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The VSPN staff was busy this past week welcoming many new members. Membership in VSPN is granted to the individual student or staff member, but we wanted to give a welcome to these groups that joined VSPN this week: Brown Mackie College (Cincinnati, Ohio), Crowder College (Neosho, Missouri) and Terrell Veterinary Clinic (Lakeway, Texas).

Thinking of our Members in the Northeast
We hope all of our members in the northeast have weathered the blizzard well. While the New York City forecasters may have missed the mark, other areas did experience up to two feet of snow including New Hampshire, where VSPN staff member Barb Burri resides. Stay warm and we hope Mother Nature gives you a break from shoveling soon!

How CE Courses Work
Have you wanted to take a CE course in VSPN but not sure how it all works? What are interactive Real Time Sessions? What if I cannot attend when they are scheduled? How do I earn a certificate of participation? Can I take a class using my iPad? Charlotte will walk you through how it all works and answer any questions you may have about VSPN CE. See the listing under Rounds This Week in VSPN just to the left of this column. Just click on the hyperlink to the VSPN Rounds Room to attend this session.



  1. WVC VSPN Get Together
  2. Taking the sting out of Cerenia
  3. Drug mix expiration
  4. Gram stain disposal
  5. Online cytology courses
  6. Dental month promotional ideas
  7. Chronic diarrhea in older pony
  8. Inventory count incorrect on buprenorphine SR
  9. Specializing in nutrition
  10. Dexdomitor/hydromorphone pre-medication
  11. Client education on dentistry
  12. Contagious disease cleaning protocol
  13. Leptospirosis patient handling
  14. Transition to management
  15. Firelog challenge of the week
  16. Discoloration at incision site
  17. Radiology classes
  18. In search of a good capnograph book

FROM THE VIN NEWS SERVICE:



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VSPN CE: 800-846-0028, extension 792 or VSPNCE@vspn.org

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Click on the Rounds Room link to access the Unity Session room; you should be prompted for your secure login information.

Friday Coffeehouse Rounds
Friday, January 30, 2015; 10:00 pm ET (USA) in the VSPN Rounds Room
Join Elizabeth Warren and your fellow VSPNners in this open forum and tell us how your week went.

Sunday Rounds
Sunday, February 1, 2015; 9:00 pm ET (USA) in the VSPN Rounds Room
How VSPN CE Works with Charlotte Waack. Join us for this session about how to take CE classes with us.

WyVTA General Membership Meeting
Sunday, February 1, 2015; 8:00 pm Mountain Time (USA)
in the VSPN Meeting Room
All members of the WyVTA are invited to attend this meeting and support your state association.

Coming Up:
Wednesday, February 4, 2015; 9:00 pm ET (USA) in the VSPN Rounds Room
How To Navigate VSPN: Amy Oliver will be your host this evening to answer any questions you may have on how to make VSPN easier to navigate for you!

Friday, February 6, 2015; 9:00 pm ET (USA)
in the VSPN Rounds Room
Friday Coffeehouse Rounds: It’s Dental Month! VSPN moderator Mary Berg will be here for an hour of dental fun that you will not want to miss.



Website of the Week
Common Poultry Diseases

Abstract of the Week
Bioavailability of cyclophosphamide and vincristine after intraperitoneal administration in cats.

VSPN Notebook® Item of the Week
Oral Cavity

Book Reviews of the Week

Rounds Highlights

VSPN's Facebook Community page

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