Long Term Care insurance available for WA veterinarians and employees through AVMA Life

  |   State Regulatory

For AVMA member veterinarians who have tried to secure long-term care insurance ahead of the state’s Nov. 1, 2021 deadline but have been unsuccessful can apply for insurance through AVMA Life. Veterinary employees are also eligible to be covered by the insurance through their employers. The deadline to opt out of the program has prompted a flood of applications for new plans, and it’s caused most private insurers in Washington to stop accepting new applications. The WSVMA reached out to...

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FREE Small Animal Electronic Health Certificates

  |   Practice Management

Washington Veterinarians can stop paying for paper certificates and move to FREE eHealth Certificates in Oregon’s Veterinary Information System (OVIS). Don’t let the name confuse you, the OVIS System can be used to issue CVIs for Washington animals moving interstate anywhere in the U.S. OVIS can also be used to create large animal CVIs, brucellosis vaccination and TB test records. The application is free of charge and available for use online at https://oda.direct/OVIS.  Contact Gerald Franks (360) 902-7566 or David Hecimovich (360) 725-5493...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference News – Registration ends Thursday, Sept. 30

  |   Continuing Education

Beginning next Friday, Oct. 1 at 8 am, we’re launching over 150 hours of premium continuing education at the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference (PNWVC). Both live and pre-recorded sessions are offered. But wait, you’re working next weekend? No problem! If you register now, you’ll have access to all 150+ hours through August 2022. You can watch the sessions at your leisure, in your PJs, or while relaxing in a hot bubble bath after the kids have gone to bed. But you...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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WSU researchers discover one way elk become infected with devastating hoof disease – WSU Invasive fungus that harms bats is spreading in Washington – KING5 'Suspected' Asian giant hornet spotted much further east than previous sightings – Q13 Fox I spoke to 5,000 people and these are the real reasons they’re quitting – Fast Company Pet owners are changing. Veterinary practices should too (pg. 6) – The Fountain Report Overworked and overstressed: How COVID-19 is affecting veterinarians – The Hill Winners of...

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Xylitol labeling legislation would promote pet safety

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The AVMA strongly supports the Paws Off Act of 2021, a bill that would require food containing the sugar substitute xylitol to include a warning label specifying its toxic effects on pets. Xylitol is highly poisonous to dogs and other pets and, when ingested, can cause muscle tremors, seizures, and even death. Most often found in sugar-free gum and breath mints, xylitol may also be present in vitamins, cough drops, sugar-free desserts, mouthwash, toothpaste, and even some peanut butters, among other...

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