Brucella canis – An infection with public health risk and much unknown

  |   Animal Health

Brucella canis is a significant cause of reproductive disease in dogs and can result in potentially severe infections in humans. The true incidence in dogs is unknown but appears to be rising, particularly among dogs in the breeding industry. In Washington state, B. canis is reportable by veterinarians to WA State Dept. of Agriculture (WSDA) within 24 hours of suspicion or confirmation of infection. So far in 2018, five cases have been reported to WSDA, higher than the reported 0–2...

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2019 Washington legislative session underway

  |   Legislative

The 2019 Washington State Legislature convened on Monday, January 14 for a scheduled 105-day legislative session. In contrast to most budget year sessions, where the legislative committees tend to focus the first week on committee subject matter introduction and background reports, this year the committees began the week hearing substantive issues related to climate, tax policy, education policy and other major issues. On Tuesday, Governor Inslee presented his State of the State address outlining his priorities for the 2019 session.  Much...

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WSVMA 2019 awards – nominate an outstanding veterinarian

  |   WSVMA News

At the WSVMA Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference Sept. 27 – 29, 2019 in Tacoma, the WSVMA will present awards to those that have contributed significantly to the veterinary profession in Washington. The 2019 awards that will be presented include Veterinarian of the Year, Distinguished Achievement, WSU Faculty Member of the Year, Distinguished Veterinary Staff, Humane Animal Welfare, Recent Grad and Allied Industry. Please submit nominations to the WSVMA office using the nomination form no later than April 1, 2019. Be sure...

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Veterinary Board of Governors seeking veterinary applications

  |   State Regulatory

The Department of Health, Health Systems Quality Assurance (HSQA) is accepting applications to fill one veterinary position on the Veterinary Board of Governors. The Veterinary Board of Governors operates under legislative mandate to protect the health and safety of the public and promote the welfare of the state by regulating the competency and quality of health care providers under their authority. The Veterinary Board of Governors is made up of five licensed veterinarians, one licensed veterinary technician, and one public member, all appointed...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

Veterinarians work to save injured, poisoned eagle - Columbia Basin Herald WSU/CVM faculty pioneering pituitary surgery – American Veterinarian Nonprofit brings veterinary care to pets at Bellingham homeless shelter  Q13 FOX New study suggests painkillers prescribed to pets could be contributing to the opioid problem – JAMA Network Tribe calls for NOAA to help rescue two ailing orcas, but scientists sent home during government shutdown – Seattle Times Update on bovine tuberculosis investigation in British Columbia - CFIA   Posted January 18, 2019...

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