Continuing Education

Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference & Trade Show – Registration now open!

  |   Continuing Education, WSVMA News

Online registration is open for this year’s Pacific NW Conference taking place September 29 – October 1, 2017 in Tacoma. Register today to learn from stellar scientific speakers, business experts and special guests that will be presenting a variety of cutting edge topics. Veterinary technicians will also hold their Annual Conference concurrently. In addition to a full program of scientific small animal, large animal and equine tracks, sessions will be offered on a variety of topics including the truth about service...

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WSVMA’s JumpStart Bootcamp CE approved for CVPM credit – Don’t miss out!

  |   Continuing Education, Practice Management

Attention practice owners and staff! On Saturday, May 20, 2017, the WSVMA is offering a valuable educational program for all members of the practice team. Presented by Terra Shastri, this one day Boot Camp workshop, will lead staff through step-by-step processes to learn how to: Turn phone shoppers into clients Overcome client objections creating better pet health Gain clients for life by effectively handling client complaints Gain client compliance by speaking to clients in a language they care about Successfully...

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Register today for WSVMA’s JumpStart Bootcamp and improve your client service

  |   Continuing Education, Uncategorized

Attention practice owners and staff! On Saturday, May 20, 2017, the WSVMA is offering a valuable educational program for all members of the practice team. Presented by Terra Shastri, this one day Boot Camp workshop, will lead staff through step-by-step processes to learn how to: Turn phone shoppers into clients Overcome client objections creating better pet health Gain clients for life by effectively handling client complaints Gain client compliance by speaking to clients in a language they care about Successfully...

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WSVMA presents veterinary ophthalmology CE program

  |   Continuing Education, Uncategorized

Join us for another premier CE event featuring local experts on the topic of veterinary ophthalmology. The event takes place on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Renton Technical College in Renton, WA. Featured speakers include Dr. Nathan Kice, Summit Veterinary Referral Center, on current treatments for corneal ulcers, Dr. AJ Marlar and Kyle Tofflemire, Northwest Animal Eye Specialists, on conservative vs. aggressive therapies for various common (and sometimes not-so-common) ophthalmic diseases, and Dr. Tom Sullivan, Animal Eye Clinic, on clinical...

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Registration is open for Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference & Trade Show

  |   Continuing Education, Uncategorized

Online registration is open for this year’s WSVMA Annual Conference taking place October 7 - 9, 2016 in Spokane. Veterinarians, technicians and staff can register to learn from stellar scientific speakers, business experts and special guests that will be presenting a variety of cutting edge topics. In addition to a full program of scientific small animal, large animal and equine tracks, sessions will be offered on a variety of topics including antimicrobial resistance, fear-free practices, and preventive plan implementation and nutrition. ...

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Certification program for animal hospice and palliative care

  |   Continuing Education, Uncategorized

The International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC) offers a certification program that standardizes and defines the skills and knowledge required of individuals and organizations offering animal hospice and palliative care, and establishes a standard of care for animal hospice and palliative care services. The AHPC program is a 115-hour RACE approved continuing education program that certifies its students in animal hospice and palliative care. The program begins with an overview of fundamental concepts and progresses to cover...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference & Trade Show – Registration now open!

  |   Continuing Education, Uncategorized

Online registration is open for this year’s WSVMA Annual Conference taking place October 7 - 9, 2016 in Spokane. Register today to learn from stellar scientific speakers, business experts and special guests that will be presenting a variety of cutting edge topics. Veterinary technicians will also hold their Annual Conference concurrently. In addition to a full program of scientific small animal, large animal and equine tracks, sessions will be offered on a variety of topics including antimicrobial resistance, fear-free practices, and...

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RAIVE to be added as an approved source of veterinary CE in Washington

  |   Continuing Education, State Regulatory, Uncategorized

As of May 19, 2016, the Registry of Alternative and Integrative Veterinary Medical Education (RAIVE) will be added to the list of approved continuing education sources in Washington. RAIVE approves programs in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAVM) by developing and applying uniform standards to continuing education courses similar to how the Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) approves courses for conventional veterinary medicine. RAIVE was established to judge the appropriateness of CAVM continuing education courses and consists of veterinarians recognized as...

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Spay/Neuter – Truth or Fiction? New WSVMA Conference will pose provocative questions

  |   Continuing Education, Uncategorized

WSVMA is proud to launch our first annual VetMed Matters Conference on Saturday, April 16 at Renton Technical College:  Spay/Neuter – Truth or Fiction? The Breeder Said I Shouldn’t Spay my Dog Until She’s Two Years Old Because it Causes Cancer. The inaugural program will explore the science and answer the big questions about timing, long-term health implications, risks, alternatives, behavioral effects and impact on shelter populations. The VetMed Matters Conference is a new annual meeting where we tackle important subjects that span across practice...

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