State legislative update

  |   State Regulatory

This issue of the State Legislative Update includes select summaries of bills and regulations introduced in March and tracked by the AVMA Division of State Advocacy. Bills abound on declaw bans, liability, and licensure. Enactments The North Dakota Veterinary Medical Association championed ND SB 2140 which waives repayment requirements for individuals participating in the Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP) in veterinary medicine who entered an agreement with the state board of higher education during the biennium beginning July 1, 2019, and ending...

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Self-compassion: a courageous act of self-care

  |   Wellness

As time goes on, this pandemic is more of a marathon than a sprint. When looking forward, it’s important that we use our marathon-running skills, rather than our sprinting skills, to ensure that we’re able to bounce back and flourish when life gets back to normal. Self-compassion is a great tool to help you thrive during challenging times. Compassion is a sensitivity to or awareness of the suffering of others and a desire to ameliorate it. Self-compassion is focusing that awareness...

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Veterinarians needed for perspectives on useful antimicrobial resistance data

  |   Professional News

Second-year University of Washington One Health MPH student Alexandria Vingino is seeking veterinarians willing to participate in a focus group about clinician-user preferences and perspectives on antimicrobial resistance data. The interview would provide an opportunity for the UW Center for One Health Research and WA Department of Health to understand the best way to present and visualize data on antimicrobial-resistant data for veterinarians, physicians, microbiologists, and other health workers. The focus group will take about an hour and will be held using Zoom...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

UW biologist: Herd immunity ‘necessary but not sufficient for return to normal – Critiquing Early COVID-19 Posts: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Worms & Germs Blog Six people in Washington sickened by Salmonella illness linked to wild songbirds – WA Dept. of Health WA epiTRENDS: Brucella canis Infections – WA Dept of Health epiTrends Helping rabbits get vaccinated (featuring WA veterinarians) – CBS Sunday Morning WSU veterinary college consistently an NIH top-funded school – WSU News Florida is ground zero in veterinary telemedicine...

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Updated COVID-19 Reopening Guide for veterinary practices available now

  |   COVID-19, State Regulatory

In response to loosening restrictions, the WSVMA is releasing an updated version of COVID-19: A Guide to Reopening Veterinary Medicine in Washington – Phase 3 to give additional information for practices as more people become vaccinated and counties begin to allow more people to gather. The guide, written by well-known expert Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM in partnership with the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, lays out a comprehensive plan to implement appropriate measures to continue ensuring the health and safety of both veterinary...

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