QPR suicide prevention training can help save a life

  |   Professional News, Uncategorized

Do you suspect a friend or family member may be thinking of killing themselves? The QPR Gatekeeper training course may help you save a life. QPR stands for “question, persuade, refer,” the three simple steps anyone can learn to prevent someone from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade,...

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Together We Can Eliminate Rabies

  |   Animal Health, Uncategorized

The most deadly zoonotic disease on our planet is one we rarely hear about people dying from in the United States.  Each year more than 59,000 people die from rabies worldwide and about half of those deaths are children under the age of 16.  The WSU Rabies Vaccination Program is working with veterinary clinics and global partners to reduce that number to zero by 2030. Rabies is easily preventable with regular dog vaccinations. But today, in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa and Asia where the death...

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King County offers discount medication program for humans and pets

  |   Practice Management, Uncategorized

King County residents and their pets are now eligible for a free discount pharmacy program. “Live Healthy” is a free prescription discount card through the National Association of Counties. King County residents can show the card at participating pharmacies to receive an average 24 percent discount off the retail price of prescription medicine when they either don’t have health insurance or insurance doesn’t cover the medication. The program also covers pet medications, but only ones that are specifically used to treat...

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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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