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VINx VetTools
VINx VetTools (http://www.vin.com/vinx/) lets your team send a text message to a client and even attach an image of their pet.

Texts are sent via your web-based interface so no more need for a clinic cell phone. From post-surgery updates to simple lab work reporting to client education articles, texting can be a great way to keep your clients in the loop and your staff moving forward with their workday.

Reach out to the VINx Team to learn more! 800-454-0576 - VINxSupport@vin.com

Reminder: The VIN-VSPN offices will be closed Monday, May 29, 2016 for the USA Memorial Day Holiday. Responses to email may be delayed.


VIN News Service
Alberta wildfire still out of control

VETzInsight
Form and Function: Choosing Healthy Pets

Abstract of the Week
Long Term Functional Outcome of Tibial Tuberosity Advancement vs. Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy and Extracapsular Repair in a Heterogeneous Population of Dogs.

Website of the Week
Cavalier King Charles – Syringomyelia

Book Review of the Week
Saunders Handbook of Veterinary Drugs, Small and Large Animals, Fourth Edition
>>> VSPN Book Review by Oreta Samples, CVT, MPH, PhD


Rounds Transcripts

Why Food? How to Build Your Career, Your Clinics, and Improve More Lives!

2015 Rounds Transcripts



  1. Refresher course for VN after long absence
  2. Finding online teaching jobs
  3. BGs – ear stick discrepancy?
  4. Surgery monitoring
  5. Surgical flaps in California
  6. Under dosing Revolution?
  7. Ideas for encouraging a cat to eat
  8. Recapping sharps
  9. Flea and tick collars
  10. Fundraiser suggestions
  11. Shelf life of sterilized instruments
  12. Preventing a crushed dental RAD sensor
  13. Body condition scoring for pocket pets, etc.
  14. Sugar glider help
  15. Seeking creative storage ideas for v-troughs
  16. Centrifuge
  17. Marijuana dose for dogs



Feline and Canine Anesthesia Case Challenges
There is still time to take advantage of the early enrollment discount (10% off the original course price ends May 30) for this new VSPN CE course! Each week you will be presented with cases and work through these cases in real time to make an anesthetic plan for your patient! Join presenter Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia, Clinical Practice-Exotic Companion Animal) for this course!



Click to change the image (Image5) Rounds This Week
All times are listed in ET (USA). To convert to time in your area, try this time zone converter. Use America/New York for ET zone.

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VSPN Rounds | VSPN Meeting Room | VIN/VSPN Rounds

Wednesday, June 1, 2016; 8:00pm ET
Open Toxicology Rounds
Hosts: Erin Freed, BA, CVT and Jenny Schuett, CVT

Sunday, June 5, 2016; 9:00pm ET
VIN/VSPN Rounds: An Overview of VIN Foundation Support Group Initiatives
Hosts: Bree Montana, DVM, Katherine Dobbs, RVT, CVPM, PHR, and Susan P. Cohen, DSW
This session will take place in the VIN/VSPN Rounds Room
This session will feature audio

Sunday, June 5, 2016; 8:00 pm Mountain Time
WyVTA General Membership Meeting
This meeting will take place in the VSPN Meeting Room

Wednesday, June 8, 2016; 9:00 pm ET
Behavior Rounds
Host: Sherrie Yuschak, AAS, RVT, VTS (Behavior)



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