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We are at the time of the year when many may help celebrate their national holidays with the use of fireworks. This can cause high anxiety and fear in many of our patients. Shelters in the USA see a marked increase due to pets that escape due to anxiety from the noise of fireworks. Veterinary Partner (part of the VIN Family) has a great handout written by VIN staffer, Dr. Becky Lundgren. You can send your clients directly to Veterinary Partner’s Fear of Fireworks handout. Also check out the websites of the week for other sites you can send clients to for help with this issue.

The VIN and VSPN offices will be closed today (Friday, July 3, 2015) in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The staff will be checking email today, but responses may be delayed. We hope everyone has a safe holiday weekend. For those who are working this weekend, thank you for helping patients all across the USA!


VIN News Service
Unreliable Apoquel supply irks veterinarians

Websites of the Week
AKC July 4 Tips
Fireworks Pet Tips
ASPCA July Fourth Tips
Fireworks Safety
Fireworks Information Center

Abstract of the Week
Imaging diagnosis-computed tomographic, surgical, and histopathologic characteristics of an infiltrative angiolipoma in a dog.

Book Reviews of the Week
Your Dog: The Owner’s Manual
>>>VSPN Book Review by Oreta Samples, RVT, MPH, DHSc

Standard Abbreviations for Veterinary Medical Records, Third Edition
>>>VSPN Book Review by Oreta Samples, RVT, MPH, DHSc


Rounds Transcripts
Careers Outside the Box
Where’s Your Support? How to Succeed at your VTS

2015 Rounds Transcripts



  1. Hetastarch
  2. Odd urine sediment findings
  3. Am I going crazy?
  4. Managing multiple locations
  5. Restructuring technician scheduling…in need of good ideas
  6. Telazol as pre-med?
  7. Moving too much to get certified
  8. Coconut as a dietary supplement in canines
  9. I thought I had heard it all…
  10. Cornerstone’s boarding and grooming package
  11. Vet Tech specialties
  12. VSPN Rounds: The Wee PE: Physical Exams for Pediatrics
  13. Cardiogenic oscillations with mainstream capnograph
  14. In need of slides for a publication
  15. Ball therapy for base narrow malocclusions information
  16. Oxygen cage equation?
  17. Gloves for radiation safety
  18. Aging neonatal puppies



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Moving Through the Ranks: Technician to Supervisor

Specialty/Emergency Practice: Unique Management Challenges

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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.

Calendar view for VSPN Rounds

VSPN Rounds | VSPN Meeting Room | VIN/VSPN Rounds

Sunday, July 5, 2015; 8:00 pm Mountain Time
Wyoming Veterinary Technician Association Meeting
This meeting will be held in the VSPN Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 8, 2015; 9:00 pm ET
The Wee PE – Physical Exams for Pediatrics
Host: Kelly Foltz, RVT CVT, LVT, VTS (ECC)

Monday, July 13, 2015; 9:00 pm ET
Open Discussion
Host: Melanie Hollis, AAS, RVT

Wednesday, July 15, 2015; 9:00 pm ET
Summer Troubles in the ER – Open Rounds
Host: Justin Chandlr, CVT, VTS (ECC)



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