Second-year University of Washington One Health MPH student Alexandria Vingino is seeking veterinarians willing to participate in a focus group about clinician-user preferences and perspectives on antimicrobial resistance data. The interview would provide an opportunity for the UW Center for One Health Research and WA Department of Health to understand the best way to present and visualize data on antimicrobial-resistant data for veterinarians, physicians, microbiologists, and other health workers. The focus group will take about an hour and will be held using Zoom...Read More
UW biologist: Herd immunity ‘necessary but not sufficient for return to normal – mynorthwest.com Critiquing Early COVID-19 Posts: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Worms & Germs Blog Six people in Washington sickened by Salmonella illness linked to wild songbirds – WA Dept. of Health WA epiTRENDS: Brucella canis Infections – WA Dept of Health epiTrends Helping rabbits get vaccinated (featuring WA veterinarians) – CBS Sunday Morning WSU veterinary college consistently an NIH top-funded school – WSU News Florida is ground zero in veterinary telemedicine...Read More
In response to loosening restrictions, the WSVMA is releasing an updated version of COVID-19: A Guide to Reopening Veterinary Medicine in Washington – Phase 3 to give additional information for practices as more people become vaccinated and counties begin to allow more people to gather. The guide, written by well-known expert Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM in partnership with the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, lays out a comprehensive plan to implement appropriate measures to continue ensuring the health and safety of both veterinary...Read More
WSVMA DVM: COVID-19 Webinar – Ensuring Practices Flourish: Transitioning from Pandemic to Post-Pandemic Operations
Join us Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at 12 pm for our webinar Ensuring Practices Flourish: Transitioning from Pandemic to Post-Pandemic Operations with Darren Osborne. The veterinary recovery that occurred in the latter half of 2020—following the first pandemic shutdown—was nothing short of meteoric. Practices initially reacted to the shutdown with a “nobody move until this goes away” attitude but quickly surveyed the big picture and launched one of the most successful operational pivots imaginable. The transition from classic service/retail to telemedicine,...Read More
The WA State Long Term Care Trust Act: If you are still working in 2022, how this will affect you…and it’s a great reminder to everyone to build an LTC strategy now!
Did you know that all employees in Washington state – all of them – will pay a new payroll tax starting on January 1st, 2022 to fund a long-term care trust? Washington is the first state in the nation to create a publicly funded insurance program of this sort, and it’s going to be funded by you if you are a Washington W-2 wage-earning employee, which includes practice owners. But will you benefit from your own contributions? Perhaps, but this...Read More