WSVMA 2019 awards – nominate an outstanding veterinarian

  |   WSVMA News

At the WSVMA Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference Sept. 27 – 29, 2019 in Tacoma, the WSVMA will present awards to those that have contributed significantly to the veterinary profession in Washington. The 2019 awards that will be presented include Veterinarian of the Year, Distinguished Achievement, WSU Faculty Member of the Year, Distinguished Veterinary Staff, Humane Animal Welfare, Recent Grad and Allied Industry. Please submit nominations to the WSVMA office using the nomination form no later than April 1, 2019. Be sure...

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Veterinary Board of Governors seeking veterinary applications

  |   State Regulatory

The Department of Health, Health Systems Quality Assurance (HSQA) is accepting applications to fill one veterinary position on the Veterinary Board of Governors. The Veterinary Board of Governors operates under legislative mandate to protect the health and safety of the public and promote the welfare of the state by regulating the competency and quality of health care providers under their authority. The Veterinary Board of Governors is made up of five licensed veterinarians, one licensed veterinary technician, and one public member, all appointed...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Veterinarians work to save injured, poisoned eagle - Columbia Basin Herald WSU/CVM faculty pioneering pituitary surgery – American Veterinarian Nonprofit brings veterinary care to pets at Bellingham homeless shelter  Q13 FOX New study suggests painkillers prescribed to pets could be contributing to the opioid problem – JAMA Network Tribe calls for NOAA to help rescue two ailing orcas, but scientists sent home during government shutdown – Seattle Times Update on bovine tuberculosis investigation in British Columbia - CFIA   Posted January 18, 2019...

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Additional training pathway approved for veterinary medication clerks

  |   State Regulatory

The Veterinary Board of Governors (VBOG), at their December meeting, adopted rule amendments to allow additional options for veterinary medication clerk (VMC) applicants to meet their training requirements for registration. The amended rules go into effect in approximately 30 days. Previously, a VMC applicant was required to meet their training requirement through completion of an on-the-job training program developed in conjunction with the Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission. The rule adds the option of educational programs that meet at least the...

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Pièce de Résistance

  |   One Health

Antimicrobial Use in Food-Producing Animals – Farmers and Vets Recognized for Diligence in Use The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that domestic sales and distribution of all medically important antimicrobials intended for use in food-producing animals decreased by 33 percent between years 2016 and 2017. While sales data do not necessarily reflect actual antimicrobial use, the reduction in sales volume observed is an important indicator that ongoing efforts to support antimicrobial stewardship are having a significant impact. CVM’s...

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