Take Action Now – Ensure critical funding for WADDL

  |   Legislative

$38 million in funding is needed for Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL) at Washington State University to build modern facilities capable of conducting state- of-the-art experiments. This critical construction will allow the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL), which serves Washington State veterinarians with nearly 300,000 laboratory examinations annually, to improve its capacity and capability to serve animal owner’s and health care professionals throughout the state. This laboratory work provides critical support and consultation to guide veterinarians’ daily animal and...

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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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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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Tethering legislation passes Senate

  |   State Regulatory

On February 28, the Senate unanimously passed Substitute Senate Bill (SSB) 5356 creating humane standards to address the tethering or chaining of dogs. 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 use of choke or prong-type collars, and being in any conditions that...

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