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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.

The VIN/VSPN offices will be closed Friday, July 3, 2015 for the USA Independence Day holiday.

On the Message Boards
 Cardiogenic oscillations with mainstream capnograph
 In need of slides for a publication
 Ball therapy for base narrow malocclusions information.
 Oxygen cage equation?
 Gloves for radiation safety
 Aging neonatal puppies

VSPN Rounds
VSPN Unity Rooms: VSPN Rounds | VSPN Meeting Room | VIN/VSPN Rounds | Recent Rounds Transcripts
All sessions will be held in the VSPN Rounds room unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, July 5, 2015; 8:00 pm Mountain Time: Wyoming Veterinary Technician Association Meeting
This meeting will be held in the VSPN Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 8, 2015; 9:00 pm ET: The Wee PE – Physical Exams for Pediatrics
Host: Kelly Foltz, RVT CVT, LVT, VTS (ECC)
**This session was rescheduled from June

Monday, July 13, 2015; 9:00 pm ET: Open Discussion
Host: Melanie Hollis, AAS, RVT

Wednesday, July 15, 2015; 9:00 pm ET: Summer Troubles in the ER – Open Rounds
Host: Justin Chandlr, CVT, VTS (ECC)

VIN/VSPN Continual Education
VIN/VSPN CE Portal | VSPN CE Catalog

From The VIN News Service
Unreliable Apoquel supply irks veterinarians

Abstract of the Week
Doxycycline levels and anti-Wolbachia antibodies in sera from dogs experimentally infected with Dirofilaria immitis and treated with a combination of ivermectin/doxycycline.
Circulating anti-Wolbachia Surface Protein antibody titres were markedly lower in both treatment groups when compared to control D. immitis infected dogs, indicating that doxycycline is able to reduce Wolbachia and prevent the immune response against the bacteria. The combination treatment protocol has been shown to be highly adulticidal and further studies are needed to better understand the interaction between doxycycline and ivermectin in D. immitis infected dogs.
Websites of the Week
AKC July 4 Tips
Fireworks Pet Tips
ASPCA July Fourth Tips
Fireworks Safety
Fireworks Information Center

Book Reviews of the Week
Your Dog: The Owner’s Manual; VSPN Book Review by Oreta Samples, RVT, MPH, DHSc
Standard Abbreviations for Veterinary Medical Records, Third Edition; VSPN Book Review by Oreta Samples, RVT, MPH, DHSc

How to Navigate VSPN
Do you have questions on how to use all of the areas in the VSPN Community? Email us at Coming soon - a video of our How to Navigate VSPN session!

Criteria for Membership: To join the VSPN community, you must be working under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian or enrolled in an AVMA or CAAHT approved veterinary technology program. VSPN membership is free.

Help and Hints for completing a VSPN 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

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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VSPN This Week

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