Veterinary Medical Loan Repayment Program – Applications due November 9 2020

  |   Practice Management

USDA’s Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP), authorized by the National Veterinary Medical Services Act (NVMSA) helps qualified veterinarians offset a significant portion of the debt incurred in pursuit of their veterinary medicine degrees in return for their service in certain high-priority veterinary shortage situations. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will carry out NVMSA by entering into educational loan repayment agreements with veterinarians who agree to provide veterinary services in veterinarian shortage situations for a determined period...

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Top Suicide Prevention and Veterinary Medical Organizations create post-suicide guide for veterinary workplaces 

  |   Wellness

A colleague’s suicide affects everyone. When someone you know or care about takes their life, it’s not uncommon to experience significant grief, and even physical and mental health impacts. In these circumstances, critical support is needed to help those left behind. A new guide offers that critical support for veterinary team members. This free resource, After a Suicide: A Guide for Veterinary Workplaces, was created by the AVMA and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and released in partnership with the...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Managing Respiratory Distress

  |   Continuing Education

Join us Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 12pm for our webinar Managing Respiratory Distress. Dr. Shane Turner will be our guest speaker and he’ll teach how to quickly and safely obtain a diagnosis and initiate treatment for a variety of respiratory diseases. Dr. Turner graduated from Colorado State University in 2004. After graduation, he moved to Washington and began work for a small animal general practice. Dr. Turner transitioned into emergency medicine a few years later and has remained in the field...

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Better than expected outlook for unemployment fund offers break to Washington businesses in 2021

  |   Practice Management

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) today announced there will not be a solvency tax for employers in 2021, a savings for businesses of nearly $200 million, based on a higher than expected unemployment trust fund balance at the end of September. At this time, due to improved economic forecasting, it is also projected that the state will not need to take out federal loans to continue paying unemployment benefits in 2021, as was previously anticipated. “This is...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Pet Bearded Dragons – CDC Study: More pets could have SARS-CoV-2 than we thought – AAHA NewStat Dozens of mammals including pigs and horses could be susceptible to coronavirus, study shows – independent.co.uk Beloved local veterinarian Brian Hunter remembered after unexpected August death – The Spokesman-Review How to help out Spokanimal during the coronavirus pandemic – KREM.com WSU Veterinary Clinic in Spokane looking for greyhounds and golden retrievers to help with study – KHQ Right...

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