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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.


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.

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May 28 and 29, 2017
VIN/VSPN offices closed - Memorial Day Holiday (USA)
No Rounds or CE classes this weekend

Behavior Rounds with Sherrie
June 2, 2017; 9:00 pm EDT
Speaker: Sherrie Yuschak, AAS, RVT, VTS (Behavior)

WyVTA (Wyoming) General Membership Meeting  
Sunday, June 4, 2017; 8:00 pm Mountain Time  
This meeting will take place in the VSPN Meeting Room   

Alaska General Membership Meeting
Sunday, June 11, 2017; 6:30 pm Alaska Time
This meeting will take place in the VSPN Meeting Room

From the Message Boards

Lyme vaccine
We have had several patients that are vaccinated AND use a product religiously that have still came down with Lyme.

Expiration of KCL additives to IV fluid bags
Who knows how long a bag of LRS with 30 mEq of KCl is good for?


Cardiomyopathy induction?
I am looking for some articles on inducing generalized cardiomyopathy in mice (specifically in mdx mice, if at all possible).

Client/Doctor History Avimark
We have a spot where they are supposed to mark what doctors have seen the specific pet and what doctors have seen the client.

Continual Education

VIN/VSPN CE Portal | VSPN CE Catalog


TECH271-0717: Myelopathies Appreciated in Small Animals   

Join Carissa Reese, BS, RVT, VTS (Neurology) for this new VSPN CE interactive course which will explore myelopathies that are most commonly appreciated in canine and feline patients. The main focus will be on the clinical signs, physiology, diagnostics, treatment and prognosis of each of the myelopathies discussed.

Featured Areas

 VIN News Service
 Veterinary researchers close in on FIP treatment



 Abstract of the Week
Epidemiology and clinical presentation of canine cataracts in France: a retrospective study of 404 cases


A Hot Mess: Heating Pad Injuries



 Website of the Week
 Bees Need Vets


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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