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Detectives search for serial cat-killer in Thurston County – KIRO 7 Wildtype EHV-1 detected in one Snohomish County horse, quarantine order issued – WSDA Researchers won't take dead orca calf away from mother as she carries it into a 17th day – The Seattle Times AI comes to vet med to read X-rays – Veterinary Practice News Yakima Humane Society ends city contract over pit bull ban – Yakima Herald Agriculture Secretary Perdue Visits Washington State University - AAVMC   Posted August 10, 2018...

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Pfizer suspends sales of injectable opioids for veterinary use - VIN Pathogens found in starving orca’s fecal samples – Q13 Fox Pet Insurance Comparison Chart – DVM360 FDA Advises Vets of Percorten™-V Shortage and Alternative Drug Option for Treatment of Canine Addison’s Disease - FDA FDA’s new efforts to advance antimicrobial stewardship in veterinary settings - FDA   Posted August 3, 2018...

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In a homeless encampment, pets provide more than comfort – Crosscut.com FDA Warns of Possible Link Between Grain-Free Dog Foods and Heart Disease –American Veterinarian Ticks more prevalent in Washington this year, state says – KING5.com Bacteria carried by unneutered dogs could put pregnant women at risk - HealthDay News If You Spray Your Clothes With Permethrin, Be Careful Around The Cat - NPR Raccoon attack prompts rabies scare, but the disease is rare in Washington – KING5.com   Posted July 20, 2018...

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WSVMA accepting applications for next year’s class of Power of Ten leaders

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Attention 2011-2018 graduates! Join the WSVMA for our exciting leadership program! 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, 2018 and culminate in September, 2019. Power of Ten is...

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Rewrite Your Story & Enhance Your Wellbeing – Veterinary Team Brief Local customers rate veterinarians for quality and price - KOMO News How to respond when bad reviews crop up online – Associated Press Compassion essential when a pet must be euthanized – Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Rabid bat found at Hollywood Hills Equestrian Park in Woodinville – King County Public Health More dogs being poisoned by marijuana, vets say – NBC   Posted July 13, 2018...

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100 Healthy Tips to Support a Culture of Wellbeing – AVMA Pacific Northwest sees rising number of whale strandings – Seattle Times UPDATE: Horse accidentally severed own tongue; no vandal attack - KOMO News Red panda twins born at Woodland Park Zoo    KOMO-TV 8 rabid bats captured in Washington this year – KEPR News Tick Discovery Highlights How Few Answers We Have about These Pests in the U.S. – Scientific American   Posted July 6, 2018...

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Shortage Of Rural Veterinarians Puts Farmers, Food Supply At Risk – Illinois Newsroom Idaho Boy Diagnosed With Bubonic Plague, What To Know About The Disease – Tech Times Vet warns about fatal parasite, urges precaution for dog owners – JDNews.com Why reducing antibiotics in farm animals isn’t as easy as it seems – The Conversation Unions in the Veterinary Industry: Pros, Cons and What to Consider – Veterinary Business Advisors Toxic plant in hay kills 9 horses in Utah – The Salt Lake Tribune   Posted June 22,...

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Another EHV Case Confirmed in King County, Washington – The Horse In Washington state, it takes $26.87 an hour to afford a two-bedroom apartment  - Seattle Times Neutering Causes Behavior Problems in Male Dogs – Psychology Today WSU selects National Park Service chief veterinarian to lead hoof rot research – TDN News Report: Hospital consolidation continues to reshape pet care landscape - AAHA Wildfires: Preparation and Evacuation Tips for Horse Owners – The Horse   Posted June 15, 2018...

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Massive canine clinical trial set for cancer vaccine – Scientific American Pet Cancer Prevention Tips – Morris Animal Foundation Practical tips for talking about money with clients – Veterinary Team Brief UPDATE: USDA Confirms Additional Case of Virulent Newcastle Disease in Backyard Birds in California – USDA APHIS Predicting Future Zoonotic Disease Outbreaks – The Scientist New Rapid Rabies Test Could Revolutionize Testing and Treatment – CDC...

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ICYMI: Local effort to secure vaccine for Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease

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Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) has been approached by local pet rabbit caretakers about the recent recognition of a deadly virus that infects both domestic and feral European rabbits that has been detected in British Columbia. There is a rising interest in protecting owned rabbits in Washington State through use of existing European vaccines for this virus. As a service to the community, RASKC staff have undertaken the exploration of such importation with USDA APHIS and the Washington...

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