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The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) has opened the dialogue about a national credential for veterinary technicians. The term veterinary nurse has been mentioned. What are YOUR thoughts? We have started a message board thread and would love to hear what our members think.

Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians annual conference is being held at the International Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre March 3-5, 2016. VSPN will be hosting a cybercafé at this conference, and VSPN Director Charlotte Waack will be in attendance. This is the only international conference VSPN attends, and Charlotte would love to meet some of our Canadian members. Please stop by the cybercafé if you are attending this conference.


VIN News Service
Storms like Jonas challenge veterinary practices

Website of the Week
Hand-Rearing Resource Center

Abstract of the Week
The Ligaments of the Canine Hip Joint Revisited.

Book Review of the Week
Duke’s Physiology of Domestic Animals, Thirteenth Edition


Rounds Transcripts

VSPN Rounds: Behavior with Sherrie

2015 Rounds Transcripts



  1. Shelter obedience program
  2. Implementing an on call schedule
  3. ACVIM Update on Canine and Feline Blood Donor Screening for Blood-Borne Pathogens
  4. Biennial inventory counts
  5. VTS questions – help!
  6. Gloves….
  7. Lateness
  8. Training new grad LVT
  9. Fentanyl patch removal from delicate skin
  10. Staff morale/bonus
  11. Otoscope specula
  12. Moving to Australia
  13. Manual WBC count from smear
  14. Renewal rooms for nurses, interesting!
  15. Interesting find
  16. Learning disabilities
  17. What can I do to prevent recurrence of malignant hyperthermia?
  18. Blooming crocus



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Controlling Controlled Drugs VSPN CE course will be closing for enrollment before the end of Friday, February 12 due to reaching maximum enrollment capacity. If you would like to be added to a wait list, please send an email to VSPNCE@vspn.org. Make sure you state your name, the course name, and the best email address to reach you.



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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)

Sunday, February 21, 2016; 9:00 pm ET
Immunology 101
Host: Liza Rudolph, BAS, CVT, VTS (CP-Canine/Feline, SAIM)



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