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Nanette's Corner
The VSPN staff would like to thank everyone who “liked” our Facebook page last week! We hit the 2500 mark for likes and even went a little beyond that! Watch for our posts daily on both Facebook and Twitter.

The VIN News Service Drug and Food Recall Center was established to provide information and links about recalls that affect veterinary practices and the clients and patients they may serve. You can view recent recalls or even an archive of past recalls. The Drug and Food Recall Center also features links to other recall resources, FDA drug shortages, Canada health and United Kingdom information.

VSPN CE has opened enrollment to several courses over the past couple of weeks. To see what courses are being offered, visit the VIN-VSPN CE Portal. Enroll early to take advantage of the early bird discount!

Stittsville Small Animal Clinic in Stittsville, Ontario, Canada

Animal Medical Associates in Saco, Maine

  1. Proper footwear for the practice
  2. Email reminders
  3. Pre-medicating with glycopyrrolate
  4. Surgery tie downs
  5. VINx
  6. Alert code for those challenging clients
  7. Professional advice
  8. Ketamine use in canine with seizure history
  9. Web provider hunt
  10. SOP for common illnesses
  11. On the Floor at Dove training program
  12. Controlled substance policy
  13. Epogen and leukemia cat
  14. Hamster with eye issue
  15. CE topics for technicians in the dairy industry
  16. Production pay for management
  17. Phototherapy for jaundice
  18. Child proof containers
  19. ETCO2 F-Circuit vs. Bain
  20. Feline stool sample help
  21. Tardy veterinarians
  22. Name that gauze
  23. Pay scales


Did you always want to learn more about hematology? Or has it been a while since you have had to read blood smears? This VSPN CE course may just be for you!

Basic Hematology-The Bloody Truth about Canines and Felines

The CE Portal links you to all continual education – past, present and future.

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


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Friday Chat
Friday, April 18, 2014: 10pm ET (USA)
in the VSPN Chat Room
Friday Chat: Take a break from dyeing Easter eggs to chat with Phyllis Webster and your fellow VSPN members in this open chat.

FVTA General Membership Meeting
Thursday, April 24, 2014; 8pm ET (USA)
in the VSPN Meeting Room
FVTA General Membership Meeting: FVTA members and all Floridians are invited to attend this monthly meeting. Come support Florida veterinary technicians!!

Student Chat
Friday, April 25, 2014; 9pm ET (USA)
in the VSPN Chat Room
Student Chat:
Finals and projects and papers….oh my! How do you survive the end of the semester?

Coming Up:
Friday, April 25, 2014; 10pm ET (USA)
in the VSPN Chat Room
Friday Chat: Bring your favorite post Easter treats and join Lynda Paul to de-stress from the week.

Friday, May 2, 2014; 9pm ET (USA)
in the VSPN Chat Room
Behavior Rounds: Rabbit Behavior with Sherry Yuschak. Come learn how to interpret bunny body language and vocalizations.

Friday, May 2, 2014; 10pm ET (USA)
in the VSPN Chat Room
Book Club Rounds: Horse Heaven by Jane Smiley. Brandy Tabor is back to explore this novel that centers on horse racing.

Website of the Week
Artifacts Found In Fecal Floats/Smears

Abstract of the Week
Burnout and engagement, and its predictors in young veterinary professionals: the influence of gender.

Book Reviews

Rounds Highlights

VSPN Library Highlights

May is Pet Cancer Awareness month. Research into this disease has progressed over the years, and treatment protocols continue to improve as do the treatment outcomes. Help raise awareness for your clients, share how to minimize the risks of developing the disease, and the options they have if their pet contracts it. Here are a few resources to help.

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