This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

Cat food sold nationwide recalled for possible salmonella – FDA Widespread Shortage In Go-To Euthanasia Drug Creates Challenges For Veterinarians – Chronicle of the Horse 4 ways data and practice reporting can help combat veterinary compassion fatigue and burnout – VetSuccess Cats big winners in Seattle pandemic pet-adoption surge – Seattle Times Top 10 pet poisoning increases during the pandemic – Pet Poison Helpline Animal donors like Larry the Newfoundland dog save lives – WSU Insider   Posted May 28, 2021...

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Pentobarbital back orders and potential alternatives

  |   Professional News

AVMA has received multiple reports of short-term backorders of pentobarbital. The Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA CVM) is aware of the issue and has reached out to sponsors/manufacturers of pentobarbital products to determine the root cause and possible avenues for resolution. Veterinarians can and should report any drug shortage directly to FDA CVM at [email protected] As a scheduled drug, pentobarbital is regulated by FDA and under the oversight of DEA. Until this issue is resolved, we know that veterinary...

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AAPI Heritage Month – featuring Dr. Irene Yen

  |   DEI

The WSVMA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee from time to time will highlight diverse members of the Association. In honor of AAPI heritage month, we’re featuring a member of the committee, Dr. Irene Yen, a relief veterinarian and 2017 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Yen reflects on her journey: "I’m another California transplant in Washington, but my family is part of the Chinese diaspora. My grandparents immigrated from China to Taiwan during the cultural revolution and my parents...

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WSVMA Member Survey – The Lemonade of COVID-19

  |   COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic caused many uncomfortable feelings. Fear, economic and financial worries, health concerns, depression, anxiety, isolation. The veterinary industry has had to be nimble on its feet and adapt frequently to an ever-changing landscape amidst a flood of patients. And yet, the last year brought about some changes in how we run our veterinary hospitals that might actually be… good. We want to hear from you on what positive changes occurred in your veterinary job over the past year...

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Animal husbandry resources available on WSDA website

  |   COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic created real or perceived food insecurity issues for many Washingtonians. Some people decided to gain a degree of food autonomy by obtaining animals for meat production, and many had no previous experience with livestock. To address that knowledge gap, the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) created educational materials about various aspects of animal care and made this available on our website. These materials, grouped under the title of “A Beginner's Guide to Raising Animals for Meat,” are...

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