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WSDA asks beekeepers to look for and report Asian giant hornet - WSDA Owner of 49 dogs rescued from suspected Tacoma dogfighting ring won't get them back, judge rules - Q13 FOX Union efforts by veterinary support staff grind on - VIN News C. veterinary college urged to consider interim licenses for foreign-trained vets - Vancouver Sun Investigation continues into link between pet foods, heart problems - NBC   Posted January 17, 2020...

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Three dead rabbits kept at a property in Clallam County tested positive for the disease last week - WSDA C. veterinary college urged to consider interim licenses for foreign-trained vets - Vancouver Sun Investigation continues into link between pet foods, heart problems - ABC News Amazon and 6,000 dogs story – in new stories - Puget Sound Business Journal Puppy mill, unlicensed kennels rack up Snohomish County animal services bill - Everett Herald Union efforts by veterinary support staff...

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WA pet owners can avoid breed bans starting Jan. 1 if their dog passes a behavioral test – KING5 Washington State workers can now receive paid family and medical leave benefits – KNKX FDA describes legal limits of drug compounding – JAVMA Mexico drops health certificate requirement for tourists traveling with pets – AAHA NEWStat A new law is bringing big changes for retirement savers, especially parents – Washington Post This cat, which looks like Baby Yoda, looking for...

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Happy Holidays from the WSVMA Board of Directors and Staff!

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No matter how you celebrate the season, the WSVMA wishes you and your loved ones wonderful, joyous holidays. WSVMA Holiday hours: The WSVMA office will be closed between Christmas and New Year’s, Tuesday, December 24 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020. The WSVMA will re-open on Thursday, January 2. See you in the new year!   Posted December 20, 2019...

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Get to know the WSU/CVM’s interim dean

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In the last Advance Newsletter, Dean Bryan Slinker opened with the phrase “change is afoot.” He discussed his upcoming retirement and reflected on all the positive changes and accomplishments over the last 11 years under his outstanding leadership. Well, change is still afoot. Bryan’s plans changed on September 30 when President Schulz asked him to step in as WSU’s interim provost. For him to serve this critical role, Bryan needed someone to step up to lead our college. My plans changed...

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Paid Family Leave Benefits Begin January 1, 2020 – Washington Employment Security Dept. Flying with dogs and cats: Everything you need to know - The Washington Post FCC votes to set up 3-digit suicide hotline number like 911 - PBS NewsHour Funding training could help with B.C. veterinarian shortage, says society – Vancouver Sun Oregon regulators propose rules for veterinary telemedicine – VIN News Outbreak of Multidrug-resistant Campylobacter Infections Linked to Contact with Pet Store Puppies – CDC   Posted December...

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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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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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Two Horses Positive for Equine Influenza in Washington State - EquiManagement Researchers have finally put a price tag on the life of a dog  Washington Post UW: 10,000 dogs needed for study on aging KIRO 7 WSU: discovery could slow the spread of West Nile – Washington Ag Network Go Raw, LLC recall for salmonella risk - FDA WSU Spokane nurses and vets hold free clinic for people and their pets KREM Elephants at Tacoma zoo with tuberculosis won't...

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