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.
VSPN will be on the road again at the end of the month! For those attending the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technician Conference in London, Ontario, Canada March 2-4, 2017, VSPN will be hosting the cybercafé again this year. Stop by and say hi to VSPN admin staffer, Lisa Kernaghan at the cybercafé and access the conference proceedings on-site too.
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All sessions will be held in the VSPN Rounds room unless otherwise noted.
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Friday, March 3, 2017; 9:00 pm EST
Behavior Rounds with Sherrie
Host: Sherrie Yuschak, AAS, RVT, VTS (Behavior)
Sunday, March 5, 2017; 8:00 pm EST
Veterinary Feed Directive Overview
Host: Tara Woyton, MS, LVT, CVT
Sunday, March 5, 2017; 9:00pm EST
VIN/VSPN Rounds: Perioperative Fluid Therapy: the Good, the Bad, & the Ugly
Host: Lydia Love, DVM, DACVAA
This session will take place in the VIN-VSPN Rounds Room
This session will feature audio
Sunday, March 5, 2017; 8:00 pm Mountain Time
WyVTA (Wyoming) General Membership Meeting
This meeting will take place in the VSPN Meeting Room
VIN/VSPN Continual Education
VIN/VSPN CE Portal | VSPN CE Catalog
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Nursing of exotic small mammals such as rabbits, ferrets, guinea pics, etc. is not like taking care of small dogs and cats. They have their own unique challenges and this course will help teach the nursing skills to care for these species. Join Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia, Clinical Practice Exotic Companion Animal) for this course.
VIN News Service
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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.
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