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Genetic discovery could lead to better treatments for common tumor in dogs

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Newly discovered genetic commonalities and differences among the most prevalent types of canine soft tissue sarcomas, a common and potentially deadly tumor, could pave the way for more accurate diagnosis and better treatments in the future. Using next-generation sequencing techniques and computation approaches, a team of researchers and veterinarians at Washington State University examined the genetic makeup of the three most common subtypes of the tumor and identified several therapeutic targets that might form the basis of new treatments. They detailed...

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WSU SAVMA Rabies Run – Can you make it out alive?

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The SAVMA Rabies Run is an annual 5K fun run put on by SAVMA to raise money for the Rabies Free Africa campaign. The campaign aims to eradicate rabies in Africa by 2030 by sending canine rabies vaccines. The campaign has already reached 2.5 million vaccines! The event is being held on Oct. 22 at 10 am outside Bustad Hall. The Rabies Run is more than just a 5K! Runners will have to pass through a one-mile zombie loop where zombies will...

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WSVMA Power of Ten Leadership Academy application deadline extended to Sept. 30 – a few slots still open

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Applications are still being accepted to WSVMA’s Power of Ten Leadership Academy. Power of Ten is a WSVMA initiative designed to help recent graduates develop foundational skills in leadership, communication, and business. Ten participants will be selected from the applicant pool to participate in the Power of Ten leadership academy for the coming year. Participants will join a network of peers in a series of learning experiences that commence in November 2022 and culminate in October 2023. Geared toward graduates from...

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WSVMA Power of Ten Leadership Academy application deadline extended to Sept. 15

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Applications are still being accepted to WSVMA’s Power of Ten Leadership Academy. Power of Ten is a WSVMA initiative designed to help recent graduates develop foundational skills in leadership, communication, and business. Ten participants will be selected from the applicant pool to participate in the Power of Ten leadership academy for the coming year. Participants will join a network of peers in a series of learning experiences that commence in November 2022 and culminate in October 2023. Geared toward graduates from...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference – Don’t miss out!

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Online registration is open for this year’s Pacific NW Conference from Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2022 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. Register today to learn from stellar scientific speakers, business experts, and special guests presenting various cutting-edge topics. Veterinary technicians will hold their Annual Conference concurrently. Access conference information on the WSVMA website. The weekend promises to be fun and educational. We look forward to seeing you at the premier Pacific Northwest CE weekend for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and the entire...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Trauma in the Veterinary World: A Challenge and an Opportunity for Growth and Positive Change

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Join us Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, at 12 pm for our webinar – Trauma in the Veterinary World: A Challenge and an Opportunity for Growth and Positive Change with Dr. Sonja Olson and sponsored by Heartstorming Wellness. Veterinary medicine is a deeply meaningful profession that allows caregivers the opportunity to support animal health, mitigate animal suffering, and support animal guardians in responsible stewardship and care. The field is also one that is highly emotional and rife with both vicarious trauma...

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WSU College of Veterinary Medicine awarded NIH grant to combat zoonotic disease

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Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has been awarded a National Institutes of Health T32 grant that will provide $2.1 million over five years to continue support of an infectious disease and microbial immunology post-doctoral training program. The college’s training program, established in 1989 and one of the longest-supported NIH training programs in the country, is designed to prepare its fellows to address critical knowledge gaps in zoonotic infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance emergence. According to the Centers for Disease...

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Volunteers needed: Animal wellness clinic for people facing homelessness with pets

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Do you want to make a difference in the lives of your low-income neighbors with pets? Then we have a great volunteer opportunity for you! To raise awareness of World Rabies Day in September – and the importance of vaccinating pets against infectious diseases – several animal welfare partners across King County are organizing a multi-site vaccination clinic for people who are unsheltered or low-income with pets. Volunteers for all roles are needed – especially veterinarians and veterinary technicians! The clinic will be...

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In memoriam

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In memoriam Dr. John Cannon (WSU, 1975), died on August 17, 2022, after a brief illness. He was 76. After graduating from vet school and obtaining his Master’s in microbiology, he established Argonne Village Veterinary Clinic along with his wife, Dr. Sharon Cannon. They practiced there for 35 years. Dr. Cannon enjoyed serving in organized veterinary medicine. He was involved in the Inland Empire VMA and served as their representative on the WSVMA Board of Directors. Dr. Cannon served as a...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference News – Don’t miss early-bird pricing!

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference News – Don’t miss early-bird pricing! Have you signed up for the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference yet? If not, do so soon! Early-bird registration rates end on Sept. 5. Don’t miss our 140+ CE sessions with dozens of high-caliber speakers, a full exhibit hall, and a Friday night event to reconnect with your colleagues after a long pandemic. Recent grads receive a major discount! Are you within five years of graduation? Recent grads and retired veterinarians receive a 33%...

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