WSVMA News

2017 Auction to benefit the WSVMA Past Presidents’ Student Scholarship Fund

  |   WSVMA News

You’re invited to attend and donate to the WSVMA Silent Auction on Friday, September 29 in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference in Tacoma. The goal of the evening is to raise money for the WSVMA Past Presidents’ Student Scholarship Fund. Each year, the Fund awards one or more scholarships to deserving veterinary students. Our goal is to raise over $10,000. Use your imagination to create a truly unique donation such as travel experiences, football tickets, fine wine, fine...

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White Coat donations needed for Class of 2020

  |   WSVMA News

This year’s White Coat ceremony for the incoming Class of 2020 will take place in August at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Each first-year veterinary student will be introduced and presented with a white lab coat with their name and the WSVMA logo embroidered on the coat. We need your help to make this year’s White Coat Ceremony a success. You can sponsor a specific student or make a general donation. You also have the option of sponsoring a...

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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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Shining a Light on Leadership

  |   WSVMA News

Since I was in first grade, I dreamed of being a veterinarian.  With time, my desire to snuggle kittens transitioned into a love of scientific reasoning and problem solving, in order to help those kitties with successful diagnostic and surgical outcomes. All of us entered the veterinary field for varied reasons; ranging from a love of animals and their owners to a love of science and technical skills. Not many of us chose to be a veterinarian out of a love...

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WSVMA 2017 awards nominations – Nominate a veterinary star!

  |   WSVMA News

At the WSVMA Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2017 in Tacoma, the WSVMA will present awards to those that have contributed significantly to the veterinary profession in Washington. The 2017 awards that will be presented include Veterinarian of the Year, Distinguished Achievement, WSU Faculty Member of the Year, Distinguished Veterinary Staff, Humane Animal Welfare, Recent Grad and Allied Industry. Please submit nominations to the WSVMA office using the nominations form no later than April 1, 2017....

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Interested members sought to run for the WSVMA Board of Directors

  |   WSVMA News

The WSVMA is currently seeking interested members to serve on the WSVMA Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning in October 2017. Terms for Drs. Kathy Hickey and Jean Gulbransen expire this fall. Dr. Gulbransen is eligible to serve another term. Drs. Lisa Parshley and Gary Marshall are currently serving three-year terms through 2018. Drs. Paul DeMaris and Diane Pinkers are currently serving three-year terms through 2019. Candidates will be presented to the membership in July for election at the...

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What to look for in an ethical collection agency

  |   Practice Management, Uncategorized, WSVMA News

It goes without saying that a quick resolution to outstanding debts is a highly desired outcome for veterinary practices. It’s also in everyone’s best interest to ensure the debts are resolved in the right way. An ethical and customer-friendly approach can go a long way toward maintaining the customer relationship after the debt is collected. You can ensure this by being mindful of your collection partner’s approach. This can maintain relationships with your customers, protect you from legal issues, and...

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WSVMA launches online CE course offerings from experts and universities

  |   Uncategorized, WSVMA News

WSVMA has launched an exciting new member benefit program. Members now have access to online accredited continuing education courses that satisfy Washington CE requirements. Choose from over 400 free and low-cost modules from leading providers such as Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, UCD School of Veterinary Medicine and University of Bristol - Langford Veterinary Services and many more. Once you set up your profile, you can access CE...

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Member News

  |   Uncategorized, WSVMA News

Two faculty members from WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine recently received awards. Rance Sellon, DVM, PhD received the 2016 Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teaching Award. The award is given to educators in recognition of their character and leadership qualities as well as outstanding teaching abilities. Dr. William M. Sischo, DVM, PhD received the 2016 Zoetis Award for Excellence in Veterinary Research Excellence, which recognizes researchers whose innovative studies have advanced the scientific standing of vet medicine. In other news, Dr. Janet...

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WSVMA publications merging

  |   Uncategorized, WSVMA News

WSVMA Newswire weekly blog and WA Veterinarian bi-monthly magazine are now combined into one publication. Beginning last March, the printed version of the magazine was converted to an electronic publication with a downloadable PDF available for those who prefer print. Rather than having two separate electronic publications, we’ve rebranded Newswire with the WA Veterinarian logo and will continue with its weekly publication. Each week you’ll receive up-to- the-minute news, in-depth articles, and timely information to help you in your professional lives....

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