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You know you want to

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You wanna be a WSVMA board member? C’mon, you know you do.  It’s not that hard, really. Think it takes up all your free time? Concerned that you won’t be able to “measure up”? We are everyday veterinarians, from all aspects of our industry. Practice owners, employees of corporate practices, an educator from the university.  We do devote some of our free time to the cause, but not every day, or even every week. What do you have to do to...

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Get Social with WSVMA

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My name is Samantha and I am the new Communications & Engagement Manager at WSVMA! My goal is to provide opportunities to help you get involved with the WSVMA and other members through avenues such as our website, social media, virtual events and other projects. To better assist with my mission, we created a survey that will help me learn about you, the Association as a whole and how moving forward, we can provide the best possible resources and tools...

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In memoriam

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Dr. William Burlingame (OSU, ’77) died March 22 after a difficult fight with cancer. He was 67. Following graduation from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Burlingame moved to Washington. In 1980, he opened Quil Ceda Veterinary Hospital in Marysville where he practiced until just last year. A longtime WSVMA member, Dr. Burlingame spent his free time fishing and kayaking at his cabin in Haines, AK. Memorials can be made to Providence Hospice and Home Care of...

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Two WSVMA programs can help increase your bottom line

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WSVMA has partnered with Intalere to deliver big discounts to members. Intalere is a group purchasing organization that aggregates purchasing volume from over 100,000 healthcare facilities to negotiate discounts with manufacturers and vendors. Just some of the products Intalere offers include office supplies, computer equipment, medical and surgical supplies, dosimetry badges and much more. Participation in the program also provides a source of non-dues revenue that support WSVMA programs. Contact Art Arnaiz, LVT at (206) 359-1952 or [email protected] and start...

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Interested members sought to run for the WSVMA Board of Directors

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The WSVMA is currently seeking interested members to serve on the WSVMA Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning in late September 2019. Serving on the WSVMA Board of Directors has many wonderful benefits. You can grow as a leader, build your community, gain expertise in issues facing the veterinary profession, influence policy, and stretch your intellectual and emotional muscles. It is truly a worthwhile and rewarding experience. We’re looking for members to run for the Board who are open-minded,...

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In memoriam

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Dr. James F. Ward (WSU, ’58) passed away at his home in Surprise, AZ on February 16 at the age of 84. Dr. Ward spent most of his life in Washington. Following graduation, he practiced large animal medicine in Othello for a brief time before moving to Lynnwood and starting Alderwood Veterinary Clinic. Beginning as a mixed animal practice in the 1960’s, it eventually became solely a small animal clinic in the 1980’s because of the growing population. Dr. Ward...

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WSVMA 2019 awards – nominate an outstanding veterinarian

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At the WSVMA Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference Sept. 27 – 29, 2019 in Tacoma, the WSVMA will present awards to those that have contributed significantly to the veterinary profession in Washington. The 2019 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. Please submit nominations to the WSVMA office using the nomination form no later than April 1, 2019. Be sure...

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For this veterinarian, leadership development is about more than their career

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Dr. Jessica Work and her family I have often been the shy, quiet type. The one who tends to sit on the periphery of a crowded room, keep to myself, and make eye contact with others in short, fleeting moments. Truth be told, I have always had to make a conscious effort to speak up, reach out, and relate to others. As an adolescent I realized this to be true about myself and have always worked to overcome these tendencies that...

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In memoriam

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Dr. Mark Besola (WSU, ’90) passed away on January 1, 2019 at the age of 52 as a result of multiple, chronic health conditions. Dr. Besola practiced small animal medicine in Aberdeen and Raymond and most recently practiced alongside his sister Dr. Amy Besola at A Small Animal Hospital in Federal Way.   Posted February 8, 2019...

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Calling All WSVMA Members! Board of Directors seeking nominations

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The WSVMA is currently seeking interested members to serve on the WSVMA Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning late September 2019. Serving on the WSVMA Board of Directors has many wonderful benefits. You can grow as a leader, build your community, gain expertise in issues facing the veterinary profession, influence policy, and stretch your intellectual and emotional muscles. It is truly a worthwhile and rewarding experience. We’re looking for members to run for the Board who are open-minded, flexible,...

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