FDA warns about pets’ exposure to pain medication Flurbiprofen

  |   Medicine, Uncategorized

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting pet owners, veterinarians, health care providers and pharmacists that pets are at risk of illness and death when exposed to topical pain medications containing the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) flurbiprofen. People using these medications, should use care when applying them in a household with pets, as even very small amounts could be dangerous to these animals. The FDA has received reports of cats in two households that became ill or died...

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White Coat donations for Class of 2019

  |   Uncategorized, Veterinary Medical Education

This year’s White Coat ceremony will take place this August at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Each first-year veterinary student will be introduced and presented with a white lab coat with his/her name and the WSVMA logo embroidered on the coat. We need your help to make the 2015 White Coat Ceremony a success. You can sponsor a specific student or make a general donation. You also have the option of sponsoring a student from your local area. Download the...

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Animal anti-cruelty bill passed by House this week

  |   State Regulatory, Uncategorized

Senate Bill 5501, which would make it a civil offense to lock an animal in a car or other confined space in dangerous conditions, passed the House on Wednesday. The bill gives animal control and law enforcement officers with reasonable cause the authority to remove the animal from the confined space, and it provides them immunity from liability stemming from the rescue. SB 5501 also focuses on closing loopholes and improving the current animal cruelty statutes relating to the mistreatment of...

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Partners for Healthy Pets introduces new Facebook page

  |   Practice Management, Uncategorized

Partners for Healthy Pets launched a new Facebook page this week. Partners for Healthy Pets' Pet Wellness Pulse Facebook page provides daily posts for your practice with a click of button. By liking Pet Wellness Pulse, you have direct access to ready-to-use posts, articles, pictures and more. You'll get great content that connects your practice to your clients. By liking Pet Wellness Pulse you will also have access to: Easy tips on how to maximize your practice's presence on Facebook Proven information...

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WSVMA 2015 Member Services Directory – New job? New address? Let us know!

  |   Uncategorized, WSVMA News

The 2015 Member Services Directory will be produced soon. Did you get a new job or move and have a new address? Please verify that we have your information correct by logging onto the WSVMA website and viewing your member profile. If you would like to make a change or update your information, please revise your member profile online, email the WSVMA office or call (800) 399-7862 or (425) 396-3191....

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