Giving hope to pets and their owners struggling to afford care.

  |   Animal Welfare, Practice Management, WSVMA News

The Washington State Animal Health Foundation is excited to share a new resource intended to help you better serve your clients who struggle with affording important veterinary treatment - The Vets Helping Pets Fund. The Vets Helping Pets Fund will allow WSVMA members and their associates to advocate for clients in need and receive financial support to be able to provide needed care and treatment for their beloved animal companions. We understand that many families struggle to afford care and our...

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VMLRP: Shortage Area Nominations Due Now!

  |   Professional News

If you believe you are in a veterinary shortage area situation, contact the State Veterinarian to establish a nomination as soon as possible. Completed applications are due November 8. A national panel of animal health experts will evaluate the nomination to determine if the area can be designated as a shortage area. Each year approximately 190 shortage situations are approved across the United States with about 150 veterinarians applying for 60-70 available awards. If you are having trouble recruiting or retaining veterinarians in...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference News – That’s a wrap!

  |   WSVMA News

The Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference (PNWVC) came to a close this year, marking the second successful venture into holding the large meeting in the virtual space. Normally taking up the entire Tacoma Convention Center, PNWVC pivoted to be held on a creative, easy-to-use online platform giving attendees a unique and fun experience. Just under 750 conference-goers connected online and viewed over 150 hours of CE from 49 speakers in seven different tracks. 35 vendors and their representatives exhibited in the...

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New report on harmful algal blooms and illnesses, resources for pet owners

  |   Animal Health

Blooms of harmful algae or cyanobacteria (also called blue-green algae) can harm people, animals, and the environment. A new CDC report shows that during 2019, 14 states reported 242 harmful algal blooms, 63 human illnesses, and 367 animal illnesses linked to harmful algal blooms. Over half of the animals (56%)—including pets, livestock, and wildlife—died after coming in contact with harmful algal blooms. Order FREE posters and reference cards. Get posters for animal owners and reference cards for animal owners, physicians,...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

Tuffy’s Pet Foods; Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall – FDA Take the national Survey of Licensed Clinical Veterinarians on Current Zoonotic Disease Practice and Prevention – Univ. of Illinois Is veterinary medicine ready for a midlevel practitioner? – VIN News Service Lost your COVID-19 vaccination card? Here’s what to do – Seattle Times   Posted October 15, 2021...

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