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Welcome to VSPN

The Veterinary Support Personnel Network is all about bringing together members from all over the world to interact with each other, teach each other and learn from each other. As a member of VSPN, you'll have access to thousands of colleagues worldwide who want to help you and your patients - 24 hours a day!Benefits for VSPN members include access to the online version of the VSPN Notebook®, community message boards, rounds sessions and an extensive library of past rounds transcripts and handouts. We offer over 50 continual education courses per year taught by leaders in the field of veterinary technology.

Become a part of an interactive community for veterinary support personnel, by veterinary support personnel.


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.

On the Message Boards

  Relief Techs  
  Soda Lime disposal

 Becoming an instructor
 Struvite crystals in female 7yo
 Arizona requirements  

VSPN Rounds
VSPN Unity Rooms: VSPN Rounds | VSPN Meeting Room | VIN/VSPN RoundsRecent Rounds Transcripts
All sessions will be held in the VSPN Rounds room unless otherwise noted.
NOTE: As of the end of September 2016, members are reporting issues using Unity with Firefox and Safari browsers. Mac users please use Chrome as an alternate brower; PC users please try Chrome, Internet Explorer or Edge browsers.

Thursday, October 27, 2016; 8:00 pm EDT
FVTA General Membership Meeting
This meeting will take place in the VSPN Meeting Room

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

VIN/VSPN Continual Education
VIN/VSPN CE Portal | VSPN CE Catalog 

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.

Small Animal Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation

 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 (click the hyperlinked title of this section)
Halloween Hazards For Pets
Halloween Recipes
Halloween Safety Guide
Halloween Safety Tips - ASPCA
Halloween Safety Tips (PDF)

How to Navigate VSPN
Do you have questions on how to use all of the areas in the VSPN Community? Email us at Help@vspn.org.

Criteria for Membership: To join the VSPN community, you must be employed under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian or enrolled in an AVMA or CAAHT approved veterinary technology program. VSPN membership is free.
Please look at this Help and Hints for completing a VSPN application. Students, please provide the month and year for graduation on the education area of your application.
When you complete your application, your information will be reviewed. If you have not heard from us within 48 hours about the status of your application, please email help@vspn.org
MyVSPN is a portal where you can update information such as credentials, email address, home or work information, print out a yearly statement of your CE courses and check CE certificates. To learn more about MyVSPN, please see our FAQ Help Page.
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To view the current VSPN weekly newsletter, click this link:
VSPN This Week

The VIN Family


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