Honoring Juneteenth

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Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. This was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which had become official January 1, 1863. If you’re asking what you can do to support this important day, consider watching a webinar...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference is going virtual!

  |   Continuing Education, WSVMA News

While you’ve been busy dealing with COVID-19 and having to quickly adjust to a whole new way of veterinary practice, the WSVMA Board and staff have been evaluating how to hold a large conference for over 1,200 in the middle of a pandemic. The safety of our attendees, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors is our number one priority as we work to provide high-quality continuing education and because it’s unclear what October will look like when it comes to face to...

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July webinar series – Partnering for Dairy Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Conference for Farmers and Veterinarians in the West

  |   Continuing Education, One Health

Newer and proposed guidance and regulations from the US Food and Drug Association (FDA) have focused attention on the role of the veterinarian to provide complete oversight of antimicrobial use in food animal production. The Veterinary Feed Directive addressed in-feed antimicrobials and severely restricted uses of these products. In September of 2019, the FDA announced proposed guidance on the use of over-the-counter drugs (OTC), eventually eliminating their use and requiring veterinary prescriptions for any antimicrobial. The state of California passed...

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WSVMA 2020 Awards – Nominate outstanding veterinary professionals

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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 2020 awards that will be presented include Veterinarian of the Year, Distinguished Achievement, WSU Faculty Member of the Year, Distinguished Veterinary Staff, Humane Animal Welfare, Recent Grad and Allied Industry. Awards will be presented during the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference Oct. 2-4, 2020. For criteria, visit WSVMA Awards Nominations on the...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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First-of-its-kind drive-thru veterinary clinic planned – Madison.com How Humanity Has Unleashed a Flood of Zoonotic Diseases – The New York Times Urge lawmakers to reverse course on taxing PPP expenses – AVMA Struggling pet owners receive free veterinary care for their pets – Q13 FOX Don't squish me! Local insects, Asian giant hornets, and the case of mistaken identities – WSDA Ag Briefs VetSuccess June 15, 2020 Industry Summary – VetSuccess   Posted June 19, 2020...

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