WSVMA webinar scheduled to get member input on shelter legislation

  |   WSVMA News

As reported in January, Senate Bill 6196 was introduced that would allow animal control agencies and humane societies to provide full veterinary services to low income pet owners. Currently, they can only provide sterilization, vaccination and electronic identification for pet owners who qualify at less than 80% of the median family income. The WSVMA testified in opposition to the bill and asked the proponents to work with us in the interim to see how together, we can find solutions to provide...

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Scam alert: Beware callers impersonating the DEA

  |   Practice Management

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has shared that registrants have been receiving fraudulent telephone calls and emails from con artists claiming to represent the DEA or other law enforcement agencies. The callers have masked their telephone number on caller ID by showing the DEA Registration Support 800 number. According to a press release issued by the agency, “The impersonators inform their victims that purchasing drugs over the internet or by telephone is illegal, and that enforcement action will be taken against them unless...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

Seattle Humane to take in pets from Hawaii after disastrous flooding on Kauai - KIRO Spring is here – time to vaccinate your horse for West Nile virus - WSDA California bill on animal physical rehabilitation advances - VINNews Veterinarians not advising clients of proper pet meds disposal, says OSU study – Veterinary Practice News New guidelines on preventing and treating 'equine strep throat' –  Phys.org Pets, Vets, and Opioids – American Veterinarian   Posted April 20, 2018...

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Emergency volunteer veterinarians, CVI exemption removal and service animal bills signed into law

  |   Legislative

Following the close of the legislative session last month, Gov. Inslee signed veterinary and animal related bills into law. The Uniform Voluntary Health Practitioners Act was enacted, which will allow volunteer health practitioners, including veterinarians, who are licensed and in good standing in another state, to practice in Washington while an emergency declaration is in effect. Regardless of whether the practitioner is licensed in Washington or another state, they must provide services through a host entity, adhere to their scope...

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Take the survey on pain management protocols – and help a veterinary student

  |   Professional News

Geoffrey Kraabel is entering his fourth year as a veterinary student at WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He’s writing his senior paper on pain management protocols in small animal practice and has developed a brief survey that covers specific procedure protocols, alternate pain modalities, and frequency of drug usage in order to determine what is most commonly used in general small animal practice. The survey is all checkbox, and multiple choice, and should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Kraabel’s...

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