Genetic discovery could lead to better treatments for common tumor in dogs

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Newly discovered genetic commonalities and differences among the most prevalent types of canine soft tissue sarcomas, a common and potentially deadly tumor, could pave the way for more accurate diagnosis and better treatments in the future. Using next-generation sequencing techniques and computation approaches, a team of researchers and veterinarians at Washington State University examined the genetic makeup of the three most common subtypes of the tumor and identified several therapeutic targets that might form the basis of new treatments. They detailed...

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WSU SAVMA Rabies Run – Can you make it out alive?

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The SAVMA Rabies Run is an annual 5K fun run put on by SAVMA to raise money for the Rabies Free Africa campaign. The campaign aims to eradicate rabies in Africa by 2030 by sending canine rabies vaccines. The campaign has already reached 2.5 million vaccines! The event is being held on Oct. 22 at 10 am outside Bustad Hall. The Rabies Run is more than just a 5K! Runners will have to pass through a one-mile zombie loop where zombies will...

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WSVMA Power of Ten Leadership Academy application deadline extended to Sept. 30 – a few slots still open

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Applications are still being accepted to WSVMA’s Power of Ten Leadership Academy. 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 2022 and culminate in October 2023. Geared toward graduates from...

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WSVMA Power of Ten Leadership Academy application deadline extended to Sept. 15

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Applications are still being accepted to WSVMA’s Power of Ten Leadership Academy. 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 2022 and culminate in October 2023. Geared toward graduates from...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference – Don’t miss out!

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Online registration is open for this year’s Pacific NW Conference from Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2022 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. Register today to learn from stellar scientific speakers, business experts, and special guests presenting various cutting-edge topics. Veterinary technicians will hold their Annual Conference concurrently. Access conference information on the WSVMA website. The weekend promises to be fun and educational. We look forward to seeing you at the premier Pacific Northwest CE weekend for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and the entire...

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