COVID relief and spending bill addresses veterinary priorities

  |   COVID-19

Congress has passed a fourth COVID-19 relief bill and a comprehensive spending package to fund the government for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2021. These packages include many of AVMA’s top advocacy priorities, including fixing the unfavorable IRS tax treatment of expenses paid with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, streamlined PPP loan forgiveness for loans of up to $150,000, up to $20 million for animal health infrastructure’s role in the COVID-19 response, AVMA-led One Health report language, and funding...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

FDA Alert: Certain Lots of Sportmix Pet Food Recalled for Potentially Fatal Levels of Aflatoxin – FDA Where Year Two of the Pandemic Will Take Us – The Atlantic The Mink Pandemic Is No Joke – The Atlantic Inside the Two Biotech Companies Working Together on A Covid-19 Vaccine For Cats – Forbes Circling in on a vaccine target for Babesia bovis – WSU News Posted January 8, 2021...

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Vaccine Allocation for Veterinary Professionals

  |   COVID-19

Updated: 1/11/2020 Updated advisory on vaccine allocation for veterinarians In our efforts to get veterinary professionals vaccinated, we’ve been told by health officials that we’re not included in Phase 1A, Tier 2, but a later phase to be determined. We’ve already heard from several veterinarians who were approved through the eligibility screening survey, but when they called the location to schedule the vaccination, they were turned away and told veterinarians are not included with the other health care workers. We are advocating diligently to...

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Happy Holidays from the WSVMA Board of Directors and Staff!

  |   WSVMA News

The WSVMA and the Washington veterinary profession have become nimbler and more adaptive during the Covid-19 crisis, and we all have exhibited tremendous perseverance within our profession. While WSVMA works to protect you, your practice, and your patients, whether it’s during the Covid crisis or in times of relative quiet, it’s important that we take this time to celebrate and be proud of this community. Ultimately, our fortitude and our collective purpose – firmly rooted in our need for connection, for...

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COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for veterinary professionals

  |   COVID-19, Wellness

As reported last month, the WSVMA has been advocating with Gov. Inslee’s office and with the Wash. Dept. of Health for veterinarians and their teams to be included in Phase 1B of the state’s vaccination distribution plan. In late October, we sent a letter and have followed up with them again to reiterate the important reasons why veterinary professionals qualify for early vaccinations. Veterinarians and veterinary teams contribute directly to supporting the food and agriculture industries, providing services that are...

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