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Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada officially starts Sunday, and we know many of our members will be traveling this weekend. While VSPN Director Charlotte Waack is still in Ontario wrapping up the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians conference, she will pack up the computers and head to Las Vegas to help with the VIN Lounge at WVC. On Monday, Lisa Kernaghan will join Charlotte, and both will be working the VSPN booth at the WVC Technician Fair. It is going to be a busy week for VSPN!

Please stop by the VIN Lounge (map is here) where you can grab a cup of coffee, soft drinks and snacks! You can also enter to win a television and meet Charlotte and some of the folks behind the scenes at VIN. #Wallace_corgi (VIN Mascot) will be on hand to greet you too. Make sure to come by the VSPN booth at the Technician Fair and enter to win VSPN logo prizes!


VIN News Service
Student borrowers not 'excessive' or 'frugal'

Website of the Week
Environmental Health Maps

Abstract of the Week
Canine sterile nodular panniculitis: a retrospective study of 39 dogs.

Book Review of the Week
Slatter’s Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology, Fifth Edition
>>>VSPN Book Review by Sharlene Halozan, RVT


Rounds Transcripts

How to Approach Your VTS Case Logs

2015 Rounds Transcripts



  1. FNA slide prep
  2. Wet lab opportunities
  3. Agonal breathing – any way to bring them back?
  4. Kitten with FIP – BAR?!
  5. VTS case log question
  6. Testing leads – what do these images signify?
  7. Canine Masticatory Muscle Myositis
  8. Guinea pig with distended abdomen
  9. Pre-med for rabbits
  10. LVT who can’t do her job
  11. Looking for IV contrast media
  12. Avimark and Gmail help
  13. Moving to Arizona
  14. Fecal finding
  15. California RVT task clarification
  16. Acepromazine & seizures
  17. Radiology log
  18. Flea prevention for epileptic dog



Feline Infectious Diseases Modules 1

Feline Infectious Diseases Modules 2

*Enroll in both modules and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.


This two-module course will delve into infectious diseases that we may see in our feline patients. These advanced courses will include case reports and interactive message board exercises. The participant should have a solid knowledge base of feline diseases. Module 1 is a required pre-requisite to Module 2.



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Calendar view for VSPN Rounds

VSPN Rounds | VSPN Meeting Room | VIN/VSPN Rounds

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

Wednesday, March 9, 2016; 9:00 pm ET
Rumen Roundtable
Host: Tara Woyton, LVT

Sunday, March 13, 2016; 9:00 pm ET
Shock Part 1: What does it mean, what does it look like?
Host: Courtney Liermann, LVT, VTS (ECC)



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