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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 NotebookŪ, community message boards, rounds sessions and an extensive library of past rounds transcripts and handouts. We 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.

VIN-VSPN offices closed Monday, May 25 for the US Memorial Day holiday

On the Message Boards
 Fluid incubator
 PPE (thyroid shields)
 Autoclave turning gauze brown
 Cetirizine (Zyrtec) for cats?
 Itchy rat

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.

Friday, May 22, 2015; 9:00 pm ET: Community Connections
Host: Host: Charlotte Waack, CVT, RVT

Wednesday, May 27, 2015; 9:00 pm ET: Neuromuscular Diseases
Host: Liza Rudolph, BAS, CVT, VTS (CP-Canine/Feline, SAIM)

Thursday, May 28, 2015; 9:00 pm ET: VIN/VSPN Joint Rounds: Wrangling your Online Presence: Google, Mobile, and SEO
Host: Tony Bartels, DVM, MBA
This session will take place in the VIN-VSPN Rounds Room and will feature an audio component.

Friday, May 29, 2015; 9:00 pm ET: Community Connections
Host: Charlotte Waack, CVT, RVT

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

From The VIN News Service
FDA releases draft guidance on animal drug compounding

Abstract of the Week
Characterization, treatment, and outcome of bacterial cholecystitis and bactibilia in dogs.
Dachshunds were overrepresented, which may suggest a breed predisposition. Cytologic evaluation of bile should be considered in the routine assessment of dogs with hepatobiliary disease, if immobile biliary sludge is present.
Website of the Week
Extension Disaster Education Network

Book Reviews of the Week
Equine Emergency and Critical Care Medicine; VSPN Book Review by Brandy Tabor, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook, Eighth Edition

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.

Reminder: Your secure information is YOUR OWN. It should not be given out to anyone.

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