Veterinary Medical Education

Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference News – Work It Out

  |   Veterinary Medical Education

Think you can’t have physical activity at a virtual conference? Think again! Just like being there in person, attendees at the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference (PNWVC) will still be able to get their blood pumping. Join us on Sat., Oct. 3 before CE sessions begin for the 2020 5K Fun Run/Walk, 10K Bike sponsored by Zoetis Reference Laboratories. For the 19th year in a row, don your exercise gear and participate with colleagues, family, friends and leashed dogs along any...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference News

  |   Veterinary Medical Education, WSVMA News

Don’t miss out on 130+ hours of high caliber veterinary education taking place at the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference (PNWVC) October 2 – 4, 2020 and beyond. Register now and gain access to all CE sessions for a full 12 months. The schedule contains 104 hours of live CE and 28 pre-recorded sessions, all accessible through the PNWVC platform. Even if you can’t attend during the weekend, register now so you can have access later to all sessions. Being present...

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Giving women in veterinary medicine ‘true role models’

  |   Professional News, Veterinary Medical Education

This morning, when Dori Borjesson walked into Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine as dean, it was a first for women. Until today, no woman had ever led the college in its more than 120-year history. But what is most surprising to the new dean is how much it means to the women around her. “I didn’t anticipate it, but this means a lot to a lot of people,” Borjesson said. “It speaks to the fact that if you don’t see anyone...

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Dr. Dori Borjesson named dean of the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine

  |   Veterinary Medical Education

Dr. Dori Borjesson, chair of the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology at the University of California Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine, has been selected as the new dean of the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Borjesson was chosen following a nationwide search to replace Dr. Bryan Slinker, who had announced plans to retire before being tapped to serve as interim provost. She will assume her new responsibilities leading WSU’s cutting-edge veterinary, biosciences and global health departments on July 20. “The strength of...

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WSU/CVM dean steps into university provost role

  |   Veterinary Medical Education

Washington State University announced on October 1 that Dr. Bryan Slinker, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, will step into the role of interim provost and executive vice president following the resignation of the former provost. Slinker, who served as dean for more than a decade announced his retirement earlier this year. He’ll fulfill his new position through June 2020 when a new provost is expected to be named. Dr. Robert Mealey, professor, and chair of the Department of Veterinary...

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Donate a white coat for the WSU/CVM Class of 2023

  |   Veterinary Medical Education

This year’s White Coat ceremony for the incoming Class of 2023 will take place August 15 at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Each first-year veterinary student will be introduced and presented with a white lab coat with their name and the WSVMA logo embroidered on the coat. We need your help to make this year’s White Coat Ceremony a success. You can sponsor a specific student or make a general donation. You also have the option of sponsoring a...

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Congratulations to WSU College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2019!

  |   Veterinary Medical Education

One hundred twenty-six new doctors of veterinary medicine have completed their training at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The commencement ceremony was held last Sunday, May 5 in Pullman. The WSVMA extends a warm welcome to the profession. Congratulations! View the ceremony and Dr. Andy’ Roark’s commencement address. Posted May 10, 2019  ...

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Take the survey on potential new veterinary technician training in Washington

  |   Veterinary Medical Education

The veterinary technology programs at Bellingham Technical College, Pierce College, and Yakima Valley College are exploring the possibility of establishing a joint distance learning veterinary technology program to provide training opportunities for residents living in all regions of the state.  The distance learning program would provide veterinary technician training using a hybrid education model that combines online instruction with in-person clinical laboratories.  In addition, students attending the program would be required to work part-time in a veterinary clinic. In order to...

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A financial journey among 274 graduating veterinarians

  |   Veterinary Medical Education

They listen intently, answer my questions smartly, pose their own intelligent queries, and some type furiously.  They impress me, but chances are great that the information will flow in and right back out; they're thinking about their next cardiology exam tomorrow, less about my talk.  These are the third year veterinary students I guest lecture to about financial topics.  They desperately want to know how to make good financial decisions, understand how they will pay back their debt, or how...

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New laparoscopic training advances veterinary surgical skills

  |   Veterinary Medical Education

For the first time, veterinary surgeons can take a simulation training and earn a certification that demonstrates their manual skills in laparoscopy, a minimally-invasive procedure that means less pain and faster recovery for patients. WSU researcher and board certified veterinary surgeon, Boel Fransson, developed the Veterinary Assessment Laparoscopic Skills (VALS) training program, set up training centers around the country, and convened an international board of peers to grant the certification. The training and tools are available online at valsprogram.org, and the first test...

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