Shortage of pain relief drugs due to manufacturing issue

  |   Animal Health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reporting a shortage of three pain relief drugs: fentanyl, morphine and hydromorphone. The shortage is due to upgrades being made at a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Kansas, and is unrelated to any federal policies on opioids or manufacturing quotas, according to FDA officials. You can find full details about the shortage on the FDA’s official drug shortage webpage. The AVMA has received several inquiries about the shortage and has expressed concern to...

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WSVMA 2018 awards nominations – Nominate a veterinary star!

  |   WSVMA News

At the WSVMA Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference Sept. 28 – 30, 2018 in Tacoma, the WSVMA will present awards to those that have contributed significantly to the veterinary profession in Washington. The 2018 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, 2018. Be...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Dog food recalled for Salmonella; pet owners also at risk – Food Safety News KSU study demonstrates loss of compounded drug potency - Veterinary Practice News FDA: Antibiotic Sales Drop 10% for Livestock in 2016 - Drovers Yakima woman's service dog taken away due to city pit bull ban – ABC6 New path for Dr. Steele’s passions - North Coast News Drug-resistant heartworm strain found in Louisiana Labrador – Veterinary Practice News   Pposted December 15, 2017...

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Introducing the 2017-18 WSVMA Power of Ten Leadership Academy participants

  |   WSVMA News

The WSVMA is pleased to welcome the third class of qualified and impressive veterinarians that have been accepted to participate in the WSVMA leadership program. What is Power of Ten? It’s an initiative designed to help recent graduates develop foundational skills in leadership, communication and business. The year-long program begins in November and culminates with graduation at the 2018 Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference. Dr. Lindsey Hornickel, a graduate of the first Power of Ten class and recognized for her leadership within...

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‘Tis the season to forward book ALL of your patients’ appointments!

  |   Practice Management

Happy holidays! We have a gift for you that will make your holiday season a whole lot merrier by making your appointment book a whole lot fuller! Last January, a collaborative program was introduced between Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP) and Veterinary Medical Association Executives (VMAE) to implement the concept of forward booking in all veterinary practices in the U.S. and Canada. 48 veterinary medical associations, including the WSVMA, officially pledged to promote the Ready. Set. Go! Forward Booking Campaign. We believed...

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