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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Ban on powdered gloves takes effect January 18

  |   Federal Regulatory, Uncategorized

Under a rule issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), powdered gloves will no longer be available for use in veterinary medicine beginning January 18. According to FDA officials, the ban includes powdered patient examination gloves, powdered surgeon’s gloves, and also the absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeon’s glove. The FDA made good on their promise by finalizing the ban on powdered gloves used in surgery and medicine because of the dangers they pose to human health. Many health...

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Forward Booking – An Alliance That Benefits You

  |   Practice Management, Uncategorized

As you know, the WSVMA is a proud Associate Member of Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP) and we are very pleased to announce a collaborative program between PHP, Veterinary Medical Association Executives (VMAE) and our association. We believe this initiative will have a significant impact on the health of your patients and your practice. This collaborative program focuses on the importance of forward booking, which simply means scheduling all patients’ next appointments before they leave your practice, regardless of the reason...

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Forward Booking webinar trainings with Dr. Karen Felsted

  |   Practice Management, Uncategorized

Partners for Healthy Pets and Veterinary Medical Association Executives (VMAE) are partnering to bring veterinary practices live Forward Booking how-to coaching sessions with Karen Felsted, CPA, MS, DVM, CVPM, CVA on four different dates. These conference calls will be held on January 31, February 14, 21, or 28 at 1pm EST to answer questions about implementing forward booking in your practice. Choose a date below to register for one of the upcoming webinars: January 31st February 14th February 21st February...

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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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