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We have been experiencing some disconnect issues in our Unity rooms (classrooms and Rounds rooms). The Multimedia team is working very hard to diagnose and correct the issue, but it is proving to be inconsistent and not easily replicated. Until we can resolve this issue, if you receive numerous disconnects during a session first try to hardwire to your internet connection if you are on wireless. Next, please try our Beta site (the link to Beta is at the top of this column). We hope to have a resolution soon and thank you for your patience.

Thank you to all of our new Facebook followers! We had 85 new “likes” on our page last week which brings our total “likes” to over 3,000. What a great milestone to hit during National Veterinary Technician Week.

New look to CE course areas
We have rolled out a new look to our CE course areas. We are experiencing some “growing pains” with the process and our VIN Dev Team has been wonderful in fixing issues we have seen. If you are enrolled in a CE course that has opened within the past two weeks, take a look around and let us know how you like it (VSPNCE@vspn.org). The VSPN staff really enjoys the new message board layout and we hope you do too!

Complete Care Hospital for Pets in Glen Echo, NS Canada

Halifax County Veterinary Center in Halifax, Virginia

Woodland West Animal Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma

  1. New client follow up
  2. Refractometer conversion chart
  3. VTNE and state license application
  4. Used biopsy jar disposal
  5. Correct way to draw up two drugs
  6. Urine sediment finding
  7. Hypothalamic (pontine) myelenosis
  8. Digital camera for before and after dental pictures
  9. Reaching out to inactive clients
  10. Control drug log for spay/neuter clinic
  11. Proper storage of fluid bags
  12. Approved Veterinary Assistant program
  13. Metronidazole
  14. Budgeting CE for staff
  15. Ridgeback reproduction: no estrus
  16. PetSites holiday themes
  17. Feline recently diagnosed with Cushing’s
  18. Separating the pet and owner during time of treatment
  19. Ventilator settings
  20. Acupuncture alternative
  21. Standing up for yourself
  22. Bonuses
  23. Considering a relief technician business


There is still time to enroll in the Modules 2 & 3 courses!
Communication & Conflict Management Module 2: Conflict Management, Resolution, & Mentoring

Communication & Conflict Management Module 3: Balancing Your Life & Managing Your Stress

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VIN STORE > LOGIN for specials on books; Search for "VSPN" to find/order these great items:

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

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

Sunday Toxicology Rounds
Sunday, October 26, 2014; 10pm ET (USA)
in the VSPN Rounds Room
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.

FVTA General Membership Meeting
Thursday, October 30, 2014; 8pm ET (USA)
in the VSPN Meeting Room
Come join us and support your Florida Veterinary Technician Association.

Coming Up:
Friday, October 31, 2014; 10pm ET (USA)
in the VSPN Rounds Room
Friday Coffeehouse Rounds: Don’t be scared to log on and join us! Stop by and chat awhile!

Sunday November 2, 2014; 10pm ET (USA)
in the VSPN Rounds Room
Sunday Rounds: Moral Distress will be presented by Katherine Dobbs. Learn what it is and how you can combat it. This session will be delivered via audio.

Websites of the Week
Rancid Recipes
Halloween Recipes
Halloween Hazards For Pets
Halloween Safety Tips
Keeping Your Pet Safe This Halloween
Frightfully Fun from Veterinary Partner
History Of Halloween

Abstract of the Week
An exploration of attitudes towards pedigree dogs and their disorders as expressed by a sample of companion animal veterinarians in New Zealand.

VSPN NOTEBOOK® Item of the Week

Clinical Pathology Normal Ranges for Reptiles


Book Reviews of the Week

Rounds Highlights

VSPN Library Highlights


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