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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Forward Booking Coaching Sessions with the Expert, Dr. Karen Felsted!

  |   Practice Management, Uncategorized

Learn how to implement forward booking and chat with an expert about how to get traction in your practice!  Here’s your chance to interact with Dr. Felsted in a series of coaching sessions where you can ask the expert tips and techniques to help your team implement forward booking. Remember: Forward booking means healthier pets and healthier practices! Register for one or more coaching sessions that continue February 14, 21 and 28 at vmaexecs.org. Access to a pre-recorded webinar is...

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Be careful when issuing International Health Certificates

  |   Federal Regulatory, Uncategorized

Finding current requirements for correctly issuing International Health Certificates for movement of pets to foreign destinations is an essential task for USDA accredited veterinarians. Because these requirements are determined by the country to which the animals are destined, and not by USDA APHIS Veterinary Services, they can change, and may do so on a frequent basis due to disease outbreaks, or political or economic factors. For that reason, specific requirements based on the country of destination, type of animal, and...

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