A message from Dr. Guy Palmer about World Rabies Day

  |   Animal Health, One Health

2020 has been an unprecedented year. I have spent my whole career studying infectious disease and, while I knew the risk of a pandemic, that doesn’t make it easier to witness the toll COVID-19 is taking on families and businesses and most importantly the loss of life. Public health officials around the world are raising concerns about recommended vaccines that are being skipped due to COVID-19 for both humans and animals. All veterinary hospitals in Washington have operated at limited capacity...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference News – Work It Out

  |   Veterinary Medical Education

Think you can’t have physical activity at a virtual conference? Think again! Just like being there in person, attendees at the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference (PNWVC) will still be able to get their blood pumping. Join us on Sat., Oct. 3 before CE sessions begin for the 2020 5K Fun Run/Walk, 10K Bike sponsored by Zoetis Reference Laboratories. For the 19th year in a row, don your exercise gear and participate with colleagues, family, friends and leashed dogs along any...

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Latest COVID-19 information

  |   COVID-19

OIE report on 5 new companion animals positive for SARS-CoV-2 in Hong Kong OIE report on puma in South Africa testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 Press release on positive dog in North Carolina Toolkit: One Health Approach to Address Companion Animals with SARS-CoV-2 There are slight edits to the Guidance for Veterinarians and Evaluation for SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Animals: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/animals/animal-testing.html https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/veterinarians.html Exposure is defined as: Being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a person with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 starting from...

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WSU Professors receive honors

  |   Professional News

Dr. Dale Moore, Washington State University’s director for veterinary extension, was honored with the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine 2020 Helwig-Jennings Award on Aug. 1. The award, established in 1980, recognizes contributions of veterinarians John F. Helwig and William E. Jennings to veterinary preventive medicine. Moore received the award after more than three decades of service to the organization, of which she has been a diplomate since 1988. She is the 38th recipient of the award and just the...

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Veterinary Board of Governors recruiting members

  |   Professional News, State Regulatory

The Department of Health, Health Systems Quality Assurance (HSQA) is accepting applications to fill one veterinary position on the Veterinary Board of Governors. They are looking for 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...

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