WSVMA Board discusses the future of veterinary medicine

  |   Professional News, WSVMA News

In February, a joint commission created by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) released a report identifying emerging trends that will affect the veterinary profession during the next generation, providing insights that may be used to adapt to the profession’s changing environment. “The Future of Veterinary Medicine,” produced by the AVMA and AAVMC’s Veterinary Futures Commission, was published following four face-to-face working sessions and more than a year and a half of...

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State budget takes $8.8 billion hit

  |   Legislative

Chief Economist Steve Lerch told the state’s Economic and Revenue Forecast Council last week that state revenues are expected to decline by a total of $8.8 billion relative to previous expectations over the next two budget cycles, and echoed Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s assertion that a full recovery is unlikely until the public is confident COVID-19 is brought under control. Some lawmakers are proposing a capital gains tax, and are opposed to major cuts in state services that occurred in...

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New pet disease alert service launches

  |   Animal Health

Pet Disease Alerts, a public charity established by the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) announced the launch of a new service to alert veterinarians and pet owners about local infectious disease outbreaks. For almost a decade, CAPC has been mapping, tracking and forecasting diseases to make pet owners aware of the risks both where they live and where they plan to travel with their pets. Nationally, prevalence rates have risen each of the past five years and are now up...

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Myths and Facts about Cloth Face Coverings

  |   COVID-19, Practice Management

This week, the Secretary of Health announced a public health order requiring everyone to wear face coverings in public. This requirement starts on Friday, June 26. The emerging science on face coverings indicates that they are effective at preventing the spread of COVID-19 if we wear them consistently. And “consistently” means that all of us—even if we feel healthy—need to wear a cloth face covering in public places. We’re going to be covering our faces for a while. Gather up the...

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

  |   Uncategorized

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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