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 would like to feature another VIN family member, VINx. VINx creates tools and services that are focused on streamlining practice management, enhancing patient care, and strengthening client relationships. VetTools links to your practice software and can help with tasks from scheduling, reminders, managing the clinic’s online reputation, and access your clinic records from anywhere. PetTools is a portal where clients can log in and check their pet’s records, schedule appointments, and communicate with the clinic. To learn more, you can visit the VINx site at https://beta.vin.com/vinx.

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Veterinary Forensics in the ER
Sunday, March 18, 2018; 9:00 pm EST (USA)
Speaker: Lisa Smith, LVT, VTS (ECC)
Link to session will be posted on the VSPN chat page

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 11, 2018
The Road to VTS (SAIM)

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

STAF180-0418: Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Veterinary Hospital
Presenter: Heather Howell, LVT, RVT, MBA

The prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace has been in the spotlight recently. This course will explore how to identify if it is happening in your practice and how to prevent it. This new VSPN CE course is RACE approved for veterinary technicians and veterinary technologists.

Featured Areas

The Dangers Children Can Cause Pets



 Abstract of the Week
Urethral Sphincter Mechanism Incompetence in Dogs: An Update

 VIN News Service
How revised tax code treats veterinary practices



 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.




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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