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How the new COVID surge could affect veterinary hospitals – AAHA NewStat Thinking About a Holiday Gathering? Look at This Troubling Map First – Wired More economic worries mean less caution about COVID‑19 – WSU Insider C. veterinarians blame COVID-19 pandemic for rise in kennel cough cases in dogs – Global News Pigeon Fever in Stevens County, Washington – EDCC Bovine Facial Identification Will Soon Be Available – KMAland Radio ‘MeowTalk,’ an app that translates cat sounds, developed by Seattle tech...

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One simple change can have profound results

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In January 2016 a task force, the Veterinary Task Force on Feline Sterilization for Age of Spay and Neuter Surgery, was convened to review issues surrounding the standard recommendation that ovariohysterectomy and castration of cats be delayed until cats are 6 months old or older. Resulting from the work of that task force was a document that recommended cats be sterilized before 5 months of age.1 The principal basis for this simple change from 6 months of age or older...

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WSVMA COVID-19 Webinar – Managing Stress and Anxiety During A Pandemic

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Join us Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 12pm for an important COVID-19 webinar Managing Stress and Anxiety During A Pandemic. Julie Squires, CCFS, CFC will be our guest speaker. Did you know our brains don’t know the difference between actual and perceived threats? 2020 has certainly given us some of both. Pandemic veterinary practice has alone created so much stress and anxiety not to mention the current state of the world around us. It’s a lot to handle. Learning how to self-regulate...

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Governor advises to avoid holiday gatherings – Seattle Times Inslee issues travel advisory for Washington – governor.wa.gov Considerations for Small Gatherings of Family and Friends – CDC Thurston County facility confirms three horses positive, with another four exposed – The Horse Potomac Horse Fever in Lewis County, WA – EDCC Mutating COVID and Mink...

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Denmark to depopulate mink farms due to COVID-19 risk – apnews.com The idea of herd immunity to manage the coronavirus should ring alarm bells – Washington Post Lions and Tigers and Anteaters? US Scientists Scan the Menagerie for COVID – KHN.org Biggest pet rescue flight ever to land at Boeing Field – Q13 Fox Stirring up a hornet's nest – safely – WSDA Ag Briefs ‘MeowTalk,’ an app that translates cat sounds, is a pet project for this former...

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Pigeon Fever outbreak in Pierce County and Strangles in King County – EDCC.org Election stress disorder is a real thing - how to cope and when to seek help – Health.com How technicians are struggling with mental health during the pandemic – AAHA NewStat 600 Animals to Fly From Hawaii to Pacific NW in Largest Pet Rescue Flight Ever – Daily Paws Millennial client confession: 6 things I wish my veterinary practice knew – VetSuccess Wolves to lose federal...

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Unauthorized pet eardrops sold on Amazon Pet Product News COVID in Animals Review Part 2: Dogs – Worms & Germs Blog 'Animals are suffering': BC veterinary shortage exacerbated by pandemic CBC.ca Update on the Seizure of 220 Animals from West Seattle Home – Seattle.gov Seattle Animal Shelter seeing a concerning increase in severe animal cruelty cases in 2020 – Q13 Fox The ‘One Health’ Concept Must Prevail to Allow Us to Prevent Pandemics” globarlbiodefense.com Pet Owners Are Diverse, but...

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Hundreds of animals seized from West Seattle home in one of the most 'severe' cases of animal cruelty – KING5.com Outbreak of parvo in Wash. raises concern – KOMO News COVID in Animals Review Part 1: Cats – Worms & Germs Blog Some Health Workers Stealing Drugs Meant For Patients – NPR Replicating private practice: A telemedicine take on veterinary medicine – WSU News Washington State's Veterinary Association Announces Annual Award Winners – PRNewswire This guy! Boston zoo welcomes...

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Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Pet Bearded Dragons – CDC Study: More pets could have SARS-CoV-2 than we thought – AAHA NewStat Dozens of mammals including pigs and horses could be susceptible to coronavirus, study shows – independent.co.uk Beloved local veterinarian Brian Hunter remembered after unexpected August death – The Spokesman-Review How to help out Spokanimal during the coronavirus pandemic – KREM.com WSU Veterinary Clinic in Spokane looking for greyhounds and golden retrievers to help with study – KHQ Right...

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The AVMA needs you! Yes, you!

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There are several AVMA committees and liaison volunteer opportunities that have been left vacant.  These volunteer positions will provide you an opportunity to utilize your expertise to advance our profession.  Committee and liaison positions are a great place to start or continue your leadership journey, as well as a place to hone your skills and knowledge. The positions currently available include: American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS) Veterinarian (non-board-certified) representing large animal practice Animal Welfare Committee (AWC) American Association of Fish Veterinarians –...

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