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Safe travels to all who are heading to AAHA’s annual conference in Austin, Texas this weekend!

Spring can bring turbulent weather across the US. Our thoughts are with our members in Oklahoma who experienced severe weather last night. Is your clinic or community prepared for disaster situations? Dr. Melissa Nixon has generously shared her First Responder’s Guide to Animal Care with VSPN members and the public to help prepare for disaster response.


VIN News Service
Electronic stethoscopes aid veterinarians with hearing loss

Website of the Week
Optical Illusions

Abstract of the Week
Horse preference, forage yield, and species persistence of 12 perennial cool-season grass mixtures under horse grazing

Book Review of the Week
First Steps with Puppies and Kittens; A Practice-Team Approach to Behavior
>>>VSPN Book Review by Sharlene Halozan, RVT


Rounds Transcripts

Mothball Toxicity

2015 Rounds Transcripts



  1. Oxymorphone as pre-med
  2. Moving into HUMAN Medicine
  3. a/d vs Carnivore Care for a snake
  4. “Standing” desk
  5. Very late clients
  6. Technician CE in the NY area
  7. Bengals
  8. Practice merging
  9. Capacity
  10. PPD
  11. Stem cells for cataracts
  12. Goats for pets
  13. Syringe pumps breaking
  14. Medical note/chart audits
  15. Unscrupulous hiring practices
  16. Simperica – thoughts on the new product
  17. Tips for training on the job for blood draws



Under the Microscope-Basic Cytology for Veterinary Technicians
This brand new course is geared toward experienced veterinary technicians and assistants that are interested in collection, sample handling, processing and evaluation of cytological specimens. We are pleased to welcome Barbie Papajeski, MS, LVT, RLATG, VTS (Clinical Pathology) to the VSPN CE instruction team with this course!

Take a look at VSPN CE listings for 2016: VSPN CE Catalog



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All times are listed in ET (USA). To convert to time in your area, try this time zone converter. Use America/New York for ET zone.

Calendar view for VSPN Rounds

VSPN Rounds | VSPN Meeting Room | VIN/VSPN Rounds

Sunday, April 3, 2016; 9:00 pm ET
VIN/VSPN Rounds: Anesthesia Monitoring: Are All of the Beeps, Bells, and Whistles Important?
Host: Rachael Carpenter, DVM
This session will feature audio

Sunday, April 3, 2016 8:00 pm Mountain Time
WyVTA General Membership Meeting
This meeting will take place in the VSPN Meeting Room

Wednesday, April 6, 2016; 9:00 pm ET
Your VTS in Behavior
Host: Sherrie Yuschak, AAS, RVT, VTS (Behavior)

Sunday, April 10, 2016; 9:00 pm ET
Is That Radiograph Diagnostic Quality? Thoracic and Abdominal!!
Host: Courtney Liermann, LVT, VTS (ECC)



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