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Category: Laws & Rules

WSVMA President Eddie Haigh interviewed by King 5 on WSVMA’s push for more in-state veterinary students!

As the legislature moves towards confirming its budget for the next year, WSVMA President Dr. Eddie Haigh was interviewed about the importance of more...

February 15, 2024

In Person VCPR at Risk in WA State – We Need Your Help!

The Vet Client Patient Relationship (VCPR) is a cornerstone of modern veterinary practice. In Washington and in most States the establishment of a VCPR...

February 15, 2024

Take Action Today! Ask your legislator to approve funding for more in-state veterinary students!

A severe workforce shortage in our state is restricting the delivery of veterinary medical services. Not enough veterinarians are being trained to care for...

February 9, 2024

For the health of animals and people, expand WSU veterinary school 

The following is a reprint of an Op Ed from WSVMA Board Members Dr. Eddie Haigh and Dr. Irene Yen which was published in The...

February 2, 2024

Take Action Today! Ask your legislator to approve funding for more in-state veterinary students!

Take a moment to read the background below or download the Fact Sheet. Then, please, take the time to find your local lawmaker and help...

February 2, 2024

Tell Congress to support the Rural Veterinary Workforce Act

Please urge your representative to pass the Rural Veterinary Workforce Act (H.R. 4355). Formerly known as the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) Enhancement...

August 11, 2023

AVMA-backed xylazine language advances in House

The AVMA is reporting that the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed the SUPPORT Act – a legislative package aimed to address the growing...

New version of I-9 form takes effect August 1

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today a new Form I-9, which has been streamlined and shortened, that employers should use beginning Aug. 1,...

July 21, 2023

Bang Bangs, It’s Dead!  

Dr. Amber Itle Washington State Veterinarian USDA declares the “win” against brucellosis, 69 years after the initiation of the U.S. Brucellosis Eradication Program. All...

July 21, 2023

Call to Action – Tell VBOG you OPPOSE the vet tech apprenticeship

Background In May 2022, the Veterinary Board of Governors (VBOG) voted to endorse a proposed apprenticeship program as a pathway to become Licensed Veterinary...

April 14, 2023