This WEek’s Helpful Links

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You Should Never, Ever Argue With Anyone on Facebook, According to Science – Inc. Amazon Reveals Bold Plans for the Pet Category – Pet Business Homeless people sometimes take better care of their pets than themselves; this clinic helps them –Seattle Times Merck study: Veterinarians have normal mental health but poor well-being – DVM360 Largest Salmonella outbreak from backyard poultry sickened 23 in WA – WA State Dept. of Health Seattle Humane’s new facility houses more animals, cleaner environment – Issaquah Reporter   Posted February 23, 2018...

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Mid-session legislative report

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Wednesday, February 14 was crossover for bills to pass out of the House of origin. Committee consideration now starts in committees of the opposite house.  Bills must be passed out of committee by February 23. HEAL- WA – WSVMA’s House Bill 2445, which opens access to online medical and veterinary journals for veterinarians and veterinary technicians, passed the House unanimously. It will be heard in the Senate Health Care Committee on February 22. Humane Societies - The WSVMA testified in opposition to...

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Canine influenza H3N2 update

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The WSVMA has not received any recent reports of dogs testing positive for H3N2canine influenza. However, there has been an increasing number of cases in California, and a dog in Grants Pass, Oregon has tested positive. In light of west coast activity, veterinarians should be vigilant and talk with pet owners about canine influenza. Vaccination for H3N2 is available and should be considered depending on risk of exposure and level of concern expressed by the owner and veterinarian. Testing for respiratory...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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  Woman stabbed outside veterinary clinic in White Center - KOMO Mental health study reveals good, bad news - the profession is not in crisis, but younger veterinarians need help. - Today's Veterinary Business Quarantine lifted at Woodinville equestrian center - WSDA FDA Investigates Pattern of Contamination in Certain Raw Pet Foods Made by Arrow Reliance Inc., Including Darwin’s Natural Pet Products and ZooLogics Pet Food - FDA FDA Alerts Pet Owners About Potential Pentobarbital Contamination in Canned Dog Food Manufactured by...

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Protect Now to Prevent Expense Later

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What would you do if a fire, flood or computer virus destroyed all of the digital data in your hospital? According to Price Waterhouse Coopers, seven out of ten small businesses that experience a data loss go out of business within a year. The Disaster Preparedness Council reports 20 per cent of the companies they surveyed suffered $50,000 to $5 million dollars in downtime losses following a complete wipe out of digital files. Nancy Dewitz, Veterinary & Marketing Technology Consultant with...

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