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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.

Did you know the VSPN Message Boards are now mobile friendly? Our boards are a great way to communicate with others in the community, ask questions, and share information. Our VSPN Moderators are assigned specific board folders to help our members with their questions or direct you to evidence based information about drugs, conditions, new research and more.

If you want to follow a message board post, you can click the subscribe button and you will be notified when that post has responses. When you want to stop following that post, you can simply unsubscribe. We hope to have a video soon on how to use our message boards and it will include some tips and tricks you may not have discovered!



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 .

Behavior Rounds with Sherrie
Friday, August 11, 2017; 9:00 pm EDT
Speaker: Sherrie Yuschak, AAS, RVT, VTS (Behavior)

Future Service Dogs: Pups in Training
Sunday, August 13, 2017; 9:00 pm EDT
Speaker: Barb Burri, MEd, MBA, CVT, LVT, CPDT-KA

Alaska Veterinary Technician Association Membership Meeting
August 13, 2017; 6:30pm Alaska Time
This meeting will take place in the VSPN Meeting Room

Career Directions for Veterinary Technicians
Sunday, August 20, 2017; 9:00 pm EDT
Speaker: Melanie Hollis, AAS, RVT

From the Message Boards

Needed ASAP are animal disease and control, large animal, small animal nursing. Down the line, we will need anesthesia, radiology, nutrition, etc.

Part time jobs
I have worked 13 hr shifts that turned into 15, 18, 20 hour shifts because staffing was not covered.


USDA stakeholder registry
This is a great resource full of lots of useful information and details.

Number of patients per technician
I don't feel like I can give proper care to all of my patients, just the bare minimum gets done because I don't have enough hands or time.

Continual Education

VIN/VSPN CE Portal | VSPN CE Catalog

Enrollment closes August 16!!

STAF178-0817: Step Forward: Front Desk Supervisor
Presenter: Phyllis Webster, AA, CVPM

Have you recently been promoted to a supervisory role as a front office staffer? Or is this a goal you aspire to work toward over the next few years? This new VSPN CE course will help give you the tools and resources to make that move or help with skills for those new to the supervisor role.

Featured Areas

 VIN News Service
 UC Davis veterinary hospital makeover in the works



 Abstract of the Week
Intranasal Midazolam versus Rectal Diazepam for the Management of Canine Status Epilepticus: A Multicenter Randomized Parallel-Group Clinical Trial


Don't Fall Victim to the By-product Panic



 Website of the Week
Control Of Parasites In Companion Animals


VSPN Notebook®

The VSPN Notebook® was created by veterinary technicians and veterinary support staff for their colleagues. The VSPN Notebook® provides information that veterinary technicians and support staff need in practice, but is not meant to contain everything.

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

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