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New Specialty Recognized by NAVTA
From NAVTA: “The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) announces the fifteenth veterinary technician specialty academy to the veterinary technology profession. The Academy of Physical Rehabilitation Veterinary Technicians (APRVT) has been provisionally recognized as an official specialty by NAVTA.” This is very exciting news for many of our members. The APRVT has been working hard toward this goal, and we commend them on their success!

Thank you to all of the wonderful members of the VSPN community that stopped by the VIN Family booths and our technician fair table at Western Veterinary Conference. Lisa also reported a great time seeing members and OAVT members in Canada last weekend. Our next conference will be ACVIM in June.

VIN News Service
Veterinarians identify thiamine-deficient cats, prompting pet food recall

Flesh-Eating Disease and Horse Slobber

Abstract of the Week
Identification of a haplotype associated with cholesterol deficiency and increased juvenile mortality in Holstein cattle.

Website of the Week
Dr. Williams' Ophthalmology Clinical Cases

Rounds Transcripts

VIN/VSPN Rounds: Perioperative Fluid Therapy: the Good, the Bad, & the Ugly

VSPN Rounds: Behavior Rounds with Sherrie

All Rounds Transcripts

  1. “Shazam” attention-getters for student recruiting events?
  2. Problem with syringes
  3. Staff radiation safety training
  4. Air gun for surgical instrument drying
  5. Savannah cat anesthesia
  6. Large swelling between eyes with nasal discharge
  7. Ova in fecal float looking to identify if possible
  8. Lyme disease update
  9. Colloidal Silver
  10. Avimark, controlled drug report
  11. Scheduling
  12. At home glucose monitors
  13. Abnormal crest of ilium

Under the Microscope-Basic Cytology for Veterinary Technicians
From proper handling of samples to evaluating specimens, cytology is an important diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. Learn more or brush up on your knowledge in this area with this intermediate VSPN CE course taught by Barbie Papajeski, MS, LVT, RLATG, VTS (Clinical Pathology).

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

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VSPN Rounds | VSPN Meeting Room | VIN/VSPN Rounds

Sunday, March 12, 2017
Daylight Savings Time (USA)
Be sure to set your clocks ahead an hour and “spring” forward!

Thursday, March 30, 2017; 8:00 pm EDT
FVTA General Membership Meeting
This meeting will take place in the VSPN Meeting Room

Sunday, April 2, 2017; 8:00 pm Mountain Time
WyVTA (Wyoming) General Membership Meeting
This meeting will take place in the VSPN Meeting Room

Friday, April 7, 2017; 9:00 pm EDT
Behavior Rounds with Sherrie
Host: Sherrie Yuschak, AAS, RVT, VTS (Behavior)

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