Continuing Education

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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Nominate that special veterinary someone by April 1

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At the WSVMA Annual Conference September 25-27, 2015 in Tacoma, the WSVMA will present awards to those that have contributed significantly to the veterinary profession in Washington. The 2015 awards that will be presented include Veterinarian of the Year, Distinguished Achievement, WSU Faculty Member of the Year, Distinguished Veterinary Staff, Humane Animal Welfare, Recent Grad and Allied Industry. Download the nomination form and submit to the WSVMA office prior to the April 1, 2015 deadline. Be sure to submit supporting...

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WSVMA 2015 Awards nominations due April 1

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At the WSVMA Annual Conference September 25-27, 2015 in Yakima, the WSVMA will present awards to those that have contributed significantly to the veterinary profession in Washington. The 2015 awards that will be presented include Veterinarian of the Year, Distinguished Achievement, WSU Faculty Member of the Year, Distinguished Veterinary Staff, Humane Animal Welfare, Student-Recent Grad and Allied Industry. Download the nomination form and submit to the WSVMA office prior to the April 1, 2015 deadline. For past award winners, consult...

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WSVMA Awards nominations

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At the WSVMA Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference September 25-27, 2015 in Tacoma, the WSVMA will present awards to those that have contributed significantly to the veterinary profession in Washington. The 2015 awards that will be presented include Veterinarian of the Year, Distinguished Achievement, WSU Faculty Member of the Year, Distinguished Veterinary Staff, Humane Animal Welfare, Student-Recent Grad and Allied Industry. Please submit nominations to the WSVMA office using the nominations form no later than April 1, 2015....

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CE credit and criteria for complementary medicine to be examined

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In response to an increase in the number of veterinarians seeking credit for complementary and alternative veterinary medicine (CAVM) courses, the Veterinary Board of Governors is considering rulemaking to establish the criteria for review of CAVM offerings for CE credit. Rules that define CAVM can assist the board in its review and clarify the requirements to the licensees and to the providers of the education. They’re also proposing to limit the number of credit hours that can be earned in...

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Looking to give back? Have we got a deal for you!

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The WSVMA Board of Directors has approved a task force to perform a review of the WSVMA’s Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference. If you’ve ever attended our annual conference, you know it’s one of the top state-level conferences in the country. But how can we make it better? How can we grow and attract a greater number of veterinarians and staff, and make greater use of technology? If you’re interested in participating, please contact the WSVMA office. We’re looking for 2-3...

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Thank you Pacific NW Veterinary Conference Exhibitors and Sponsors

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The Pacific NW Veterinary Conference, which concluded on Sunday, September 28 in Yakima, was a great success with nearly 600 veterinary professionals in attendance. Thank you to all exhibitors and sponsors,attendees and guests who helped us achieve an outstanding weekend filled with cutting edge science, practice management and veterinary topics. Plan to attend next year’s conference September 25-27, 2015 for the best in CE for WA veterinarians....

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference & Trade Show – Registration now open!

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Online registration is open for this year’s WSVMA Annual Conference taking place September 26-28, 2014 in Yakima. Register today to learn from stellar scientific speakers, business experts and special guests that will be presenting a variety of cutting edge topics. In addition to a full program of scientific small animal, large animal and equine tracks, sessions will be offered on a variety of topics including accreditation, marijuana, marketing, and wellness plans. Practice management CE includes a full day of safety and regulatory...

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