Looking to adopt a rescue dog or cat? Check the paperwork

  |   One Health

Many people, moved by the magnitude of dogs and cats made homeless by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, may be considering adopting a rescue pet impacted by the storms. As a veterinarian and dog and cat owner, I can appreciate and support this. Washington has the reputation of welcoming pets facing hardships. I also know that animals need medical attention such as health exams and vaccinations for rabies, heartworm and other maladies that can spread to other dogs and cats they mingle with...

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Dr. Lisa Parshley’s campaign for Olympia City Council nears Election Day

  |   WSVMA News

WSVMA past president and current board member Dr. Lisa Parshley is running for Olympia City Council Pos. 5. Her first stab at political office, Dr. Parshley’s platform is working to ensure a healthy, vibrant future for Olympia through business for the people, a healthy community and environment, and responsible growth for the city. The WSVMA has endorsed her candidacy and we wish her success on November 7. To help get her message out to voters, consider donating in the waning days...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

WA State Pharmacy Commission October Newsletter – WS Dept. of Health WSDA monitoring flock after waterfowl test positive for low pathogenic avian flu – WSDA Feeding thousands of elk is not an easy task - Yakima Herald-Republic Petco officially enters the veterinary hospital ring with Thrive – Veterinary Practice News Inside the growing trend of animal hospice and palliative care – King5 Guide Dogs in Seattle navigating an airplane in mock flight – King5 California Bans Pet Shop Sales Of Non-Rescue Cats, Dogs And Rabbits -...

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Pre-booking appointments makes positive impact on Spokane veterinary practice

  |   Practice Management

In May 2016 Dr. Greg Benoit and the staff of Southcare Animal Hospital in Spokane began an experiment to test the impact of booking their patients’ next check-up before they leave the practice. Benoit was eager to improve the number of patients that receive regular annual exams and on-time vaccinations. The Southcare team responded with questions about how the program would work. What’s the responsibility of each team member? How will we ensure success? Will the clients actually show up? Initially,...

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National Veterinary Technician Week – October 15 – 21, 2017 – Show your appreciation

  |   Professional News

Appreciation is one of the best gifts we can give someone. With National Veterinary Technician Week approaching, the 2017-2018 Washington State Association of Veterinary Technicians (WSAVT) Board of Directors wanted to show our membership how much we appreciate their arduous work and dedication to the profession.  We reached out to Governor Jay Inslee to see if he would make it official by issuing a proclamation. We were overwhelmed and honored by the quick response and know our membership will be...

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