Author: wsvma

WSVMA meme contest winners announced!

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This year, in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference, we launched our first ever WSVMA Meme Contest! In an effort to bring together the profession and provide a bit of laughter, we sent out the call to conference attendees to give us their best shot at creating something funny. We received over 40 memes, and then we narrowed down to the top ten. Then you voted on which ones made you laugh the most! Results are in and we...

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Start signing up for HEAL-WA online medical resource database

  |   Continuing Education

Legislation to add veterinarians and veterinary technicians to the health professions served by HEAL-WA passed the Washington State House and Senate and became law on July 28, 2019. HEAL-WA is an online portal to evidence-based resources. It is run by the University of Washington Health Sciences Library through a contract with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and funded by a $16.00 surcharge on the license fees from participating professions. They are now ready to start registering veterinarians and...

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Upcoming CE Series: Defining and Developing Your Dream Team

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The Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) and Veterinary Medical Association Executives (VMAE) are pleased to announce the launch of a new three-part webinar series. The first presentation, It’s All About the Job, dives into the different aspects of individual jobs within the veterinary practice, focusing on five areas – job analysis, description, reviews, enlargement, and enrichment. Webinar #2 - Courageous Conversations - April 22, 2020 Webinar #3 - Put Me in Coach! Developing Your Leadership Team – June 10, 2020 The webinars are available free of charge...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Pathway to Ownership – Financing Your Future

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Join us Tuesday, December 10 at 12pm for our webinar Pathway to Ownership – Financing Your Future. Joseph Coury will be our guest speaker. Joseph will present what ownership can mean in terms of financial independence and how ownership will help with retiring student debt. He will review the best financial and professional practices to position yourself for veterinary lending as well as talk about what to do and what not to do as you ready yourself for practice ownership....

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Does hot job market mean there's a veterinarian shortage? – Vin News Service Equine Influenza on Snohomish and Spokane Counties – EDCC Orphaned elk is first participant in hoof disease study – The Spokesman-Review Worth the payoff? Chart for cost of education vs. student debt – Wall Street Journal Employees' concerns about well-being differ among generations – gallup.com Here’s a better way to convert dog years to human years, scientists say – Science Magazine   Posted December 6, 2019...

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FDA releases new draft guidance on compounded animal drugs

  |   Federal Regulatory

The FDA is requesting public comment on new draft guidance for industry (GFI) #256, “Compounding Animal Drugs from Bulk Drug Substances.” The new guidance, if finalized, would guide veterinarians on situations where FDA does not intend to take action for certain violations when pharmacists and veterinarians compound animal drugs from bulk substances. In 2015, FDA published draft guidance on the issue of compounding animal drugs, but after receiving comments from veterinary groups and other stakeholders, they withdrew the draft guidance to...

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Alerts from the State Veterinarian’s Office

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Equine Influenza confirmed in Spokane County A seven-year-old Thoroughbred gelding and a five-year-old Warmblood mare tested positive for equine influenza (H3N8) at a premises in Spokane County, Washington, on November 15. Several other horses that attended a local show were also showing clinical signs including coughing, fever and nasal discharge. Neither of the horses were up to date on vaccines. The reporting veterinarian is overseeing a voluntary quarantine of the farm. Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease confirmed in Grant County A two-year-old crossbred heifer...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Pathway to Ownership – Financing Your Future

  |   Continuing Education

Join us Tuesday, December 10 at 12 pm for our webinar Pathway to Ownership – Financing Your Future. Joseph Coury will be our guest speaker. Joseph will present what ownership can mean in terms of financial independence and how ownership will help with retiring student debt. He will review the best financial and professional practices to position yourself for veterinary lending as well as talk about what to do and what not to do as you ready yourself for practice...

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Five Steps to Ensure New Employees Start Off on the Right Foot

  |   Practice Management

A study published in the Academy of Management Journal found that the first 90 days of employment, often referred to as the probationary period, is pivotal for building rapport with the company, management, and coworkers. When support levels are high from the team and leaders, new hires often have more positive attitudes about their jobs and worked harder. When support and direction aren’t offered, the opposite occurs, leading to unhappy and unproductive employees who stay at their jobs no longer...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Two Horses Positive for Equine Influenza in Washington State - EquiManagement Researchers have finally put a price tag on the life of a dog  Washington Post UW: 10,000 dogs needed for study on aging KIRO 7 WSU: discovery could slow the spread of West Nile – Washington Ag Network Go Raw, LLC recall for salmonella risk - FDA WSU Spokane nurses and vets hold free clinic for people and their pets KREM Elephants at Tacoma zoo with tuberculosis won't...

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