Continuing Education

WSVMA VetMed Matters Conference to focus on economics

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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

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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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Start signing up for HEAL-WA online medical resource database

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Legislation to add veterinarians and veterinary technicians to the health professions served by HEAL-WA passed the Washington State House and Senate and became law on July 28, 2019. HEAL-WA is an online portal to evidence-based resources. It is run by the University of Washington Health Sciences Library through a contract with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and funded by a $16.00 surcharge on the license fees from participating professions. They are now ready to start registering veterinarians and...

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Upcoming CE Series: Defining and Developing Your Dream Team

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The Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) and Veterinary Medical Association Executives (VMAE) are pleased to announce the launch of a new three-part webinar series. The first presentation, It’s All About the Job, dives into the different aspects of individual jobs within the veterinary practice, focusing on five areas – job analysis, description, reviews, enlargement, and enrichment. Webinar #2 - Courageous Conversations - April 22, 2020 Webinar #3 - Put Me in Coach! Developing Your Leadership Team – June 10, 2020 The webinars are available free of charge...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Pathway to Ownership – Financing Your Future

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Join us Tuesday, December 10 at 12pm for our webinar Pathway to Ownership – Financing Your Future. Joseph Coury will be our guest speaker. Joseph will present what ownership can mean in terms of financial independence and how ownership will help with retiring student debt. He will review the best financial and professional practices to position yourself for veterinary lending as well as talk about what to do and what not to do as you ready yourself for practice ownership....

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Pathway to Ownership – Financing Your Future

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Join us Tuesday, December 10 at 12 pm for our webinar Pathway to Ownership – Financing Your Future. Joseph Coury will be our guest speaker. Joseph will present what ownership can mean in terms of financial independence and how ownership will help with retiring student debt. He will review the best financial and professional practices to position yourself for veterinary lending as well as talk about what to do and what not to do as you ready yourself for practice...

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What am I Eating?

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That’s a great question – and one that can be answered for your patients and clients by attending the upcoming WSVMA premier CE program that features well-known veterinary nutritionist Craig Datz, DVM, MS, DACVN. Dr. Datz, current Director of Scientific Affairs for Royal Canin, will answer your burning nutrition and health-related questions. Featured topics include: Nutrition-Associated DCM: What do we know? Unconventional Diets: A Raw Deal? FAQs in Feline Nutrition: Cats & Carbohydrates, Protein Restriction in CKD, and more Managing...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Diagnosis and Current Treatment of Equine Skin Tumors

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Join us Tuesday, November 19 at 12 pm for our webinar Diagnosis and Current Treatment of Equine Skin Tumors. Dr. Kelly Farnsworth will be our guest speaker. Dr. Farnsworth will present the latest on diagnosis and treatment of sarcoids, melanomas, and squamous cell carcinoma in horses. He’ll also cover surgical and topical options for treatment as well as intra lesional therapies. Included will be information on farm management and hospitalized cases. A 1993 graduate of Washington State University (WSU), Dr....

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WSVMA teams up with WSAVT to host DEA and OSHA CE program

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Join us Dec. 6-7, 2019 in Renton for two days of high-quality CE featuring Phil Seibert, CVT, well-known industry expert on hospital safety and regulatory compliance. The event is open to both veterinarians and technicians. Day one includes seven hours on different OSHA topics, including how to start a compliance program, staff safety and training, surviving an OSHA inspection, and facility safety issues. Day two focuses on controlled drugs including security requirements, ordering, keeping logs, who’s allowed access, inventorying, disposal,...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Beyond Burnout: Invigorating Your Love of Veterinary Practice in 3 Simple Steps

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Join us Tuesday, October 15 at 12pm for our webinar on moving beyond burnout in veterinary practice to improve patient care, client care, and overall hospital flow. Chris Bundy, MD will be our guest speaker. Burnout and compassion fatigue are well known occupational hazards for veterinary professionals. While the key drivers of burnout and professional dissatisfaction stem from organizational and systems issues that often feel outside our control, personal resilience factors also play an important role, are within our control...

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