Electric heating pads for warming patients? Don’t make this mistake

  |   Practice Management

A local TV news station recently reported a story about a Seattle area dog that died from severe burns while the dog was under anesthesia for dental procedures. The heating device used to prevent hypothermia was an electric heating pad and the dog was reported to have suffered burns on 90% of her body. Perioperative Hypothermia is a real concern and steps should be taken to prevent even mild hypothermia. But what methods are considered the appropriate standard of care? Conventional wired...

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Phenobarbital 15 mg Tablets, USP by C.O. Truxton: Recall – Labeling Error on Declared Strength

  |   Recall

C.O. Truxton, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a lot of Phenobarbital Tablets, USP, 15 mg to the consumer level. The manufacturer received a confirmed complaint that a bottle labeled as 15 mg had 30 mg phenobarbital tablets instead. The product is packaged in 1000 count bottles, NDC 0463-6160-10, UPC 7 0463616010 6, lot number 70952A, expiration date 11/17. Consumers/distributors/retailers that have recalled product should stop using the product and return their product to their place of purchase. For more information, see the...

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2017 Auction to benefit the WSVMA Past Presidents’ Student Scholarship Fund

  |   WSVMA News

You’re invited to attend and donate to the WSVMA Silent Auction on Friday, September 29 in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference in Tacoma. The goal of the evening is to raise money for the WSVMA Past Presidents’ Student Scholarship Fund. Each year, the Fund awards one or more scholarships to deserving veterinary students. Our goal is to raise over $10,000. Use your imagination to create a truly unique donation such as travel experiences, football tickets, fine wine, fine...

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White Coat donations needed for Class of 2020

  |   WSVMA News

This year’s White Coat ceremony for the incoming Class of 2020 will take place in August at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Each first-year veterinary student will be introduced and presented with a white lab coat with their name and the WSVMA logo embroidered on the coat. We need your help to make this year’s White Coat Ceremony a success. You can sponsor a specific student or make a general donation. You also have the option of sponsoring a...

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Change.org petition seeks ban on feline declawing

  |   Legislative

A petition began circulating this week on the website, change.org, encouraging Washington State officials to ban the practice of feline declaw surgery. Over 3,000 signatures have been collected so far. The petition’s author outlines reasons for banning the procedure and directs delivery of the message to Gov. Jay Inslee, Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib, Secretary of State Kim Wyman along with eight state senators. Feline declawing is currently banned in several European countries, Australia and New Zealand. Legislation outlawing the procedure passed...

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