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Reptile Hematology
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9/15/2015 to 10/9/2015
When: 9/15/2015
Where: Online-VSPN
Presenter: Jenni Jenkins-Perez, LVT, CVT, AA, BASc (VT) and Michelle LaBelle-Lake, CVT, VTS (ECC)

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Real Time Sessions (RTS): Tuesdays, September 22 and 29, 2015; 9-10:30pm ET (USA)
Practice Sessions: In order to prepare you for a successful experience in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session is up to 1 hour in length. For more information, please visit the CE Practice Area. 
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 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: This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians only. The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.  
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. 
This course consists of two (2) ninety (90) minute Real Time Sessions, supplemental library materials, interactive message board discussions, a mandatory end-of-course test, and may include online multiple choice quizzes (after each Real Time Session). Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course. 

The lecture portion of this course will utilize both text and audio presentation, please be prepared to listen. 

 

For more information, please visit http://beta.vin.com/ce/TECH155-0915_VSPN.htm 


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