This Week’s Helpful Links

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Rewrite Your Story & Enhance Your Wellbeing – Veterinary Team Brief Local customers rate veterinarians for quality and price - KOMO News How to respond when bad reviews crop up online – Associated Press Compassion essential when a pet must be euthanized – Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Rabid bat found at Hollywood Hills Equestrian Park in Woodinville – King County Public Health More dogs being poisoned by marijuana, vets say – NBC   Posted July 13, 2018...

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FDA highlights potential health risks to people exposed to altrenogest products for horses or pigs

  |   Federal Regulatory, One Health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting veterinary medical professionals, as well as those who work with horses and pigs, that a synthetic progesterone product commonly used in these animals may cause reproductive system disorders and other adverse effects in people who become exposed to the drug. The FDA is providing this alert because of the nature of the adverse events, some of which have occurred in teenage girls. Altrenogest belongs to the class of drugs called progestins and is...

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Take the survey on potential new veterinary technician training in Washington

  |   Veterinary Medical Education

The veterinary technology programs at Bellingham Technical College, Pierce College, and Yakima Valley College are exploring the possibility of establishing a joint distance learning veterinary technology program to provide training opportunities for residents living in all regions of the state.  The distance learning program would provide veterinary technician training using a hybrid education model that combines online instruction with in-person clinical laboratories.  In addition, students attending the program would be required to work part-time in a veterinary clinic. In order to...

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Drug take-back program signed by Governor

  |   State Regulatory

A new drug take-back program has been signed into law and is entering the rulemaking process with the Washington Department of Health. Engrossed Substitute House Bill (ESHB) 1047, to be funded by the pharmaceutical industry, is intended to reduce overdoses, drug misuse, poisonings, and reduce pharmaceutical pollution by placing secure drop-off boxes in every city and town across the state for residents to dispose of old or unused drugs. ESHB 1047 is the first such law in the nation. Drugs to...

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Save $100 by registering early for the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference

  |   Continuing Education

Registration packets have been mailed and registration is open for this year’s Pacific NW Veterinary Conference taking place September 28 - 30, 2018 in Tacoma. This is your chance to experience community, ignite your purpose, become inspired and create opportunity. Paper forms were not included in the registration packet. Download them from the WSVMA website or register online to learn from stellar scientific speakers, business experts and special guests that will be presenting a variety of cutting edge topics. Veterinary...

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