Rulemaking activities abound with the VBOG and WSDA

  |   State Regulatory, Uncategorized

Both the Veterinary Board of Governors (VBOG) and WSDA are in the process of implementing or revising several rules within the WA Administrative Code (WAC). The Veterinary Board of Governors have issued a CR-101, the first initial public notice that’s needed to start most rulemaking actions, on the following actions: Defining the Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship Requiring veterinarians to provide a prescription to clients Changing LVT Animal Health Care Tasks to align with WSDA WACs with regard to the level of supervision required when a...

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New Ebola handouts for veterinarians

  |   One Health, Uncategorized

The AVMA announced this week that they have developed two handouts to assist veterinarians with issues related to pets and Ebola. The handouts are the result of a coordinated effort between the AVMA, CDC, USDA, and other agencies and experts. The Checklist for Practicing Veterinarians​​ (AVMA login required) was developed to aid veterinarians who may be confronted with a patient or client who has potentially been exposed to the Ebola virus. The Pet Owner’s Guide to Ebola Exposure​​ (AVMA login...

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National task force created on antibiotic resistance

  |   Professional News, Uncategorized

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) announced this week the creation of the Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture. Concern among scientists and the public continues to grow about the evolution of antibiotic resistant bacteria in veterinary and human medicine. The goal of the task force, comprised of representatives from U.S. agriculture colleges/land grant universities, veterinary colleges, the production animal agriculture community and the pharmaceutical industry, is to help...

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Be a part of the greatest profession

  |   Uncategorized, WSVMA News

We want to thank you again for your membership this past year. Together we're making the greatest profession on earth even better.  Our new Online Membership Renewal is now open for 2014-15. All you need to do is login to your profile and click the “renew your membership now” link. For assistance with logging in or questions about your membership, call Sherri Dean at the WSVMA office, (800) 399-7862, or email Sherri at [email protected]

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WSDA hires new state veterinarian

  |   Professional News, Uncategorized

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) announced this week that Dr. Joe Baker will take over as the new state veterinarian, effective November 3. Dr. Baker, whose career spans nearly forty years, comes to WA from New Mexico where he led NM’s Food Safety, Meat and Poultry Inspection Division, worked as a field veterinarian and served an interim state veterinarian. Dr. Baker is a 1977 graduate of Washington State University, where he completed his undergraduate degree. He also completed...

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