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COVID-19 stimulus package: What it means for veterinary professionals - AVMA Why We Must Suspend S/N During COVID-19: Voices from the Field – Assoc. for Animal Welfare Advancement Brave Veterinary Teams Take Care of Yourself – Catalyst Veterinary Professional Coaches WSVMA COVID-19 Resources   Posted April 3, 2020...

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IDEXX Sees No COVID-19 Cases in Pets – IDEXX EPA’s list of registered antimicrobial products for use against Novel Coronavirus – EPA Alert for Strangles in Spokane County – EDCC Trupanion empties Seattle HQ during outbreak – Today’s Veterinary Business Visa Is Planning the Biggest Changes to Swipe Fees in a Decade – Bloomberg News Honey bee and pollinator facility officially opened – WSU Insider   Posted March 13, 2020...

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President’s Message – Mastery and Autonomy

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The AVMA tends to choose one of the coldest weekends of the year to hold its annual Veterinary Leadership Conference. It was no different this January in Chicago as snow and ice hampered the travel plans of many attendees. Those from Washington State managed to make it there and back fine. Our state was well represented. Everyone expressed that they would be bringing lots of valuable information back home. The Keynote Speaker at this conference was Aaron Dignan, author of A...

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COVID-19 in a dog: Update – Worms & Germs Americans spent nearly $100 billion on their pets in 2019 –  KOMO News Saving Chief: WSU vets care for K‑9 unit dog shot on duty – WSU Insider VCA, BluePearl end elective declawing of cats – Vin News Service bill would require veterinarians to report microchip mismatches – AllOnGeorgia Watch Woodland Park Zoo’s new baby gorilla cuddle with mom – The Seattle Times   Posted March 6, 2020...

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In memoriam

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Dr. Douglas Yearout (WSU, ’80) passed away last November at the age of 68. Born in Vancouver, WA, Dr. Yearout spent his early career in private practice and because of his interest in wildlife rehabilitation, he co-founded the Wildlife Care Center in Everett. He was also the owner of All Animal & Bird Veterinary Hospital in Marysville where he practiced a number of holistic modalities on companion animals, exotic pets, and backyard livestock. A Seattle Times article from 1991 reported...

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New technology allows pet owners to spy on every sniff and shredded slipper – The Seattle Times How your AVMA membership can help fund your hospital’s charitable work – AAHA NewStat With Washington’s Last Zoo Elephant, A New Era – Seattle Times Who bred that doggy in the window? Olympia eyes pet store ban – The Olympian Thoughts on preventing infectious disease spread - Veterinary Idealist   Featured WSVMA member benefit - Discounted and Free Cutting Edge CE The WSVMA gives you...

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Strangles in King County – Equine Disease Communications Center Veterinary Commission Identifies Emerging Trends in Equine Veterinary Profession - Equimanagement Antibiotic Resistance in Pets and People infographic for pet owners - CDC What do you need to know about coronavirus? AVMA Grand opening for new WSU honey bee research facility – WSU Insider Smuggled Elk Poses a Mystery for Montana Wildlife Officials – U.S. News   Posted February 21, 2020...

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Like duh, pet owners don’t always hear what we tell them

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Have you heard about The Opportunity? The Opportunity is an exclusive online Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP) practice tool that is designed to help identify communication gaps between what your health care team says and what your clients hear. For example, did you know that based on over 1,000 veterinary team staff surveys, 75% of practices routinely assess for pain and only 45% of pet owners recognized that a pain assessment had occurred during the preventive healthcare exam? This is...

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Private Equity – What every veterinarian should know – The Veterinary Idealist Supervising veterinary student trainees: What is negligence? VIN News Q&A about the vaccine for Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD2/Filavac) – WSVMA How your AVMA membership can help fund your hospital’s charitable work AAHA NewStat USDA Import Notice: Bovine Tuberculosis Requirements for Cattle from Mexico - USDA   Posted February 14, 2020...

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Two Washington pet insurers to repay $4.7 million to consumers – WA OIC Cornell researcher tells what veterinarians need to know about the novel coronavirus – Vet Candy (audio) Winter Articles and Videos worth reading and watching – The Veterinary Idealist Your clients don’t always hear what you think you told them. A free, online tool can fix that – AAHA NewStat Having a team of optimists requires more than wishful thinking - SmartBrief   Featured WSVMA member - I.C. System Account...

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