common toxicant cases.
Accreditation: This course is approved for 6 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 20-898691)

Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session March 23, 2022): Decontamination and Common Medications Used in Toxicology
Presenters: Laura Stern, DVM, ABVT

Week 2 (Real Time Session March 30, 2022): Rodenticide and Insecticide Toxicoses
Presenters: Tina Wismer DVM, ABVT, ABT

Week 3 (Real Time Session April 6, 2022): Common Medication Exposures and Treatment
Presenters: Charlotte Means DVM, MLIS, ABVT, ABT

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 $138 ($124 early bird special if enrolled by March 2, 2022)
Non-Member $231 ($208 early bird special if enrolled by March 2, 2022)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on March 23, 2022 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 and 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
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01 45 222 6154
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 02 6145 2357