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Veterinary labor's wild swings – VIN News Competition fierce for seats in veterinary school – Post Register Police in Olympia investigate suspicious cat death – Q13 FOX Shelton 90-year-old among 2 arrested after dozens of animals rescued in animal cruelty case – KOMO News Compassion-First owner to acquire National Veterinary Associates – Today's Veterinary Business   Posted June 21, 2019...

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Hundreds of animals displaced by Arkansas floods to find homes in Washington - KOMO News Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy in Island County, Washington - Equine Disease Communication Center More Washington workers could see overtime pay under new proposal  - King 5 News Veterinary practice consolidation demystified – VIN News 1/4 of Pet Parents Lie to Their Bosses About Vet Visits – King 5 News You May Be Stressing Out Your Dog - NPR   Posted June 14, 2019...

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Norbrook Laboratories voluntarily recalls injectable drug products – Veterinary Practice News Is today's approach to veterinary education outdated? VIN News Service Cat paws may soon be safe in New York, as the state is poised to become first to ban declawing - Washington Post Banfield Pet Hospital announces Vet Chat service  - The Columbian Think you understand millennials? Brace yourself for Gen Z – DVM360   Posted June 7, 2019...

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Veterinary Non-Competition Agreements in Washington may become unenforceable by January 1, 2020

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Most current veterinary non-competition agreements (NCA) will become invalid and not effective as of January 1, 2020, due to the new Washington State Statute signed by our Governor in May 2019. Yes, I did say current non-competition agreements that your associates have signed years ago. This is true even though the new law becomes effective next January, because the law is retroactive and most current non-competition agreements will not meet the new stringent requirements. This retrospective feature of the new...

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Hill’s updates list of pet foods recalled due to excess vitamin D – DVM360 The market for veterinary services: cracks in the foundation – VIN News Dogs can alert human risk to Lyme disease – Veterinary Practice News AAFP releases educational toolkit for feline diabetes - AAFP Burnout designated an occupational hazard  - CNBC Beloved walrus, Joan, dies at Pt. Defiance Zoo - KOMO   Posted May 31, 2019...

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Inertia in the veterinary profession – VIN News Hill’s adds to recall of vitamin D-laden dog food – VIN News Vancouver, WA in top ten for heartworms in May – Veterinary Practice News Strangles alert in Snohomish and King Counties  - EDCC 8 Zoonotic Diseases Shared Between Animals and People of Most Concern in the U.S. - CDC A blessing: Euthanasia from the eyes of a WA veterinarian – Union Bulletin   Posted May 24, 2019...

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Don’t Hang on to Meds Campaign and Webinar

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As part of the response to medication misuse is an effort to educate the public about reducing unintended access to medications in the home. This webinar and the website link provide information and campaign media to share for practitioners to learn more about this effort. The King County Heroin and Opioid Task Force invites you to a webinar to learn how prescribers and pharmacists are using the Don’t Hang on to Meds campaign to educate patients of the reasons why they should lock...

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Veterinarian’s close call with suicide highlights industry-wide problem – WUSA9 Fixing the veterinary profession before it's too late – VIN News Tick paralysis increasing in cattle – The Western Producer Goats are becoming big business – Washington Post Non-profit helps homeless pet owners pay for food, veterinary care – Q13 Fox   Posted May 17, 2019...

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One Health Clinic - Medicine that lands on all fours – WSU Magazine WA Dept. of Health wants you and your pets’ ticks – KING Why more veterinarians are using sedation before euthanasia – KREM News For killer whales in the Northwest, the doctor is in – VIN News Baby giraffe at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo outfitted with therapeutic shoes – KIRO SAGE expands outside Northern California into Washington – Today’s Veterinary Business   Posted May 10, 2019...

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FDA: Jurox voluntarily recalls two lots of Alfaxan after reports of adverse side effects, including one death – AAHA NewStat FDA finds euthanasia drug in pet food ingredient – Food Poisoning Bulletin Simulation-based education builds confidence and skills in CVM students  – WSU Insider WSDA: now is the time to vaccinate your horse against West Nile – Washington Ag Network Veterinarians entering the vaccine debate – Farm & Ranch What do dentists know that we don’t? – Today’s Veterinary Business   Posted May 3, 2019...

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