Important Labeling Changes to Critical Care Medications for People

  |   Federal Regulatory

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requiring labeling changes to three critical care medications that are approved for use in people and are also used in animals in the practice of veterinary medicine. Veterinarians who use these products in animals should be aware of these changes. The labeling changes affect epinephrine injection, isoproterenol hydrochloride injection, and neostigmine methylsulfate injection for use in people. The FDA is requiring drug manufacturers to remove ratio expressions of strength (such as 1:1,000 and 1:10,000)...

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Communicating with Clients through Body Language

  |   Practice Management

When a potential client calls your hospital, do your team members exude friendliness and professionalism over the telephone?  When a client walks thru the door, do they feel immediately welcomed by staff? During the JumpStart Boot Camp session held for WSVMA members on May 20th and 21st, the importance of non- verbal communication (i.e. facial expressions, gestures, eye contact, posture, and tone of voice) was highlighted. Non-verbal communication is frequently overlooked in veterinary hospitals in spite of the fact it accounts...

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2017 Auction to benefit the WSVMA Past Presidents’ Student Scholarship Fund

  |   Uncategorized

You’re invited to attend and donate to the WSVMA Silent Auction on Friday, September 29 in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference in Tacoma. The goal of the evening is to raise money for the WSVMA Past Presidents’ Student Scholarship Fund. Each year, the Fund awards one or more scholarships to deserving veterinary students. Our goal is to raise over $10,000. Use your imagination to create a truly unique donation such as travel experiences, football tickets, fine wine, art,...

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Members in the News

  |   WSVMA News

Congratulations to the following WSVMA members who received WSU/CVM’s Jerry Newbrey Teaching Scholar award in 2016: Drs. Annie Chen-Allen, Tamara Grubb, Robert Mealey and Katherine Wardrop. The Newbrey Teaching Scholar is awarded for excellence in teaching during the first three years of the veterinary core curriculum....

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

Alvogen Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Clindamycin Injection Due to a Potential for a Lack of Sterility Assurance – FDA Rawhide recall just got a lot bigger - FDA Wolf bites off arm of Thurston County boy – The Olympian Shortage of Public Health Veterinarians Could Threaten Food Safety - Drovers Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo announces birth of new baby giraffe – Seattle Times...

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