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Virtual Posting Guidelines

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While it is not our intention to ever ban individuals from our pages, if we believe content violates this policy or our terms of use, we reserve the right to remove that content and may warn or block the offending user. The following activities or types of posts may be removed, and the offending user may be given a warning or may be banned, depending on the severity of the offense: We do not permit abusive language; we will not post,...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Helping horses cope with and recover from poor air quality – The Horse Horse communities in Washington, Oregon come together to rescue animals from wildfires – KNKX USAID Feed the Future awards WSU $6 million for Animal Health Innovation Lab – WSU News 75 Million Pets May Not Have Access to Veterinary Care by 2030 – PRNewswire Bird handling during the COVID-19 pandemic – canada.ca Why might veterinarians be so busy, and what does this mean for the industry?...

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WSU quarantines horse herd for influenza – The Horse Additional Guidance Released on Social Security Tax Deferral, but Questions Remain – Katz Sapper & Miller The unexpected effect of PPP loans on practice financials has gone viral – Simmons Mobile pet food bank helps people and animals throughout King County – KNKX This may be a record adoption year: Pet parents flock to Spokane shelters during pandemic – KREM.com Orca Tahlequah is a mom – Today.com Updated feline vaccination...

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Educating Today’s Veterinarians to Better Understand the Business of Veterinary Practice and Add Value to Their Employer’s Practice

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The Veterinary College at Washington State University has for years, provided its students with a first-rate veterinary medical education. As the average national cost of a veterinary education has increased through the years, it has become equally important that veterinary programs attend to the financial education of their students. To meet that obligation, Washington State University undertook the development of an elective practice management rotation for its fourth-year veterinary students that would immerse students into the operational heart and soul...

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Three Washington Horses Confirmed with Equine Influenza – The Horse Fungus that causes bat-killing disease confirmed in Chelan and Snohomish counties – WA Dept of Fish & Wildlife Washington state veterinary practice ratifies union contract – VIN News Wolverines have returned to Mount Rainier National Park – The Seattle Times Stressful times cause stressed-out clients: How to handle shocking client behavior in your veterinary practice – VetSuccess Sunshine Mills, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Nature’s Menu® Super Premium Dog...

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WSU White Coat Ceremony goes virtual – WSU Insider West Nile Virus Found in Yakima and Benton County Mosquitoes – WA Dept. of Health Unionized veterinary hospital in Vancouver, WA makes history – Today’s Veterinary Business One positive side effect of the coronavirus pandemic? A surge — and now a shortage — of adoptable pets –  The Seattle Times AVMA economist advises caution during economic uncertainty – JAVMA Can dogs detect the coronavirus? Nine pooches are showing promise as...

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Chinese officials say chicken wings imported for Brazil tested positive for COVID-19 – CNN Foodborne COVID-19 Fear – Worms & Germs Blog Dogs are biting more children during the pandemic, doctors say. Here’s why – Kansas City Star One welfare: The human mental wellness link to animal welfare – Real Agriculture Big Dogs Face More Joint Problems if Neutered Early – UC Davis Getting Past the Fear of Talking about Race: Feel the Fear & Doing it Anyway with...

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Veterinary Clinic Access and COVID-19 Risks – Worms & Germs Blog Toolkit: One Health Approach to Address Companion Animals with SARS-CoV-2 – CDC Recommendations for Disaster Sheltering of Household Pets, Service Animals, and Support Animals during the COVID-19 Pandemic – CDC Scent dog identification of samples from COVID-19 patients – a pilot study – BMC Financially struggling zoos could be latest pandemic victims – KOMO News Childcare amid COVID: What’s a hospital to do? – AAHA NewStat Recall of...

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A Profession in Crisis: Discrimination in Veterinary Medicine – Multicultural Veterinary Medical Association (You Tube) American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Face Mask Policies – ADA What to do if client says they can’t wear a mask? – Ask a Manager Mandated accommodations for High-Risk Workers extended by proclamation – Governor.wa.gov Paycheck Protection Program accepting new applications through Aug. 8 – SBA COVID-19 loans are supporting veterinary teams and patients – [email protected] Blog Researchers trained dogs to sniff out...

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