Continuing Education

Registration is open for Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference & Trade Show

  |   Continuing Education, Uncategorized

Online registration is open for this year’s WSVMA Annual Conference taking place October 7 - 9, 2016 in Spokane. Veterinarians, technicians and staff can register 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 antimicrobial resistance, fear-free practices, and preventive plan implementation and nutrition. ...

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Certification program for animal hospice and palliative care

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The International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC) offers a certification program that standardizes and defines the skills and knowledge required of individuals and organizations offering animal hospice and palliative care, and establishes a standard of care for animal hospice and palliative care services. The AHPC program is a 115-hour RACE approved continuing education program that certifies its students in animal hospice and palliative care. The program begins with an overview of fundamental concepts and progresses to cover...

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

  |   Continuing Education, Uncategorized

Online registration is open for this year’s WSVMA Annual Conference taking place October 7 - 9, 2016 in Spokane. Register today to learn from stellar scientific speakers, business experts and special guests that will be presenting a variety of cutting edge topics. Veterinary technicians will also hold their Annual Conference concurrently. 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 antimicrobial resistance, fear-free practices, and...

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RAIVE to be added as an approved source of veterinary CE in Washington

  |   Continuing Education, State Regulatory, Uncategorized

As of May 19, 2016, the Registry of Alternative and Integrative Veterinary Medical Education (RAIVE) will be added to the list of approved continuing education sources in Washington. RAIVE approves programs in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAVM) by developing and applying uniform standards to continuing education courses similar to how the Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) approves courses for conventional veterinary medicine. RAIVE was established to judge the appropriateness of CAVM continuing education courses and consists of veterinarians recognized as...

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Spay/Neuter – Truth or Fiction? New WSVMA Conference will pose provocative questions

  |   Continuing Education, Uncategorized

WSVMA is proud to launch our first annual VetMed Matters Conference on Saturday, April 16 at Renton Technical College:  Spay/Neuter – Truth or Fiction? The Breeder Said I Shouldn’t Spay my Dog Until She’s Two Years Old Because it Causes Cancer. The inaugural program will explore the science and answer the big questions about timing, long-term health implications, risks, alternatives, behavioral effects and impact on shelter populations. The VetMed Matters Conference is a new annual meeting where we tackle important subjects that span across practice...

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Spay/Neuter – Truth or Fiction? New WSVMA Conference will pose provocative questions

  |   Continuing Education, Uncategorized

WSVMA is proud to launch our first annual VetMed Matters Conference on Saturday, April 16 at Renton Technical College:  Spay/Neuter – Truth or Fiction? The Breeder Said I Shouldn’t Spay my Dog Until She’s Two Years Old Because it Causes Cancer. The inaugural program will explore the science and answer the big questions about timing, long-term health implications, risks, alternatives, behavioral effects and impact on shelter populations. The VetMed Matters Conference is a new annual meeting where we tackle important subjects...

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WSU College of Veterinary Medicine revives Spring Conference

  |   Continuing Education, Uncategorized

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

  |   Continuing Education, Uncategorized

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

  |   Continuing Education, Uncategorized

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

  |   Continuing Education, Uncategorized

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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