Senior WSU vet student dies in crash

  |   Uncategorized, Veterinary Medical Education

Washington State University senior veterinary student Jessica Brooks was traveling home to Sequim from Pullman when she was killed in an auto accident on the morning of December 27. She was driving west on Highway 26 outside of Colfax when her car slid and struck an eastbound semi-truck due to ice and slush on the road. She died at the scene. Jessica was wearing her seatbelt and no alcohol or drugs were found in her system. Jessica grew up in Sequim...

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Veterinary Feed Directive Module – Now Available

  |   Federal Regulatory, Uncategorized

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) is announcing the availability of a new training, Module 29 Veterinary Feed Directive. NVAP worked with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine and Iowa State’s Center for Food Security and Public Health to create this training. Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to: Describe the need for antibiotic stewardship in regard to antibiotic resistance; Understand the FDA's regulatory oversight of animal drugs; Describe...

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A Disney Experience at your Hospital

  |   Practice Management, Uncategorized

Dennis Snow, a former Walt Disney and Disney Institute executive shares the importance of leading a culture of service excellence, whether you work at an amusement park or a veterinary clinic.    Walt Disney World is world-renowned for the exceptional service that they offer to their visitors. Disney recognized that they had competition from other amusement parks , so there would have to be something that would set their park apart from the rest – the overall visitor experience. Mr. Snow...

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WSVMA Member appointed to AVMA CPAC

  |   Uncategorized, WSVMA News

Dr. Nora Hickey, Olympia, has been appointed to AVMA’s Clinical Practitioners Advisory Committee (CPAC) as the primary representative for Aquaculture and Seafood Medicine. She will serve a three-year term. Dr. Hickey is a 2016 University of Wisconsin graduate and works at the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission....

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