Continuing Education

WSU College of Veterinary Medicine revives Spring Conference

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WSU College of Veterinary Medicine Spring Conference will be held April 22-23, 2016, in Pullman WA. Eight hours of CE credit will be offered, including four Veterinarian Tracks (Equine, Food Animal, Pet Poultry, Small Animal) and one Veterinary Technician Track. A free social function will take place Friday, April 22 from 6-8pm at the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center near downtown. This social function will include heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Saturday, April 23 will feature an all-day CE program from 8am - 5pm at...

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WSVMA CE event – Advances in Glomerular Diseases – early bird prices end soon

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Join Dr. David J. Polzin on Sunday, February 28, 2016 as he presents an enlightening afternoon on Glomerular Diseases at Renton Technical College. He’ll cover four hours of continuing education on approaches to treatment in dogs to significantly improve outcomes, including treating proteinuric kidney disease. He’ll also present information on how SDMA and biomarkers provide new opportunities to understand CKD in dogs and cats. Dr. Polzin is currently Professor and Chief of Small Animal Internal Medicine at the University of...

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Early bird prices end Jan. 11 for WSVMA’s Veterinary Rehabilitation premier CE

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Join us for another premier CE event featuring local experts on the topic of veterinary rehabilitation. The event takes place on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Renton Technical College in Renton, WA. Featured speakers include Dr. Kristin Kirkby-Shaw on the role of physical rehabilitation in small animal practice, Dr. Alycia Lamb on the role of orthotics and prosthetics in canine patients, Dr. Karen Kline on the role of acupuncture in the rehabilitation in the neurologic patient, and Dr. Leslie Eide...

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WSVMA CE event – Advances in Glomerular Disease – February 28, 2016

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Join us for another premier WSVMA CE event featuring Dr. David J. Polzin from the University of Minnesota speaking on Glomerular Diseases. The event takes place on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Renton Technical College in Renton, WA. Dr. Polzin will cover how approaches to treating glomerular disease in dogs have changed because of recent advances. He’ll also cover SDMA and biomarkers, which provide new opportunities to understand CKD in dogs and cats. Join us for an enlightening afternoon at the...

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Compassion for self, compassion for others

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We know that veterinarians are some of the most compassionate providers in all of healthcare.  But did you know that by cultivating more self-compassion, it can bolster your own mental health as well as help the compassionate way you work with your clients and patients? Washington Physician’s Health Program (WPHP) is hosting a one-day workshop in Seattle based on Stanford University’s 8-week Compassion Cultivation Training program. This workshop combines traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research. Through instruction,...

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WSVMA CE event – Veterinary Rehabilitation – January 24, 2016

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Join us for another premier CE event featuring local experts on the topic of veterinary rehabilitation. The event takes place on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Renton Technical College in Renton, WA. Featured speakers include Dr. Kristin Kirkby-Shaw on the role of physical rehabilitation in small animal practice, Dr. Alycia Lamb on the role of orthotics and prosthetics in canine patients, Dr. Karen Kline on the role of acupuncture in the rehabilitation in the neurologic patient, and Dr. Leslie Eide on...

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Last chance to save on registration for the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference

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Don’t miss the opportunity to save. Monday, September 14, is the cutoff to receive lower registration rates for WSVMA’s premier state meeting being held this year at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center. Over 100 hours of can’t-miss CE are available on a variety of topics for all members of your practice. Onsite registration will be available but why wait? Register by Monday and reserve your spot amongst your friends and colleagues. For more information, visit the WSVMA website....

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Veterinary Feed Directive webinar now available on-demand

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An on-demand webinar is available for viewing about FDA’s new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) rules, which place under the direct supervision of a veterinarian the use of medically important antibiotics administered in feed. The webinar, sponsored by Zoetis, features Dr. John Hallberg, director of Regulatory Affairs for Veterinary Medicine Research and Development at Zoetis, Dr. Paul Ruen, member of the AVMA Steering Committee for FDA Policy on Veterinary Oversight of Antimicrobials, and Dr. Gatz Riddell, Executive Vice President of the...

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2015 Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference & Trade Show to be held in Tacoma

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WSVMA’s annual conference and trade show for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, assistants and practice managers/staff will be held in Tacoma September 25-27, 2015 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center and Visitors Bureau. The program is planned and the line-up this year is stellar. Drs. Mike Lappin and Catriona MacPhail headline the Small Animal Program with additional sessions from local specialists in the subjects of cardiology, dermatology, and new information in transphenoidal hypophysectomy. Dr. Harry Werner headlines the Equine program along with several...

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