Recent grads – Apply for scholarship to attend the 2021 AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference

  |   Professional News, WSVMA News

The WSVMA is calling all recent grads who are interested in leadership development to register for the AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference which takes place virtually January 7-9, 2021. Attendees will expand and hone leadership skills while connecting virtually with a diverse network of colleagues from all walks of the veterinary profession. This virtual conference will be a fitting opportunity to learn about Leadership in Times of Change. Why attend AVMA VLC? VLC equips veterinary professionals at all career stages to take on...

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PPP forgiveness application simplified for smaller loans

  |   Practice Management

Borrowers who took out Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less can take advantage of a simplified forgiveness application announced last Friday, October 9, by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and U.S. Department of Treasury. This application, SBA Form 3508S, requires fewer calculations and less documentation, according to the administration’s interim final rule and instructions. Also, for these loan holders, there will not be reductions to the forgiveness amount based on workforce retention or salary/wage decreases. However, borrowers...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Unauthorized pet eardrops sold on Amazon Pet Product News COVID in Animals Review Part 2: Dogs – Worms & Germs Blog 'Animals are suffering': BC veterinary shortage exacerbated by pandemic CBC.ca Update on the Seizure of 220 Animals from West Seattle Home – Seattle.gov Seattle Animal Shelter seeing a concerning increase in severe animal cruelty cases in 2020 – Q13 Fox The ‘One Health’ Concept Must Prevail to Allow Us to Prevent Pandemics” globarlbiodefense.com Pet Owners Are Diverse, but...

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We salute veterinary technicians!

  |   Practice Management

Veterinary technicians are crucial to the day-to-day operations of veterinary practices, and play vital roles in the care of animal health and welfare. This week of October 11-17, 2020 has been set aside for National Veterinary Technician Week to celebrate, recognize, and promote the valuable contributions licensed veterinary technicians make to the veterinary profession and society. But don’t stop there. Let’s appreciate them all year long. For more information about National Veterinary Technician Week can be found on NAVTA’s website.   Posted October 16,...

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AVMA weighs in on compounding guidance, provides new FAQ resource

  |   Federal Regulatory, Medicine

The AVMA has submitted comments to the FDA on the agency’s proposed guidance on compounding from bulk substances, and a new AVMA website resource answers commonly asked questions about the guidance. AVMA’s formal comments on Draft Guidance for Industry #256: Compounding Animal Drugs from Bulk Substances were sent on October 8, 2020, and are based on input from AVMA members, volunteers, state and allied veterinary groups, and other stakeholders. They cite provisions that AVMA supports in the draft guidance, as well as...

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