Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Heath professor named to National Academy of Medicine

  |   One Health

PULLMAN, Wash. – M. Kariuki Njenga, a Washington State University professor in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health and a leader in the effort to address emerging zoonotic diseases, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine. Njenga, a professor of virology and global health, is the country director for WSU Global Health-Kenya. He is based in Kenya on the health sciences campus of the University of Nairobi. A member of Allen School faculty since...

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Nov 13 – 19, 2017 is Antibiotic Awareness Week

  |   One Health

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week (formerly “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week”) is an annual one-week observance to raise awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use. Washington Governor Inslee has issued a proclamation declaring Nov 13-17, 2017 Antibiotic Awareness Week. Each year in the United States, at least two million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections. Many more...

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2017 Washington election results, Parshley wins seat on city council

  |   Legislative

Democrat Manka Dhingra defeated Republican Jinyoung Lee Englund in election night ballots 55.34% to 44.66%.  Democrats gained a 25-24 majority in the Washington State Senate.  More than $9 million will have been spent on this legislative race, making it the most expensive in state history. Incumbents won in all other legislative elections around the state during this special election. In the race for Seattle Mayor, Jenny Durkan won over Cary Moon 60.02% to 39.38%. Both Dingra and Durkan will take office immediately after...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

Antibiotic-resistant infections in pets: What now? – Illinois.edu Multistate Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Heidelberg Infections Linked to Contact with Dairy Calves - CDC Technology Connecting Veterinarians, Clients – The Horse What is your personal narrative?  –  Today’s Veterinary Business Selling your practice – private vs. corporate – Simmons & Associates, Inc. Beyond pet friendly: New Trupanion poll shows just how much millennials love their dogs and cats - Geekwire   Posted November 17, 2017...

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President’s Outlook

  |   Professional News

I am excited to serve as your President this year. I would like to thank the Board for their confidence. I have been a member of the WSVMA since I graduated from WSU in 1987 and look forward to a busy schedule. Having been on the Board since 2012 I have been involved in the transformation to a smaller, more nimble group. We rely on you to let us know what concerns you have for our profession, so please contact...

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