Continuing Education

Compassion for self, compassion for others

  |   Continuing Education, Uncategorized

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

  |   Continuing Education, Uncategorized

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

  |   Continuing Education, Uncategorized

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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