Continuing Education

Do you want your staff to exceed client expectations? Don’t miss this important training! – Only 2 Spots Left!

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On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, the WSVMA is offering a valuable educational program to equip teams with the skills and tools they need to keep clients happy and committed to their pet’s health. This program will help staff be more confident and comfortable communicating with clients, with the client’s and patient’s needs in mind, while providing the ultimate client experience. Presented by Terra Shastri, this one-day Boot Camp workshop will cover the following with your staff: Making a great first...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Immunosuppressive therapy in dogs and cats with Dr. Cassandra Brown

  |   Continuing Education

Join us Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 12pm for our webinar – Immunosuppressive therapy in dogs and cats with Dr. Cassandra Brown and sponsored by Lakefield Veterinary Group. Common immunosuppressive therapies will be reviewed in detail with case discussions. Both oral medications and advanced or in-hospital therapies will also be discussed. Dr. Cassandra Brown attended the University of Wisconsin. Following veterinary school, she pursued a private practice internship and an emergency medicine year in Albuquerque and completed a three-year residency in small...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – A 5 Step Formula for Creating a Life and Veterinary Career You Love with Dr. Quincy Hawley

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Join us Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 12 pm for our webinar – A 5 Step Formula for Creating a Life and Veterinary Career You Love with Dr. Quincy Hawley and sponsored by Merck Animal Health. Veterinary medicine is supposed to be ENJOYED and not painfully and resentfully ENDURED! Yet, due to challenges that can occur at home and in vet med (and now, with a Super-Sized side of COVID), we can sometimes find ourselves resentful of our choice to...

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WSVMA presents April 10 CE program Veterinary Emergency Care (Ophthalmology and Neurology)

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Join us virtually on Sunday, April 10, 2022, from 12 - 4 pm for our premier WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Intensives, featuring Dr. Allyson Darrow and Dr. Megan Stout Steel and sponsored by Lakefield Veterinary Group. The first track will be in ophthalmology. Dr. Darrow will cover ulcers and antibiotics, A journey through the various types of ulcerative disease processes encountered in vet med, complimented by antibiotic options and why to pick what, and sorting out Mydriasis, a review of the neuro-ophthalmic pathways...

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WSVMA presents April 10 CE program Veterinary Emergency Care (Ophthalmology and Neurology)

  |   Continuing Education

Join us virtually on Sunday, April 10, 2022, from 12 - 4pm for our premier WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Intensives, featuring Dr. Allyson Darrow and Dr. Megan Stout Steel and sponsored by Lakefield Veterinary Group. The first track will be in ophthalmology. Dr. Darrow will cover ulcers and antibiotics, A journey through the various types of ulcerative disease processes encountered in vet med, complimented by antibiotic options and why to pick what, and sorting out Mydriasis, a review of the neuro-ophthalmic pathways which...

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WSVMA presents March 13 CE program Pain and Pain Management in Veterinary Medicine

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Join us in-person (yes, in-person!) on Sunday, Mar. 13, 2022, from 12 - 4 pm for our premier WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Intensives, featuring Dr. Tamara Grubb and sponsored by Zoetis.  Pain causes negative changes in our patient’s health, behavior, and welfare. As veterinarians, we take an oath to “use scientific knowledge and skills for the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering…” (from the AVMA veterinarian’s oath), which means we promise to relieve pain. In...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Treating the Performance Horse

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Join us Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022 at 12pm for our webinar Treating the Performance Horse with Dr. Trent Bliss. This lecture serves as an overview of available treatments for osteoarthritis in the horse. It covers parenteral products as well as intra-articular products. It is merely meant to serve as a means of introducing available treatments and briefly introduce the topic of evidence-based medicine, FDA approval and provide an outline of current and emerging therapies. Dr. Bliss is a 2006 graduate of...

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When work hurts: Dealing with rudeness

  |   Continuing Education, Practice Management

Research from around the United States and beyond shows that rudeness has been on the rise across many professions. This is especially true for people whose job is to help others. If you haven't yet watched AVMA’s recent webinar on dealing with rudeness, take an hour to learn effective ways to address angry behavior on the job. Led by AVMA’s director of wellbeing, diversity, and inclusion initiatives, “When Work Hurts” explores evidence-based strategies for preventing and diffusing rudeness in the veterinary workplace. It’s free...

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What’s the Crystal Ball Telling Us About 2022?

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Join Dr. Karen Felsted Thursday, January 20 at 11:30 am PT, on the next edition of the Veterinary Practice Growth speaker series. The topic is about what lies ahead for veterinary practice. As the new year begins, veterinary professionals are curious about what lies ahead. In this fast-paced session, you’ll hear insights and prognostications from this highly regarded practice management expert. Dr. Karen Felsted will review recent trends in veterinary medicine and, more importantly, dive into what those trends are...

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WSVMA presents January 23 CE intensive Abdominal Surgery Updates

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Join us on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022 from 12 - 4pm for one of our premier WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Intensives, featuring Dr. Catriona MacPhail and sponsored by Banfield Pet Hospital. Routine abdominal procedures commonly performed in general practice have some subtleties that can make these surgeries more efficient and successful. In this program, common abdominal surgeries will be reviewed with a focus on updates about the techniques, preoperative workups, and postoperative care. Dr. MacPhail will cover the following topics: The Abdominal Explore:...

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