WSVMA launches online CE course offerings from experts and universities

  |   Uncategorized, WSVMA News

WSVMA has launched an exciting new member benefit program. Members now have access to online accredited continuing education courses that satisfy Washington CE requirements. Choose from over 400 free and low-cost modules from leading providers such as Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, UCD School of Veterinary Medicine and University of Bristol - Langford Veterinary Services and many more. Once you set up your profile, you can access CE...

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FDA Warns of Illnesses and Deaths in Pets Exposed to Prescription topical (human) cancer treatment: Fluorouracil

  |   Animal Health, Uncategorized

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting pet owners, veterinarians, health care providers and pharmacists that pets are at risk of illness and death when exposed to the topical cancer medication Fluorouracil Cream USP 5% (5-FU.) intended for use in people. Fluorouracil may also be marketed under the brand names Carac, Effudex and Fluoroplex. People using this medication should use care when applying and storing the medication if they are also in a household with pets, as even...

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Member News

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Two faculty members from WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine recently received awards. Rance Sellon, DVM, PhD received the 2016 Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teaching Award. The award is given to educators in recognition of their character and leadership qualities as well as outstanding teaching abilities. Dr. William M. Sischo, DVM, PhD received the 2016 Zoetis Award for Excellence in Veterinary Research Excellence, which recognizes researchers whose innovative studies have advanced the scientific standing of vet medicine. In other news, Dr. Janet...

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Ban on powdered gloves takes effect January 18

  |   Federal Regulatory, Uncategorized

Under a rule issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), powdered gloves will no longer be available for use in veterinary medicine beginning January 18. According to FDA officials, the ban includes powdered patient examination gloves, powdered surgeon’s gloves, and also the absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeon’s glove. The FDA made good on their promise by finalizing the ban on powdered gloves used in surgery and medicine because of the dangers they pose to human health. Many health...

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Forward Booking – An Alliance That Benefits You

  |   Practice Management, Uncategorized

As you know, the WSVMA is a proud Associate Member of Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP) and we are very pleased to announce a collaborative program between PHP, Veterinary Medical Association Executives (VMAE) and our association. We believe this initiative will have a significant impact on the health of your patients and your practice. This collaborative program focuses on the importance of forward booking, which simply means scheduling all patients’ next appointments before they leave your practice, regardless of the reason...

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