Become a Candidate for the WSVMA Board of Directors
Nominations Close May 15th
Join the Board of Directors

Category: Animal Health

WSDA – WA Canine Respiratory Disease Update

WSDA – WA Canine Respiratory Disease Update With recent reports of an unidentified canine illness increasing across the nation, the Washington State Veterinarian is...

December 1, 2023

Notes for Veterinary Community on Canine Respiratory Disease

WSVMA is closely monitoring reports on Canine Respiratory Disease and as information clarifies we will send out updates. The State Veterinarian and the Washington...

November 29, 2023

New case of HPAI in King County

The Washington State Dept. of Agriculture issued an advisory this week that highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is resurging as migratory birds head south,...

October 20, 2023

West Nile virus confirmed in two horses in Grant, Benton counties

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) confirmed the presence of West Nile virus in two horses from Grant and Benton counties. The horses,...

September 28, 2023

Anti-vax trends may be affecting pet health

According to a new study, more than half of U.S. dog owners have expressed concerns about vaccinating their dogs. The survey of 2,200 dog...

September 8, 2023

State Veterinarian confirms Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease in Island County

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) state veterinarian’s office has confirmed the presence of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus type 2 (RHDV2), in rabbits in...

Genetic test can detect deadly bleeding disorder in dogs

A new genetic test can identify dogs at risk of a potentially deadly disorder resulting in excessive bleeding and bruising in the hours and...

March 10, 2023

Contribute clinic data for 2022 Heartworm incidence map

The American Heartworm Society (AHS) is urging veterinarians to participate in the 2022 AHS Heartworm Incidence Survey. The AHS maps, dating back to 2001,...

February 3, 2023

Bird flu infects first commercial flock in Washington

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) struck a large commercial flock last week in Washington state. The highly contagious virus spreads rapidly in poultry environments,...

December 16, 2022

Several equine disease cases have been reported in the state

The following reports have been received by the Wash. State Dept. of Agriculture: Equine influenza –Grays Harbor Counties, Kitsap and Thurston Counties – 6...

November 11, 2022