COVID-19 cases increasing across the state – what you need to know

  |   COVID-19

The latest COVID-19 report from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) shows a new surge: cases are increasing in the state as the Delta variant becomes more widespread. DOH advises that as cases stemming from the Delta variant rise, anyone who has signs or symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. The data, which was released Wednesday, shows that between February and June, over 97% of COVID-19 cases were among those not fully vaccinated,...

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Meet the candidates for WSVMA Board of Directors

  |   WSVMA News

The election for the WSVMA Board of Directors will be held at the Annual Membership Meeting on October 2, 2021. The meeting will be in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference which is being held virtually. Ballots will be sent out in August in accordance with WSVMA Bylaws and will include a proxy form to sign and return to the WSVMA for members who are not able to attend the Conference. Serving on the current Board of Directors include Dr....

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Washington’s State Veterinarian retires, sort of

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  [caption id="attachment_20596" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dr. Joseph visited Belize in 2015, working with public health officers to administer rabies immunizations to dogs, and vaccinations and deworming for pigs, goats, cattle, and horses.[/caption] As Dr. Brian Joseph prepares to hang up his agency stethoscope for the final time this week, we’d like to take a moment to recognize the incredible career he’s had as the state veterinarian at the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA). State vet is just one notch in the...

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African Swine Fever confirmed in Dominican Republic

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The USDA Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory confirmed the discovery of African swine fever (ASF) in samples collected from pigs in the Dominican Republic through an existing cooperative surveillance program. Pork and pork products from the Dominican Republic are currently prohibited entry as a result of existing classical swine fever restrictions. Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is increasing inspections of flights from the Dominican Republic to ensure travelers do not bring prohibited products to...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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West Nile Virus in Yakima County and Strangles in Clark County – EDCC State investigating deaths of deer in Anacortes – goskagit.com Birds jumped from their nests to escape Seattle's June heatwave. Some died. Others needed help – The Seattle Times Committed to a deadly parasite – WSU Insider Negotiating Profitable Vendor Contracts at Your Veterinary Hospital – Katz Sapper & Miller It’s a grizzly bear survival program - for grizzly bears – The Seattle Times   Posted July 30, 2021...

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