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NAVTA Survey
The National Veterinary Technician Association of America (NAVTA) has been offering a survey about the national credential initiative. They are still seeking YOUR opinion! If you have not participated in the survey, please take a few minutes to complete it now. The survey is here and is open until December 31, 2017.

The veterinary practice can always use a hand in dealing with client communications. VINx (a member of the VIN family) links to your practice management software and offers great communication tools for the practice and the client. These tools include reminder postcards, practice newsletters, clients requesting appointments, and tracking the reach of your social media accounts; VINx has tools for the practice and the clients. Learn more about VINx at http://www.vin.com/vinx.

Why do Animals have Moustaches with GPS?

Abstract of the Week
Hypoglycemia associated with refeeding syndrome in a cat.

Website of the Week
Ticks Of The Northeastern USA

Rounds Transcripts

I Passed My VTS, Now What?

2015 Rounds Transcripts

  1. Cuffill ET pressure gauge
  2. Dental unit recommendations
  3. Mixing disinfectants?
  4. Epidural catheters
  5. Waking up under anesthesia
  6. Guinea pig sudden death
  7. Reverse distributors – California
  8. Paid vacation
  9. Allergy immunotherapy question
  10. Overwhelmed with critical patients?
  11. Rumor about newly hired tech
  12. Lymphoma vaccine

Empathy and Reflective Listening
Are you feeling like you are having the same conversations over and over with those you communicate with? Do you get stuck when dealing with challenging conversations? This course, taught by Heather Howell, RVT, LVT, MBA, deals with using empathy and reflective listening and other communication tools to help deal with challenging interactions. Enroll now for this January 2017 course!

Take a look at VSPN CE listings for 2017: VSPN CE Catalog

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All times are listed in ET (USA). To convert to time in your area, try this time zone converter. Use America/New York for ET zone.

Calendar view for VSPN Rounds

VSPN Rounds | VSPN Meeting Room | VIN/VSPN Rounds

Sunday, December 18, 2016; 8:00 pm EST
VIN/VSPN Rounds: My Client Just Brought in this Wild Bird. Now What Do I Do?
Host: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, DABVP
This session will take place in the VIN-VSPN Rounds Room

December 23-26, 2016
VIN/VSPN offices closed for Christmas holiday

Wednesday, December 28, 2016; 9:00 pm EST
VSPN Rounds: Inventory Topic
Host: Julie Singer, LVT, CVPM

Sunday, January 8, 2017; 8:00 pm EST
VIN/VSPN Rounds: Rehabbing Basics for Mammals
Host: Sandra Mitchell, DVM, DABVP
This session will take place in the VIN-VSPN Rounds Room

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