WSU/CVM hosting free webinar on Brucella canis

  |   Continuing Education

Brucella canis, a reportable, zoonotic disease in Washington state, has been identified in several dogs over the past few months. The WSU College of Veterinary Medicine in collaboration with the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) will host an informational webinar for veterinarians and technicians on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, from 6 - 7 p.m. (Pacific Time). Dr. Brian Joseph, state veterinarian from WSDA, will provide information on the cases seen and the regulatory aspects of B. canis. Dr. Claire Burbick, diagnostic microbiologist, Washington Animal...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

Pet food sold nationwide recalled due to salmonella risk – FDA Pigeon Fever in Spokane and King Counties – EDCC WSU veterinarians: Don’t buy a rabbit this Easter – WSU Insider Veterinary SARS-CoV-2 vaccine registered in Russia – Reuters Rescuing dogs from abroad could threaten livestock – Bovine Veterinarian How to be an ally to the AAPI community and combat anti-Asian racism – Today Bat researchers back on the job in Wash. – King5.com   Posted April 2, 2021...

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Take Action: Ask Congress to advance One Health legislation

  |   Federal Regulatory, Legislative, One Health

With strong support from the AVMA, a bipartisan group of lawmakers has reintroduced legislation that would be an important step in implementing a nationwide, One Health approach to combat zoonotic diseases. The Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act (S. 861 /H.R. 2061 ) focuses on prevention and improved coordination among federal agencies. It would direct the U.S. departments of Health and Human Services, Agriculture, and Interior to develop a One Health Framework that would accomplish these goals: Advance workforce development related to...

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Free to the profession: Suicide prevention training

  |   Professional News, Wellness

Veterinary medicine is a community, and a community supports its members. For that reason, the AVMA is pleased to begin offering free training in suicide prevention to all veterinary professionals. The free training – known as QPR gatekeeper training, short for “question, persuade, refer” – has been available to AVMA and SAVMA members for several years as a pilot program. More than 2,500 members have completed or begun the training, and their positive feedback fueled the decision to expand the program to the...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Sex-Based Harassment in the Workplace: Protecting Your Practice

  |   Continuing Education

Join us Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 12 pm for our webinar Sex-Based Harassment in the Workplace: Protecting Your Practice with Amy Mensik, JD. Sex-based discrimination and harassment employment claims remain at a high in the wake of the #MeToo movement. Make sure your practice is not caught off guard by learning how to identify a sex-based harassment concern, not limited to those based on gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy, etc., and how to respond promptly and appropriately to...

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