COVID-19 vaccine distribution update from the WA State Dept. of Health

  |   COVID-19

The WA State Dept. of Health (DOH) reports that they continue to make progress with COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration efforts. As of Feb. 6, more than 940,000 doses of vaccine have been given across the state, which is nearly 80% of the 1,195,207 doses that have been delivered to providers and long-term care programs. Washington is currently averaging 26,857 vaccine doses given each day. This information can be found on the DOH data dashboard under the vaccines tab, which is...

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WSVMA presents March 7 CE program Feline Better

  |   Continuing Education, WSVMA News

Join us on Sunday, March 7 2021 at 12 pm for one of our premier WSVMA CE programs, freshly renamed DVM: Masterclass Intensives, featuring Dr. Margie Scherk and sponsored by Royal Canin. Stress is associated with a lot of aspects of veterinary practice and is often associated with uncertainty. This can be especially true when working with cats. Cats are stressed, clients are stressed, and it can be stressful on members of the clinic team as well. Understanding the experience...

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New data offer deeper insight into COVID-19 impact on practices

  |   COVID-19

New data provide greater detail on how veterinary practices have been affected by and responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone in the veterinary community can explore this data in the AVMA’s interactive dashboard, as well as download an in-depth report with analysis and insights from AVMA economists. Compiled from two large surveys of veterinary practices, the dashboard now aggregates more than 3,500 responses to questions covering operational changes, client numbers, use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies, financial impact, and other...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

Remove bird feeders in Washington to prevent spread of disease, officials say – KING5.com Strangles alert for Snohomish County – EDCC WHO says Covid 'most likely' originated in animals and spread to humans, dismisses lab leak theory – CNBC Federal health officials emphasize proper mask fit to protect against coronavirus variants, urging double masks in some cases – The Washington Post Confirmation of COVID-19 in a Cougar at a Wild Animal Exhibitor in Texas – USDA APHIS Big crowd turns out for annual cattle...

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WSVMA Legislative Report

  |   Legislative

The Washington State Legislature convened on January 11 for a planned 105-day session and is in its fourth week. The House will conduct most of its business remotely, while a few legislators will be in Olympia. The Senate is attempting a hybrid model, where some legislators are on the floor, while others participate remotely. Despite the remote nature of the 2021 session, over 700 bills have been introduced in the House and the Senate to date. One major change this year...

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