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Wildfire Rescue
Thousands of people in the Fort McMurray area in Alberta, Canada have been impacted by the wildfires they have been battling. The rescue effort includes hundreds of animals that have been displaced. Several humane societies in Canada are working together to house and provide medical attention to these animals. VSPN member Connie Varnhagen and VSPN Moderator Debbie Hembroff are just two individuals that have given countless hours to this effort. We know that there are many more of our members volunteering, and we commend each and every one of you. So far, 612 animals have been checked in and health checked, 50 have been reunited with their owners, and 67 more are scheduled for reunions. This is GREAT news! For updates or to see how to help, please visit the Alberta SPCA website.


VIN News Service
Make price paramount when choosing veterinary school, many advise

Website of the Week
vet-Anatomy

Abstract of the Week
Comparison of chemical and surgical vasectomy on testicular activity in free-roaming horses (Equus Caballus).

Book Review of the Week
Animal Abuse; Helping Animals and People
>>> VSPN Book Review by Sharlene Halozan, RVT


Rounds Transcripts

Behind the Scenes at VSPN

2015 Rounds Transcripts



  1. Client flow and who does what
  2. Universal microchip scanner
  3. Equipment theft
  4. Vmed vetcheck wireless ECG monitor
  5. Funny hair growth pattern
  6. Is a VCPR required for Rx diets?
  7. 7-9 year old Westie sudden anxiety
  8. Intestinal parasite egg or an artifact
  9. ICU/CCU routine
  10. Venting: protocol drift
  11. Head technician
  12. VetShout
  13. Digital oddities
  14. New techlet needs advice



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Sunday, May 15, 2016; 9:00 pm ET
Shock Part 2: Types
Host: Courtney Liermann, LVT, VTS (ECC)

May 29-30, 2016
No Rounds or CE classes - Memorial Day Holiday (USA)
VIN/VSPN offices closed

Sunday, June 5, 2016; 9:00 pm ET
Making Nutrition a Focus in Your Practice
Host: Shoshana Shaw, RVT, VTS (Nutrition)

Wednesday, June 8, 2016; 9:00 pm ET
Behavior Rounds
Host: Sherrie Yuschak, AAS, RVT, VTS (Behavior)



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