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If you're heading to the North American Veterinary Conference, join us in the VIN Lounge to celebrate 20 years of VSPN and 25 years of VIN! Enjoy a free snack/drink and enter the VIN Foundation sponsored drawing. (You could win a new television! No purchase or contribution necessary.)

The VIN Lounge will be at the Marriott World Center in the Boston Room in the Hall of Cities (view a handy map in this discussion).

The Lounge hours are:
Sunday, January 17: 9am - 5pm
Monday, January 18: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday, January 19: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday, January 20: 9am - 2pm

Charlotte hopes to meet many of our members while at NAVC!


VIN News Service
Fight continues in British Columbia after discrimination findings

Website of the Week
Auld Lang Syne

Abstract of the Week
Characterisation of immune responses in healthy foals when a multivalent vaccine protocol was initiated at age 90 or 180 days.

Book Review of the Week
Canine & Feline Infectious Diseases
>>>VSPN Book Review by Oreta M. Samples, DHSc, MPH, RVT


Rounds Transcripts

Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia

Chemotherapy Safety

2015 Rounds Transcripts



  1. Anesthesia VTS question
  2. Bronchial Blocking ET Tubes
  3. Funky Dental Radiograph
  4. Oral Hyposensitization Tx for Allergies
  5. Is a designated isolation ward required for AAHA
  6. Epogen
  7. Serotonin syndrome
  8. Iso to sevo on anesthetized patient
  9. Syringe pumps and constant rate infusions
  10. Circulating water pumps
  11. Prevention of bites
  12. Economic euthanasias
  13. AviMark Rapport
  14. Finally! Going digital
  15. VTS-GP question
  16. Infection control manual



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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

January 1-3, 2016
No classes, chats, or rounds: New Year’s Weekend – VIN/VSPN offices closed

Sunday, January 3, 2016; 8:00 pm Mountain Time
WyVTA General Membership Meeting
This meeting will take place in the VSPN Meeting Room

Wednesday, January 6, 2016; 9:00 pm ET
Behavior with Sherrie
Host: Sherrie Yuschak, AAS, RVT, VTS (Behavior)

Sunday, January 10, 2016; 9:00 pm ET
The Art of Patient Discharge
Host: Courtney Liermann, LVT, VTS (ECC)



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