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.

It was great to see so many members, VSPN Moderators and VSPN CE Instructors at IVECCS! We hope everyone has safe travels home and we hope to see you again next year in New Orleans!

Next up for VIN Mascot Wallace the Corgi will be Southwest Veterinary Symposium in San Antonio, Texas next weekend!


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 .

Fear of Change
Sunday, September 24, 2017; 9:00 pm EDT
Speaker: Patricia Zehna, AS, RVT

Florida Veterinary Technician Association Membership Meeting
Thursday, September 28, 2017; 8:00 pm EDT
This meeting will take place in the VSPN Meeting Room

Wyoming Veterinary Technician Association Membership Meeting
Sunday, October 1, 2017; 8:00 pm Mountain Time
This meeting will take place in the VSPN Meeting Room

Behavior Rounds with Sherrie
Friday, October 6, 2017; 9:00pm EDT
Speaker: Sherrie Yuschak, AAS, RVT, VTS (Behavior)

Recent Rounds Transcripts

August 27, 2017
Nursing the Inappetant Patient - Nutritional Requirements

From the Message Boards

Leopard Gecko not gaining weight normally
He has been growing bigger, and eats well, and has normal stools, and is active, but doesn't have the normal "fat" tail.

Clients and blood work/lab work
Our doctors and techs are great at explaining the importance of blood/lab work and sometimes this helps.


Hills C/D Feline Multicare Stress Diet question
She does have feline asthma that is well controlled with a fluticasone inhaler and otherwise is in great health.

Recommended allergy eye ointment
The Doctor recommended OTC "Alaway" drops which do work, but I think he needs an ointment that will last longer in his eyes.

Continual Education

VIN/VSPN CE Portal | VSPN CE Catalog

TECH272-1017: Neuroanatomy/Neurophysiology
Presenter: Carissa Reese, BS, CVT, VTS (Neurology

The nervous system can be a bit tricky to learn. This new VSPN CE course will discuss the nervous system, the cranial nerves, and neuroanatomy of the brain, spinal column and peripheral nervous system. Enroll by September 25 to take advantage of the early bird pricing!

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 Abstract of the Week
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 Website of the Week
American Society Of Veterinary Nephrology And Urology


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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VSPN This Week

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