Continuing Education

Start signing up for HEAL-WA online medical resource database

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

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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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What am I Eating?

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That’s a great question – and one that can be answered for your patients and clients by attending the upcoming WSVMA premier CE program that features well-known veterinary nutritionist Craig Datz, DVM, MS, DACVN. Dr. Datz, current Director of Scientific Affairs for Royal Canin, will answer your burning nutrition and health-related questions. Featured topics include: Nutrition-Associated DCM: What do we know? Unconventional Diets: A Raw Deal? FAQs in Feline Nutrition: Cats & Carbohydrates, Protein Restriction in CKD, and more Managing...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Diagnosis and Current Treatment of Equine Skin Tumors

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Join us Tuesday, November 19 at 12 pm for our webinar Diagnosis and Current Treatment of Equine Skin Tumors. Dr. Kelly Farnsworth will be our guest speaker. Dr. Farnsworth will present the latest on diagnosis and treatment of sarcoids, melanomas, and squamous cell carcinoma in horses. He’ll also cover surgical and topical options for treatment as well as intra lesional therapies. Included will be information on farm management and hospitalized cases. A 1993 graduate of Washington State University (WSU), Dr....

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WSVMA teams up with WSAVT to host DEA and OSHA CE program

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Join us Dec. 6-7, 2019 in Renton for two days of high-quality CE featuring Phil Seibert, CVT, well-known industry expert on hospital safety and regulatory compliance. The event is open to both veterinarians and technicians. Day one includes seven hours on different OSHA topics, including how to start a compliance program, staff safety and training, surviving an OSHA inspection, and facility safety issues. Day two focuses on controlled drugs including security requirements, ordering, keeping logs, who’s allowed access, inventorying, disposal,...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Beyond Burnout: Invigorating Your Love of Veterinary Practice in 3 Simple Steps

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Join us Tuesday, October 15 at 12pm for our webinar on moving beyond burnout in veterinary practice to improve patient care, client care, and overall hospital flow. Chris Bundy, MD will be our guest speaker. Burnout and compassion fatigue are well known occupational hazards for veterinary professionals. While the key drivers of burnout and professional dissatisfaction stem from organizational and systems issues that often feel outside our control, personal resilience factors also play an important role, are within our control...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – A Retailer’s Perspective on Animal Care and Wellbeing

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Join us Tuesday, September 17 at 12 pm for our webinar A Retailer’s Perspective on Animal Care and Wellbeing. Dr. Janet Helms will be our guest speaker. What is all this talk about slow grow chicken, Prop 12 and cage-free eggs, and pig crates? In this webinar, we will explore animal welfare concerns across species from a different vantage point. Retailers and restaurants have very specific needs, concerns and risks. Changing perspectives will allow us to explore issues from the...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Transforming Veterinary Health Care with Lean Concepts

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Join us Tuesday, August 20 at 12pm for our webinar on lean concepts in veterinary practice to improve patient care, client care, and overall hospital flow. Art Arnaiz, LVT will be our guest speaker. For the past 15 years, human healthcare has undergone a transformation. Following concepts and methods perfected by Japanese manufacturing companies, human health care facilities are instituting Lean principles into all aspects of the healthcare system. Most major healthcare facilities have invested in process improvement departments to root-out waste...

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