We want your opinion on WA Veterinarian magazine

  |   Uncategorized, WSVMA News

The WSVMA’s Editorial and Publications Committee requests your input on WA Veterinarian magazine. The survey is brief and will take only five minutes to complete. The results of the survey will be used to determine the value of オンライン カジノ our magazine to WSVMA members so that we can deliver the type of content you wish to read in the way you wish you read it. We are especially interested in the views of our younger members. Please encourage...

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Veterinary Feed Directive webinar now available on-demand

  |   Continuing Education, Uncategorized

An on-demand webinar is available for viewing about FDA’s new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) rules, which place under the direct supervision of a veterinarian the use of medically important antibiotics administered in feed. The webinar, sponsored by Zoetis, features Dr. John Hallberg, director of Regulatory Affairs for Veterinary Medicine Research and Development at Zoetis, Dr. Paul Ruen, member of the AVMA Steering Committee for FDA Policy on Veterinary Oversight of Antimicrobials, and Dr. Gatz Riddell, Executive Vice President of the...

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No budget deal would affect Washington Departments of Health and Agriculture

  |   Legislative, Uncategorized

Washington legislators are still hashing out their differences before finalizing the two-year state budget. If they haven’t passed the final version by June 30, government employees will be temporarily laid off at many state agencies. Current estimates are that up to half of the government workforce would be affected. As of July 1, and until they pass a budget, staff at the WA Department of Health’s Veterinary Board of Governors would be sent home, which would affect all credentialing activities....

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FDA issues Veterinary Feed Directive to address antibiotic use

  |   Federal Regulatory, Uncategorized

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) final rule, which is intended to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals. The rule will bring the use of these drugs under veterinary supervision and producers will have to obtain veterinary approval prior to using feed that contains medically important antibiotics. The rule also has a provision that veterinarians must adhere to state laws related to the veterinary-client-patient relationship (VCPR), provided that the VCPR...

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Changes to Prescription Monitoring Program do not affect veterinary medicine

  |   State Regulatory, Uncategorized

Veterinarians and staff who are signed up to receive email notices from the Washington Department of Health’s Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) have been notified about pending rule changes to the program. The amendments to the rule do not affect the reporting requirements by veterinarians. The changes affect other health professions who are responsible for reporting the use of controlled drugs by human patients only....

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