This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

Here’s what the state is telling county fairs about this deadly rabbit disease – The Bellingham Herald Yes, there's heartworm disease here in the Northwest - KOMO Make sure to educate clients on the dangers lurking in ponds and lakes this summer – AAHA NewStat Investigating Alternatives to Opioids for Dogs in Pain –  Tufts Now The Cold Call – The Veterinary Idealist Should veterinary professionals form a union? – Today’s Veterinary Nurse US lays out enforcement priorities for animals on planes –   Posted August 9, 2019...

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New Canine Influenza Cases in OR and WA

  |   Animal Health

On July 24, Golden Bond Rescue of Oregon transported eight Golden Retrievers from China via Taipei, Taiwan to Seattle, WA. Upon their arrival, the dogs stayed the night in Tacoma, WA where one of the dogs became ill. The ill dog exhibits respiratory disease and malaise and was seen at a local veterinary center where the dog was tested for respiratory pathogens; final results indicated Bordetella and mycoplasma positive and H3N8 negative. There was no mention of testing for H3N2...

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WSVMA-PAC wants you!

  |   WSVMA News

Have you been looking for your opportunity to delve into politics? Isn’t everyone right now? It doesn’t matter which political parties your support – this is your chance – the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association is looking for three able-bodied members to join its Political Activity Committee (PAC) Board of Directors. We’ve recently restructured our governance and we’re filling the Board with new members. What does PAC do? The WSVMA established WSVMA-PAC in 1978 as a response to the effects of legislation...

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A proliferation of legislation focused on professional certification and licensure across the states

  |   Legislative

To help protect veterinary medicine from harmful legislation, the AVMA is actively engaged with national coalitions focused on professional certification and licensure legislation at both the federal and state levels. As needed, the AVMA acts on Capitol Hill and weighs in when requested by our partners in the states. While veterinary medicine is just one of the 60 occupations licensed in every state, and veterinary technologists and technicians are licensed in at least 30 states, there are 1,100 occupations licensed by...

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Motivate your clients to embrace preventive care

  |   Practice Management

Research on pet owners shows that they are willing to make changes and embrace preventive healthcare visits, if they know it will benefit their pets. Unfortunately, research also shows that many pet owners do not completely understand the importance of preventive pet healthcare. For pet owners to find value in the recommendations of veterinary professionals and be motivated by their advice, there must be effective communication between the healthcare team and pet owners. Partners for Healthy Pets can help! Learn effective ways...

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