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If you are heading to NAVC in Orlando this weekend, Charlotte Waack (VSPN Director) would personally like to invite you to stop by the VIN Lounge. The VIN Lounge will be at the Marriott World Center in the Boston Room in the Hall of Cities (view the map on this discussion thread). Enjoy a free snack/drink and enter the VIN Foundation sponsored drawing - you could win a new television!

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


VIN News Service
Fight continues in British Columbia after discrimination findings

Website of the Week
Edible And Harmful Plants For Reptiles

Abstract of the Week
Feedlot Euthanasia and Necropsy.

Book Review of the Week
Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Techniques for Veterinary Technicians
>>>VSPN Book Review by Oreta M. Samples, DHSc, MPH, RVT


Rounds Transcripts

Behavior Rounds

2015 Rounds Transcripts



  1. Consuming Iso too fast
  2. Capnography unit for CT
  3. Catnip overdose?
  4. Time off requests
  5. Dental Health Awareness 2016 Newsletter Available
  6. Best shirt under scrubs
  7. Dopamine and syringe pump
  8. Pre-med protocol
  9. Policies
  10. Sharps common trash?
  11. Training protocols for new student nurses
  12. Salamander metabolic rate
  13. F-air scavenger &O2 flow rates
  14. Can you add lactate to ringers solution to make lactate ringers
  15. Rabies tag repeat numbers
  16. Meloxicam
  17. PTO discrepancy
  18. Laboratory markup costs



Veterinary Medical Terminology-The Basics
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Calendar view for VSPN Rounds

VSPN Rounds | VSPN Meeting Room | VIN/VSPN Rounds

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)

Sunday, January 24, 2016; 9:00 pm ET
The Elephant in the Room: Canine and Feline Obesity
Host: Shoshana Shaw, RVT, VTS (Nutrition)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016; 9:00 pm ET
Open Toxicology
Hosts: Erin Freed, BA, CVT and Jennifer McGregor, CVT



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