Generational shift: What does it mean for the veterinary profession?

  |   Professional News

Did you know that millennials are about to surpass Generation X as the leading age group in the U.S. veterinary workforce? It’s true, as today’s Chart of the Month shows. This generational shift gives us a framework to explore how we can leverage the change to strengthen our veterinary practices and the profession. What the data show As the chart shows, four generations are represented among U.S. veterinarians. In 2021, millennials (born 1981-1996) comprise 35.1% of the workforce, Generation X (1965-1980) 34.6%, baby...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – The Equine Neonate: Treatment in the Field and When to Refer with Dr. Jenifer Gold

  |   Continuing Education, WSVMA News

Join us Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 12 pm for our webinar The Equine Neonate – Treatment in the Field and When to Refer. Dr. Jenifer Gold will be our guest speaker. The lecture will concentrate on what’s normal and abnormal in the neonate. What can be done in the field and what is a situation likely to need a referral. Specific points will emphasize sepsis, hypothyroid foals in the PNW, and neonatal maladjustment syndrome. Dr. Jenifer Gold graduated from a dual...

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AgDiscovery Summer Student Program Now Accepting Applications

  |   Veterinary Medical Education

AgDiscovery is a national summer outreach program designed to introduce students in grades 7-12 to the exciting world of agricultural sciences. The program is a unique opportunity for students to gain a first-hand view of many fascinating career paths available in the agricultural sciences field, including plant and animal health, wildlife management, biotechnology, environmental science, forestry, entomology, food safety, and food production, as well as managing the business aspects of agriculture.  AgDiscovery challenges students to consider the importance of American...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

  WDFW asks public to stop feeding birds to curb the spread of deadly disease – Veterinarians, teachers, other groups push for earlier access to vaccines – The Boston Globe Veterinarians in some areas authorized to administer COVID vaccines – AAHA NewStat “So, you vaccinated yet?”: State vaccine rollout – AAHA NewStat Gorilla Gets Monoclonal Antibody Therapy For COVID-19: Coronavirus Updates – NPR 4 ways to improve and jumpstart veterinary clinic culture – VetSuccess   Posted January 29, 2021...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Resources

  |   COVID-19

On January 14, 2021, Dr. Carrie La Jeunesse, La Jeune Consulting, presented a webinar for WSVMA about the COVID-19 vaccine. The following is information that Dr. La Jeunesse shared. Keep in mind that information changes frequently and is accurate as of the date of publication. Why should I get the COVID-19 vaccine? Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have very good efficacy (i.e., how well it works to prevent illness from COVID-19) with acceptable safety profiles. How do I trust the vaccines and...

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