Donate a white coat for the WSU/CVM Class of 2022

  |   WSVMA News

This year’s White Coat ceremony for the incoming Class of 2022 will take place in August 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 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...

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Warwick Bayly to join new Veterinary Futures Commission

  |   WSVMA News

Dr. Warwick Bayly, former dean of Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has been appointed to the new AVMA/AAVMC Veterinary Futures Commission. Comprised of thought-leaders from academia, industry, professional practice and other officials, the group will evaluate challenges and opportunities within the veterinary profession, identify priorities guided by societal needs, and develop evidence-based recommendations regarding potential courses of action.   Posted April 6, 2018...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

WSU veterinary students unite, raise suicide awareness – Moscow-Pullman Daily News A chicken in every backyard: Urban poultry needs more regulation to protect human and animal health – The Conversation California lawmakers to hear new animal-rehabilitation proposal - VIN FDA gives Darwin’s pet food owners 15 days to clear up issues – Food Safety News AAVMC rolls out program designed to ensure veterinary graduates are prepared for practice – DVM360 County fair, veterinary inspection bills signed into law – Daily Record...

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Here’s what we learned – WSVMA event dives into the state of the industry and team attrition

  |   Continuing Education

On February 25, concerned WSVMA members attended a day of lectures and exercises on the state of labor in today’s veterinary practice. Experts were brought in to speak on issues such as staff retention, training, the impact of corporate ownership, labor laws and the possibility of labor unions. First to speak was Rebecca Rose, CVT, certified veterinary technician, practice manager, and founder of CATALYST Veterinary Practice Consultants. Ms. Rose has authored many books on practice management and lectures annually on veterinary...

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Melatonin use in show animals – potentially unsafe and possibly illegal

  |   Animal Health

Recent reports suggest that some producers have been using a substance to promote calming and hair growth in cattle and sheep -- that substance is melatonin. But there is reason to be cautious before giving this product to animals. Melatonin is a natural hormone produced by the brain for sleep and used to treat insomnia in humans. Sometimes, it is also used for reproductive synchronization. People showing animals have also been known to use melatonin to calm fractious animals or promote...

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