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Refine your skills with this comprehensive series of online courses, covering all of the need-to-know information.

Expand your expertise! Top specialists in their respective fields, Jennifer Graham, DVM, DACZM, DABVP (Avian and Exotic medicine); Jay Gladden, DVM, DACVECC; and Erik Klaphake, DVM, DABVP (Avian and Reptile), DACZM, impart their knowledge on exotic emergencies in this comprehensive series of online lectures.

With the information from these lectures available at the tips of your fingers, you can further develop your skills when and where you want. Topics include:

  • Small Mammal Respiratory Emergencies
  • Avian Emergencies
  • Reptile Gastrointestinal Emergencies
  • And more!

Online Courses

6 CE hours of credit

Small Mammal Respiratory Emergencies

Avian Gastrointestinal Emergencies

Small Mammal Gastrointestinal Emergencies

Reptile Respiratory Emergencies

Avian Emergencies

Reptile Gastrointestinal Emergencies

Online Learning Experience

  • Series of online courses
  • Led by Jay N. Gladden, DVM, DACVECC,
    Jennifer Graham, DVM, DACZM, DABVP
    and Eric Klaphake, DVM, DABVP (Avian and Reptile), DACZM
  • Topics include small mammal respiratory and avian emergencies
  • Earn 6 CE credit hours at home or in the office

The Speakers


Jay N. Gladden, DVM, DACVECC

Board Certified Critical Care Specialist, WVRC

A Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (DACVECC), Dr. Gladden has a strong interest in exotic animal emergency and critical care medicine. In addition, he is interested in molecular and cellular mechanisms of critical illness with a focus on immune system dysfunction. Dr. Gladden earned his DVM from North Carolina State University: College of Veterinary Medicine and completed his ECC residency program at Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners in Tampa, FL.

1 hour – Small Mammal Respiratory Emergencies
1 hour – Small Mammal Gastrointestinal Emergencies


Eric Klaphake, DVM, DACZM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DABVP (Reptile & Amphibian Practice)

Dr. Klaphake has spent 12 years in exotic/small animal practice, split up by a three-year residency at the University of Tennessee in Avian and Zoological Medicine and Surgery. During those 12 years he also provided veterinary relief at several zoos and is currently one of the associate veterinarians at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, CO. Dr. Klaphake is board-certified by the ABVP in Avian Practice and Reptile/Amphibian Practice, and by the ACZM. He is a Past President of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, a past-ABVP Reptile/Amphibian regent, and a past-Reptile Session Chair for NAVC. He has enjoyed studying wolverines, American martens, lesser scaup (ducks), sagebrush songbirds, sage grouse, pika, various reptiles/amphibians, green iguanas, and Cape vultures in the wild.

1 hour – Reptile Respiratory Emergencies
1 hour – Reptile Gastrointestinal Emergencies

Jennifer Graham, DVM, DABVP (Avian/Exotic Companion Mammal), DACZM

Associate Professor of Zoological Companion Animal Medicine at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Dr. Graham has been board-certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in Avian Medicine since 2002 and has been a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) since 2008. She was on the organizing committee for the ABVP-Exotic Companion Mammal practice category and became certified in it in 2009. She also served as the ABVP Residency Chair from 2009-2013 and holds positions on several veterinary committees. Dr. Graham is a member of multiple professional organizations including the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV), American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV), Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV), and the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV). Her professional interests include NSAIDs/inflammation, oncology in exotic animal species, assessment of gastrointestinal motility in rabbits, and stem cell technology.

1 hour – Avian Emergencies
1 hour – Avian Gastrointestinal Emergencies