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VIN News Service
Abrupt Heritage College closure strands vet tech students

VETzInsight
Kindergarten is for Kittens

Abstract of the Week
Subclinical Bacteriuria in Older Cats and its Association with Survival.

Website of the Week
National Cancer Institute


Rounds Transcripts

Behavior Rounds with Sherrie

All Rounds Transcripts



  1. Sterilize anesthesia machine
  2. Chart – cat in human years
  3. Speakers announced for 2017 Laboratory Animal Science Virtual Event
  4. Passing along a cool training opportunity
  5. Research into new dog flu vaccine
  6. Need help please!!!
  7. Billboards
  8. Surgery checklists
  9. Dog and cat anesthetic protocol
  10. Calculating fluid bolus using pump
  11. Cloud based systems
  12. Employee texting/cell phone usage
  13. Artifact on urine sediment
  14. Vasculitis of ears
  15. USDA removes reports from website
  16. Classes/courses for professional writing and speaking
  17. Lateral facing canine tooth
  18. Dog attacked by raccoon
  19. Approaching doctors when they may be in the wrong



Last Chance to Enroll!
Controlling Controlled Drugs

This intermediate course is for all involved with controlled substance tracking and documentation. Join Phil Seibert, BS, CVT for this course geared only toward regulations for controlled substances in the United States. This course is RACE approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Take a look at VSPN CE listings for 2017: 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.

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VSPN Rounds | VSPN Meeting Room | VIN/VSPN Rounds

Sunday, February 12, 2017; 9:00 pm EST
VSPN Rounds: Renal Disease
Host: Liza Rudolph, BAS, CVT, VTS (CP-CF, SAIM)
This session will feature audio

Sunday, February 12, 2017; 9:00 pm EST
VIN/VSPN Rounds: Pathologists are from Venus, Clinicians are from Mars: How to Get the Most out of your Laboratory Specimens
Host: David Gardiner, DVM, DACVP
This session will take place in the VIN-VSPN Rounds Room
This session will feature audio

Friday, March 3, 2017; 9:00 pm EST
Behavior Rounds with Sherrie
Host: Sherrie Yuschak, AAS, RVT, VTS (Behavior)

Sunday, March 5, 2017; 8:00 pm EST
Veterinary Feed Directive Overview
Host: Tara Woyton, MS, LVT, CVT



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