World Rabies Day 2017 may have passed, but the important work continues

  |   One Health

Working with African governments and building on international and local partnerships, Washington State University’s Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health is developing the next strategies for the elimination of rabies as a human health threat. In 2017 WSU and partners in the Serengeti Health Initiative have administered approximately 50,000 vaccines in East Africa and project to provide more than 120,000 by the end of the year. Since the inception of the project in 2003, Allen School researchers have administered...

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WSVMA efforts to include veterinarians in HEAL-WA journal access program will proceed

  |   Legislative

Earlier this summer, the WSVMA sent a survey to members asking for input on a potential and meaningful resource for veterinarians, access to Health Evidence Resource for Washington State (HEAL-WA). HEAL-WA is the affordable online database of current, authoritative clinical information and educational resources for eligible healthcare practitioners in Washington State. Veterinarians in private practice generally don’t have access to large collections of journals similar to human physicians and as a result, veterinarians rely on textbooks, conferences and online discussion forums...

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Planning on hiring a new associate? Don’t miss this event!

  |   Professional News

Washington State University’s Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA) – ranked #1 globally – is excited to host its Fourth Annual Partners in Practice. The event will take place Saturday, December 2, 2017 at WSU in Pullman. This is an important opportunity to meet and network with your current and future colleagues, and meet soon-to-be graduates. Partners in Practice will be a fun-filled evening of learning (CE included), speed networking, dinner, social hour, display booths, and keynote speech by VBMA past president...

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AVMA seeks volunteers for American Board of Veterinary Specialties

  |   Professional News

The AVMA is seeking volunteers to serve as members representing non-board certified veterinarians on the American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS). The ABVS, a committee of the AVMA, is charged with recognition of both current and new organizations conducting board-certification of veterinarians in specialized fields of veterinary medicine. The committee membership of the ABVS, beginning in 2018, will include other groups with a stake in specialized veterinary medicine, including veterinarians in private practice, academic institutions, licensing boards, and the animal-owning...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

Rabid bat found at Woodinville elementary school – King County Public Health Most meat producers use antibiotics. Now consumers can see how much – Washington Post Veterinary technicians – the unsung heroes of the veterinary clinic – ArkLaTex.com Washington startup launches pet composting business – KREM2 Guide to Best Practices for Veterinary Hospitals – Katz, Sapper & Miller Your dog is big business, and Uber-like apps want it – Washington Post...

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