Pièce de Résistance

  |   One Health

Concerns about antimicrobial resistance most often focus on how we use antibiotics, but this is only one part of the challenge. Transmission factors can be even more important depending on the circumstances. For example, work in east Africa shows that antibiotic use, per se, provides no predictive value for having antimicrobial-resistant gut bacteria in people or animals. Instead, variables related to transmission of bacteria (e.g., consuming raw milk, sharing drinking water sources, bringing outside animals to the farm, etc.) are...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Small Animal Surgery: Closing Time

  |   Continuing Education

Join us Tuesday, Mar. 19 at 12pm for our webinar on small animal surgery. Dr. Rebecca Murray from Summit Veterinary Referral Center will be our guest speaker. Dr. Murray will review a variety of techniques for closing soft tissues. Overview will include tips and tricks for wounds in a variety of locations, considerations for neoplastic masses, anatomic considerations for unique areas (oral, pinna, paw pads), as well as internal closures for the stomach, intestinal tract and bladder. Techniques will be applicable for...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

EHV case confirmed in Snohomish County – The Horse Veterinary medicine needs to embrace new, better ways – Vancouver Business Journal Veterinary students can use Stage III to learn how to operate on animals - The Daily Evergreen Dr. Brandy Fay returned to Chehalis to pursue her calling of veterinary care – Lewis County Weekender Surgeons save bear after car nearly killed her in Kitsap County - KING5.com Kitsap Humane Society rescues 300 rabbits from Poulsbo home - KOMO News   Posted March 8, 2019...

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President’s Message – Are Veterinarians in the Dog House with the Opioids Crisis?

  |   Continuing Education

What if tomorrow you could not order or use oxycodone, hydromorphone, butorphanol, meperidine or fentanyl for your patients?  How would that change your control of pain in your patients? How would these changes affect your clients? Your business? The treatment of pain for people and animals is at a crossroads. Past neglects and increased abuse has reached a pinnacle of concern within the United States. These concerns have increased interest from the public, media and legislators into the moral and ethical...

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Interested members sought to run for the WSVMA Board of Directors

  |   WSVMA News

The WSVMA is currently seeking interested members to serve on the WSVMA Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning in late September 2019. Serving on the WSVMA Board of Directors has many wonderful benefits. You can grow as a leader, build your community, gain expertise in issues facing the veterinary profession, influence policy, and stretch your intellectual and emotional muscles. It is truly a worthwhile and rewarding experience. We’re looking for members to run for the Board who are open-minded,...

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