Author: wsvma

Member invitation to attend 2 important events! The 2020 Awards Ceremony and the 2020 Annual Membership Meeting

  |   WSVMA News

The 2020 Awards Ceremony will take place Friday, October 2, 2020, at 12:30 pm via Zoom. Members are invited to attend and watch as host Dr. Gary Marshall, WSVMA president, and nominating members celebrate this year’s award recipients. Normally only available to conference-goers, WSVMA members can watch the virtual celebration from wherever they are. Awards will be presented for Veterinarian of the Year, Distinguished Achievement, WSU Faculty of the Year, Distinguished Staff, Allied Industry and Humane Animal Welfare. The 2020 Annual Membership...

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License expiration extension ending, renew by Sept. 30 to avoid late fee

  |   State Regulatory

To allow healthcare professionals the ability to focus on patient care during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Secretary of Health extended expiration dates for licenses due for renewal between April 1, 2020, and September 30, 2020. All late fees were waived during this period. What does this mean for you? For health care professionals who took advantage of the extended time to renew, this is a reminder that you must renew your credential on or before September 30 in order for your credential to remain...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference News – Busy next weekend? No worries, watch it later!

  |   Continuing Education, WSVMA News

Beginning next Friday, Oct. 2 at 8 am, we’re launching over 130 hours of premium continuing education at the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference (PNWVC). Both live and pre-recorded sessions are offered. But wait, you’re working next weekend? No problem! If you register now, you’ll have access to all 130+ hours for up to 12 months. You can watch the sessions at your leisure, in your PJs, or while relaxing in a hot bubble bath after the kids have gone to...

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The AVMA needs you! Yes, you!

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There are several AVMA committees and liaison volunteer opportunities that have been left vacant.  These volunteer positions will provide you an opportunity to utilize your expertise to advance our profession.  Committee and liaison positions are a great place to start or continue your leadership journey, as well as a place to hone your skills and knowledge. The positions currently available include: American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS) Veterinarian (non-board-certified) representing large animal practice Animal Welfare Committee (AWC) American Association of Fish Veterinarians –...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Caring for livestock after a wildfire factsheet (updated) – WSDA 'Close to 100% accuracy': Helsinki airport uses sniffer dogs to detect Covid – The Guardian Curbside in the cold – AAHA NewStat Cats infected with SARS-CoV-2 produced antibodies – CTV News SARS-CoV-2 and Cats: More Updates – Worms and Germs Blog Pigs Do Not Transmit COVID-19, According to K-State Study – Farm Journal It's a boy: Tahlequah's baby orca is frolicking, healthy – Seattle Times A second baby orca...

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Virtual Posting Guidelines

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While it is not our intention to ever ban individuals from our pages, if we believe content violates this policy or our terms of use, we reserve the right to remove that content and may warn or block the offending user. The following activities or types of posts may be removed, and the offending user may be given a warning or may be banned, depending on the severity of the offense: We do not permit abusive language; we will not post,...

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PNWVC Socio & Zoom Help Articles

  |   WSVMA News

Welcome everyone to the 2020 Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference! This year looks a little different with the entire conference going virtual. Thankfully, we still have all the things you know and love. To make the transition easier, we've included some helpful guides and articles from both Socio and Zoom to make your experience the absolute best it can be. We highly suggest downloading the mobile app and using the web browser app to be able to utilize all the tools provided by...

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World Vets responds to Okanagan fires

  |   Animal Welfare

World Vets, the international veterinary aid organization based in Gig Harbor, WA, has sent their disaster response team to provide veterinary relief for animals impacted by the Cold Springs and Pearl Hill fires in the Omak, Washington area. There are four large and mixed animal veterinarians onsite, with a fifth veterinarian arriving today, working under the Okanagan County Fairgrounds Cold Springs Fire Relief. They’re providing mobile response to address the needs of primarily horses and cattle that have been impacted...

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WSVMA Power of Ten Leadership Academy Update

  |   WSVMA News

The WSVMA’s Power of Ten program is in its’ fifth year with a total of 50 participants. Typically, we would soon announce the newest class starting this fall, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic and all the uncertainties that followed since March/April this past year, it has been decided to extend the 2019/2020 Power of Ten group into 2020/2021. Therefore, nominations are currently not being accepted for the Power of Ten for this upcoming year. However, nominations will re-open next...

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