A financial journey among 274 graduating veterinarians

  |   Veterinary Medical Education

They listen intently, answer my questions smartly, pose their own intelligent queries, and some type furiously.  They impress me, but chances are great that the information will flow in and right back out; they're thinking about their next cardiology exam tomorrow, less about my talk.  These are the third year veterinary students I guest lecture to about financial topics.  They desperately want to know how to make good financial decisions, understand how they will pay back their debt, or how...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

People are dressing up their pets as service dogs, but a new bill would make it illegal – Q13 Fox PAWS plans a large new shelter for pets and wildlife – Everett Herald Union label within the profession?  – Veterinary Practice News Relax, Dog Flu Isn't Coming to Take Our Precious Doggos Away - Gizmodo Could 'Zombie Deer' Disease Spread to Humans?  Live Science The surprising argument for extending food stamps to pets – Washington Post   Posted January 26, 2018...

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Puget Sound VMA closes its’ doors: WSVMA takes over free health exam certificate program

  |   WSVMA News

After two years of working to reinvigorate the local Puget Sound Veterinary Medical Association (PSVMA), the Board of Directors elected to close the Association at the end of 2017. The once thriving group held vaccine clinics, enjoyed a robust local continuing education program, and had active grievance and public information committees, among others. But they couldn’t fight progress. Thousands of smaller all-volunteer-run associations have faced similar fates mainly due to a lack of volunteers to help carry out the mission. PSVMA...

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WSVMA forming task force to look at telehealth in Washington

  |   WSVMA News

There’s no doubt that the topic of telehealth and telemedicine has dominated veterinary media outlets and high-level conversations at the AVMA, AAHA and other veterinary organizations over the course of the last year. The digital age is posing new challenges and opportunities to the delivery of veterinary medicine that few acknowledged even a few years ago. In response to that, and to help move the profession forward in this regard, the WSVMA Board of Directors approved the formation of a task...

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Certificate of Veterinary Inspection APHIS Form 7001 for interstate travel no longer approved

  |   Federal Regulatory

Effective immediately, APHIS Form 7001 "United States lnterstate and lnternational Certificate of Health Examination for Small Animals" is no longer approved for the purpose of interstate movement of animals. Please be aware that numerous other states, in addition to Washington, no longer accept this form due to the free access to the public for download off the internet without any accountability as to who uses the form. The Department will still accept paper copies of the APHIS Form 7001, as long as...

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