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Learn more about veterinary medicine with VSPN Rounds! VSPN hosts two Rounds sessions on most Sunday and Wednesday nights. There are a wide variety of topics presented by our VSPN Moderators and VSPN members. The hosts for our sessions volunteer their time to help our members and put together some really nice presentations on topics ranging from anesthesia to professional development. We also have some “open” sessions where you can bring your own questions in subjects such as nutrition, toxicology, emergency medicine, practice management and anesthesia. Rounds take place in the VSPN Unity Rounds room and are usually one hour in length. Some sessions have an audio component and some sessions may be all text.

VSPN Rounds are open to all members and there is no charge for attending. We do not offer CEU’s for Rounds, but it is a nice open atmosphere to ask questions and learn more about a particular topic. If you have not attended a Rounds session on VSPN, take a look at our calendar to see if any upcoming topics interest you!

We will not have a Rounds session Sunday, February 7; our team is taking the night off to watch the Super Bowl game!

VIN News Service
AVMA updates feral cat policy

Website of the Week
Ultrasonography Of Osteosarcoma In Dogs

Abstract of the Week
Toward Evidence-Based End-of-Life Care.

Book Review of the Week
Pathology of Pet and Aviary Birds, Second Edition

Rounds Transcripts

VSPN Rounds: Behavior with Sherrie

2015 Rounds Transcripts

  1. Fluid bolus and bradycardia
  2. Discarding controlled drug records
  3. VTS drug calculations
  4. Cat injury – need second opinion
  5. Specializing
  6. Feline behavior
  7. 2017 AVTAA application
  8. What parasite egg is this?
  9. Discarding controlled drug records
  10. Wound care in ducks
  11. Interested in management
  12. What do you do about that one client who’s always late?
  13. How many Facebook pages can one clinic have?
  14. Manager micro-managing
  15. Intrahepatic shunt
  16. Dental chews
  17. Employee bitten by dog
  18. Catheter placement in small patients

CE: Basic Hematology-The Bloody Truth about Canines and Felines
Manual hematology is a skill that is still widely utilized in the veterinary clinic, even when you have the latest and greatest blood work machines. This VSPN CE course is a nice refresher for technicians or a good basic overview of hematology for the veterinary team member that would like to learn more about hematology.

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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

Wednesday, February 10, 2016; 9:00 pm ET
Open Nutrition Rounds
Host: Shoshana Shaw, RVT, VTS (Nutrition)

Sunday, February 14, 2016; 9:00 pm ET
The Art of Patient Discharge
Host: Courtney Liermann, LVT, VTS (ECC)

Sunday, February 14, 2016; 8:00 pm Mountain Time (rescheduled from February 7)
WyVTA General Membership Meeting
This meeting will take place in the VSPN Meeting Room

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

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