This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

Zoetis enters reference laboratory business – Today’s Veterinary Business AVMA on the economic state of the veterinary profession: It’s strong (but don’t get too cocky) – AAHA NewStat Important animal welfare bill approved by Congress – [email protected] The placebo effect shows up in pets too, but these treatments are fooling owners, not their animals – The Atlantic Domestic Violence shelters that accept pets – Safe Place for Pets   Posted November 8, 2019...

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New DEA reporting system for suspicious orders of controlled substances

  |   Federal Regulatory

On October 23, 2019, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced the launch of the Suspicious Orders Report System (SORS) Online, a new centralized database, where DEA registrants, including veterinarians, must report suspicious orders of controlled substances. The announcement has confused veterinarians as to what they’re required to report. Staff at the AVMA’s Governmental Relations Division contacted the DEA and received clarification on what the new reporting system means for veterinarians. The good news is that the impact is minimal, but...

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President’s Message – The wider community of veterinary professionals

  |   WSVMA News

I am excited to be serving as WSVMA President. I consider it an honor and a privilege. I’d like to use this as a bit of an introduction as there are so many members I have yet to meet and get to know. I started my first job in a veterinary clinic in 1979. I treated my first patient as a veterinarian in 1989. I’ve only worked in two clinics throughout my career, and I’ve been at my current one for...

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Zoetis acquires Phoenix Central Laboratory

  |   Professional News

Zoetis announced yesterday they completed their acquisition of veterinarian-owned Phoenix Central Laboratory in Mukilteo, WA. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Zoetis joins major players Idexx and Antech in the veterinary diagnostic lab space and sees the acquisition as an opportunity to increase their capabilities in veterinary point-of-care diagnostics. Phoenix Lab opened in 1989 to provide lab services to the local veterinary community. Shares of the company were sold only to Washington State licensed veterinarians and lab employees, creating...

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Partnering for Dairy Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Conference for Farmers and Veterinarians in the West

  |   One Health

Newer and proposed guidance and regulations from the US Food and Drug Association (FDA) have focused attention on the role of the veterinarian to provide complete oversight of antimicrobial use in food animal production. The Veterinary Feed Directive addressed in-feed antimicrobials and severely restricted uses of these products. In September of 2019, the FDA announced proposed guidance on the use of over-the-counter drugs (OTC), eventually eliminating their use and requiring veterinary prescriptions for any antimicrobial. The state of California passed...

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