This WEek’s Helpful Links

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Local startup is raising funds to build a telehealth service — for the family pet - Geekwire Labor union for veterinary workforce makes national push – VIN News Service Laboratory Service Agreements – Know the nuances behind your signature – Simmons and Associates Pets are more than just cute and cuddly – new research shows they’re actually making us healthier – The Pet Effect People with Sick Pets Have More Anxiety and Depression – Time.com...

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VBOG considers requiring notification of risks associated with certain drugs, including NSAIDs

  |   State Regulatory

The Veterinary Board of Governors (VBOG) is considering rulemaking to require veterinarians to provide counseling and/or Client Information Sheets (CIS) when dispensing or administering certain drugs, including NSAIDs. In June, VBOG received a petition from a pet owner who lost his dog due to complications from NSAIDs. The veterinarian had not provided any information to the pet owner about possible risks or side effects from their dog taking the drug. The pet owner’s petition asked VBOG to add specific language in WAC...

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Forward Booking Annual/Semi-Annual Checkups is a Best Practice for Your Practice

  |   Practice Management

Forward Booking is scheduling ALL patients’ next appointments before they leave your practice, regardless of the reason for their current visit. Many veterinary practices do a great job of this when it comes to medical rechecks. However, the veterinary profession falls short when it comes to forward booking preventive healthcare checkups. According to the 2014 Veterinary Hospital Managers Association Insiders’ Insights Report and the 2013 American Animal Hospital Association State of the Industry Report, less than 3% of practices “always”...

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In memoriam

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We are sad to report that Dr. Dan DeWeert passed away Tuesday due to complications from ALS.  Dr. DeWeert was a WSVMA Past President and recipient of Veterinarian of the Year in 2012. Services will be held at Beaver Creek Cemetery in Twisp, WA on Friday, September 22 at 12pm, with a celebration of life to follow at the Pipestone Canyon Ranch Event Center, also in Twisp. You can find more information on Valley Veterinary Hospital,s Facebook page here.  Tax-deductible donations in...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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AAHA releases 2017 Canine Vaccination Guidelines – Veterinary Practice News American Association of Feline Practitioners revises declawing position – Veterinary Practice News Deadly deer disease arrives in SW Washington – Chinook Observer Vaccine refusal: What are the best ways to overcome it? - Healio Rescuing endangered rabbits from fire danger - The Spokesman-Review Mountain goats in Olympic National Park: Their days may be numbered – Seattle Times...

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