WSU laboratory begins limited testing for COVID-19 virus

  |   COVID-19

The Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL), on the Washington State University campus in Pullman, has begun limited testing of animal samples for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the causative agent for COVID-19. Currently, the test is only available for agencies and academic institutions. The current testing was not developed with and does not use human health testing resources. No additional personal protective equipment (PPE) is necessary for the testing program as designed in a coordinated effort with the nation’s animal disease diagnostic...

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Spokane County veterinarians asked to donate surplus PPE – National survey indicates veterinary hospitals are low on PPE

  |   COVID-19

Spokane County's Health Officer has contacted the Inland Empire Veterinary Medical Association with a request for the veterinary community to donate surplus personal protective equipment to aid in the COVID-19 crisis. The County is in critical need of masks, gloves, disposable gowns, and face shields. Donated PPE can be dropped off at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center on the Broadway entrance, Spokane Valley from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Two local veterinary hospitals, Wandermere Animal Hospital and SouthCare Animal Medical...

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Dr. Sandy Willis elected to AVMA Board of Directors – WSVMA Seeking Nominations for new Alternate Delegate

  |   WSVMA News

Congratulations to Dr. Sandy Willis who was elected to the AVMA Board of Directors representing District 11 in February. Dr. Willis has represented Washington in the AVMA House of Delegates (HOD) since 2008, first as alternate delegate, and then as delegate beginning four years ago. Dr. Willis is a small animal internist with Phoenix Central Laboratory, now a part of Zoetis, and has served in a variety of roles in the WSVMA and the AVMA. She is a WSVMA past...

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Dr. Katrina Mealey receives Lloyd E. Davis Award

  |   Professional News

Dr. Katrina Mealey, received the 2019 Lloyd E. Davis Award in recognition of her outstanding achievements in research, teaching, and professional service in veterinary pharmacology. She’s an expert in the field of pharmacogenomics and is currently associate dean for research, a professor, and chair in small animal medicine and research at WSU College of Veterinary Medicine. The Lloyd E. Davis Award is presented every other year at the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics Biennial to recognize outstanding lifetime achievements...

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A COVID-19 message to equestrians

  |   COVID-19

State Veterinarians across the U.S are concerned about animal susceptibility to coronavirus and possible links between animals and the spread of COVID-19 among humans. For horse owners and people who work with horses, we see little cause for concern about equine susceptibility or transmission; no evidence currently links the virus that causes COVID-19 with disease in horses nor are there any indications that horses can infect humans with the virus. A virus in the coronavirus family, equine coronavirus (ECoV), can cause gastrointestinal disease...

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