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’s hard to believe we only have a couple of months left in 2017! If your license renewal is due at the end of the year and you still need CE, see the VSPN CE Course Catalog for courses that we still have open for enrollment in 2017. All VSPN CE courses scheduled this year will have certificates issued on or before December 31, 2017.

If you have already met your CE requirement this year, keep an eye out for the 2018 VSPN CE course listings which will be published soon in our catalog!


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 .

Round and Round - Effective Nursing Rounds
Sunday, October 22, 2017; 9:00 pm EDT
Speaker: Lisa Kernaghan, LVT, RVT, CVT, VTS (ECC)

Florida Veterinary Technician Association Membership Meeting
Thursday, October 26, 2017; 8:00 pm EDT
This meeting will take place in the VSPN Meeting Room

VIN/VSPN Joint Rounds: How to Support your Client While Supporting your Patient
Sunday, October 29, 2017: 9:00 pm EDT
Speaker: Dr. Lynn Hendrix-Chupa, DVM
This session will feature audio and will take place in the Zoom conferencing system (link to room to be posted soon)

Wyoming Veterinary Technician Association Membership Meeting
Sunday, November 5, 2017; 8:00 pm Mountain Time
This meeting will take place in the VSPN Meeting Room

Recent Rounds Transcripts

October 6, 2017
Behavior Rounds with Sherrie

From the Message Boards

Articles about current research
What kind of research is happening at your facility?

One of our doctors saw an allegedly new and improved tonometer at a conference that is supposed to be a lot easier to use.


VTS in Neurology
For those interested in pursuing a VTS in Neurology, the new application year started 10/1 and ends 9/30/2018.

Scholarships for vet techs
I try to keep a list of scholarships for our vet tech program.

Continual Education

VIN/VSPN CE Portal | VSPN CE Catalog

TECH269-1117: Smoothing the Way, Creating a Low Stress Environment for Patients
Presenter: Sherrie Yuschak, AAS, RVT, VTS (Behavior), KPA-CTP

Low stress environments help our patients in their hospital stay and recovery. Staff members benefit from fewer injuries when patients are relaxed and easier to handle. Enroll in this VSPN CE behavior course to help provide a safer and less stressful environment in your clinic.

Featured Areas

The Real Cost of a Cute Nose



 Abstract of the Week
Stakeholder expectations regarding the ability of new veterinary graduates to perform various diagnostic and surgical procedures

 VIN News Service
Mars antitrust remedy 'not even a drop in the bucket'?



 Website of the Week
Parasitic Disease Info: CDC


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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Reminder: Your secure information is YOUR OWN. It should not be given out to anyone.
To view the current VSPN weekly newsletter, click this link:
VSPN This Week

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