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Category: Professional News

Promising treatment for canine eating disorder

Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine announced this week that Sildenafil, the generic version of the drug known as Viagra, could be the...

February 25, 2022

AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference 2022 Report

The AVMA House of Delegates (HOD) and Veterinary Leadership Conference (VLC) were held in a hybrid manner January 6-9, 2022. Attendees were able to...

January 28, 2022

Veterinary Shortage Areas Designated in Washington state

Are you having trouble finding a veterinarian to work on your livestock?  Is your veterinarian getting older and unable to find another veterinarian to...

January 14, 2022

Medically important antibiotics to move from OTC to Rx

By June 2023, all medically important antibiotics will require veterinary oversight to be used in animals, even if the animals are not intended for...

January 14, 2022

VMLRP: Shortage Area Nominations Due Now!

If you believe you are in a veterinary shortage area situation, contact the State Veterinarian to establish a nomination as soon as possible. Completed applications...

October 15, 2021

Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program and Veterinary Services Grant Program

Washington has had very few applications for either the VMLRP or the VSGP in the last decade.  If you are having trouble recruiting or...

September 10, 2021

WSVMA extends member benefit for coaching, career counseling and support

The WSVMA is extending the personal- and professional support member benefit originally established last year to support WSVMA members in navigating COVID-19-related stressors. Dr....

September 3, 2021

WA pharmacists advised on filling prescriptions for ivermectin

The Washington Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission (PQAC) sent out a communication to pharmacists this week with a reminder that the U.S. Food and Drug...

August 27, 2021

State veterinarian retires, assistant state vet takes interim reins

For the past five years, Dr. Brian Joseph has served as the Washington State Veterinarian, an office within the Washington State Department of Agriculture...

August 27, 2021

AVMA Summer House of Delegates – Washington Report

Greetings from the summer meeting of the AVMA House of Delegates (HOD).  The meeting was held in a hybrid format the last weekend of...

August 20, 2021