What do you want to know TODAY? ... July 15-21, 2011   
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Nanette's Corner

Congratulations to the newest VTS group now credentialed through AIMVT.
Neurology is now an official VTS of the Internal Medicine group having completed initial testing with charter members and new passing applicants.
A special shout out to our own Lori Fuehrer, CVT, VTS (Anes, SAIM-Neuro) for being one of the first in that group!

AVMA VSPN Get together is July 17
AVMA VSPN Get Together is coming up Sunday, July 17. If you are attending please make sure you check this information and plan on meeting up with Charlotte and other VSPNers in St. Louis. Charlotte will be hanging out at the VIN Cybercafé as well.

UCD-CaRVTA Conference VSPN Get together
Next week Debbie and Mary will descend on the Davis office for training and to be the meet and greet at the UCD-CaRVTA conference. Be sure to check in here for that!



  1. AVMA VSPN Get Together
  2. VSPN Get Together at UCD-CaRVTA
  3. Dental electrocautery units
  4. Essential Fatty Acid
  5. Spay/neuter controversy
  6. PooPrints, DNA profiling for neighborhoods
  7. Pituitary dwarfism
  8. Klebsiella issues
  9. Gallbladder
  10. Feeding a striped hyena cub
  11. Thyroid mass
  12. Groupon
  13. Digital dental radiograph machine
  14. Veterinarian contracts
  15. Radiograph sign out sheet
  16. Pressure of being a VTS
  17. Repeat antivenin administration
  18. Cerenia with Atopica

FROM THE VIN NEWS SERVICE:



VSPN CE Course Catalog
See what's on our schedule!

LAST CHANCE to enroll and get great discounts to sharpen your wit with ECGs!
*Enroll in both Modules before August 9, 2011 and receive a 15% discount off the regular course price.

ECG-Electrocardiography-Basic Interpretation

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For more on how online CE works see the VSPN Participant Resources Center

Note: All courses are submitted for approval for continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call VSPN CE at for further information. (Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by their board).

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Friday Night Rounds
Friday, July 15, 2011; 10pm ET
Friday Night Rounds: Does your Hospital Board Animals; Medical or General?"
Come compare and discuss the pros and cons of both with Robin.

Sunday Joint VIN/VSPN Rounds
Sunday, July 17, 2011; 10pm ET
Joint VIN/VSPN Sunday Rounds:
Chris invites veterinarians and their support staff to discuss their role in Equine Welfare: The unwanted horse in the VIN-VSPN Chat room

Friday Night Chat
Friday, July 22, 2011; 10pm ET
Friday Night Chat:
Join your fellow VSPN members for a mid-summer evening of chat.

And coming up...
Friday, July 29, 2011; 10pm ET
Friday Night Chat:
What better way to end the week? Connect with other support staff to unwind. Debbie D. will be here as your host.



Web Site of the Week
Animal Health Board

Abstract of the Week
Primary gastric impaction in horses: A retrospective study of 20 cases

Book Reviews
Dictionary of Veterinary Terms: Vet-Speak Deciphered for the Non-Veterinarian
VSPN Review by Lynda Paul, LVT

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