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We are pleased to announce that VSPN’s Facebook community page now has 4,650 likes. We hope to hit the 5,000 mark by the end of the month! VSPN is quite active on social media and you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Our social media queen (VSPN Staffer Debbie Bess) posts items of interest, reminders for rounds, information on CE courses we offer and of course funny pictures and videos that you can share on your clinic pages!

We also keep you up to date via social media when VSPN is on the road and post pictures from conferences where the VSPN team are in attendance. Charlotte will be posting pictures from NAVC and promises some of those pictures will include the VIN mascot, Wallace the Corgi. We will be using the hashtag #NAVC2016 and of course, keep an eye out for posts of Wallace with the hashtag #wallace_corgi.

Safe travels to all who are in Chicago attending the AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference. Many of our members and leaders in veterinary technology are attending this conference. We look forward to hearing what was discussed and see what the future holds for veterinary technicians in the US.


VIN News Service
Fight continues in British Columbia after discrimination findings

Website of the Week
Caffeine Content Of Drinks And Foods

Abstract of the Week
Medical Treatment of Primary Canine Glaucoma.

Book Review of the Week
Human – Animal Medicine
>>>VSPN Book Review by Oreta M. Samples, DHSc, MPH, RVT


Rounds Transcripts

Behavior Rounds

2015 Rounds Transcripts



  1. Antichlonergics and hypothermia
  2. Fluoxetine use for aggressive shelter cat
  3. Expiration on opened bottles
  4. Looking for a IV fluid book
  5. Inventory business poll
  6. What do you pay licensed techs?
  7. Blood collection from newborn puppy
  8. Veterinarian on-call pay
  9. CRI calculator
  10. NAVC 2016 – VIN lounge
  11. Prevention of Bites Revisited
  12. LVT needed in Michigan
  13. NAVTA Membership Renewal



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Take a look at VSPN CE listings for the rest of 2015: VSPN CE Catalog



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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

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

Wednesday, January 13, 2016; 9:00 pm ET
I Got My VTS! Now What Do I do With It?
Hosts: Brandy Helewa, CVT, RVT, AAS, VTS (ECC) and Liz Hughston, Med, RVT, CVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC)

Sunday, January 17, 2016; 9:00 pm ET
ECC Open Discussion
Host: Justin Chandlr, CVT, VTS (ECC)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016; 9:00 pm ET
Case-Based Rounds: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Host: Dave Cowan, CVT, VTS (ECC)



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