We thank veterinary technicians!

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Veterinary technicians are crucial to the day-to-day operations of veterinary practices, and play vital roles in the care of animal health and welfare. This week of October 16-22, 2022 has been set aside for National Veterinary Technician Week to celebrate, recognize, and promote the valuable contributions licensed veterinary technicians make to the veterinary profession and society. But let’s not stop there. Let’s appreciate, support, and allow them to fully do the work they were trained to do, not just this week,...

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AVMA News: CDC updates recommendation for human rabies vaccination

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AVMA News: CDC updates recommendation for human rabies vaccination The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its recommendations for rabies pre-exposure prophylaxis for humans to replace the three-dose rabies vaccination schedule with a two-dose vaccination schedule that will provide protection for at least three years. The updated PrEP recommendations, published in the May 6 edition of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (PDF), were developed by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. The group of medical and public health experts...

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Preventing suicide: New guide free to profession

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A newly published resource guide developed by the AVMA and partner organizations provides strategies and practical actions that veterinary professionals can take to help prevent suicide. The Suicide Prevention Resource Guide for Veterinary Settings outlines societal, community, relationship, and individual approaches, and can steer veterinary professionals and groups in developing a comprehensive suicide prevention plan. The guide provides information about suicide risk and protective factors, warning signs, and what organizations and individuals can do to help prevent suicide. It reflects learnings from suicide research...

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Washington pets in need being helped by new veterinary fund

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Last fall, the Washington State Animal Health Foundation launched a new resource intended to help you better serve your clients who struggle with affording important veterinary treatment – The Vets Helping Pets Fund. The Vets Helping Pets Fund allows WSVMA members and their associates to advocate for clients in need and receive financial support to be able to provide needed care and treatment for their beloved animal companions. Many families struggle to afford care and our goal is to create a robust...

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In memoriam – Dr. Jack Alexander

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Dr. Jack Alexander (OVC, 1960), passed away at the age of 88 from pancreatic cancer. Following his graduation from Ontario Veterinary College, he spent two years on faculty, and then in 1962 he joined WSU College of Veterinary Medicine as a surgery instructor. Dr. Alexander made many notable contributions to the profession. He was one of the first veterinarians boarded in radiology and helped to establish veterinary radiology profession-wide. At WSU, he served as radiology section head and as chairman...

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