In Memoriam

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Michael Doherty (WSU, ‘77) passed away on June 29 at the University of Washington Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer. He was 68. Dr. Doherty was the owner of Lacey Animal Clinic on Pacific Avenue in Lacey. He owned the practice for 33 years before retiring in 2016. He loved animals and travel, and as an avid golfer, he belonged to golf clubs in Olympia as well as Palm Desert, CA. A celebration of life will be held...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Vet tech believes addicts use their pets to get pills – MyNorthwest.com Grain Free Diets – Just Say NO – The Veterinary Idealist Rules on therapeutic diets for pets still unclear – VIN News Service FDA issues xylitol update: It’s not just in chewing gum anymore – AAHA NewStat Asian Long-Horned Tick Threatens Livestock & Humans – Lancaster Farming Where did the word ‘oops’ come from? Just look to the language of animal diseases – Albany Democrat Herald   Posted July 19, 2019...

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WSVMA accepting applications for next year’s class of Power of Ten leaders

  |   WSVMA News

Attention 2012-2019 graduates! Join the WSVMA for our exciting leadership program! Power of Ten is a WSVMA initiative designed to help recent graduates develop foundational skills in leadership, communication, and business. Ten participants will be selected from the applicant pool to participate in the Power of Ten leadership academy for the coming year. Participants will join a network of peers in a series of learning experiences that commence in November, 2019 and culminate in October, 2020. Power of Ten is...

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Colleges Are an Essential Partner in Solving the Student Debt Crisis

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Educational debt in the United States now exceeds $1.5 trillion. Many experts believe this level of debt represents a substantial threat to future economic wellbeing. This debt-load is the result of decades of rising tuition costs that have occurred across the spectrum of higher education and professional school, and it has certainly affected academic veterinary medicine. In fact, we may be experiencing the impact of this societal problem sooner and more acutely in veterinary medicine than in other disciplines because of...

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Pièce de Résistance – Infection Control

  |   One Health

Within the veterinary hospital environment, regular cleaning and disinfection of equipment and surfaces is critical for environmental control of pathogens. Implementation of an effective Hospital Infection Control Plan can significantly reduce peri-surgical and procedural antimicrobial use. For more information, consult the Compendium of Veterinary Standard Precautions for Zoonotic Disease Prevention in Veterinary Personnel published by the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians, Veterinary Infection Control Committee Pièce de Résistance is a monthly message on antimicrobial stewardship brought to you by WSVMA’s...

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