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.

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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.

If you are having issues with the Unity classroom (especially a blank classroom), please see this help document: http://beta.vin.com/doc/?id=8070856 .

Alaska Veterinary Technician Association Membership Meeting
Sunday, December 10, 2017; 6:30pm Alaska Time
This meeting will take place in the VSPN Meeting Room

Veterinary Forensic Sciences in the ER (This session has been postponed until 2018)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017; 9:00 pm EST
Speaker: Lisa Michelle Smith, LVT, VTS (ECC)

Celebrating 2017 in VSPN
Sunday, December 17, 2017; 9:00 pm EST
Speaker: Charlotte Waack, CVT, RVT
This session will take place in the Zoom conference system (Link: https://VIN.zoom.us/j/293911450; you may need a quick download before using Zoom. If you are accessing from a tablet or phone, we recommend downloading and installing the Zoom app.)

Recent Rounds Transcripts

November 5, 2017
Anesthesia Open Chat

From the Message Boards

Bromide testing
I just assumed that the no SST rule for drug levels was universal but apparently its not.

VNS Article: Consequences of reporting sexual harassment in a veterinary hospital
We would get reprimanded for what this 3rd technician complained about.


Need answers
I would probably not have used ketamine the second time around, but I agree with dropping the dexmedetomidine out.

How do you inform staff and clients about a euthanasia?
We all know it's happening, so we should all know to be quiet; but I think people have a hard time telling clients to be quiet and courteous. 

Continual Education

VIN/VSPN CE Portal | VSPN CE Catalog

TECH289-0218: Canine and Feline Weight Loss Programs 
Presenter: Kelly Gredner, RVT, VTS (Nutrition)

More than 50% of the patients seen at veterinary clinics are overweight. This new VSPN CE course will review the pathology, risks and causes of obesity; then will present how to take on this disease with nutrition and start a weight loss program in your own clinic!

Featured Areas

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 Abstract of the Week
Clinical outcomes of patient-specific porous titanium endoprostheses in dogs with tumors of the mandible, radius, or tibia: 12 cases (2013-2016)

 VIN News Service
Consequences of reporting sexual harassment in a veterinary hospital



 Website of the Week
American Association Of Veterinary Parasitologists


VSPN Notebook®

The VSPN Notebook® is a handbook of helpful, quick information for use in everyday practice,
created by veterinary technicians and veterinary support staff for their colleagues.




Support4Support is a group of veterinary technicians and support staff that are dedicated to providing confidential outreach and support for their peers.



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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