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Trick or Treat?
The VSPN staff would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween! We hope that your clinics do not see any toxicity cases, especially chocolate and xylitol toxicity. The VSPN Notebook has a great Chocolate Toxicity Table and a great reference about Xylitol Toxicity.

If you would like to learn more about the topic of toxicology, check out this new VSPN CE course taught by VSPN Admin team member Brandy Helewa, CVT, RVT, AAS, VTS (ECC). Toxicology A-Z is RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists for 6 CEU’s. This four real time session course will cover presentations of toxic patients, the most common toxicities seen in veterinary patients, antidotes, decontamination methods, and other treatment modalities a veterinarian may prescribe for toxic patients.

How to Love your Local Shelter

Abstract of the Week
Postmortem Changes in Animal Carcasses and Estimation of the Postmortem Interval.

Websites of the Week
Halloween Gross Recipes
Halloween Hazards For Pets
Halloween Recipes
Halloween Safety Guide
Halloween Safety Tips - ASPCA
Halloween Safety Tips (PDF)

Rounds Transcripts

RECOVER CPR- Basic Life Support

2015 Rounds Transcripts

  1. Feral cats
  2. Emergency surgical transport
  3. Fear Free impact
  4. Oval objects in cat urine
  5. Clipper blade cleaning
  6. 90 day review
  7. Capnographs
  8. Relief Techs
  9. Soda Lime disposal
  10. Becoming an instructor
  11. Struvite crystals in female 7yo
  12. Arizona requirements

Small Animal Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation
VSPN CE is starting to open enrollment to our first courses of 2017! The first course we are running is Small Animal Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation taught by Katy Waddell, LVT, VTS (ECC, Anesthesia & Analgesia). This intermediate course will have in-depth information on arterial blood gases and help to understand the impact of alterations in acid base status.

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Calendar view for VSPN Rounds

VSPN Rounds | VSPN Meeting Room | VIN/VSPN Rounds

Sunday, October 30, 2016; 9:00 pm EDT
RECOVER CPR-Advanced Life Support
Host: Joe DeFulio, LVT, CVT
Audio will be used for this session

Friday, November 4, 2016; 9:00 pm EDT
Behavior Rounds with Sherrie
Host: Sherrie Yuschak, AAS, RVT, VTS (Behavior)

Sunday, November 6, 2016; 9:00 pm EDT
VIN/VSPN Joint Rounds: What to do About Holiday Blues
Host: Susan P. Cohen, DSW
This session will feature audio

Sunday, November 6, 2016; 8:00 pm Mountain Time
WyVTA General Membership Meeting
This meeting will take place in the VSPN Meeting Room

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