Continuing Education

Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference is going virtual!

  |   Continuing Education, WSVMA News

While you’ve been busy dealing with COVID-19 and having to quickly adjust to a whole new way of veterinary practice, the WSVMA Board and staff have been evaluating how to hold a large conference for over 1,200 in the middle of a pandemic. The safety of our attendees, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors is our number one priority as we work to provide high-quality continuing education and because it’s unclear what October will look like when it comes to face to...

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July webinar series – Partnering for Dairy Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Conference for Farmers and Veterinarians in the West

  |   Continuing Education, One Health

Newer and proposed guidance and regulations from the US Food and Drug Association (FDA) have focused attention on the role of the veterinarian to provide complete oversight of antimicrobial use in food animal production. The Veterinary Feed Directive addressed in-feed antimicrobials and severely restricted uses of these products. In September of 2019, the FDA announced proposed guidance on the use of over-the-counter drugs (OTC), eventually eliminating their use and requiring veterinary prescriptions for any antimicrobial. The state of California passed...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar on canine and feline uveitis

  |   Continuing Education

Join us Tuesday, June 16 at 12pm for our webinar Uveitis in the Dog & Cat. Dr. Victoria Jones will be our guest speaker. This quick-paced webinar will include discussion of clinical signs, causes and treatments for uveitis in the canine and feline species. Dr. Victoria Jones obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Illinois where she graduated summa cum laude in 1992. She then completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at...

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Veterinary Board of Governors sets temporary policies for VCPR/Virtual Care and Continuing Education

  |   Continuing Education, COVID-19, Professional News

The Veterinary Board of Governors released two new COVID-19 related policies today. One allows unlimited use of online continuing education through December 31, 2020. The other lifts some restrictions in the Veterinary-Client-Patient Relationship rule to facilitate access to veterinary services during the COVID-19 emergency. VCPR Policy: VBOG VCPR COVID-19 Policy Stmt FINAL_5.15.20.pdf To address the difficulties related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that impact licensed veterinarians with regard to establishing a veterinary-client-patient relationship (VCPR) in Washington State, the Veterinary Board...

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WSVMA launches free COVID-19 Wellbeing Webinar Series – Hardiness, Resilience and Growth in the Face of Uncertainty and Disruption

  |   Continuing Education, COVID-19

Beginning next Thursday, April 23 at 12 pm, we offer the first in a series of three webinars aimed at assisting the veterinary community in coping and even thriving during the pandemic and other major disasters. Our keynote is Dr. Carrie La Jeunesse. The COVID-19 pandemic is historic in its scope and impact, and has thrust us all into unknown territory. In the words of a beloved colleague, “we all will be impacted significantly by this crisis, but we do not...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar on Diagnostic Testing

  |   Continuing Education

Join us Tuesday, Mar. 17 at 12pm for our webinar Diagnostic Testing: A Potpourri of Useful Information. Dr. Sandy Willis will be our guest speaker. This quick paced webinar will cover most everything you need to know about optimizing diagnostic sampling for routine blood work (including extra detail on CBC and Urine sediment reviews), cytology, pathology and microbiology done through your reference veterinary laboratory. We will sprinkle in some medicine to demonstrate unique aspects of diagnosing hematologic and urinary tract...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar on Marketing: Google Has Split Into Four Types of Searches

  |   Continuing Education

Join us Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 12pm for our webinar Google Has Split Into Four Types of Searches. Kelly Baltzell from Beyond Indigo Pets will be our guest speaker. “Google used to be simple,” says Kelly. “All a company had to worry about was being at the top of the Google search engine.” Google has now divided the type of searches it offers into four different categories; original organic search, local search, AdWords and mobile search. Plus, to be seen...

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Partnering for Dairy Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Conference for Farmers and Veterinarians in the West

  |   Continuing Education

Newer and proposed guidance and regulations from the US Food and Drug Association (FDA) have focused attention on the role of the veterinarian to provide complete oversight of antimicrobial use in food animal production. The Veterinary Feed Directive addressed in-feed antimicrobials and severely restricted uses of these products. In September of 2019, the FDA announced proposed guidance on the use of over-the-counter drugs (OTC), eventually eliminating their use and requiring veterinary prescriptions for any antimicrobial. The state of California passed...

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WSVMA VetMed Matters Conference to focus on economics

  |   Continuing Education

Veterinary medicine has always been an exciting field and today, it is one that is realizing unprecedented levels of growth. From enhancements in medical technology and services to the corporatization of practices with mergers and acquisitions abounding, to partnerships with on-line pharmacies and the growing role of on-demand telemedicine, our profession is experiencing change, seemingly at the speed of light. The good news is that companion animal owners are increasingly seeking our services and taking steps to improve the quality...

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WSVMA’s DVM Masterclass monthly e-learning 2020 schedule and on-demand library

  |   Continuing Education

Our second annual DVM Masterclass webinar series launches next month. Twelve more monthly webinars will be presented free to members and subsequently added to our growing on-demand library. Don’t miss out on medical, practice management and professional development education you can use to fulfill your annual CE hours. All webinars will start at 12pm and run for one hour. Attending webinars live, in real time, satisfies your regular CE requirements. In order to qualify for CE credit of preprogrammed materials, recorded...

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