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We would like to extend best wishes to our student members who are taking the VTNE between now and August 15. Don’t forget to update your credentials via MyVSPN after they are issued. Good luck to all!

Oregon license holders, please see this article
for information on recent changes to your veterinary practice act regarding background checks.

VETzInsight /Joint Rounds
We love our snub-nosed canine patients but providing care can sometimes be a challenge. Tony Johnson, DVM, ACVECC of VETzInsight has written a new blog entry devoted to our nose-challenged patients: Broken Brachycephalics: What’s Wrong with Bulldogs?

Our furry ferret friends can present unique issues when they come into the clinic. Join Sandra Mitchell, DVM, DABVP for a great VIN-VSPN Rounds session devoted to these masked bandits on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 8pm ET.

Veterinary Medical Center of St. Lucie County in Port Saint Lucie, Florida

  1. AAHA management school
  2. IV fluid warmers
  3. Flooring options
  4. Generic medication
  5. Sopix 2 dental sensor
  6. Canine with possible gastric torsion
  7. Client call backs and refill requests
  8. Controlled substance log modifications
  9. Maintenance food for urinary issues/stones
  10. Spay scar
  11. Client chat feature on VINx
  12. Kinkajou husbandry
  13. Linoleum floor maintenance
  14. Sharing fluid bags between patients
  15. Dog with recurring nightmares
  16. Background checks for staff
  17. Scholarship fundraising tips
  18. Production credit for technician appointments


Equine Diseases Overview
Do you work in an equine practice or own horses? Shelley Shopsowitz, BA, RVT has taught numerous VSPN CE courses and offers this basic equine course in August.

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


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  1. VSPN Notebook® version 4.0
  2. VIN Store Gift Certificates
  3. VSPN client brochure - trifold (pack of 25 - free)


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Case Based Rounds
Friday, July 18, 2014; 8pm ET (USA)
in the VSPN Rounds Room
Case Based Rounds: Intravenous Lipid Use in Toxicities: Brandy Sprunger-Helewa will be discussing the use of an intravascular infusion of a lipid emulsion to treat severe, systemic drug toxicity or poisoning.

Friday Coffeehouse
Friday, July 18, 2014; 10pm ET (USA)
in the VSPN Rounds Room
Friday Coffeehouse: Take a break from the heat and relax with VSPN’s own Chris Upchurch.

VIN-VSPN Joint Rounds
Sunday, July 20, 2014; 8pm ET (USA) in the VIN/VSPN Rounds Room
VIN-VSPN Joint Rounds:
Join Sandra Mitchell, DVM, DABVP, for Ferrets 101: Basic Husbandry and Medical Procedures.

Toxicology Rounds
Friday, July 25, 2014; 10pm ET (USA)
in the VSPN Chat Room
Toxicology Rounds: Join Erin Freed for an open discussion of toxicology. Bring your cases and questions for Erin!

Website of the Week
Animal Welfare Information Center: Farm Animals

Abstract of the Week
Selective therapy in equine parasite control-Application and limitations.

VSPN NOTEBOOK® Item of the Week

First Aid for Dogs and Cats


Book Reviews of the Week

Rounds Highlights

VSPN Library Highlights

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. Is your clinic or hospital prepared for a national disaster? Do your clients have a plan in place? Check out the following transcripts to create a plan for dealing with whatever nature may throw at you!

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