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FDA Provides Update on Investigation into Potential Connection Between Certain Diets and Cases of Canine Heart Disease - FDA VMLRP Lists 2019 Shortage Situations, including Washington - Bovine Veterinarian Contagious virus halts cat adoptions in Pierce County  KING5.com Untangling the toxoplasmosis evidence – Science Magazine 'Tinder for cows' matches livestock in the mood for love – Reuters Library exhibit highlights WSU Veterinary History Collection – WSU News   Published February 22, 2019...

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Vitamin D Toxicity in Dogs – FDA Winter storm kills 1,600 dairy cows in Lower Yakima Valley; farmers scrambling to save others – Spokesman-Review Dog DNA testing takes off, and generates debate – ABC News Lack of data, regulation on veterinary CBD products puts pets at risk – NBC News Some breeders push back against standards that call for docking, cropping – Washington Post Why You Shouldn’t Use Public Wi-Fi – Your Nerdy Best Friend   Posted February 15, 2019...

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WA State Vet: On a mission to make a difference – WSDA Ag Briefs Bill would require adoption option for research dogs and cats – Spokesman-Review Proposal: Let Washington dog owners appeal ‘dangerous’ breed bans – Issaquah Reporter Osteoarthritis: When Age is Not the Culprit – Banfield Emerging Topics Report Are there enough dogs for all the people who want one? – Washington Post How to keep your pets safe from marijuana poisoning – The Conversation   Posted February 8, 2019...

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FDA Cautions Pet Owners Not to Feed One Lot of Hare Today Gone Tomorrow Due to Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes - FDA Spokane veterinarian stresses importance of brushing your pet's teeth - KREM.com Suicides among veterinarians has become a growing problem - Washington Post Rare Strain of Bovine Tuberculosis Found in North Dakota Beef Herd – Bovine Veterinarian The Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act Is Signed Into Law – Today’s Veterinary Nurse   Posted January 25, 2019...

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Veterinarians work to save injured, poisoned eagle - Columbia Basin Herald WSU/CVM faculty pioneering pituitary surgery – American Veterinarian Nonprofit brings veterinary care to pets at Bellingham homeless shelter  Q13 FOX New study suggests painkillers prescribed to pets could be contributing to the opioid problem – JAMA Network Tribe calls for NOAA to help rescue two ailing orcas, but scientists sent home during government shutdown – Seattle Times Update on bovine tuberculosis investigation in British Columbia - CFIA   Posted January 18, 2019...

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Your two paths to telehealth – DVM360 Why forward-booking is the best strategy for veterinary practices. – Today’s Veterinary Business Two more Puget Sound orcas predicted to die by summer – Tacoma News Tribune Meet Rodney: Sight unseen, a cow’s best friend. – Modern Farmer Elusive carnivores once considered extinct in Washington state released in North Cascades – Q13 Fox Animal attacks cost us more than $1 billion a year, and they're becoming more common - CNN   Posted January 11, 2019...

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FDA on signing the farm bill and regulating cannabis and cannabis-related compounds - FDA CDC study validates concerns about veterinary suicides  VIN News Service Contagious poultry disease in California jumps from backyards to a commercial flock – WSDA Ag Briefs Underserved pet owners at risk of not receiving veterinary care  VeterinaryPracticeNews.com 2018: A year of buyouts, unions, cannabis, data mining and more – VIN News Service Meet Phoebe: Snoqualmie fire station first on West Coast to pilot service dog program – Living Snoqualmie   Posted January 4,...

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After caring for the critters at Woodland Park Zoo for more than 40 years, animal-rehab pioneer plans her retirement - Seattle Times Autochthonous Transmission of Coccidioides in Animals, Washington, USA – Emerging Infectious Diseases World's first insect vaccine could help bees fight off deadly disease – Oregon Public Broadcasting Asian tick that clones itself could spread to Pacific Northwest, study says  Q13 FOX Amazon Enters Animal Healthcare Space With VCA Partnership – Yahoo Finance 6 New Tax Provisions Veterinary Hospitals Should Know – Katz Sapper & Miller   Posted...

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In Memoriam

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Dr. Douglas Young (Iowa, ’71), passed away November 6, 2018 from complications from Lymphoma that was diagnosed in August. Following graduation, Dr. Young started veterinary practice in Dulap, Iowa treating both large and small animals. In 1984, he moved to Seattle and purchased the Rainier Beach Veterinary Hospital where he was the owner until his retirement in August. There will be a community pot luck memorial on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 at 11am at the Filipino Community Center, 5740 MLK...

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FDA Works to Keep Injectable Opioids Available to Treat Animals’ Surgical and Trauma Pain During Ongoing Supply Shortage  – FDA Recall issued for specific lots of 9Lives Protein Plus canned cat food –KOMO News JAVMA study asks who’s using nonprofit spay-neuter clinics – DVM360 Global veterinary organizations issue joint statement against antimicrobial resistance – Veterinary Practice News The End of a Dog’s Life – New York Times ‘Make better choices’: Endangered Hawaiian monk seals keep getting eels stuck up their noses and scientists want them...

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