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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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Outbreak of Equine Influenza in Western Washington

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The State Veterinarian’s office has been notified of 19 cases of equine influenza virus (EIV) in western Washington during the month of November 2018. There have been at least two shows that have reported outbreaks as a result of commingling. Veterinarians report that this particular strain of virus appears to be very contagious and horses have very copious nasal discharge. We strongly recommend that veterinarians educate their clients about the importance of vaccination and biosecurity. Boosters should be administered to any horse that...

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Columbia River Natural Pet Foods raw dog food recalled – Pet Food Industry FDA Alerts Pet Owners about Potentially Toxic Levels of Vitamin D in Several Dry Pet Foods - fda.gov Lawsuit: Family dog died from pharmacy error – Seattle Times Asian Longhorned Tick Spreading Widely in U.S. - CDC Public Health Fall Newsletter (contains general information and statewide data) – Seattle-King County Public Health Help Maintain a Healthy Veterinary Hospital With This Year-End Checklist – Katz, Sapper & Miller   Posted December 7, 2018...

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Retired vet tech from Washington helping animals in California fires  KING5.com Wildfire forces California shelters to send animals to Washington KING5.com FDA approves new antiparasitic for cats – American Veterinarian Survey: Opioid shortages are harming veterinary patients – DVM360 Tracking Corporate Practice Purchases – Summit Veterinary Advisors   Posted November 30, 2018...

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People with depression use language differently – here’s how to spot it – The Conversation Antibiotics are vital to animal health and welfare. So how do we stop growing levels of drug resistance? – Thomson Reuters Foundation News What Veterinarians and Veterinary Students Really Want – American Veterinarian FDA Proposes Study with Intent of Eliminating Use of Dogs in Certain Types of Research - FDA Petco Throws Artificial Ingredients Out And Further Commits To 360 Degree Holistic Pet Care – Forbes Pets displaced by California fires arrive...

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Orcas thrive in a land to the north. Why are Puget Sound's dying? – Seattle Times New AAHA infection control guidelines now available - VeterinaryPracticeNews.com A vaccine for you, and your pooch, too - Spokesman Review Local greyhound rescuers brace for hundreds of dogs after Florida bans racing -KIRO 7 Donate to Help Provide Aid for Animals in Disasters - CVMA AVMF donates to help Calif. veterinarians, animals recover from wildfires – AVMA   Posted November 16, 2018...

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Canine brucellosis diagnosed in dog adopted from Renton pet store – KIRO 7 Choose your pain scale – Veterinary Team Brief WSU nursing and veterinary medicine hosting Healthy People + Healthy Pets clinic  - KXLY Spokane How to Feed a Cat Consensus Statement - AAFP   Posted November 2, 2018...

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WSU economics professor working to prevent animal illness – The Daily Evergreen Veterinarian: Stop driving trucks with dogs unsecured – KHQ Spokane Input wanted on draft recommendations for orca recovery – Seattle Times Study: Coat color could mean reduced longevity, increased health risks in some Labrador retrievers - AAHA NewStat AAFP 2018: Decontamination of Toxicoses in Cats – American Veterinarian Is pet insurance worth it?  WA Post   Posted October 26, 2018...

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With a rise in chemotherapy for pets, veterinary staff is at increased risk for exposure – McClatchy DC Study: Veterinarians struggle as they balance the needs of pets and owners – Boston Globe Veterinary Nurse Versus Technician: the Pros and the Cons – Veterinary Business Advisors, Inc. Moving goats from one mountain range to another – Seattle Times Pets Are Like Family. But as Health Costs Rise, Few Are Insured That Way -- New York Times WSDA is recruiting for a poultry field veterinarian position...

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