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VSPN on the Road
VSPN will be on the road again at the end of the month! For those attending the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technician Conference in London, Ontario, Canada March 2-4, 2017, VSPN will be hosting the cybercafé again this year. Stop by and say hi to VSPN admin staffer Lisa Kernaghan at the cybercafé and access the conference proceedings on-site too.

Western Veterinary Conference is March 5-9, 2017. We will not have a VIN Lounge at WVC this year, but stay tuned for more news next week about how to find VIN and VSPN at WVC!

VIN News Service
FDA completes step in fight against antimicrobial resistance

Do you Have a Vet yet? You Do, Don’t You?

Abstract of the Week
Multi-drug-resistant Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-Acinetobacter baumannii complex infection outbreak in dogs and cats in a veterinary hospital.

Website of the Week
Diagnosis Of Gastrointestinal Parasites In camelids And Small Ruminants

Rounds Transcripts

VIN/VSPN Rounds: Pathologists are from Venus, Clinicians are from Mars: How to Get the Most out of your Laboratory Specimens

VSPN Rounds: The Evolving Role of Veterinary Technicians and Nurses in Laboratory Animal Medicine

All Rounds Transcripts

  1. Ever had one of those days?
  2. VTS possible in GP?
  3. Acepromazine 25mg
  4. Feeding a leopard gecko
  5. Supervisors not getting along
  6. Buprenex stability in syringes
  7. Duraprep as final prep
  8. Theophylline replacement
  9. Using ultrasounds as part of the annual preventative packages
  10. Unusual bladder conformation
  11. Dental radiation safety requirements
  12. Anesthesia written quiz
  13. Waiver for social media

Basic Exotic Small Mammal Nursing
Nursing of exotic small mammals such as rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, etc. is not like taking care of small dogs and cats. They have their own unique challenges, and this course will help teach the nursing skills to care for these species. Join Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia, Clinical Practice Exotic Companion Animal) for this course.

Take a look at VSPN CE listings for 2017: VSPN CE Catalog

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Calendar view for VSPN Rounds

VSPN Rounds | VSPN Meeting Room | VIN/VSPN Rounds

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

Sunday, March 5, 2017; 9:00 pm EST
VIN/VSPN Rounds: Perioperative Fluid Therapy: the Good, the Bad, & the Ugly
Host: Lydia Love, DVM, DACVAA
This session will take place in the VIN-VSPN Rounds Room
This session will feature audio

Sunday, March 5, 2017; 8:00 pm Mountain Time
WyVTA (Wyoming) General Membership Meeting
This meeting will take place in the VSPN Meeting Room

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