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New NAVTA Specialty
14th Veterinary Technician Specialty Recognized by NAVTA

“November 4th, 2016 - Albert Lea, Minnesota: The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) announces the fourteenth veterinary technician specialty academy to the veterinary technology profession. The Academy of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians and Nurses (ALAVTN) has been recognized as an official specialty by NAVTA. The AVAVTN joins the existing thirteen NAVTA recognized veterinary technician specialties: dentistry, anesthesia/analgesia, internal medicine, emergency & critical care, surgery, equine, zoology, behavior, clinical practice, nutrition, clinical pathology, dermatology and ophthalmology.”

Congratulations to VSPN CE instructor and moderator Mark Sharpless and former VSPN moderator Stephen Cital on their new VTS credential! They were both on the forming committee for this specialty and worked very hard for this new VTS! See the ALAVTN site for more information about this exciting specialty.

VIN News Service
Research breeds success in unraveling foothill abortion mystery

Squirrels as Pets: A Really Bad Idea

Abstract of the Week
Association of itraconazole and potassium iodide in the treatment of feline sporotrichosis: a prospective study.

Website of the Week

Rounds Transcripts

RECOVER CPR- Basic Life Support

Behavior Rounds with Sherrie

2015 Rounds Transcripts

  1. Piggy back fluids
  2. Lateral saphenous vein results
  3. Electrocautery
  4. Evacuation assembly area
  5. Title of Vet Technician
  6. Deworming a coughing duck
  7. Cat trees in exam rooms
  8. Urine culture plates
  9. Medical Marijuana

Pricing Shouldn't Be Painful
We sometimes fail to remember that veterinary clinics are businesses. It is important to price not only goods but services appropriately to ensure a profit. This VSPN CE course instructed by Kelly Cronin, MBA, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC), PHR will walk you through the principles and nuts and bolts of pricing in the veterinary clinic.

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VSPN Rounds | VSPN Meeting Room | VIN/VSPN Rounds

Sunday, November 13, 2016; 9:00 pm EDT
How to Write a Case Report for you VTS Application
Hosts: Brandy Helewa, CVT, RVT, AAS, VTS (ECC) and Liz Hughston, MEd, RVT, CVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC)
This session will feature audio

Sunday, November 20, 2016; 9:00 pm EDT
VIN/VSPN Joint Rounds: Social Media Marketing through Facebook
Host: Julie Buzby Snyder, DVM, CVA, CAVCA
This session will feature audio

November 23-27, 2015
No classes, chats or rounds: USA Thanksgiving Holiday - VIN/VSPN offices closed

Friday, December 2, 2016; 9:00 pm EDT
Behavior Rounds
Host: Sherrie Yuschak, AAS, RVT, VTS (Behavior)

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