New WSVMA efforts aim to improve animal wellbeing

  |   WSVMA News

Two new opportunities to help the veterinary community improve the lives of animals are seeking volunteers to join us and help make things happen. Are you seeing an uptick in adorable puppies, kittens, and other new pets during COVID?   Many of us are, but do our clients really understand the lifetime commitment of care they are taking on? Do they know what basic wellness care entails and what costs they should budget for in order to provide adequate nutrition, vaccinations, parasite...

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Requirements for workers with medical and disability issues that prevent the use of a cloth face covering or mask?

  |   Practice Management, Wellness

Face shields alone do not prevent the spread of COVID 19 and do not meet the face-covering requirement. Employees with a medical or disability issue, who are requesting accommodation, must provide their employer with an accommodation statement from their medical professional specifying that a face covering or mask should not be worn due to their present health condition. Employers cannot just allow the employee to work without a mask with no other mitigations or accommodations. Employers should assess any negative impacts...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference News – Recent grads receive a major discount!

  |   Continuing Education

Have you signed up for the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference yet? If not, do so soon! Early-bird registration rates ends on August 31. Don’t miss our more than 130+ CE sessions with 39 high-caliber speakers, many of your favorite exhibitors and sponsors, and a surprise Friday night event that is guaranteed to delight and entertain. Sign up before October 1 to receive access to all 130+ hours on-demand after the conference weekend. Are you within five years from graduation? Recent grads...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

WSU White Coat Ceremony goes virtual – WSU Insider West Nile Virus Found in Yakima and Benton County Mosquitoes – WA Dept. of Health Unionized veterinary hospital in Vancouver, WA makes history – Today’s Veterinary Business One positive side effect of the coronavirus pandemic? A surge — and now a shortage — of adoptable pets –  The Seattle Times AVMA economist advises caution during economic uncertainty – JAVMA Can dogs detect the coronavirus? Nine pooches are showing promise as...

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White House issues executive order on student loan repayment

  |   Professional News

On March 13, the White House announced the automatic suspension of federal student loan interest accrual in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Following the announcement, the President on March 27 signed stimulus legislation into law that suspended federal student loan repayment and interest accrual for six months and included other supports for higher education. On Saturday, August 9, the president issued another executive order to extend the suspension on federal student loan repayment and federal interest accrual through the end of...

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