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Washington State VMA – September 22-24

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The Washington State VMA (WSVMA) held its Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference from September 22-24 in Tacoma. The WSVMA presented awards and seated new officials.

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The Birds of Washington, DC

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There are a lot of birds in Washington, DC. Yes, there are lots of birds in Washington, DC – you just have to know where to look! The post The Birds of Washington, DC appeared first on 10,000 Birds. In early June, I took note of each museum bird I spotted.

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Veterinary hospital union, management ratify two-year contract

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All Creatures Animal Hospital in Bremerton, Washington, and parent company Cara Veterinary Corp., in September reached an agreement with unionized hospital staff. It is one of the few unions in veterinary medicine to successfully ratify a contract with its employer, which took two years of negotiations.

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American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges – March 9-11, 2023

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The American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) held its annual conference and Iverson Bell Symposium from March 9-11 in Washington, D.C.

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Advances in animal genome editing continue apace

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently green lit for human consumption five genetically modified pigs at Washington State University. Meanwhile, a team of geneticists have reportedly created the first calf born with immunity to bovine viral diarrhea virus.

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AVMA members press Congress for illicit xylazine, dog importation laws

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Nearly 120 veterinarians and veterinary students attended the 2023 AVMA annual legislative fly-in, held April 17-19 in Washington, D.C.

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Effects of Ocean Warming on Marine Wildlife [Scientific Publication from U Washington]

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Journal Paper here: [link] ​ Summary: A new study led by the University of Washington has found that marine heatwaves have led to massive die-offs of seabirds months later. Seabirds spend a significant amount of time at sea, making them difficult to study.