Practice modernization: Finding work-life balance

  |   Practice Management

With the advent of emergency clinics and the end of being on-call comes the rise of text messaging and emails. Email and texts are a quick, efficient way to communicate with clients, particularly the millennials and younger. However, these forms of communication can soon make you feel like you are back on call. How often does a client text or email on a Sunday afternoon? Many clients have high expectations and, unfortunately, with numerous other clinics within a small radius,...

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Washington State General Election Results

  |   Legislative

Statewide vote counts from Tuesday’s election were updated Thursday evening. There are 4.3 million registered voters in Washington State.  As of this evening 2.5 million votes have been counted for a statewide turnout of 58.59%. Almost 500,000 ballots remain on hand to be processed, while more ballots may be received in the next few days. Any ballots post- marked by election day will be counted. Expect overall turnout to reach 70% or higher by the time all ballots are counted. Legislature...

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Pièce de Résistance

  |   One Health

Q: Subclinical bacteriuria in dogs and cats: to treat or not to treat? A: NOT, says the Working Group of the International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases. Check out Table 1 in Weese et al. Antimicrobial Use Guidelines for Treatment of Urinary Tract Disease in Dogs and Cats (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3134992/). Here’s a summary of some qualifying statements: No clinical signs + no evidence of UTI based on urine sediment examà No need to treat. If high risk of ascending infection (e.g....

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   One Health

Trupanion relationships with WA veterinarians under scrutiny – VIN News Greyhound dogs from Florida coming to Washington – Q13 Fox Dog infected with bacterial disease transferable to humans, public health investigating – KIRO 7 Cats need to hunt, forage for meals, says AAFP – Veterinary Practice News Veterinarian warns dog owners of leptospirosis in Greater Victoria – Goldstream Gazette Cannabis compound CBD for pets -- a growing trend that's not without risks – KOMO 4   Posted November 9, 2018...

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WSVMA CE event – I Have a Headache – January 20, 2018

  |   Continuing Education

Join us for another premier CE event as we gather experts to present on various causes of head and neck pain in small animals. The event takes place on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Renton Technical College in Renton, WA. Featured speakers include Dr. Alex Aguila on cases with surgical implications such as sialocele, mandibular or maxillary fractures, upper respiratory surgeries, and neoplastic diseases, Dr. Diane Carle on frustrating aspects of dentistry and how to deal with them, Dr. Daniel...

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