The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WDA) has announced it is accredited veterinary services for the first time.
It has been working to improve the state’s animal welfare, and it has been recognized as a model for the nation, according to a statement from the WDA.
“The new designation makes WDA one of only five veterinary services accredited by the WMA,” according to the WSA.
WDA veterinarians will be able to certify their clients to the state.
The WDA was created in 2003, according the agency’s website.
“We have an accredited veterinarian program in our state that ensures animals are cared for by knowledgeable, compassionate and compassionate people,” said WDA Director of Veterinary Services Mary Osterberg.
“This means the WCA will have more opportunities to meet with the state to discuss issues and issues-based solutions that improve the welfare of animals.”
In addition to the accredited program, WDA will also work to educate veterinarians about how to care for animals in need, according a press release from the agency.
“The accredited veterinary programs will be required to conduct annual inspections to ensure that the veterinary services are in compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations,” the WVA stated.
The WCA was established in 2003 by the state legislature in response to a growing number of reports of animal abuse, neglect and death. “
WDA will be also required to maintain records of each animal euthanized, and WDA’s veterinary records will be maintained on file for a period of time to ensure timely notification of these records.”
The WCA was established in 2003 by the state legislature in response to a growing number of reports of animal abuse, neglect and death.
The WDA has worked to improve conditions in the state, which has seen an increase in the number of dogs, cats and other pets euthanizing in the past year, according.
In 2016, the agency reported that 7,852 dogs, 1,818 cats and 1,215 ferrets were euthanied in WDA facilities.
WVA euthanizations of dogs and cats increased to a record 2,903 dogs and 2,827 cats in 2017, the WFA reported.
According to the agency, the number one reason for euthanization in the WPA was the need for care, with pet owners in need of assistance in a time of crisis.
“As we continue to increase the number and quality of our veterinary services in our area, we will continue to strive to provide better, more compassionate care to our clients, our state and our community,” Osterberger said in the statement.