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The VIN-VSPN offices will be closed December 24 from 1:00 pm PT until December 26 at 8:00 am PT. We will have staff members checking email and processing applications through this time but response time may be delayed a little.

We usually send the VSPN This Week Newsletter out on Thursday evenings, but next week it will be sent early Friday morning so our staff can enjoy the holidays. The VSPN staff wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday. For those who are working at emergency clinics during Christmas, we thank you for being there for clients and their pets!

Thank you instructors & farewell moderators
VSPN would like to take a minute to thank each and every one of the instructors who have taught CE courses on VSPN this year. We are so fortunate to have great instructors that put together some of the best CE courses online. Your time, work and service to our community are very much appreciated. Thank you!

We bid farewell for now to a few of our VSPN Moderators. Meri Hall, Sara Keller, Kim Wilson, Kris Paige, Jennifer Kollock and Jessica Birdwell have been wonderful moderators for our community and we hope they will one day return. We thank each and every one of the moderators for all of their assistance with our members.

Packanack Animal Hospital in Wayne, New Jersey

Harvey Animal Hospital in Detroit, Michigan

  1. Inspiratory CO2
  2. Urinalysis odd finding
  3. Reconstituted injectable antibiotics
  4. Tail docking issue
  5. Technician contract
  6. Dexdomitor and atropine interactions
  7. Cat with sudden vomiting and weight loss
  8. Tramadol disappearing from the hospital
  9. Pet insurance compliance
  10. Leptospirosis vaccine for Havanese breed
  11. Pet’s exposure to the liquid in a snow globe
  12. Food portions for shelter cats
  13. Portable hand held ultrasound
  14. Safety coordinator
  15. Wanting to upgrade skills in clinical pathology
  16. Gruel recipe
  17. Management documents
  18. Alfaxalone for induction & maintenance


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Friday Coffeehouse Rounds
Friday, December 19, 2014; 10pm ET (USA) in the VSPN Rounds Room
Keeping Busy During the Slow Season with Lynda Paul.

December 24-26, 2014
VIN-VSPN offices will be closed from 1:00 pm PT on December 24 to December 26 at 8:00 am PT. Friday Coffeehouse Rounds will not meet this week due to the holiday.

Sunday Rounds
Sunday, December 28, 2014; 10pm ET (USA) in the VSPN Rounds Room
Sunday Rounds: Join Erin Freed to learn there is about Mothball Toxicity!
This session will use audio

December 31, 2014-January 1, 2015
VIN-VSPN offices will be closed from 1pm PT on December 31 to January 2 at 8am PT.

Websites of the Week
Christmas History
The Twelve Ways To Health Song
Christmas At Rainbow Bridge
Boxing Day
Winter Solstice
Christmas Holiday Safety For Pets
Getting A Pet For Christmas?
Kwanzaa History

Abstract of the Week
Serologic Survey for Cross-Species Pathogens in Urban Coyotes (Canis latrans), Colorado, USA.

Featured VSPN Notebook® Item of the Week

Common Vaccinations for Equines

VSPN Library Highlights
VSPN Library
Did you know that the VSPN Library contains over 850 items that include rounds transcripts, handouts, practice management forms and links to areas of interest? With our new format in a VIN project, most items within the library can be found by using the search function. Take a look around to find some great resources!


Book Reviews of the Week

Rounds Highlights

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