DEA warns of alarming increase in scam calls

  |   Practice Management

The Drug Enforcement Administration urges its DEA-registered practitioners and the public to be cautious of telephone calls from criminals posing as DEA or other law enforcement personnel threatening arrest and prosecution for supposed violations of federal drug laws or involvement in drug-trafficking activities. DEA continues to receive reports from the general public and practitioners indicating that they have received calls threatening legal action if an exorbitant fine is not paid immediately over the phone. The callers typically identify themselves as DEA...

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Make your voice heard: Take AVMA’s advocacy survey

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The AVMA is conducting a survey to better understand veterinarians’ network of relationships with elected officials at both the federal and state level, how interested you are in public policy issues impacting veterinary medicine, and whether you want to take a more active role in advocating for our profession. The information will help our profession better leverage the collective power of veterinary voices to make a difference at the state and national levels. Take the survey here.   Posted April 5, 2019  ...

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AVMA releases its first-ever guidelines for depopulation of animals

  |   Animal Welfare

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has published its first ever Guidelines for the Depopulation of Animals to help veterinarians support animal welfare in situations where the difficult decision to depopulate has been made. These new AVMA guidelines are an important tool to help veterinarians make humane decisions in the most dire situations. Because emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time, this is vital guidance for veterinarians in every field of practice – from shelter medicine to agriculture, companion animal practice,...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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The Gender Pay Gap – The Veterinary Idealist Here's How Much Veterinarians Earn In Every State - Forbes How to navigate the Salary Talk in 7 scenarios – The Lily Spokane veterinarians on the lookout for opioid diversion  - KREM Veterinary Feed Directive Regulation Questions and Answers Revised - FDA Latest pet food recalls - WSVMA   Posted April 5, 2019...

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WSU veterinary dean announces retirement

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Retiring Dean Dr. Bryan Slinker. Photo credit: Henry Moore Jr. BCU/WSU After serving Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine for more than a decade in the position, Dean Bryan Slinker has announced his plan to step down at the end of 2019. The University will launch an international search for a new dean late this spring. “I have very mixed emotions about this decision,” said Dr. Slinker, a double alumnus of the college he oversees. “I have dedicated my career to...

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