Rabies rule under consideration – please review and submit comments by Feb. 24

  |   State Regulatory, Uncategorized

The State Board of Health recently filed a Preproposal Statement of Inquiry (CR-101) to amend WAC 246-100-197, Rabies - Measures to prevent human disease. This rule making will consider incorporating the most current science related to rabies post-exposure prophylactic practice and quarantine periods for animals exposed to rabies. These changes are detailed in the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control (compendium) (PDF). The rule making will also update the compendium adoption by...

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Register today for WSVMA’s JumpStart Bootcamp and improve your client service

  |   Continuing Education, Uncategorized

Attention practice owners and staff! On Saturday, May 20, 2017, the WSVMA is offering a valuable educational program for all members of the practice team. Presented by Terra Shastri, this one day Boot Camp workshop, will lead staff through step-by-step processes to learn how to: Turn phone shoppers into clients Overcome client objections creating better pet health Gain clients for life by effectively handling client complaints Gain client compliance by speaking to clients in a language they care about Successfully...

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WSU/CVM Class of 2017 creating endowed scholarship to honor fallen classmate

  |   Uncategorized, Veterinary Medical Education

Members of the Class of 2017 at WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine (WSU/CVM) have established an endowed scholarship for their classmate, Jessica Brooks, who died in a car accident in December, just four months shy of graduation. Jessica was beloved for her quiet confidence and the compassion she showed to others. Her loss has been especially hard for the class as she was a respected colleague and friend to everyone. The Jessica Brooks Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to third or...

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Avian Influenza A H7N2 in NYC cats

  |   Animal Health, Uncategorized

On November 14, 2016, 45 cats in an Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) shelter in Manhattan tested positive for avian influenza. Most experienced mild illness and are expected to recover. One cat died, but was elderly and had underlying health issues. To date, over 100 cats have tested positive for H7N2 in Animal Care Centers of New York City. Currently there has been no documentation that any of the associated NYC cats have traveled to be re-homed in Washington...

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Advancing patient care through team commitment to forward booking

  |   Practice Management, Uncategorized

The Roaring Fork Valley provides some of the best fly fishing in Colorado, and the town of Carbondale – with its 6,500 residents located in the mountains 170 miles west of Denver – lies at its center. Resting in the magnificent shadow of 12,953-foot Mt. Sopris, Carbondale offers plenty of activity and enjoyment for tourists and residents alike. Carbondale also provides the home to Alpine Animal Hospital, a thriving, AAHA-accredited mixed animal practice with five veterinarians and 12 staff members. Mary...

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