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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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This Week’s Helpful Links

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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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This Week’s Helpful Links

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PNWVC Supplemental Material: Wildlife Rehabilitation and How Veterinarians Can Help – WA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife WSU: discovery could slow the spread of West Nile – Washington Ag Network FDA, CDC agree: Go ahead and pick up those pig ears! – AAHA NewStat Clearing up cannabis confusion for veterinary professionals –  DVM360 Employees' concerns about well-being differ among generations Gallup.com   Posted November 15, 2019...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Zoetis enters reference laboratory business – Today’s Veterinary Business AVMA on the economic state of the veterinary profession: It’s strong (but don’t get too cocky) – AAHA NewStat Important animal welfare bill approved by Congress – [email protected] The placebo effect shows up in pets too, but these treatments are fooling owners, not their animals – The Atlantic Domestic Violence shelters that accept pets – Safe Place for Pets   Posted November 8, 2019...

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WSVMA Award winners recognized at the 2019 Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference

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Over 1,200 conference-goers, exhibitors and guests converged on Tacoma for the 2019 Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference September 27 – September 29, 2019.  Forty-five speakers presented a wide range of scientific topics plus sessions on suicide prevention, practice finance, leadership, telemedicine, and wildlife. Ninety-six vendors and their representatives exhibited in the trade show and sponsored speakers and events.  A special thank you goes to our exhibitors and sponsors for their support of a successful conference. A round of applause goes to the...

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Thank you, veterinary technicians!

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This week we’ve been celebrating National Veterinary Technician Week. We hope you have, too. Veterinary technicians are committed to providing highly-quality and compassionate care. As an important team member, they’re critical to the daily function of veterinary practices and play vital roles in preserving animal health and welfare. If you haven’t already, take the time to celebrate these important team members and show them your appreciation.   Posted October 18, 2019...

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This Week’s Helpful Links  

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New wing of Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health to open in early 2021 WSU News Alert for West Nile Virus in Franklin County – Equine Disease Communication Center Prescribing oral opioids for dogs likely doesn’t help them, veterinary experts say – University of Illinois Veterinary Technicians Key to Underserved Rural Areas – Drovers Magazine Terrible pandemic is killing pigs around the world. Is the US next? – Washington Post New Federal Overtime Rules Go Into Effect January 1, 2020 – The National Law Review   Posted...

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Young mountain goats housed in wildlife park – Peninsula Daily News Photos, data illustrate bond between animals and homeless owners in traveling exhibit – KNKX.org Why women leave medicine – Association of American Medical Colleges There Are 2 Types of Leaders: Water and Rock. Here's Why Both Are Important – Inc. The growing debate over spaying and neutering dogs – Washington Post FDA Proposes Banning Over-the-counter Antibiotic Sales – Dairy Herd Management   Posted October 11, 2019...

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In memoriam

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Dr. Pat Gavin (WSU, ‘71) passed away on June 26, 2019 at the age of 72 after battling prostatic cancer. Following graduation, Dr. Gavin began veterinary practice in Ft. Collins, CO and then went back to school for his PhD in Radiation Biology from Colorado State University. In 1980, he became boarded by the American College of Veterinary Radiology in radiation and radiation oncology. Dr. Gavin was on faculty at WSU/CVM for 29 years, serving as Department Chair of Veterinary...

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