In memoriam

  |   WSVMA News

Dr. John Traber (CSU, ’56) passed away on August 30 at the age of 85. Dr. Traber was an equine veterinarian and co-owner of the Traber-Bergsma-Simkins veterinary practice established at Longacres racetrack in 1974. He served the Longacres Veterinary Association, Washington State Horse Racing Commission, and the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association. A celebration honoring Dr. Traber’s contributions will be held on April 7, 2018 at Emerald Downs Race Track in Auburn.   October 13, 2017...

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Tell Congress to protect Loan Forgiveness Program

  |   Legislative

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF), which forgives student debt for individuals who have served at least 10 years in the nonprofit or public sectors, is a crucial tool for veterinarians. Many veterinarians who have chosen nonprofit or public sector careers are counting on PSLF, particularly because these careers are often less lucrative than those in the private sector. Now, some members of Congress are considering cutting or eliminating PSLF. This move could devastate veterinarians who are counting on the program and...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Wash. State U. veterinarians study how antibiotics affect canine gut flora – Daily Evergreen Spokane humane society addresses parvovirus concerns – KXLY Colorado State University Leading the Way in Veterinary CBD Treatment – Westword.com Are prescription drugs the next target for Amazon? – Q13 Fox USDA veterinary training modules available for free CE credit – DVM360 Suspects’ phones led Northwest investigators to carcasses in one of the biggest poaching cases they’ve ever seen – Seattle Times...

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World Rabies Day 2017 may have passed, but the important work continues

  |   One Health

Working with African governments and building on international and local partnerships, Washington State University’s Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health is developing the next strategies for the elimination of rabies as a human health threat. In 2017 WSU and partners in the Serengeti Health Initiative have administered approximately 50,000 vaccines in East Africa and project to provide more than 120,000 by the end of the year. Since the inception of the project in 2003, Allen School researchers have administered...

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WSVMA efforts to include veterinarians in HEAL-WA journal access program will proceed

  |   Legislative

Earlier this summer, the WSVMA sent a survey to members asking for input on a potential and meaningful resource for veterinarians, access to Health Evidence Resource for Washington State (HEAL-WA). HEAL-WA is the affordable online database of current, authoritative clinical information and educational resources for eligible healthcare practitioners in Washington State. Veterinarians in private practice generally don’t have access to large collections of journals similar to human physicians and as a result, veterinarians rely on textbooks, conferences and online discussion forums...

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