This Week’s Helpful Links – 11-3-17

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Seattle Humane takes in animals from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico – KIRO 2017 A Light West Nile Year In Washington - Washington Ag Network Updated Identification Requirements for U.S. Breeding Cattle to Canada – USDA APHIS Locals Power Washington 4-H Dairy Judging Team to National Ranking – The Chronicle Oregon warns of sick, stranded sea lions with leptospirosis – Oregon Live Orcas headed to extinction unless we get them more chinook and quieter waters, report says – Seattle Times Whidbey Islander grows pet composting business – South...

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Why the change in recommended age of sterilization of cats?

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In June of this year, the AVMA formally endorsed the Feline Fix by Five (FFF) campaign promoted by the Marian’s Dream Foundation.  FFF was born out of awareness that cats can be reproductively active by 4 to 5 months of age, yet most veterinarians recommend spay/neuter of cats at 6 months of age or older.  The result of this mismatch between age at which cats can become pregnant and the recommended age of sterilization is demonstrated any time one walks...

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Leadership Development Committee in need of volunteers

  |   WSVMA News

Are you looking for excitement, networking opportunities, and a chance to learn more about our veterinary profession and the WSVMA while helping others? Join the Leadership Development Committee! Now that I have been voted off the island (or cycled off the Board of Directors for the WSVMA), I can honestly say I am in awe of the growth and changes I have seen over the past eight years I served as Board member.  Due to the hard work of some really...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Partnership with CDC and USDA tracks antimicrobial resistance patterns to protect public health - FDA Why technicians leave and what you can do about it – DVM360 Meet the Boeing bomb dogs: A highly trained crew of rescued pups who protect VIPs and factories – Puget Sound Business Journal West Nile virus season waning; Nine horses test positive - WSDA Washington state’s new parental leave law could change workplace for moms — and dads – Seattle Times Dolphin brains show signs of Alzheimer's Disease –...

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WSVMA Award winners recognized at the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference

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Over 1,000 conference-goers, exhibitors and guests converged on Tacoma for the 2017 Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference September 29 – October 1, 2017.  Sixty-two speakers presented a wide range of scientific topics plus sessions on the truth about service animals, surviving the technician shortage, student loan repayment and blending work and families. Seventy-two companies and their representatives exhibited in the trade show and sponsored speakers and events.  A special thank you goes to our exhibitors and sponsors for their support of a...

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