State by State – Veterinary Legislative Update

  |   State Regulatory

The State Legislative Update for June 2019 includes select summaries of three new laws, 31 bills, and 17 regulations tracked by the AVMA Division of State Advocacy between mid-May and mid-June. For more information on bills and regulations, please see the full listing or contact AVMA. VCPR regulation proposed in Alaska The Alaska Board of Veterinary Examiners issued a proposed regulation that adds the requirement for a veterinary-client-patient relationship (VCPR) to be initiated before caring for or treating an animal and the...

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WA Dept. of Health Zoonotic Disease Survey

  |   Animal Health

The Washington State Department of Health Zoonotic Disease Program is developing a strategic plan to guide their future program activities and the services they provide. As part of that process, they are seeking the following: to understand which of the current services they deliver provide the most value to you and to public health a rating of their performance in these areas to gather your thoughts on future plans for the program. Your responses to the survey will provide valuable information...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

  Veterinary profession needs healing: Readers respond – Vin News Service California’s new budget includes $5M to fund veterinary care for homeless people’s pets – Fox 8 Most Female Food Animal Veterinarians Experience Harassment -  Bovine Veterinarian Three things new veterinary associates want in their next job dvm360 Gen Z in the workplace - 10 Things Leaders Need to Know - Legal Risk Management in Responding to Negative Online Reviews – Today’s Veterinary Business   Posted July 12, 2019...

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WSU Pet Loss Hotline closes

  |   Professional News

The Pet Loss Hotline, a service of Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, was discontinued on July 1. The service had been provided to animal owners whose beloved pets are facing terminal illness or recently passed away. The shutdown resulted from the overwhelming logistical and expertise demands of operating a call back service available to an increasingly growing population. Additionally, volunteer WSU veterinary students who underwent special training to deal with callers facing pet loss only, encountered a greater number of...

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President’s Message – PNWVC is the place to be

  |   Continuing Education

Registration is open for the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference (PNWVC). Registration packets have been sent in the mail and online registration has begun! This year’s event will be the best yet! The PNWVC has grown each year offering more innovative experiences. This event gives the veterinary community including veterinarians, technicians, students, practice managers and staff an opportunity to connect and grow. The conference starts Friday September 27 and goes through Sunday September 29 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center located...

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