Continuing Education

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?

  |   Continuing Education

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

  |   Continuing Education

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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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Implications of Bone Healing in Private Practice

  |   Continuing Education

Join us Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 at 12pm for our webinar Implications of Bone Healing in Private Practice with Dr. Alex Aguila. A knowledge of the physiology of normal bone healing is influential in determining appropriate recommendations for treatment. Although bone healing is largely perceived through the lens of rigid fixation, the importance of blood supply sometimes needs to be remembered and reviewed. Timing from the incidence of trauma to the point of care is also important, and the role...

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Build a healthier veterinary practice by reimagining the veterinary profession

  |   Continuing Education, Practice Management

Join Dr. Peter Weinstein on Thurs., Dec. 16, 2021 at 11:30am as he presents a thought-provoking session that will explore topics including what the practice of veterinary medicine looked like before COVID, how COVID impacted the delivery of care, what the next normal will look like and how to think differently to create new business models in the future. You’ll emerge from this session with an idea of where we were and what worked – and from there, how COVID forced...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Client Communication as a Practice Differentiator . . . and For Fun!

  |   Continuing Education

Join us Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 at 12pm for our webinar Client Communication as a Practice Differentiator . . . and For Fun! with Dr. Debbie Ford. The effectiveness of communication with our clients determines their overall experience in our practices. Compliance with medical recommendations, referral of new clients, and client retention are among the high stakes consequences. In this session, we will look closely at how to craft and deliver impactful messages to clients consistently across key communication platforms,...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Feline Small Cell Lymphoma

  |   Continuing Education

Join us Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, at 12 pm for our webinar Feline Small Cell Lymphoma with Dr. Vanessa Rizzo and sponsored by Lakefield Veterinary Group. Small cell lymphoma is one of the cancers most diagnosed in the cat and one of the most rewarding cancers to treat. Managing feline small cell lymphoma can be done in general practice with caution and respect for chemotherapy. This lecture will cover the common behavior of this disease, a typical treatment course, and...

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Recent grads – Apply for a scholarship to attend the 2022 AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference

  |   Continuing Education

The WSVMA is calling all recent grads who are interested in leadership development to register for the AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference which takes place in Chicago January 6-9, 2022 with a select number of education sessions available virtually. Attendees will expand and hone leadership skills while connecting virtually with a diverse network of colleagues from all walks of the veterinary profession. This virtual conference will be a fitting opportunity to learn about Leadership in Times of Change. Why attend AVMA VLC? VLC...

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Build a healthier veterinary practice with the first in a series of five free webinars

  |   Continuing Education

Join AVMA’s Matthew Salois, Ph.D. on Thurs., Nov. 18, 2021, at 11:30 am as he presents a birds-eye view – through a business lens – of what’s ahead for veterinary medicine based on information shared at the AVMA Business and Economic Forum held in October. In his webinar, “From Concepts to Actions: A high-level review of the AVMA Business and Economic Forum,” he will provide key take-aways on Forum topics including: How to build a more effective relationship with your...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Diarrhea, Metabolic Acidosis, and Fluid Therapy in Dairy Calves

  |   Continuing Education

Join us Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at 12pm for our webinar Diarrhea, Metabolic Acidosis, and Fluid Therapy in Dairy Calves, Updates with Dr. Francisco Leal-Yepes, sponsored by WSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Diarrhea and other gastrointestinal problems are the more significant cause of morbidity and mortality in dairy calves. Prevention has been the most successful practice to reduce mortality associated with diarrhea in neonate dairy calves. However, a better understanding of the metabolic unbalance in diarrheic dairy calves will facilitate...

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