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.


This week we are featuring VIN family member, VetzInsight. VetzInsight seeks to educate pet owners in a lighthearted, sometimes poignant manner by taking a sideways look at companion animal issues. The goal of VetzInsight is not only to inform on larger issues but to tap into the numerous emotions at play within the human-animal bond. We're here to learn and have fun. Additionally, VetzInsight seeks to facilitate the notion that communication between veterinarians and pet owners is not only okay, it is essential. To provide the best care for your pet, you and your veterinarian need to listen to and understand what the other is saying.

Check out the great blog posts on VetzInsight here: https://beta.vin.com/vetzinsight/default.aspx?pid=756.

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Grab the Wheel! Be in the Driver’s Seat with Your Career
Sunday, March 25, 2018; 9:00 pm EDT (USA)
Speaker: Mark Sharpless, MBA, JM, CMAR, RVT, VTS (Lab Animal Medicine-OC)
Link to session will be posted on the VSPN chat page

No Rounds – Easter Holiday (USA)
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Recent Rounds Transcripts

March 18, 2018
Veterinary Forensic Sciences In the Emergency Room

From the Message Boards

Raising money for clients
If you are going to do it, I would have set guidelines in writing and one person in charge of the decision making.

Pheromone therapy
I need something with true studies done and positive results.


Controlled drug record storage
How long do you store your various controlled drug records? 

Autoclave issues
We clean the autoclave regularly with the proper cleaning solution, but it still builds up over time.

Continual Education

VIN/VSPN CE Portal | VSPN CE Catalog

TECH120-0518: Summer VTNE Preparation Class

Presenters: Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition)
Darci Palmer, BS, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)
Mark Sharpless, MBA, CMAR, RVT, VTS-Lab Animal Medicine (OC)
Tara Woyton, MS, LVT, CVT
Kenichiro Yagi, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)

Many of our veterinary technology student members will be graduating from their programs and taking the VTNE during the July-August 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!

Featured Areas

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 Website of the Week


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.




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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.
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