Continuing Education

WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Moving Forward with Social Media Marketing in 2021

  |   Continuing Education

Join us Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at 12pm for our webinar Moving Forward with Social Media Marketing in 2021 with Jeanne Pelletier and William Lindus of Beyond Indigo. Learn about the best ways to reach pet owners on social media in 2021. The past year has been game-changing for everyone, pet owners included. Veterinary practices that have continued to market and communicate with their clients have flourished during this time. This session will talk about the newest trends in social...

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Certificate Program available to create more inclusive workplaces

  |   Continuing Education, DEI

A new certificate program on AVMA Axon empowers veterinary professionals to turn our workplaces into safe, healthy, inclusive environments where individual differences aren’t just tolerated but recognized and valued. The Brave Space Certificate Program is a self-paced, interactive course on AVMA Axon offering up to 7 continuing education (CE) credits. Brave Space helps veterinary professionals gain a deeper understanding of those around us—from team members to clients, patients, and the communities we serve. As healthcare professionals, we must be able to meet the needs of...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Advancements in Veterinary Ophthalmology through the Years

  |   Continuing Education

Join us Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at 12pm for our webinar Advancements in Veterinary Ophthalmology through the Years with Thomas Sullivan, DVM, DACVO. This lecture will cover changes in ophthalmology over the last 25 years and what trends are currently taking place. The discussion will focus on cases in the Pacific Northwest and touch on controversial topics within the specialty. Dr. Thomas Sullivan is a graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he performed a rotating small animal...

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WSVMA presents May 16 CE program Protecting Pets: Animal Cruelty and the Practicing Veterinarian

  |   Continuing Education

Join us on Sunday, May 16, 2021, at 12 pm for another premier DVM: Masterclass Intensive featuring a panel of experts in animal cruelty cases and prosecutions. Christopher Quinn, JD will provide an overview of WA animal cruelty laws, how prosecutors decide whether to press charges and what veterinary practices should and should not do regarding reporting and documenting suspected cruelty cases. Washington State public records laws will also be covered as they pertain to clients obtaining veterinary records and reports. Tim Anderson...

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WSVMA DVM: COVID-19 Webinar – Ensuring Practices Flourish: Transitioning from Pandemic to Post-Pandemic Operations

  |   Continuing Education, COVID-19

Join us Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at 12 pm for our webinar Ensuring Practices Flourish: Transitioning from Pandemic to Post-Pandemic Operations with Darren Osborne. The veterinary recovery that occurred in the latter half of 2020—following the first pandemic shutdown—was nothing short of meteoric. Practices initially reacted to the shutdown with a “nobody move until this goes away” attitude but quickly surveyed the big picture and launched one of the most successful operational pivots imaginable. The transition from classic service/retail to telemedicine,...

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WSU/CVM hosting free webinar on Brucella canis

  |   Continuing Education

Brucella canis, a reportable, zoonotic disease in Washington state, has been identified in several dogs over the past few months. The WSU College of Veterinary Medicine in collaboration with the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) will host an informational webinar for veterinarians and technicians on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, from 6 - 7 p.m. (Pacific Time). Dr. Brian Joseph, state veterinarian from WSDA, will provide information on the cases seen and the regulatory aspects of B. canis. Dr. Claire Burbick, diagnostic microbiologist, Washington Animal...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Sex-Based Harassment in the Workplace: Protecting Your Practice

  |   Continuing Education

Join us Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 12 pm for our webinar Sex-Based Harassment in the Workplace: Protecting Your Practice with Amy Mensik, JD. Sex-based discrimination and harassment employment claims remain at a high in the wake of the #MeToo movement. Make sure your practice is not caught off guard by learning how to identify a sex-based harassment concern, not limited to those based on gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy, etc., and how to respond promptly and appropriately to...

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WSVMA presents April 11 CE program Tips and Tricks for Small Animal Surgery

  |   Continuing Education, WSVMA News

Join us on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at 12 pm for one of our premier DVM: Masterclass Intensives, featuring Heather Knapp-Hoch, DVM, DACVS, and sponsored by Lakefield Veterinary Group. The first two lectures in this program series will focus on wound healing and advances in wound care that can be used in a clinical setting. It will address decision-making processes in wound treatment and what products are available to help expedite wound healing. It will also discuss surgical options that...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Integrative Medicine: How Acupuncture and Herbs Enhance Patient Care

  |   Continuing Education

Join us Tuesday, Mar. 16, 2021, at 12 pm for our webinar Integrative Medicine: How Acupuncture and Herbs Enhance Patient Care with Nell Ostermiere, DVM, CVA, FAAVA. Are you curious about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture? Are you thinking of integrating these modalities into your current practice? Or, would you just like some information on how these tools can help your patients so that you can refer with confidence? Those are the questions Dr. Ostermiere will answer during this...

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WSVMA presents March 7 CE program Feline Better

  |   Continuing Education, WSVMA News

Join us on Sunday, March 7 2021 at 12 pm for one of our premier WSVMA CE programs, freshly renamed DVM: Masterclass Intensives, featuring Dr. Margie Scherk and sponsored by Royal Canin. Stress is associated with a lot of aspects of veterinary practice and is often associated with uncertainty. This can be especially true when working with cats. Cats are stressed, clients are stressed, and it can be stressful on members of the clinic team as well. Understanding the experience...

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