What do you want to know TODAY? ... August 12-August 18, 2011   
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Nanette's Corner

VTNE test takers: Congrats to those of you successfully completing your VTNE as of the last month.
We are already gearing up for the Fall VTNE Review course which opens in about 3 weeks. If you need to prepare for the exam, get enrolled now! Enrollment closes September 16. See the course information here

This past week the VIN office and all of us remotes successfully changed to a new phone system. You as our members should have not seen or heard any issues. We are hoping this new system will allow us to more effectively handle the VIN and VSPN membership around the world in a timely manner.


  • Chillicothe Veterinary Clinic in Chillicothe, Illinois
  • Dunlap Veterinary Clinic in Dunlap, Illinois
  • Delgado Community College Veterinary Technology Program in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Fort Valley State University Veterinary Technology Program in Fort Valley, Georgia

  1. Free VSPN CE course – Disaster Response interest? Enroll soon!
  2. IVECCS VSPN Get Together!
  3. VTNE exam results
  4. Clientrax software
  5. Permission to extract
  6. Tooth resorption
  7. Fecal cytology
  8. Shock treatment estimates
  9. Large animal esophageal stethoscope
  10. Urinary acidification diets
  11. Diabetic cat diet
  12. Natural treatment for lymphoma
  13. Compressed gas safety
  14. Cartrophen Vet® availability
  15. Scratching my head
  16. Communication in large facility
  17. More responsibility
  18. Relay toxicosis
  19. iPad applications for veterinary medicine
  20. IV fluid warmers
  21. World Rabies Day


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

Open for enrollment!

Nutrition Basics for the Canine and Feline


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

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

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

WyVTA - Wyoming Veterinary Technician Association Membership Meeting
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
LactMed (Drugs And Lactation Database) and more...

Abstract of the Week
The efficacy of milbemycin oxime against pre-adult Spirocerca lupi in experimentally infected dogs.

Book Reviews

  1. North American Companion Animal Formulary, Ninth Edition 2010
    >>VSPN Review by Debbie Donaldson, BS, RVT
  2. Advanced Koi Care: For Veterinarians and Professional Koi Keepers

Recent Handouts/Rounds Highlights

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