What do you want to know TODAY? ... August 12-August 18, 2011   
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  • Stautzenberger College Veterinary Technology Program in Brecksville, Ohio

  1. Ventilation for lung lobectomy patient
  2. Behavior with babies
  3. Cells on free-catch urinalysis
  4. Feline dental case
  5. Coupage for pneumonia patients
  6. Missing Duragesic patch
  7. Vitamin C for Guinea pig
  8. Feline emesis induction
  9. Feline ACL rupture repair
  10. Clipping accidents
  11. Calves in research
  12. Equine blood typing
  13. Protein losing nephropathy
  14. SVPMEDS pharmacy
  15. Upset client
  16. Maintenance for autoclaves
  17. Weather effecting clients
  18. Technician contract for employment
  19. Relief assistant
  20. VTNE exam results
  21. Good Samaritan laws


VSPN CE Course Catalog
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Open for enrollment!

Nutrition Basics for the Canine and Feline


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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 Rounds
Friday, August 12, 2011; 10pm ET (USA)
Friday Rounds:
Mark will be here to lead a discussion on Public Relations and Outreach.

Emergency Rounds
Friday, August 19, 2011; 10pm ET (USA)
Emergency Rounds:
She’s back! Brandy brings you a mystery case to discuss.

FVTA Meeting
Thursday, August 25, 2011; 8pm ET (USA)
FVTA (Florida) Meeting
: General membership meeting for all Floridians in the VSPN Meeting Room

Coming Up
Friday, August 26, 2011; 10pm ET (USA)
Friday Open Chat:
Welcome Brandy T. as your host and unwind from the week.

Sunday, August 28, 2011; 8 pm MT (USA)
WyVTA (Wyoming) Meeting:
General membership meeting for all Wyomingites in the VSPN Meeting Room

Web Site of the Week
Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management

Abstract of the Week
CHOP chemotherapy for the treatment of canine multicentric T-cell lymphoma.

Book Reviews
Saunders Handbook of Veterinary Drugs, Third Edition
VSPN Review by Oreta M. Samples, VT, MPH, DHSc

Recent Handouts/Rounds Highlights

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