In memoriam

  |   WSVMA News

We are sad to report that Dr. Dan DeWeert passed away Tuesday due to complications from ALS.  Dr. DeWeert was a WSVMA Past President and recipient of Veterinarian of the Year in 2012. Services will be held at Beaver Creek Cemetery in Twisp, WA on Friday, September 22 at 12pm, with a celebration of life to follow at the Pipestone Canyon Ranch Event Center, also in Twisp. You can find more information on Valley Veterinary Hospital,s Facebook page here.  Tax-deductible donations in...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

AAHA releases 2017 Canine Vaccination Guidelines – Veterinary Practice News American Association of Feline Practitioners revises declawing position – Veterinary Practice News Deadly deer disease arrives in SW Washington – Chinook Observer Vaccine refusal: What are the best ways to overcome it? - Healio Rescuing endangered rabbits from fire danger - The Spokesman-Review Mountain goats in Olympic National Park: Their days may be numbered – Seattle Times...

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WSVMA Advisory – Hurricane animals being relocated near you?

  |   Animal Health

We are all aware of the great misfortunes experienced in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and how huge numbers of Texans are starting to return to their homes to begin rebuilding their lives. And now Florida and parts of the Southeast are facing new hurricane threats. Disaster relief efforts are in full swing, and one of many efforts currently is the re-location of large numbers of shelter animals from or near the hurricane zone out of Texas, Florida and neighboring states’...

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Hurricane Disaster Response Updates

  |   Professional News

The WSVMA would like to share important information with you about Hurricane Harvey disaster response.  The key organizations and agencies responsible for the response in Texas have expressed gratitude for the outpouring of offers to help, and would like the veterinary community to know the following: Do not self-deploy! While the good intentions are appreciated, a systematic response is essential for effective, efficient progress of response and recovery efforts.  Self-deploying volunteers can actually complicate and add to the work of local...

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Washington Wildfires

  |   Animal Welfare

Wildfires continue to devastate massive areas of the western United States and Washington. Currently, Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Reserve Veterinary Corp has not been deployed and they’ve received no requests for animal resources. Here is information to share with your clients: AVMA Disaster and Emergency Resources Planning for Disasters Saving the Whole Family: Disaster Preparedness – English Salvando a la Familia Entera: Preparativos ante un Desastre – Spanish/Espanol ASPCA – ASPCA Mobile App | ASPCA USDA - Preparedness...

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