First online MPH program offered by the University of Missouri

  |   Professional News

Beginning with the 2018 Fall Semester, the Veterinary Public Health Emphasis Area (MPH) at the University of Missouri (MU) will be available to distance students in an entirely online format. This is the first and only such program in the nation. The MPH program at MU has been in existence since 2007, training graduate level students in one of two areas of emphasis: Health Promotion and Policy (HPP) and Veterinary Public Health (VPH). This program should be of great interest to...

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New economic report examines the market for veterinarians

  |   Professional News

The newly-released 2017 AVMA Report on the Market for Veterinarians observes an increasingly healthy market for veterinary employment, noting more job postings on the AVMA Career Center, among other indicators. The report warns, however, that the profession still faces considerable maldistribution problems – both between states and regions, and within states and metropolitan centers. The new report is available for download free of charge to all AVMA members and also can be purchased as part of the four-report Veterinary Economic Report Subscription series in the AVMA’s online...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

FDA warns of eye injuries reported with the use of certain ear medications for dogs - FDA Scientists call on US to allow research on pot meds for pets – Seattle Times Cannabis and companion animals – AAHA NewStat A Guide to Best Practice for Veterinary Hospitals – Katz, Sapper & Miller What do dentists know that we don’t? – Today’s Veterinary Business What do MDs know about zoonoses? Not a lot – DVM360...

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Washington paid sick leave for employees begins January 1, 2018

  |   Legislative

In November 2016, Washington voters passed Initiative 1433, a ballot measuring concerning labor standards. I-1433 raised the minimum wage last January and starting January 1, 2018, requires all employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees. The purpose of the initiative is to promote public health, family stability and economic security, balanced with the demands of the workplace. I-1433 directed the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) to adopt and implement rules to carry out and enforce the initiative, including...

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Take the Feline Fix by Five veterinary survey

  |   Animal Health

Did you know that the AVMA has recently endorsed spaying and neutering cats prior to five months of age?  In attempting to determine the level of understanding of, and agreement with, the Feline Fix by Five Campaign is asking that you complete a very brief survey.  This should take less than five minutes of your time. The purpose of this survey is to gauge practitioner awareness of the Feline Fix by Five campaign and of the AVMA endorsement and to determine...

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