Non-economic damages case is denied review by Washington State Supreme Court

  |   Animal Welfare

The Washington State Supreme Court has denied review of a case against Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine by a dog owner attempting to recover money for his emotional distress related to watching the euthanasia of his dog. The plaintiff alleged that the euthanasia solution extravasated, causing the dog pain and to cry out extensively during the procedure.  Lawyers for the student and teacher involved in the procedure were able to have the claim for emotional distress damages dismissed.  The...

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WSVMA accepting applications for next year’s class of Power of Ten leaders

  |   WSVMA News

Attention 2010-2017 graduates! Join the WSVMA for our exciting leadership program! Power of Ten is a WSVMA initiative designed to help recent graduates develop foundational skills in leadership, communication, and business. Ten participants will be selected from the applicant pool to participate in the Power of Ten leadership academy for the coming year. Participants will join a network of peers in a series of learning experiences that commence in October, 2017 and culminate in September, 2018. Power of Ten is...

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Preventive Healthcare Certificate Program: The Swiss Army Knife of Preventive Healthcare

  |   Practice Management

Do you have an associate veterinarian who is a recent graduate? Did you hire a new team member? Does your staff need a refresher course in the importance (and necessity) of preventive healthcare to your practice and patients? If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then we encourage you to check out the Partners for Healthy Pets Preventive Healthcare Certificate Program. It is a free, ten-module certificate program designed for healthcare team members, veterinarians and veterinary students. The...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

Family finds beloved pet they thought was euthanized – KIRO7 Cannabis for our Canines – The Spokesman-Review Drug Diversion and Veterinarians – Pharmacy Times State’s wolf kill turns up the heat in Washington cattle country - The Seattle Times Insurance companies, veterinarians offer health care plans for companion horses – The Horse...

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Hot Weather Tips for Your Pet

  |   Animal Health

Soaring summer temperatures in Washington can create potentially dangerous conditions for pets. Even the healthiest pets can suffer from dehydration, heat stroke, and sunburn if you don’t prepare. Here are important hot weather tips for your pet: Dogs and cats do not sweat like humans. Instead, they pant and seek shade to eliminate excess heat. Pets do lose water through exhaled air, and that needs to be replenished with extra, clean drinking water. Abundant, clean, free-choice water supplied for pets is...

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