Continuing Education

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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President’s Message – PNWVC is the place to be

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Registration is open for the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference (PNWVC). Registration packets have been sent in the mail and online registration has begun! This year’s event will be the best yet! The PNWVC has grown each year offering more innovative experiences. This event gives the veterinary community including veterinarians, technicians, students, practice managers and staff an opportunity to connect and grow. The conference starts Friday September 27 and goes through Sunday September 29 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center located...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Interpretation of In-House Cytology, Trichograms, and DTMs

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Join us Tuesday, July 16 at 12pm for our webinar on diagnosing and treating skin diseases. Kim Coyner, DVM, DACVD from Dermatology Clinic for Animals of Lacey and Tacoma will be our guest speaker. Dr. Coyner will guide participants through an image-based discussion of cytologic diagnosis of inflammatory and infectious skin diseases, common skin tumors, trichogram interpretation and dermatophyte culture interpretation. Use your own clinic microscope to optimize the diagnosis and treatment of your patients and generate revenue! All monthly webinars...

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Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals Online Course

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The Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals (EEDA) online course will be offered for continuing education (CE) beginning July 31, 2019. The course covers the causes and consequences of foreign animal diseases (FAD), how FAD’s are transmitted and introduced, the entities involved in a response to a FAD outbreak, what to do if a FAD is suspected, how veterinarians can be involved in a FAD response, and effective communication strategies. In addition to veterinarians, the course is suitable for veterinary...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Understanding Grief, Bereavement and Loss: Current Theories for Supporting Clients, Self and Colleagues

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Join us Tuesday, June 18 at 12pm for our webinar, Understanding Grief, Bereavement and Loss: Current Theories for Supporting Clients, Self and Colleagues. Carrie La Jeunesse, DVM, CT, CFE will be our guest speaker. Dr. La Jeunesse’s presentation will provide a summary of current theories and concepts in thanatology (death/dying/bereavement). Myths and outdated theories will be dispelled so that participants have accurate information and sound practices to apply in the work setting. Objectives of the webinar are to: Understand how...

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Registration open for the 2019 WA Zoonotic Disease Conference

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The annual Zoonotic Disease Conference hosted by the WA State Dept. of Health will take place Tuesday, August 20. It will be held at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. Cheryl Stroud, DVM, PHD is the keynote speaker for the conference. As Executive Director of the One Health Commission, Dr. Stroud's primary focus is educating--locally, nationally, and globally--about One Health and One Health issues. She shares updates about the global One Health movement with audiences around the world and seeks, via...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Care of the Geriatric Horse; A Journey Through Various Diseases and Care

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Join us Tuesday, May 21 at 12pm for our webinar on equine geriatric care. Jenifer Gold, DVM, DACVIM DACVECC from Washington State University will be our guest speaker. Dr. Gold’s presentation will focus on the definition of the geriatric horse including general health, nutrition, and body condition score. Also covered will be important aspects about the GI tract, dentistry, older horse diseases, and how to deal with saying good bye. All monthly webinars are free for members. They’re recorded and made...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference – Registration now open!

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Online registration is open for this year’s Pacific NW Conference taking place September 27 - 29, 2019 in Tacoma. Register today to learn from stellar scientific speakers, business experts and special guests that will be presenting a variety of cutting-edge topics. Veterinary technicians will hold their Annual Conference concurrently and may also register at the link. Small Animal Medicine Program The Small Animal Program covers a range of topics this year. Featured speakers include Dr. Christine Thomson from Univ. of Alaska on...

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WSVMA Special Event Webinar – Prescription Monitoring Program for Veterinary Settings

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

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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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