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It was wonderful to see so many VSPN members at Western Veterinary Conference. The WVC Technician fair on Monday evening was well attended and kept Lisa and Charlotte very busy! Congratulations to our raffle winners Jordan Young and Laurel Brittan. We had many VSPN members stop by the VIN Lounge, and it was great to meet so many VSPNers!

VSPN would also like to thank the staff at the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians for inviting us to host the cybercafé at their conference March 3-5 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This association is a very strong and supportive association for their RVT members. They have put forth several initiatives to educate the public about RVTs and have over 1000 members attend this conference yearly!


VIN News Service
Dog flu relatively new but not novel

Website of the Week
Veterinary Anatomy

Abstract of the Week
Pharmacokinetics and tissue disposition of meloxicam in beef calves after repeated oral administration.

Book Review of the Week
How We Do Things Here: Developing and Teaching Office-Wide Protocols
>>>VSPN Book Review by Sharlene Halozan, RVT


Rounds Transcripts

Employee Benefits: What's Out There and How to Get More

Behavior Rounds

2015 Rounds Transcripts



  1. Swabbing vaccine vials with alcohol
  2. Feeding tubes and vomiting
  3. Film evaluation for digital images
  4. Tarleton 2+2 Program – should I enroll?
  5. Advice for new technicians coming out of school
  6. Employee Benefits: What’s Out There and How to Get More
  7. Spay/Cystotomy in a dog with a liver shunt
  8. Melanin granules?
  9. Benchmark
  10. Suggestions on my resume
  11. Reservoir bags breaking down!
  12. Shock Part 1: What Does It Mean, What Does It Look Like
  13. Mouth gags for feline dentals
  14. Fear of dogs after dog bite
  15. Contract for relief technicians
  16. Interceptor plus (milbemycin oxide/praziquantel)
  17. Jejunal tube



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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)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016; 9:00 pm ET
Mothball Toxicity
Host: Erin Freed, BA, CVT

Sunday, March 20, 2016; 9:00 pm ET
Why Food? How to Build your Career, Your Clinics and Improve More Lives!
Host: Shoshana Shaw, RVT, VTS (Nutrition)

Sunday, March 27, 2016
No Rounds – Easter Holiday (USA)



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