Welcome to VSPN
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
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
Wednesday, July 8, 2015; 9:00 pm ET: The Wee PE – Physical Exams for Pediatrics
Monday, July 13, 2015; 9:00 pm ET: Open Discussion
Wednesday, July 15, 2015; 9:00 pm ET: Summer Troubles in the ER – Open Rounds
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 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 Help@vspn.org. Coming soon - a video of our How to Navigate VSPN session!
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