WSU receives accreditation for veterinary simulation program

  |   Professional News

Last month, WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine received accreditation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare for the nation’s first-ever program developed for veterinary care. Used in the healthcare industry for years, WSU is the first veterinary college to use the simulation to provide hands-on simulated training in anesthesia, surgery, and emergency care including the critical aspects of communication in client interactions. Integrated simulations were introduced into WSU’s curriculum through the clinical communication program 11 years ago. Program director Dr. Julie...

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Join in World Pride 2019

  |   Professional News, WSVMA News

The Pride Veterinary Medical Community (VMC) is inviting the entire veterinary profession to gather up 400 participants on June 30, 2019 in New York City to march together during World Pride 2019. World Pride 2019 acknowledges the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising which took place over six nights in New York City after the police raided Stonewall Inn and attempted to arrest individuals trying to live their authentic selves. Join Pride VMC, their lead sponsors Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Zoetis,...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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One Health Clinic - Medicine that lands on all fours – WSU Magazine WA Dept. of Health wants you and your pets’ ticks – KING Why more veterinarians are using sedation before euthanasia – KREM News For killer whales in the Northwest, the doctor is in – VIN News Baby giraffe at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo outfitted with therapeutic shoes – KIRO SAGE expands outside Northern California into Washington – Today’s Veterinary Business   Posted May 10, 2019...

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President’s Message – Suicide Prevention

  |   WSVMA News

Suicide is devastating.  It causes overwhelming regret, heartbreak, and anger over the loss of life.  No matter how much I try to understand the thoughts that go into such an act, I cannot. Maybe it’s my need to make sense of it, or the complete helplessness of those left behind. I cannot say. Many years ago, I lost my father just after my high school graduation at the age of 17. He died in a logging accident.  Two months later...

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2019 Washington State Legislature adjourns Sine Die – B&O tax increased

  |   Legislative

The Washington State Legislature adjourned, on time, at midnight Sunday April 28, after passing a number of policy and tax bills in the final hours. This was the first on-time adjournment of a budget session in years. State spending will increase by nearly $8 billion from the previous two-year budget. The 17.5% increase in state spending is one of the largest increases in the last 25 years and comes on the heels of double-digit growth in the previous two budgets. The overall...

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