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Welcome a freshman vet student – Donate a white coat for the WSU/CVM Class of 2024!

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This year’s White Coat ceremony for the incoming Class of 2024 will take place virtually on August 20, 2020. Each first-year veterinary student will be introduced and presented with a white lab coat with their name and the WSVMA logo embroidered on the coat. We need your help to make this year’s White Coat Ceremony a success. You can sponsor a specific student or make a general donation. You also have the option of sponsoring a student from your local...

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This Week’s Helpful Links  

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  Northwest’s small pig farmers face promise and perils amid the coronavirus pandemic – The Seattle Times Interesting study on which species may be infected by SARS-CoV-2 – News-Medical.net Emergency Animal Sheltering During Coronavirus Disease Pandemic – National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition Amid threats and political pushback, public health officials are leaving their posts – The Washington Post Officials On Alert For African Horse Sickness – Bovine Veterinarian Don’t just think outside the box: How to approach practice challenges with alternative thinking – VetSuccess   Posted June 26, 2020...

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Honoring Juneteenth

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Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. This was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which had become official January 1, 1863. If you’re asking what you can do to support this important day, consider watching a webinar...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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First-of-its-kind drive-thru veterinary clinic planned – Madison.com How Humanity Has Unleashed a Flood of Zoonotic Diseases – The New York Times Urge lawmakers to reverse course on taxing PPP expenses – AVMA Struggling pet owners receive free veterinary care for their pets – Q13 FOX Don't squish me! Local insects, Asian giant hornets, and the case of mistaken identities – WSDA Ag Briefs VetSuccess June 15, 2020 Industry Summary – VetSuccess   Posted June 19, 2020...

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An important message to WSVMA members

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Dear Members: We are reeling with sadness by the violent events taking place in our country this week and recognize the deeply disturbing institutional racism against black Americans. While this conversation may be difficult, it is imperative as an organization that we speak up, and speak out against prejudice and injustice in our society and in our veterinary profession. This is an extremely difficult time for individuals, families, businesses, our country, and around the world. Many people are suffering the acute emotional, social, and economic impacts...

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Welcome a freshman vet student – Donate a white coat for the WSU/CVM Class of 2024!

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This year’s White Coat ceremony for the incoming Class of 2024 will take place virtually on August 20, 2020. Each first-year veterinary student will be introduced and presented with a white lab coat with their name and the WSVMA logo embroidered on the coat. We need your help to make this year’s White Coat Ceremony a success. You can sponsor a specific student or make a general donation. You also have the option of sponsoring a student from your local...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Committing to antiracism in the veterinary profession – AAHA NewStat Strangles in Spokane County – Equine Disease Communication Center Navigating grief during COVID-19 – Public Health Insider Veterinary COVID-19 Infection Control Q&A – Worms & Germs Blog Interim Guidance for SARS-CoV-2 Testing in North American Wildlife – CDC Interim SARS-CoV-2 Guidance and Recommendations for Farmed Mink and Other Mustelids – USDA-APHIS Coronavirus: This is not the last pandemic – BBC News   Posted June 12, 2020...

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New WSVMA Member Benefit: Coaching, Consulting, Counseling, Development

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Starting this month, WSVMA members in good standing now will be able to access a new member benefit to assist them in navigating the personal and professional stressors and opportunities that may have developed or been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic (and developing domestic and global events). The Benefit Dr. Carrie La Jeunesse, DVM, CT, CFE is accepting a limited number of discounted 50-minute coaching, consulting, counseling, and personal/professional support sessions tailored to individual WSVMA members. Sessions are first come, first served....

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Confirmation of COVID-19 in Pet Dog in New York – USDA APHIS Household cat confirmed with virus that causes COVID-19  – MN Board of Animal Health New CDC guidance for handlers of service and therapy animals – CDC Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Eases PPP Rules – Katz Sapper & Miller Can veterinarians save us from the next pandemic? The Hill Pangolins may have incubated the novel coronavirus, gene study shows - CNN Making affordable veterinary care a reality...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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New FAQs on COVID-19 and equestrian facilities (located with the other CDC COVID-19 and Animals FAQs – CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#COVID-19-and-Animals Veterinary Clinic Staff Cohorting – Worms & Germs Blog New Survey Reveals Effects Stay-at-Home Order May Have on Pets and their Owners – KHQ SBA Releases Interim Final Rules on PPP Loan Forgiveness and Loan Review – Katz Sapper & Miller Pup could keep Columbia River free of invasive mussels -The News Tribune It wasn’t your imagination. Dogs get difficult when...

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