AVMA releases guidelines to support telehealth use by veterinary practices

  |   Professional News

A new best-of-breed resource gives veterinary practices a step-by-step guide to implement and expand telehealth services. Introducing: AVMA Guidelines for the Use of Telehealth in Veterinary Practice. This practical handbook is a hands-on reference for veterinary teams, providing a one-source reference with critical information to make telehealth, in its variety of forms, more successful for patients, clients, and practices: Definitions of the key components of the telehealth landscape Context around federal and state regulations and legal considerations, including the veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR) ...

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Veterinary Board of Governors looking for Board members

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The Veterinary Board of Governors is looking for a large animal (as a majority of your practice) veterinarian to serve on the Board. They’re looking for public-spirited people willing to study the issues and to make decisions in the public’s best interest. Potential candidates interested in applying must be from congressional districts 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10. The Governor’s Office and the Department of Health seek diversity in board and commission members. We recognize the value variety brings in...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Equine Influenza disease alert in Kitsap County – EDCC Can I take painkillers before or after a COVID-19 vaccine? – The Seattle Times Legal Risks employers should consider before implementing mandatory vaccination policies – Lane Powell Attorneys at Law Experts Weigh in on the Biggest Changes Coming to the Veterinary Industry – Today’s Veterinary Business Oregon State University study looks at the connection between kids and dogs – KING5.com Woodland Park Zoo gorilla Nadiri gives birth to healthy baby...

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COVID-19 vaccine update

  |   COVID-19

The news hasn’t changed for Washington veterinary professionals waiting to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Veterinarians and their teams are still not in the queue within any of the phases of vaccine administration. The WSVMA has been in touch again with the Department of Health and we’re still being advised that they don’t know when a determination will be made. AVMA reported earlier this week that through their federal advocacy efforts, “the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued...

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Veterinarians as vaccine administrators?

  |   COVID-19

As states grapple with how to roll out the vaccine to millions, they’re looking to recruit qualified professionals to assist in the effort. A few states have approved temporary emergency authorization for veterinarians, along with many other health professionals, to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. In Washington, the Department of Health has not approached us about such an effort. Interestingly, the director of the Washington State Hospital Association made comments recently about how veterinarians and veterinary technicians are well qualified to assist. We’ve...

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