Planning on hiring a new associate? Don’t miss this event!

  |   Professional News

Washington State University’s Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA) – ranked #1 globally – is excited to host its Fourth Annual Partners in Practice. The event will take place Saturday, December 2, 2017 at WSU in Pullman. This is an important opportunity to meet and network with your current and future colleagues, and meet soon-to-be graduates. Partners in Practice will be a fun-filled evening of learning (CE included), speed networking, dinner, social hour, display booths, and keynote speech by VBMA past president...

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AVMA seeks volunteers for American Board of Veterinary Specialties

  |   Professional News

The AVMA is seeking volunteers to serve as members representing non-board certified veterinarians on the American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS). The ABVS, a committee of the AVMA, is charged with recognition of both current and new organizations conducting board-certification of veterinarians in specialized fields of veterinary medicine. The committee membership of the ABVS, beginning in 2018, will include other groups with a stake in specialized veterinary medicine, including veterinarians in private practice, academic institutions, licensing boards, and the animal-owning...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Rabid bat found at Woodinville elementary school – King County Public Health Most meat producers use antibiotics. Now consumers can see how much – Washington Post Veterinary technicians – the unsung heroes of the veterinary clinic – ArkLaTex.com Washington startup launches pet composting business – KREM2 Guide to Best Practices for Veterinary Hospitals – Katz, Sapper & Miller Your dog is big business, and Uber-like apps want it – Washington Post...

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Report from the State Veterinarian

  |   State Regulatory

West Nile Virus Update – (from Dr. Thomas Gilliom) – The West Nile Virus (WNV) has been confirmed in nine horses by mid-September in our state.  Spokane County has recorded six cases, one in Benton County, one in Lincoln County, and one in Kittitas County. The virus infects birds which are the natural reservoir.  An interesting side note is that we found WNV this year in a pheasant and a gyrfalcon. WNV is spread by mosquitoes that have fed on infected...

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World Rabies Day

  |   One Health

At Washington State University, scientists in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health are working toward an ambitious goal: no human rabies deaths by 2030. On September 28, World Rabies Day, they and global partners across the world will come together to raise awareness for the deadliest zoonotic disease on the planet. “Eliminating human deaths due to rabies, 99 percent of which are due to bites from rabid dogs, is for the first time in history within our...

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