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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 will be back on the road this week! VSPN Director, Charlotte Waack will be at the AVMA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana manning the VIN-VSPN CE booth. Stop by booth #928 to meet Charlotte, grab some goodies, and ask any questions you may have about VSPN CE. Ciara Fiack from VIN CE will also be at the booth to help answer VINner questions about VIN CE. The CE team is sharing booth space with eVetSites, a VIN family member, so you can also watch a free demo and talk to the eVetSites team about website design, SEO, and so much more!


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, July 27, 2017; 8:00 pm EDT
This meeting will take place in the VSPN Meeting Room

How CE Works Update
Sunday, July 30, 2017; 9:00 pm EDT
Speaker: Charlotte Waack, CVT, RVT

Town Hall Meeting with NAVTA Board; RVN Initiative
Sunday, August 6, 2017; 9:00 pm EDT
Speakers: TBD

Wyoming Veterinary Technician Association Membership Meeting
Sunday, August 6, 2017; 8:00 pm Mountain Time
This meeting will take place in the VSPN Meeting Room

From the Message Boards

Dental drill turbine not spinning
I've had 4 dental drills stop working with the same problem.

Fairly new to anesthesia
I am fairly comfortable during the maintenance period of anesthesia and feel that I can alter the anesthetic gas % and the O2 flow rate and give additional fluids and meds as needed; however, what I really struggle with is the first couple mins post induction.


Pregnancy and isolation
I have never had an issue with this before, but the first one that got pregnant did "some reading" and says she can't work with parvo dogs.

Keeping track of expiration dates (Avimark)
I think part of the problem is that people aren't changing the date when, say, an entire box of Metacam is dispensed and the next box has a different expiration date

Continual Education

VIN/VSPN CE Portal | VSPN CE Catalog

TECH120-0917: Fall VTNE Preparation Class
Presenters: Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition); Darci Palmer, BS, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia-Analgesia); Mark Sharpless, MBA, JM, CMAR, RVT, VTS-Lab Animal Medicine (OC); Shelley Shopsowitz, RVT, BA; Kenichiro Yagi, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)

Are you planning on taking the National Veterinary Technician Examination in the November-December testing window? This course is designed to provide a review of the veterinary technician essential skills, tasks, and knowledge base as provided by the guidelines set forth by the AVMA CVTEA for approved veterinary technology programs. Enroll now!

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 Website of the Week
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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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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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