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.


Want to take a break from Olympic fever this weekend? Join VSPN Moderator, Patricia Zehna for Sunday Rounds. Patricia spent three months working at a veterinary practice in Hawaii and she will share with our members some of the differences she found working on an island versus the mainland clinics she has worked at in California.

The VIN/VSPN offices will be closed Monday, February 19, 2018 in observance of the US holiday, President’s Day. We will still be monitoring applications, email, and voicemail but responses may be slightly delayed.

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Working at a Veterinary Practice in Hawaii
Sunday, February 18, 2018; 9:00 pm EST (USA)
Speaker: Patricia Zehna, AS, RVT
Link to session will be posted on the VSPN chat page

Resume and Interview Tips
Sunday, February 25, 2018; 9:00 pm EST (USA)
Speaker: Courtney Liermann, LVT, VTS (ECC)
Link to session will be posted on the VSPN chat page

Recent Rounds Transcripts

February 11, 2018
How VSPN CE Works

From the Message Boards

Pet peeves
Among the not paying attention, forgetting an assignment, showing up late to class - what are some of your pet peeves as educators?

Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics of the AVMA
The VIN Quick Poll team has put together a poll that asks where your obligation lies.


Urine strip – ketone color
Make sure the dipsticks are kept in their tightly sealed, light-proof container as the ketone portion is sensitive to the effects of light, heat, and moisture.

Portable anaesthetic machine
We're looking into getting a portable anaesthetic machine for on-site work with large and small animals.

Continual Education

VIN/VSPN CE Portal | VSPN CE Catalog

STAF176-0418: Build a Thriving Dental Practice
Instructor: Mary Berg, BS, LATG, RVT, VTS (Dentistry)

Statistics show that over 80% of dogs and 70% of cats over 2 years of age have some type of dental disease. However, many practices struggle with filling the dental table. This course will help with ideas and methods to not only fill the tables, but to offer outstanding dental care for your patients and to create strong bonds with your clients.

Featured Areas

Make it Sew? To Suture or not to Suture



 Abstract of the Week
Efficacy of two anthelmintic treatments, spinosad/milbemycin oxime and ivermectin/praziquantel in dogs with natural Toxocara spp. infection

 VIN News Service
Attempt fails to change Washington law on nonprofit veterinary clinics



 Website of the Week
Ferret Health Advancement: Diseases


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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