Continuing Education

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 Myths and outdated theories will be dispelled so that participants have accurate information and sound practices to apply in the work setting.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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WSVMA presents May 5 CE program Internal Medicine Mélange

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Join us on Sunday, May 5, 2019 for another premier WSVMA CE event as we gather internal medicine experts to speak on a ‘mélange’ of small animal topics. The event takes place at Renton Technical College in Renton, WA. Dr. Lisa Hann will present an internist’s perspective on nasal disease and Dr. Sandy Willis will speak on demystifying diagnostic testing. Dr. Sherri Wilson will spend an hour on the use of the FreeStyle Libre to monitor glucose levels in dogs...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Small Animal Surgery: Closing Time

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Join us Tuesday, Mar. 19 at 12pm for our webinar on small animal surgery. Dr. Rebecca Murray from Summit Veterinary Referral Center will be our guest speaker. Dr. Murray will review a variety of techniques for closing soft tissues. Overview will include tips and tricks for wounds in a variety of locations, considerations for neoplastic masses, anatomic considerations for unique areas (oral, pinna, paw pads), as well as internal closures for the stomach, intestinal tract and bladder. Techniques will be applicable for...

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President’s Message – Are Veterinarians in the Dog House with the Opioids Crisis?

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What if tomorrow you could not order or use oxycodone, hydromorphone, butorphanol, meperidine or fentanyl for your patients?  How would that change your control of pain in your patients? How would these changes affect your clients? Your business? The treatment of pain for people and animals is at a crossroads. Past neglects and increased abuse has reached a pinnacle of concern within the United States. These concerns have increased interest from the public, media and legislators into the moral and ethical...

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