Updated advisory about WA Cares premiums from the Employment Security Dept.

  |   Practice Management, State Regulatory

The Legislature and Gov. Inslee have announced plans to change and improve the WA Cares Fund during the 2022 legislative session, which is scheduled to conclude in March 2022. Per direction from the governor, the WA Employment Security Dept. (ESD) will not collect premiums from employers until April 2022 or until the Legislature gives further direction. However, the existing law still directs employers to begin collecting premiums from their employees beginning Jan. 1. Each employer will need to decide whether they...

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Livestock identification proposed rulemaking

  |   Animal Health, State Regulatory

The Wash. State Dept. of Agriculture (WSDA) is proposing to amend chapter 16-610 (Livestock Identification) of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) to: Reduce the Electronic Cattle Transaction Reporting (ECTR) per head fee Allow veterinarians and field livestock inspectors certified by the WSDA to conduct inspections at public livestock markets, certified feedlots, slaughter facilities, or special sales Add a submission deadline for original proof of ownership documentation when selling branded animals through ECTR Revise language to increase clarity and readability WSDA received...

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WSVMA presents January 23 CE intensive Abdominal Surgery Updates

  |   Continuing Education

Join us on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022 from 12 - 4pm for one of our premier WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Intensives, featuring Dr. Catriona MacPhail and sponsored by Banfield Pet Hospital. Routine abdominal procedures commonly performed in general practice have some subtleties that can make these surgeries more efficient and successful. In this program, common abdominal surgeries will be reviewed with a focus on updates about the techniques, preoperative workups, and postoperative care. Dr. MacPhail will cover the following topics: The Abdominal Explore:...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Implications of Bone Healing in Private Practice

  |   Continuing Education

Join us Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 at 12pm for our webinar Implications of Bone Healing in Private Practice with Dr. Alex Aguila. A knowledge of the physiology of normal bone healing is influential in determining appropriate recommendations for treatment. Although bone healing is largely perceived through the lens of rigid fixation, the importance of blood supply sometimes needs to be remembered and reviewed. Timing from the incidence of trauma to the point of care is also important, and the role...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

What to do if you test positive for COVID-19 – CDC Inslee announces additional resources for Omicron variant – Medium.com More than a dozen dogs found neglected during frigid temperatures in Pierce County - King5 Students continue emergency care for wildlife – WSU Insider Feral horses show evidence of societal structure – Phys.org What honorific should I use to address someone using gender-neutral pronouns? – The Washington Post Sekiu the sea otter arrives at the Seattle Aquarium after a...

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