Fires in eastern Washington and disaster deployment

  |   Uncategorized

The Carlton Complex and Mills Canyon fires in eastern Washington have destroyed homes and put people and animals at risk. When there’s a disaster of this nature, or one like the Oso mudslide, it’s natural for veterinarians and staff to consider volunteering. Before you pack your gear, there are some things to know about disaster and emergency management. Never self-deploy. There is an incident command system where each group and volunteer must fold in with the lead agency. Volunteers are required...

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White Coat donations for Class of 2018

  |   Uncategorized, Veterinary Medical Education

This year’s White Coat ceremony will take place August 21, 2014 at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Each first-year veterinary student will be introduced and presented with a white lab coat with his/her name and the WSVMA logo embroidered on the coat. We need your help to make the 2014 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...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference & Trade Show – Registration now open!

  |   Continuing Education, Uncategorized

Online registration is open for this year’s WSVMA Annual Conference taking place September 26-28, 2014 in Yakima. Register today to learn from stellar scientific speakers, business experts and special guests that will be presenting a variety of cutting edge topics. In addition to a full program of scientific small animal, large animal and equine tracks, sessions will be offered on a variety of topics including accreditation, marijuana, marketing, and wellness plans. Practice management CE includes a full day of safety and regulatory...

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Choosing the right loan for your clinic

  |   Sponsored News, Uncategorized

They say that time heals all wounds, but in some cases too much time might cause more pain than we think. For veterinarians – no strangers to aiding in client pain management – the length of your clinic loan might harbor some hidden pain if the term is too long. Consider loan term. Until the late 1990’s, banks typically structured five year loans for most veterinary clinics. As banking relationships have evolved, that common loan duration has stretched first to seven...

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Changes with tramadol and tramadol containing drugs

  |   State Regulatory, Uncategorized

As reported last week, effective August 18, 2014, tramadol and products containing tramadol will be classified as a Schedule IV controlled substance pursuant to 21 CFR 1308. While federal law has changed, Washington state law must still go through rulemaking to include tramadol in the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). Although it’s not yet required, WA veterinarians are asked to voluntarily report to the PMP the dispensing of greater than fourteen-day supplies of tramadol and products containing tramadol after August 18...

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