PrideVMC Acts to Support Transgender, Non-binary, and Gender Nonconforming Individuals in the Veterinary Profession

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The Pride Veterinary Medical Community (PrideVMC) has announced two actions to support transgender, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming individuals in the veterinary profession. First, the PrideVMC diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) working group have published a gender identity bill of rights as part of a focused effort to address inequality and inequity in veterinary spaces.  In its news release, PrideVMC stated “The gender diverse community, specifically transgender women of color, have been leaders of the struggle for LGBTQ+ rights. The gender-diverse community has...

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New Feline End of Life Educational Toolkit

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The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) launched an online Feline End of Life Educational Toolkit in an effort to facilitate a peaceful and painless transition for a cat at the end of their life. This new educational Toolkit addresses several key aspects in early quality of life assessment, decision making, the euthanasia process, the euthanasia experience for both veterinarians and caregivers, client resources, and final arrangements and beyond. This digital resource provides veterinary professionals with the tools to ensure...

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Welcome a freshman vet student – Donate a white coat for the WSU/CVM Class of 2025!

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This year’s White Coat ceremony for the incoming Class of 2025 will take place in person on August 19, 2021. Each first-year veterinary student will be introduced and presented with a white lab coat with their name and the WSVMA logo embroidered on the coat. We need your help to make this year’s White Coat Ceremony a success. You can sponsor a specific student or make a general donation. You also have the option of sponsoring a student from your local area. Each...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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People with COVID Often Infect Their Pets – Scientific American WSVMA in the news: Pet CBD Products Need Better Regulation, Researchers Say – Forbes Texas rescue group turns to Pacific Northwest to save animals amid shelter overcrowding – KING5 How Might a Capital Gains Tax Increase Affect the Sale of Your Business? – Katz Sapper & Miller Potbellied pig has basketball-sized tumor removed – WSU Insider   Posted July 23, 2021...

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Shutdown of Glove Manufacturing Will Have ‘significant impact’ on International Supply Chain

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Three glove manufacturers have suspended operations in Selangor, Malaysia, due to a pandemic lockdown in several districts in the state. Top Glove Corp, a large glove manufacturer, said it is temporarily halting operations of its medical glove factories in the town of Klang in compliance with the directive and is awaiting clarification from the National Security Council. Hartalega Holdings and Kossan Rubber Industries also said they’re shutting down operations. The lockdown is in effect until July 16. “Regrettably, this will...

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