The Mission of the Veterinary Support Personnel Network is to support, inspire, and lead our profession in the advancement of veterinary medicine by providing a worldwide community for veterinary support staff complete with message boards, resources, continual education, and interactive sessions in an encouraging, collaborative and sharing environment.
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Rounds This Week in VSPN
Friday, November 21, 2014; 10:00 pm ET (USA) in the VSPN Rounds Room
Friday Coffeehouse Rounds: Kick back with Danielle and your fellow VSPN members for this open forum.
Sunday, November 23, 2014; 9:00 pm ET (USA) in the VIN-VSPN Joint Rounds Room
VIN-VSPN Joint Rounds: The Health Effects of Neutering with Benjamin L. Hart, DVM, PhD, Lynette A. Hart, BS, MA, PhD, Sherri Wilson, DVM, DACVIM, and Joni Freshman, DVM, DACVIM)
Note: This session will have an audio component
VIN/VSPN offices closed: No CE classes, Rounds, USA Thanksgiving Holiday
Tuesday, December 2, 2014; 9:00 pm ET (USA) in the VSPN Rounds Room
VSPN Notebook Rounds: Medical Calculations and Conversions: Elizabeth Warren will be on hand to take the mystery out of math.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014; 5:00 pm ET (USA) in the VSPN Rounds Room
How To Navigate VSPN: Mary Harris will be your guide!
Wednesday, December 3, 2014; 8:30 pm ET (USA) in the VSPN Rounds Room
How to Write a Case Report for your VTS Application: Join Brandy Sprunger-Helewa and Liz Hughston for hints and help!
Note: This session will have an audio component
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From Your Message Boards
From The VIN News Service
Veterinarians voicing opinions on accreditation are not 'elitists'
Message Board Discussion
Abstract of the Week
Evaluation of in vivo behavior of ameroid ring constrictors in dogs with congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunts using computed tomography.
No ameroid constrictor closed completely: shunt occlusion was always dependent on soft tissue within the ameroid ring. Residual flow through the shunt was present in 4 dogs (18%), although this caused persistent elevation of shunt fraction in only 1 dog (dog 8).
Websites of the Week
Featured VSPN NotebookŪ Item of the Week
Book Reviews of the Week
Fluid Therapy for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses VSPN Book Review by Lynda Paul, LVT, VTS (CP - Canine/Feline)
Handbook of Venoms and Toxins of Reptiles First Edition VSPN Book Review by Brandy Tabor, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Recent Handouts / Rounds Highlights
VSPN Rounds: Mentorship Programs-Share Ideas How To Get Started
VSPN Rounds: DEA Rules Update
2014 Hambletonian Conference Review
VIN/VSPN Rounds: Fat Dog Slim: How to Develop a Safe and Effective Weight Loss Plan for Canine Patients
VSPN NotebookŪ New Release
Office Visits and History Taking
VSPN Library Highlights
Shelter Medicine - Specialties in Design
Shelter Medicine - The No Kill Debate
Shelter Neuter/Spay Deaths
VIN/VSPN Continual Education
Look no further for the best, most comprehensive CE courses taught by world-class instructors. Whether you're a veterinarian, veterinary assistant, veterinary technician, office manager, or practice owner, we have the CE you need. See our CE Catalog page for VIN CE and VSPN CE Catalogs!
STAF141-0115: Wellness Programs
TECH123-0115: Canine and Feline Allergies
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VSPN This Week
Did you know that you can now logout of VSPN member's only areas? Whether someone else forgot to logout of their account or if you want to make sure you are logged out yourself, go to any member's only area (such as message boards, VSPN NotebookŪ) and click on the Logout link on the upper right side of the page. Many of our VSPN pages are not behind member's only security and will not have a logout link, but all member's only areas will have this feature to help you keep your account information secure.
The VIN-VSPN offices will be closed next Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday in the USA. The VSPN administrative staff will be checking email and applications over the holiday weekend but response time may be slightly delayed. We hope everyone has a safe holiday.
We have some really great Rounds sessions coming up on the schedule! Topics include medical math, VTS applications, How to Navigate VSPN and of course, our wonderful Friday Night Coffeehouse sessions which is an open forum to share how YOUR week has gone. We hope you enjoy attending these live sessions where our VSPN moderators will answer your questions!
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