Having success with forward booking appointments? Enter this contest!

  |   Practice Management

We're excited to announce the Forward Booking WORKS! Testimonial Contest! What is a testimonial contest you ask? To help publicize the benefits of forward booking we are asking practices to send us testimonials regarding their experiences with forward booking. Through these testimonials we hope to spread the word to the veterinary profession about real-life experiences in which practices have benefited from implementing forward booking and encourage all veterinary practices to adopt forward booking as a best practice. To enter the...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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106 dogs and cats rescued from Dallas kill shelters now in Puget Sound – Q13 Fox Over 100 dogs arrive in Western Washington from California shelters – King5 Canine Influenza Virus 2017: Beyond Two Show Dogs – Veterinary Practice News Maryland joins California in battling antibiotic overuse on farms – Reuters If I understood you, would I have this look on my face? - NPR...

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Animal Handling and Restraint

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Animal Handling Skills-Professionalism and Safety The public watches us to learn how to properly handle animals. Being professional means being SAFE and HUMANE. Good animal handling skills prevent staff from being injured. Good animal handling skills reduce stress for the animal. Examples of Safe Animal Handling: Be aware of the special stressors for animals in the clinic setting. The clinic is extremely chaotic for any animal-there are an incredible number of smells and other stimuli and animals are likely to be...

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Facts from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

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Do these questions ever cross your mind and you aren't sure where to find answers? Is my office a safe place? Is my workstation safe? What is protocol for safe handling of hazardous drugs? How Do I Preven Good and important information from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health regarding these specific questions and others. For more information please contact each entity directly: National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health: Website 1-800-232-4636 Email Washington...

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Human Salmonella infections linked to live poultry in backyard flocks

  |   One Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many state departments of health and agriculture, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are investigating eight multistate outbreaks of human Salmonella infections linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks. These outbreaks are caused by several kinds of Salmonella bacteria including Salmonella Braenderup, Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Hadar, Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i-, Salmonella Indiana, Salmonella Infantis, Salmonella Mbandaka, and Salmonella Typhimurium. As of May 25, 2017, 372 people infected...

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