2022 Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference will be in Tacoma!

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In-person is back! After two years of COVID-19 restrictions, we’re so pleased to announce that the 2022 Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference will be back in Tacoma again Sept. 30 – Oct. 1. The same high-quality educational programming and fun are finally coming back for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, staff, and students. We can’t wait! In addition to a full program of scientific small animal, large animal, and equine medicine, sessions will be offered on a variety of topics including wellbeing, DEI, and...

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Comments sought on the use of antimicrobials in companion animals

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On Feb. 15, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a request for public comments about antimicrobial use (AMU) in companion animals (e.g., cats, dogs, horses) and the potential impact of this use on antimicrobial resistance in both animals and people. The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) intends to use the information collected to help develop strategies to further promote antimicrobial stewardship in companion animals. Although most of the FDA’s animal antimicrobial stewardship efforts to date have been related to food-producing animals,...

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Show No Love for the Heartworm this Valentine’s Day

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I can’t think of a better time to talk about heartworm with Valentine’s Day right around the corner. Veterinarians have no love for the heartworm. Neither do we and we need your help! According to the American Heartworm Society (AHS), more than a million pets in the U.S. have heartworms, despite the disease being preventable. Washington State citizens adopt thousands of rescue dogs and cats every year some with international origins and many with origins in the Southern U.S., where heartworm...

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You can help VBMA with student interviews

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The Washington State Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA) is hosting an Interview and Negotiations Workshop for third- and fourth-year students on Saturday, Feb. 26 (both in-person and virtual). We need help from you to interview these students before they begin the nerve-wracking process of job hunting! We are looking for people who would like to invest their time in this generation of future veterinarians by giving them the tools to build new relationships and find a fulfilling place to work. Students...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Immediate updates for Employers to WA Cares Law – Employment Security Dept. WSU veterinarians make second birthday possible for young pup – WSU Insider Veterinarian: Be aware of fatigue's effect on decisions – Bovine Veterinarian  Veterinarians should learn from Boeing – The Veterinary Idealist Record numbers of orcas, humpbacks spotted in Salish Sea in 2021 – Vancouver Sun   Posted February 11, 2022...

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