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This weekend many of our VSPN members, moderators and staff are attending IVECCS in Indianapolis. Keep an eye on the VSPN On The Road message board folder for pictures taken at the conference.

Indianapolis is a busy city! Next week the American Association of Feline Practitioners will be meeting at the very same hotel that is hosting emergency veterinary personnel! VSPN moderator and CE instructor, Paula Plummer, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM) will be presenting at the AAFP event.

Since we are talking about the AAFP, did you know they have a wonderful collection of videos for both veterinary professionals and for cat owners? Want to learn more on how to become a feline-friendly practice? Click here to see the list of videos the AAFP offers!

VSPN CE Courses
VSPN CE already has several courses scheduled for 2015. We hope to have next year’s course catalog posted in the next week or two. We still have several great courses open for enrollment for this year. If you need to complete CE before the end of the year, take a look at the 2014 catalog!

Heritage Institute Veterinary Technology Program in Fort Myers, Florida

Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University Veterinary Technology Program in Tallahassee, Florida

Windward Community College Veterinary Technology Program in Kaneohe, Hawaii

  1. Cryptosporidium acid-fast stain
  2. MRSA/MRSP cleaning protocol
  3. New student trying to stay organized
  4. Algal blooms- danger to livestock
  5. Charging for follow up surgery
  6. Outsourcing for Family Medical Leave Act
  7. Disinfecting dog runs
  8. Storage and dispensing tramadol in the shelter
  9. Dental radiology log requirements in Ontario
  10. Royal Veterinary College MSc in veterinary education
  11. Techie toys for kitties
  12. VINx’s BelovedPet website has a new look
  13. Dealing with dangerous dogs
  14. Microchip brand preference
  15. PPE-radiology gloves search
  16. Cleaning lines on dental machines
  17. Working with a staff member diagnosed with ADHD
  18. Online store through VetSource
  19. Indiana technician CE requirements


Urine Collection, Urinary Catheterization and Urinary Catheter Care
Urine samples can provide much information about a patient’s health and in-hospital patients that have urinary catheters need special care, monitoring and follow up. Learn more about this aspect of medicine with this brand-new VSPN CE course!

VSPN CE: 800-846-0028, 530-756-4881 or 011 +61261452357, ext 792 or VSPNCE@vspn.org


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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Brainstorming with Julie
Friday, September 12, 2014; 9pm ET (USA)
in the VSPN Rounds Room
Team Building Activities – Let’s Get Crazy! Join Julie Singer for another great practice management brainstorming session.

Friday Coffeehouse Rounds
Friday, September 12, 2014; 10pm ET (USA)
in the VSPN Rounds Room
Friday Coffeehouse Rounds: What’s on your mind? Come share with your fellow VSPN members!

Veterinary Assistant Rounds
Thursday, September 18, 2014; 9:30pm ET (USA)
in the VSPN Rounds Room
Veterinary Assistant Rounds: Join Patricia Zehna and Chris Upchurch to discuss the definition of a veterinary assistant.

Coming Up:
Friday, September 19, 2014; 10pm ET (USA)
in the VSPN Rounds Room
Friday Coffeehouse Rounds: Open forum for whatever is on your mind!

Sunday, September 21, 2014; 10pm ET (USA)
in the VSPN Rounds Room
Sunday Rounds: You Are What You Tweet; Maintaining a Professional Online Persona. Chris Upchurch will discuss social media and how it can affect your professional image.

Website of the Week
Animal Welfare Information Center: Humane Endpoints And Euthanasia

Abstract of the Week
Risk factors for postoperative complications following bilateral closed anal sacculectomy in the dog.

VSPN NOTEBOOK® Item of the Week

Critical Care – Triage


Book Reviews of the Week

Rounds Highlights

VSPN Library Highlights


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