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“It was wonderful to meet so many of our VSPN members while in Orlando at NAVC. In addition to many of our moderators and CE instructors, we had several members stop in and grab a drink or snack. It was a very busy week for me and I enjoyed assisting with the VIN Lounge.”

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VIN News Service
Economist forecasts recession, strains on veterinary education

Website of the Week
Clopyralid And Other Pesticides In Composts

Abstract of the Week
Diagnosis of primary secretory otitis media in the cavalier King Charles spaniel.

Book Review of the Week
Veterinary Immunology, Ninth Edition

Rounds Transcripts

ECC Open Discussion

I Got My VTS! Now What Do I Do With It?

2015 Rounds Transcripts

  1. Dogs and children
  2. Like this is new
  3. Chronic URI
  4. Time to renew professional memberships
  5. MVD and fish oil
  6. Following along
  7. ? about VTS ECC requirement
  8. International Laboratory Animal Technician Week February 2016
  9. Retirement planning
  10. Urinary catheter storage
  11. What is this bug?
  12. Diagnosis vs. Observation
  13. Getting degree while living abroad
  14. Surgivet CO2 lines
  15. Testicular nerve block
  16. Puppy development
  17. Flexible tip thermometer
  18. Pig vs. goat

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Calendar view for VSPN Rounds

VSPN Rounds | VSPN Meeting Room | VIN/VSPN Rounds

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

Sunday, January 31, 2016; 9:00 pm ET
Employee Benefits: What’s Out There and How to Get More
Host: Kelly Lynn Cronin, MBA, BS, LVT, RVT, VTS (ECC), PHR

Wednesday, February 3, 2016; 9:00 pm ET
Behavior Rounds with Sherrie
Host: Sherrie Yuschak, AAS, RVT, VTS (Behavior)

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