DEI Spotlight: Reaching out to make a difference

  |   DEI

Diversity and inclusion is something that veterinary medicine as a profession needs to work for. I have been an LVT for 13 years and in the profession for almost 20 years. I have watched this profession grow, evolve, and change in so many ways during this time. I never realized that I could be perceived as different. As an Army brat, I grew up in many different locations. Some were melting pots of different ethnicities and some were not. I...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Advancements in Veterinary Ophthalmology through the Years

  |   Continuing Education

Join us Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at 12pm for our webinar Advancements in Veterinary Ophthalmology through the Years with Thomas Sullivan, DVM, DACVO. This lecture will cover changes in ophthalmology over the last 25 years and what trends are currently taking place. The discussion will focus on cases in the Pacific Northwest and touch on controversial topics within the specialty. Dr. Thomas Sullivan is a graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he performed a rotating small animal...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

Q&A: WSU infectious disease expert discusses COVID-19 – Capital Press Alarming Results From National Survey On Veterinary Stress – Helping Latinx students feel welcome in our profession – AAHA NewStat Pet telemedicine took hold in the pandemic. A lawsuit wants to make it permanent – Seattle Times Watch: Baby elephant seal rescued from manhole on Whidbey Island – KOMO   Posted May 7, 2021...

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WSVMA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee gets to work

  |   DEI, WSVMA News

The Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA) Board of Directors identified diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as an area for growth and added it to their strategic plan three years ago. More recently, in order to maintain momentum in this area, a standing committee was formed to take this work on and move it forward. Committee members come from across the state and diverse types of practice, and we wish to introduce ourselves and outline what to expect from us moving forward. Our members include: ...

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Newly signed bill by Gov. Inslee amends definition of compounding

  |   Legislative, State Regulatory

Substitute House Bill 1445 (SHB 1445) amends the definition of compounding for the practice of pharmacy in RCW 18.64.011(6). The current definition of "compounding" includes simple processes, such as adding water to an antibiotic or for instance, adding saline to a COVID-19 vaccine. Neither the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) nor the official United States Pharmacopeia (USP) considers those processes to constitute compounding. SHB 1445 changes the definition to: (6) "Compounding" means the act of combining two or more...

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