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Last week Debbie and Charlotte had the pleasure to host the VSPN Get Together at the Wild West Veterinary Conference. We had a wonderful group which included VSPN moderators, new VSPN members and Dr. Andy Roark. Dr. Roark creates hilarious videos including this one “Top 10 Ways Veterinarians Infuriate Their Technicians.”

National Veterinary Technician Week is coming to an end for this year and we hope that everyone had a wonderful week. Did your clinic do something special for the staff? VIN partner areas wanted to do something special for technicians this week too. See Veterinary Partner’s newest handout “What Veterinary Technicians Do” and VetzInsight’s blog post “A Love Letter to Veterinary Technicians.” Thanks to both for these wonderful articles!

Centers for Disease Control Handout
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have published “Questions and Answers about Ebola and Pets.” If your clients have questions, you can direct them to the CDC handout.

PetCare Veterinary Clinic in Roseville, California

  1. Advertising CE events
  2. Puppy with aural hematomas
  3. Minute volume and O2 rate
  4. Favorite appreciation gift from NVTW
  5. Educational material for the exam room
  6. Chocolate toxicity
  7. The good, bad, and ugly of dog chews
  8. Transferring license from Oregon to California
  9. Shortened QRS under general anesthesia
  10. Percentage of appointments and surgeries
  11. Information on parenteral definition
  12. Simbadol
  13. Proper disposal of client’s used sharps
  14. Parvo snap test
  15. VINx and your social media
  16. Re-entering the veterinary workforce
  17. Candy and gum toxicities
  18. VetScene versus VetStreet
  19. In search of a textbook


Basic Avian Nursing Care
Avian patients are widely different from our mammalian patients! If you occasionally see avian patients in your practice, this new VSPN CE course can help with history taking, nursing care, phlebotomy and common emergencies.

VSPN CE: 800-846-0028, 530-756-4881 or 011 +61261452357, ext 792 or VSPNCE@vspn.org


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  1. VSPN Notebook® version 4.0
  2. VIN Store Gift Certificates
  3. VSPN client brochure - trifold (pack of 25 - free)


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Friday Coffeehouse Rounds
Friday, October 17, 2014; 10pm ET (USA)
in the VSPN Rounds Room
Friday Coffeehouse Rounds: Kris Paige will be here to discuss implementing acupuncture in your practice and share what she learned from Dr. Tim Holt at Colorado State University.

Front Desk/Client Service Rounds
Sunday, October 19, 2014; 10pm ET (USA)
in the VSPN Rounds Room
VSPN Notebook® Dealing With Upset Clients. Chris Upchurch will be here to help you deal with those situations when your client does not see eye to eye.

Friday Coffeehouse Rounds
Friday, October 24, 2014; 10pm ET (USA)
in the VSPN Rounds Room
Are you familiar with Bravecto? Lynda Paul will be here to discuss what it is and how it works.

Sunday, October 26th:
Sunday, October 26, 2014; 10pm ET (USA)
in the VSPN Rounds Room
Sunday Toxicology Rounds: Rodenticides with Jennifer McGregor. Learn how to run a case when a pet is suspected of ingesting rodent poison. This session will be delivered via audio.

Website of the Week
Castration Of Sheep And Goats

Abstract of the Week
Sewing needle foreign body ingestion in dogs and cats: 65 cases (2000-2012).

VSPN NOTEBOOK® Item of the Week

How Do I Get My OSHA Program Started?


Book Reviews of the Week

Rounds Highlights

VSPN Library Highlights

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