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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Why Implement Genetics Testing in Companion Animal Practice?

  |   Practice Management

As veterinarians and animal health care team members there are many factors that compete for our attention.  Balancing practice ownership and hospital operations, patient case management and client interactions is time consuming. As a result, most of our time is spent managing the present.  What trends and opportunities are you missing by not planning for the future? In 2005, researchers at Harvard and the Broad Institute of MIT released the genomic sequence of the dog.  Researchers based at the National Cancer...

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Forward booking testimonial contest – win big prizes!

  |   Practice Management

We're excited to announce the Forward Booking WORKS! Testimonial Contest! What is a testimonial contest you ask? To help publicize the benefits of forward booking we are asking members to send us testimonials regarding their experiences with forward booking. Through these testimonials we hope to spread the word to the veterinary profession about real-life experiences in which practices have benefited from implementing forward booking and encourage all veterinary practices to adopt forward booking as a best practice. To enter the...

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Tethering legislation heads to Governor for signature

  |   Legislative

Senate Bill 5356 creating humane standards to address the tethering and chaining of dogs passed the House last week after passing the Senate unanimously. The bill is now sent to Governor Jay Inslee for signature. The bill requires that dogs must be able to move comfortably, have access to water and clean, safe shelter. It prohibits tethering a dog that is ill, injured, in distress, in late stage pregnancy or under the age of six months. It also prohibits the...

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How to encourage the use of pet health insurance

  |   Practice Management

Recent research results from the North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA) show that the majority of veterinarians they surveyed prefer their clients to be covered by pet health insurance. Having pet health coverage significantly improves patient care and practice revenue by increasing compliance and the purchases of veterinary medical services. NAPHIA also reports that in related research, over 50% more pet owners would purchase coverage if their veterinarian recommended it. Here are methods used by veterinary practices to encourage clients...

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