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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.

June 23 is Take Your Dog to Work Day. We have been featuring items on social media that are related to Take Your Dog to Work Day. The majority of our members work in veterinary clinics, but bringing your own pet to the clinic can cause issues such as who walks the dog, you or the kennel personnel? Many clinics have a policy that you can only bring your pet if there is a medical need. VetzInsight has a blog post you can share with clients that are thinking about taking their pets to work. If you took your dog to work, share a picture on our Facebook page!


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 .

Florida Veterinary Technician Association Membership Meeting
Thursday, June 29, 2017; 8:00 pm EDT
This meeting will take place in the VSPN Meeting Room

July 4, 2017
VIN/VSPN offices closed – Fourth of July Holiday (USA)  
No Rounds or CE classes

Feline Friendly Handling
Sunday, July 9, 2017; 9:00 pm EDT
Speaker: Paula Plummer, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)

Alsaka Veterinary Technician Association Membership Meeting
Sunday, July 9, 2017; 6:30 pm Alaska Time
This meeting will take place in the VSPN Meeting Room

Wyoming Veterinary Technician Association Membership Meeting
Monday, July 10, 2017; 8:00 pm Mountain Time
This meeting will take place in the VSPN Meeting Room

From the Message Boards

New public outreach program by Americans for Medical Progress
Americans for Medical Progress has launched a new project to give people virtual access/insight into facilities.

Otoscope tips
Just curious what everyone is using for otoscope tips to disinfect. 


Bitten endotracheal tubes
I have never had this happen, but some clinics use a roll of tape in the oral cavity to keep the mouth open and prevent the patient from biting down during extubation.

Not our typical tooth
This is tooth 311 on a smooth coated Collie that presented for routine COHAT.

Continual Education

VIN/VSPN CE Portal | VSPN CE Catalog

TECH243-0817: ICU Boot Camp
Presenter: Paula Plummer, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)

The intensive care unit is the core of most veterinary hospitals. This course will help give you the knowledge to be able to manage your cases well. We will start with infection control by learning how to protect yourself and patients with suggested protocols for the hospitalized patient. Enroll now in this VSPN CE course!

Featured Areas

 VIN News Service
 Push underway to adopt ‘nurse’ title for vet techs



 Abstract of the Week
Use of mycophenolate mofetil to treat immune-mediated skin disease in 14 dogs - a retrospective evaluation


It's Take your Dog to Work Day!



 Website of the Week
 Strategic National Stockpile


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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