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VIN/VSPN survey
What sort of tasks do you perform in your job? As we all know, there can be a big difference from one clinic to another regarding what credentialed technicians are asked or required to do. The VIN and VSPN survey team is interested in your thoughts on the subject.

Because of differences in qualifications, training and permitted tasks, we can only use responses of credentialed veterinary technicians from the US or Canada. If you are not working in the US or Canada as a credentialed veterinary technician, we are sorry that we cannot use your responses.

The survey link is: http://www.vin.com/doc/?id=7399254
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Please note: The VIN-VSPN offices will be closed Monday, July 4, 2016 for the US Fourth of July holiday. We will be monitoring email on Monday, but replies may be delayed.


VIN News Service
Accreditation hangup delays veterinary college opening

VETzInsight
When the Patient Is our Own (by VSPN Director, Charlotte Waack, CVT, RVT)

Abstract of the Week
Policies for the vaccination of cats and dogs in New Zealand veterinary practices.

Website of the Week
Fireworks Information Center

Book Review of the Week
Miller’s Anatomy of the Dog, Fourth Edition


Rounds Transcripts

Cushing’s Disease

2015 Rounds Transcripts



  1. Hyperglycemia in alpaca
  2. Staff meetings
  3. Client seizure log
  4. Chlorhex flush
  5. Fecal finding
  6. Looking for receptionist
  7. Dysphoric/aggressive feline post-op recoveries
  8. Diets for tube feeding
  9. FeLV/FIV transmission
  10. Cuffed ET tube
  11. Abdominal radiograph
  12. Dogs vs. Cats
  13. Diverted cat aggression
  14. IV pump for blood transfusions: Heska vs JorVet
  15. Which CE do you wish you had?
  16. Wall mount exam table reviews
  17. Picaridin toxicity to pets?
  18. Ringworm and human doctors



Veterinary Medical Terminology - The Basics
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Click to change the image (Image5) Rounds This Week
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

July 3-4, 2016
No Rounds or CE classes - 4th of July Holiday (USA)
VIN/VSPN offices closed

Wednesday, July 6, 2016; 9:00 pm EDT
Behavior Rounds
Host: Sherrie Yuschak, AAS, RVT, VTS (Behavior)

Sunday, July 10, 2016; 9:00 pm EDT
VIN/VSPN Rounds: Assertiveness for Women in Veterinary Medicine
Host: Katherine Dobbs, RVT, CVPM, PHR
This session will take place in the VIN/VSPN Rounds Room

Sunday, July 17, 2016; 9:00 pm EDT
Technician vs. Doctor Rounds: A Difference in Priorities
Host: Courtney Liermann, LVT, VTS (ECC)



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