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State by state legislative activities

  |   Legislative

The State Legislative Update for November 2019 includes select summaries tracked by the AVMA Division of State Advocacy between mid-October and mid-November. For more information on bills and regulations, please see our full listing or contact AVMA. Oregon proposes veterinary telemedicine (VTM) regulations Oregon proposes two regulations that define an exception to a veterinary-client-patient relationship (VCPR) for the provision of veterinary telemedicine (VTM) and establish minimum standards for the practice of veterinary telemedicine. One of the proposed VTM regulations specifies that VTM...

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WSVMA’s DVM Masterclass monthly e-learning 2020 schedule and on-demand library

  |   Continuing Education

Our second annual DVM Masterclass webinar series launches next month. Twelve more monthly webinars will be presented free to members and subsequently added to our growing on-demand library. Don’t miss out on medical, practice management and professional development education you can use to fulfill your annual CE hours. All webinars will start at 12pm and run for one hour. Attending webinars live, in real time, satisfies your regular CE requirements. In order to qualify for CE credit of preprogrammed materials, recorded...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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22 horses seized as King Co. investigates nonprofit for animal cruelty –  KOMO Is Spokane’s road deicer harmful to animals? – KREM Orca study shows grandmas matter – National Geographic He, She, They: Workplaces Adjust As Gender Identity Norms Change – NPR Seattle Aquarium plans to build new pavilion with sharks, sting rays – Seattle Times Monroe animal sanctuary faces water shortage – king5.com   Posted December 13, 2019...

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WSVMA meme contest winners announced!

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This year, in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference, we launched our first ever WSVMA Meme Contest! In an effort to bring together the profession and provide a bit of laughter, we sent out the call to conference attendees to give us their best shot at creating something funny. We received over 40 memes, and then we narrowed down to the top ten. Then you voted on which ones made you laugh the most! Results are in and we...

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Start signing up for HEAL-WA online medical resource database

  |   Continuing Education

Legislation to add veterinarians and veterinary technicians to the health professions served by HEAL-WA passed the Washington State House and Senate and became law on July 28, 2019. HEAL-WA is an online portal to evidence-based resources. It is run by the University of Washington Health Sciences Library through a contract with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and funded by a $16.00 surcharge on the license fees from participating professions. They are now ready to start registering veterinarians and...

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Upcoming CE Series: Defining and Developing Your Dream Team

  |   Continuing Education

The Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) and Veterinary Medical Association Executives (VMAE) are pleased to announce the launch of a new three-part webinar series. The first presentation, It’s All About the Job, dives into the different aspects of individual jobs within the veterinary practice, focusing on five areas – job analysis, description, reviews, enlargement, and enrichment. Webinar #2 - Courageous Conversations - April 22, 2020 Webinar #3 - Put Me in Coach! Developing Your Leadership Team – June 10, 2020 The webinars are available free of charge...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Pathway to Ownership – Financing Your Future

  |   Continuing Education

Join us Tuesday, December 10 at 12pm for our webinar Pathway to Ownership – Financing Your Future. Joseph Coury will be our guest speaker. Joseph will present what ownership can mean in terms of financial independence and how ownership will help with retiring student debt. He will review the best financial and professional practices to position yourself for veterinary lending as well as talk about what to do and what not to do as you ready yourself for practice ownership....

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Does hot job market mean there's a veterinarian shortage? – Vin News Service Equine Influenza on Snohomish and Spokane Counties – EDCC Orphaned elk is first participant in hoof disease study – The Spokesman-Review Worth the payoff? Chart for cost of education vs. student debt – Wall Street Journal Employees' concerns about well-being differ among generations – gallup.com Here’s a better way to convert dog years to human years, scientists say – Science Magazine   Posted December 6, 2019...

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FDA releases new draft guidance on compounded animal drugs

  |   Federal Regulatory

The FDA is requesting public comment on new draft guidance for industry (GFI) #256, “Compounding Animal Drugs from Bulk Drug Substances.” The new guidance, if finalized, would guide veterinarians on situations where FDA does not intend to take action for certain violations when pharmacists and veterinarians compound animal drugs from bulk substances. In 2015, FDA published draft guidance on the issue of compounding animal drugs, but after receiving comments from veterinary groups and other stakeholders, they withdrew the draft guidance to...

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Alerts from the State Veterinarian’s Office

  |   Animal Health

Equine Influenza confirmed in Spokane County A seven-year-old Thoroughbred gelding and a five-year-old Warmblood mare tested positive for equine influenza (H3N8) at a premises in Spokane County, Washington, on November 15. Several other horses that attended a local show were also showing clinical signs including coughing, fever and nasal discharge. Neither of the horses were up to date on vaccines. The reporting veterinarian is overseeing a voluntary quarantine of the farm. Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease confirmed in Grant County A two-year-old crossbred heifer...

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