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VSPN is proud to be hosting the cybercafé at the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada March 3-5. If you are attending this conference, you can stop by the cybercafé and check email, look up proceedings or take a look at the great OAVT site. VSPN Director Charlotte Waack will be manning the cybercafé and she loves to meet VSPN members, so please stop by and say hi!

Next week we will have news about VSPN and Western Veterinary Conference. March is a busy conference month for VSPN!


VIN News Service
Bearing each other’s burdens

Website of the Week
Kansas Wildlife Rehabilitation

Abstract of the Week
A review of research into second intention equine wound healing using manuka honey: Current recommendations and future applications

Book Review of the Week
Feline Behavioral Health and Welfare
>>>VSPN Book Review by Heather Pressdee, CVT


Rounds Transcripts

Immunology 101

2015 Rounds Transcripts



  1. Putney dexdom
  2. H5N1 testing for pet bird traveling to Portugal
  3. Fluid bag/sharpie pen
  4. Canine flu H3N2
  5. Feeding a newborn pup
  6. Calculations!
  7. Nystagmus
  8. Floors, California, and cleaning 2016
  9. Question
  10. Buprenorphine and hyperthermia
  11. Morphine backorder
  12. VSPN Rounds: Self Care in Veterinary Medicine
  13. Any other Avimark ASAP users in NH?
  14. Giardia cysts
  15. HW clinic
  16. Health insurance – Florida
  17. Technician shortage
  18. Help please…need of some kind words



Compassion Fatigue Module 2: Healing Our Practices
Compassion Fatigue has been called the “cost of caring,” and it is costing our practice or facility money! If you missed Module 1, there is still time to enroll in the second module, which will deal with helping to create a healthy work environment. Enrollment closes March 15, 2016 at 5:00 pm ET.



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Sunday, February 28, 2016; 9:00 pm ET
How to Approach Your VTS Case Logs
Hosts: Brandy Helewa, CVT, RVT, AAS, VTS (ECC) and Liz Hughston, MEd, RVT, CVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC)

Wednesday, March 2, 2016; 9:00 pm ET
Behavior Rounds with Sherrie
Host: Sherrie Yuschak, AAS, RVT, VTS (Behavior)

Sunday, March 6, 2016; 8:00 pm Mountain Time
WyVTA General Membership Meeting
This meeting will take place in the VSPN Meeting Room

Sunday, March 6, 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



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