The Veterinary Support Personnel Network has been around for a long time! Almost as long as VIN and we thought it would be prudent to highlight some of our dedicated moderators who have helped VSPN continue to be such a support for the veterinary community for more than a decade; thank you for ALL you do!
Robin Del Bove
Kudos for our moderator Mark Sharpless and being added to the charter group putting together the Veterinary Technician Specialty Academy (VTS) for Lab Animal Medicine.
VetQuest and VetzInsight:
This week we bring you an updated banner to link to VetQuest Classifieds. These are classifieds hosted by VIN where you can post or find people, equipment, and more within your VIN Community – for free!
And VetzInsight, a relatively new feature to the VIN Family, but well known to those who frequent the VSPN Facebook page. VetzInsight is a VIN feature we can all enjoy and understand; a lighthearted, sideways look at companion animal issues written by veterinarian pet owners for pet owners and is open to share with staff and clients as well. For the quick ‘break’ in the day you need!
Pima Medical Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado
New Canaan Veterinary Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut
Columbia River Veterinary Specialists in Vancouver, Washington
- Abused animals and neglected animals rounds session this Sunday
- Pulmonary embolism
- Dermatology topics
- Most interesting or weird case in specialty medicine
- Rally pairs
- Inventory scheduling
- Vaccine protocol change
- Controlled substance that was illegally ordered and returned
- Academy of Veterinary Transfusion Medicine
- Price of Lantus
- Dilution and storage of ampicillin
- Proper way to report cytology results
- Pawpaw use in canines for cancer therapy
- Anesthesia quiz
- Homeless in the parking lot
FROM THE VIN NEWS SERVICE:
Have you wanted to be able to read ECG’s better? This course can help you understand what those rhythms really mean!
Enroll in both Module 1 & Module 2 by April 10, 2014 to receive a 15% discount off the regular course price!
ECG Interpretation for the Purpose of Arrhythmia Identification Module 1
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Friday, March 7, 2014; 9pm ET (USA)
in the VSPN Chat Room
Behavior Rounds: Spring Fever-Enriching Your Pet’s Indoor Life: Sherrie Yuschak returns for this month’s topic for you to join in and discuss ways to help make inside time for your pet stimulating and safe.
Book Club Rounds
Friday, March 7, 2014; 10pm ET (USA)
in the VSPN Chat Room
Book Club Rounds: Giant George: Life with the World’s Biggest Dog by Dave Nasser, Lynne Barrett-Lee. Brandy Tabor and Oreta Samples will lead the discussion on this fascinating book that discusses life with a Great Dane.
Daylight Savings Time
March 8, 2014: USA Time Change tonight – Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead an hour tonight and “spring” forward!
VIN/VSPN Joint Rounds
Sunday, March 9, 2014; 9:30pm ET (USA) in the VIN/VSPN Joint Rounds Room
Abused/Neglected Animals presented by Katherine Dobbs and Phil Arkow. Join your hosts for a presentation that provides practical guidance for veterinarians and their staff for an effective response to suspected animal cruelty, abuse and neglect.
Friday, March 14, 2014; 9pm ET (USA) in the VSPN Chat Room
Student Chat: Meet other students! Compare study notes, collegiate challenges, success stories, and more.
Friday, March 14, 2014; 10pm ET (USA) in the VSPN Chat Room
Friday Rounds: Brainstorming with Julie: Marketing in 2017 – What Will It Look Like? Julie Singer returns this month for an enlightening conversation on what challenges you face marketing your clinic or hospital in the future.
Website of the Week
Western Canadian Association of Bovine Practitioners
Abstract of the Week
An investigation of anthelmintic efficacy against strongyles on equine yards in Scotland.
VSPN Library Highlights
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