Author: wsvma

You know you want to

  |   WSVMA News

You wanna be a WSVMA board member? C’mon, you know you do.  It’s not that hard, really. Think it takes up all your free time? Concerned that you won’t be able to “measure up”? We are everyday veterinarians, from all aspects of our industry. Practice owners, employees of corporate practices, an educator from the university.  We do devote some of our free time to the cause, but not every day, or even every week. What do you have to do to...

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WSVMA Special Event Webinar – Prescription Monitoring Program for Veterinary Settings

  |   Continuing Education

Join us Wednesday, May 8 at 12 pm for a one-hour webinar on Washington State’s Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). In this overview, Gary Garrety from the WA State Department of Health will review the WA PMP reporting requirements for veterinarians. Mr. Garrety is the Operations Manager for the PMP and has also worked to support health professionals struggling with substance misuse issues. He’ll also cover reporting routes and methods, query parameters for veterinary settings, and the importance of veterinary data. This...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Longview veterinary dentist wants to help pets, solve mysteries – The Daily News Lawmakers clear legislation saving Washington’s livestock ID program – Washington Ag Network Keeping African Swine Fever out of the United States – WSDA Ag Briefs Healthy Worker Animal Clinic – UW Center for One Health How owner personality affects pet health – The Conversation   Posted 4/19/19...

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Pièce de Résistance

  |   One Health

Multiple Drug Resistant Bacterial contamination or colonization of clinic personnel and or equipment, as well as cross-infection of patients within a veterinary hospital setting have been demonstrated. This underscores the importance of possible healthcare-associated infections in dogs and the need for diligent application of infection prevention strategies in veterinary care settings. Pièce de Résistance is a monthly message on antimicrobial stewardship brought to you by WSVMA’s One Health Workgroup.   Posted April 19, 2019...

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Get Social with WSVMA

  |   WSVMA News

My name is Samantha and I am the new Communications & Engagement Manager at WSVMA! My goal is to provide opportunities to help you get involved with the WSVMA and other members through avenues such as our website, social media, virtual events and other projects. To better assist with my mission, we created a survey that will help me learn about you, the Association as a whole and how moving forward, we can provide the best possible resources and tools...

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The client service mindset

  |   Practice Management

Parasite season is a busy time for most veterinary hospitals. It’s the time of year when the client experience is most likely to suffer due to competing demands on staff time.  But it’s also a great opportunity to impress a large number of clients with amazing service. There are seven traits that great client service providers need to have to deliver a superior client experience: Empathy – Empathy is the capacity to understand, be aware of and sensitive to the feelings,...

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In memoriam

  |   WSVMA News

Dr. William Burlingame (OSU, ’77) died March 22 after a difficult fight with cancer. He was 67. Following graduation from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Burlingame moved to Washington. In 1980, he opened Quil Ceda Veterinary Hospital in Marysville where he practiced until just last year. A longtime WSVMA member, Dr. Burlingame spent his free time fishing and kayaking at his cabin in Haines, AK. Memorials can be made to Providence Hospice and Home Care of...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – My cat brought a bat into our home, NOW what do I do?

  |   Continuing Education

Join us Tuesday, April 16 at 12pm for our webinar on rabies and public health. Dr. Ron Wohrle, Washington State Public Health Veterinarian, will be our guest speaker. Dr. Wohrle’s presentation will focus on rabies overview, rabies in WA, review of triaging pet potential rabies exposures, humane euthanasia of bats, importance of rabies vaccinations (review of WAC 197) and introducing an Algorithm for Veterinary Hospitals to handle calls from their clients and other callers regarding the proverbial…..”my cat just brought...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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What employers should know about amendments to the WA Paid Family and Medical Leave Act – Lane Powell From moms to medical doctors, burnout is everywhere these days – Washington Post Humane Society for Southwest Washington to launch $10 million campaign - The Columbian Spokanimal closed for quarantine following parvo outbreak -Spokesman-Review WSU looking into new cases of elk hoof disease – Washington Ag Network Should You Try CBD for Your Pet? – Consumer Reports   Posted April 12, 2019...

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WSVMA introduces new event aimed at practice managers

  |   Practice Management

The WSVMA is hosting what we hope will become a regular series of events for practice managers. The intent of WSVMA’s Practice Managers: Peer to Peer – A Collaborative Learning Experience is to have interactive discussions regarding common management issues. Managers will be able to present issues they are currently dealing with and provide feedback and advice in a safe and collaborative setting. We will also provide speakers on relevant practice management topics that promote discussion and interaction. The first event...

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