Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association is asking for input – survey deadline July 15

  |   Professional News

The Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association is gearing up for a strategic planning meeting. Now is your chance to help drive the direction and future for the LGBTQ+ veterinary medical movement, which is now 40 years old. Please take 15-20 minutes to fill out the LGVMA strategic planning survey by July 15. Your input is requested and is invaluable to their planning process....

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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West Nile virus detected in Yakima County mosquitoes – Yakima Valley Herald ADM Animal Nutrition Recalls Rough-N-Ready Cattle Feed A specific lot of product contains elevated levels of monensin, could harm cattle – FDA More dogs, cats finding homes in King County thanks to $75,000 grant – King5 Local tattoo artist generates controversy by ‘inking’ his dog as a ‘theft deterrent’ - Q13 FOX News Two Pierce County lakes infested with toxic algae – King5...

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Important Labeling Changes to Critical Care Medications for People

  |   Federal Regulatory

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requiring labeling changes to three critical care medications that are approved for use in people and are also used in animals in the practice of veterinary medicine. Veterinarians who use these products in animals should be aware of these changes. The labeling changes affect epinephrine injection, isoproterenol hydrochloride injection, and neostigmine methylsulfate injection for use in people. The FDA is requiring drug manufacturers to remove ratio expressions of strength (such as 1:1,000 and 1:10,000)...

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Communicating with Clients through Body Language

  |   Practice Management

When a potential client calls your hospital, do your team members exude friendliness and professionalism over the telephone?  When a client walks thru the door, do they feel immediately welcomed by staff? During the JumpStart Boot Camp session held for WSVMA members on May 20th and 21st, the importance of non- verbal communication (i.e. facial expressions, gestures, eye contact, posture, and tone of voice) was highlighted. Non-verbal communication is frequently overlooked in veterinary hospitals in spite of the fact it accounts...

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2017 Auction to benefit the WSVMA Past Presidents’ Student Scholarship Fund

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You’re invited to attend and donate to the WSVMA Silent Auction on Friday, September 29 in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference in Tacoma. The goal of the evening is to raise money for the WSVMA Past Presidents’ Student Scholarship Fund. Each year, the Fund awards one or more scholarships to deserving veterinary students. Our goal is to raise over $10,000. Use your imagination to create a truly unique donation such as travel experiences, football tickets, fine wine, art,...

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