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Remember, VSPN membership is to the individual; it is not tied to your veterinary practice. If you have changed clinics since you first applied to VSPN, make sure to update your information either via MyVSPN or email it to Help@vspn.org. No one but the individual member can make changes to your VSPN membership. Take a look at your profile in MyVSPN and make sure all of your information is up to date!

  1. 2015 Veterinary Laboratory Association meeting
  2. Is it worth it to stay?
  3. Masking and induction myth
  4. Toxicology challenge of the week: embarrassing exposures
  5. Instrument cleaning protocol
  6. CCRP certification
  7. Adding water to an animal’s diet
  8. Shampoo mark ups
  9. Thoughts on drying radiographs
  10. Cleaning endotracheal tubes
  11. Neutering a porcupine
  12. Fecal sample finding
  13. Reporting substance abuse
  14. Appropriate level for liquid container storage
  15. Bank deposit protocol
  16. Recommended diet for canine with insulinoma
  17. Introducing a new dog to a home
  18. Administering oral medication practice
  19. Estimates/health care plans to clients
  20. Appropriate attire for a research lab tour
  21. Talking to human resources
  22. Applicant pool for career technicians
  23. Lacking self confidence
  24. Local CE for area technicians
  25. Handling and restraint of injured patients


While graduation is still months away, those who are taking the Veterinary Technician National Examination during the July-August window should take a look at this VSPN CE course that we run prior to each testing window. It can help you review, show what areas you need to concentrate on and organize your study materials.
Summer VTNE Preparation Review

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

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Friday Coffeehouse Rounds
Friday, February 27, 2015; 10:00 pm ET (USA) in the VSPN Rounds Room
Be sure to join Erin Freed and Jennifer Yunker on this open round of toxicology. You will not want to miss it!

VIN/VSPN Joint Rounds
Sunday, March 1, 2015; 9:00 pm ET (USA) in the VIN/VSPN Joint Rounds Room
Vetting the Conflict: Diagnosing Disagreements and Resolving for the Best Outcome for Veterinary Professionals and their Clients with Debra A. Vey Voda-Hamilton, Esq.

WyVTA Membership Meeting
Sunday, March 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.

Mark Your Calendars:
Wednesday, March 4, 2015; 9:00 pm ET (USA) in the VSPN Rounds Room
Student Rounds: Breaking Into Emergency Medicine. Are you interested in pursuing emergency medicine? If so, then you will definitely want to join Dave Cowan for an hour of discussion on how to proceed!

Friday, March 6, 2015; 9:00 pm ET (USA)
in the VSPN Rounds Room
Friday Coffeehouse Rounds: Emergency Medicine. In case you miss Dave’s discussion on Wednesday, Kelly Foltz will be available to answer any questions you may have about emergency medicine.

Website of the Week
Drug Interaction Checker

Abstract of the Week
Evaluation of facial expression in acute pain in cats.

VSPN Notebook® Item of the Week
Oral Examination & Charting of the Veterinary Dental Patient

Book Reviews of the Week

Rounds Highlights

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