World Rabies Day – WSU Rabies Clinics volunteers needed

  |   Animal Health

World Rabies Day, started in 2007, aims to raise awareness about the public health impact of human and animal rabies. This year’s World Rabies Day theme is: “Rabies: Facts, not Fear.” The global COVID-19 pandemic has raised many doubts and misconceptions about diseases, their spread, and vaccination in general. Because of this, there has been some hesitancy about the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccines in many countries and many people are afraid to get vaccinated. For rabies, this is nothing new,...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference News – Board of Governors extends COVID-19 CE policy for non-live CE

  |   Continuing Education, COVID-19, State Regulatory, WSVMA News

At the start of the pandemic, the Veterinary Board of Governors approved the COVID-related policy allowing an unlimited number of non-live CE programs to count towards CE credit. At their Sept. 13, 2021 meeting, the Board approved a change to the policy that extends the allowance until 90 days after the Governor’s emergency order is rescinded. As you plan ahead to get your CE credits, consider attending the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference. Don’t miss out on 150+ hours of high-caliber veterinary...

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Veterinary Board of Governors needs to fill two positions

  |   State Regulatory

The Department of Health, Health Systems Quality Assurance (HSQA) is accepting applications to fill two veterinarian positions on the Veterinary Board of Governors, public-spirited people willing to study the issues and to make decisions in the public’s best interest. The Veterinary Board of Governors operates under legislative mandate to: Protect the health and safety of the public. Promote the welfare of the state by regulating the competency and quality of health care providers under their authority. The Veterinary Board of Governors is...

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Free to the profession: Suicide prevention training

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Veterinary medicine is a community, and a community supports its members. For that reason, the AVMA is pleased to begin offering free training in suicide prevention to all veterinary professionals. The free training – known as QPR gatekeeper training, short for “question, persuade, refer” – has been available to AVMA and SAVMA members for several years as a pilot program. More than 2,500 members have completed or begun the training, and their positive feedback fueled the decision to expand the program to the...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Six Dogs Sickened Or Dead Near Tri-Cities, All Thought To Have Contact With Columbia River – Northwest Public Broadcasting New study finds no increase in cat relinquishment following ban on declawing – canadianveterinarians.net More Pacific NW deer dying of viruses due to drought, heat – The Seattle Times Avoid the ‘twindemic’ - Get your flu shot – The Seattle Times Read the Fine Print – The Veterinary Idealist Babies on board! Three endangered Northwest killer whales look very pregnant in aerial...

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