AVMA House of Delegates Summer Report

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The AVMA House of Delegates met on July 28-29 in Philadelphia.  The House discussed two hot topics in veterinary medicine during the veterinary information forum.  The HOD discussed needed updates to the Model Veterinary Practice Act such as license portability, roles, and supervision of veterinary technicians and assistants, as well as telemedicine. The HOD also discussed the Responsibility to Provide Emergency Care as it pertains to the principles of veterinary medical ethics. There were 5 resolutions brought forward to the House...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference – Spotlight sessions focus on DEI

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Online registration is open for this year’s Pacific NW Conference taking place Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2022 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. Register today to learn from stellar scientific speakers, business experts, and special guests that will be presenting a variety of cutting-edge topics. Veterinary technicians will hold their Annual Conference concurrently. In case you’ve been busy, we are in person this year! To follow through with the Board of Directors’ commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we’ll again offer CE...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Chronic Enteropathies – How Diet and the Intestinal Microbiome can be Changed to Your Patient’s Advantage

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Join us Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, at 12pm for our webinar – Chronic Enteropathies – How Diet and the Intestinal Microbiome can be Changed to Your Patient’s Advantage with Dr. Gary Oswald and sponsored by Hills Pet Nutrition. This lecture will review the most common causes of chronic intestinal disorders in cats and dogs and focus on therapeutic diet trials and manipulation of the intestinal microbiome as effective treatments that are to be considered prior to intestinal biopsy collection. Course...

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Washington pets in need being helped by new veterinary fund

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Last fall, the Washington State Animal Health Foundation launched 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 allows 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. Many families struggle to afford care and our goal is to create a robust...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference News – Let’s celebrate!

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Plans for conference fun are coming along well. Join us on Friday, Sept. 30 at 5:30 pm for our VetFest celebration, an evening where we can gather and reconnect after nearly three years of meeting virtually. Conference attendees are invited to the fifth floor of fun to mingle, enjoy drinks and appetizers, and listen to music. It’s been a long time, so bring your joyous self! The Washington State Animal Health Foundation will also hold a silent auction on Friday to...

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