Study: Is There A Veterinarian Shortage? Yes. Could We Fix It Immediately? Yes.

Just a few years ago, the buzzword associated with the market for veterinarians was “oversupply”—there were too many veterinarians for the number of pet owners seeking veterinary care, many people in the profession asserted. Others countered that, strictly speaking, there wasn’t an oversupply (since veterinary unemployment was negligible) but rather “excess capacity”—a certain percentage of veterinarians’ ability to provide services was going unused. …

dvm360 Product Report: Equine Education Tools, High-Protein Diet, App Journaling And More

Research shows that more than 60% of performance horses, 30% of pleasure horses, and between 25% and 51% percent of foals suffer from gastric ulcers. To help veterinarians provide a “gut check” for horse owners focusing on the risk of equine stomach ulcers and how to treat and prevent them, Boehringer Ingelheim is providing downloadable educational-event toolkits at gastrogard.com/vetresources. The kits …

Deadly Rabbit Disease Confirmed on Orcas Island

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has confirmed a case of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 (RHDV2) in a domestic rabbit on Orcas Island. RHD is a viral disease that causes sudden death in rabbits and can be spread through contact with infected rabbits, their meat or their fur, or materials coming in contact with them.Read more

WSVMA-PAC Wants You!

The WSVMA established WSVMA-PAC in 1978 as a response to the effects of legislation on veterinary, animal and small business issues and as a recognition of the need for an effective route of communication with legislators. WSVMA-PAC is a voluntary, non-partisan, non-profit, unincorporated Committee of individual veterinarians and others and is not affiliated with any political party.Read more

WSDA Issues Advisory About Vesicular Stomatitis

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) announced that all susceptible species (cattle, equine, swine, sheep and goats) entering Washington State from a state where vesicular stomatitis (VS) has been diagnosed within the past 30 days must be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) with a valid entry permit number. The CVI for susceptible species must be issued …