Canine companions still needed for Dog Aging Project research

  |   Animal Health

Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is looking for local and regional canine participants to be part of the Dog Aging Project, a five-year, $23 million undertaking to better understand canine aging. WSU is one of seven colleges of veterinary medicine around the country to participate in this study along with Texas A&M, University of Georgia, Iowa State University, Colorado State University, Oregon State University, and North Carolina State University. The study is funded by the National Institute on Aging, a...

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WSVMA 2021 Awards – it’s easy to nominate outstanding veterinary professionals

  |   WSVMA News

Each year, the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA) conducts an awards program to honor individuals whose service has contributed significantly to the veterinary profession in Washington State. The 2021 awards that will be presented include Veterinarian of the Year, Distinguished Achievement, Outstanding Veterinary Service, WSU Faculty Member of the Year, Distinguished Veterinary Staff, Humane Animal Welfare, and Allied Industry. It only takes a few moments to submit the name of your deserving colleague. Please submit nominations to the WSVMA office using the...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

Strangles in Snohomish County – EDCC Bird feeders can go up again, but remain vigilant, Washington state officials say – Seattle Times Asian giant hornets can be attracted to hummingbird feeders, state agriculture officials say – Q13 News New hospital in Des Moines will treat marine wildlife in the Northwest – DVM Class of '21 donates to Good Samaritan Fund – WSU News Coping with COVID: Mindfulness and Self-Care – The future of curbside – AAHA NewStat Updates on Grape Toxicity – Tufts   Posted 4.23.21...

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State legislative update

  |   State Regulatory

This issue of the State Legislative Update includes select summaries of bills and regulations introduced in March and tracked by the AVMA Division of State Advocacy. Bills abound on declaw bans, liability, and licensure. Enactments The North Dakota Veterinary Medical Association championed ND SB 2140 which waives repayment requirements for individuals participating in the Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP) in veterinary medicine who entered an agreement with the state board of higher education during the biennium beginning July 1, 2019, and ending...

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Self-compassion: a courageous act of self-care

  |   Wellness

As time goes on, this pandemic is more of a marathon than a sprint. When looking forward, it’s important that we use our marathon-running skills, rather than our sprinting skills, to ensure that we’re able to bounce back and flourish when life gets back to normal. Self-compassion is a great tool to help you thrive during challenging times. Compassion is a sensitivity to or awareness of the suffering of others and a desire to ameliorate it. Self-compassion is focusing that awareness...

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