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WSVMA accepting applications for next year’s class of Power of Ten leaders

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Attention 2011-2018 graduates! Join the WSVMA for our exciting leadership program! Power of Ten is a WSVMA initiative designed to help recent graduates develop foundational skills in leadership, communication, and business. Ten participants will be selected from the applicant pool to participate in the Power of Ten leadership academy for the coming year. Participants will join a network of peers in a series of learning experiences that commence in November, 2018 and culminate in September, 2019. Power of Ten is...

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In memoriam

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Dr. Michael Leinweber (WSU ‘65) passed away on May 26. He was 78. A native of Wisconsin, Dr. Leinweber moved west to attend veterinary school at WSU. Following graduation and a short period in practice, he joined the Air Force. He and his wife eventually settled in Spokane where he joined Dr. Roger Harder as co-owner of the Garland Animal Clinic where he stayed for thirty years until retirement.   Memorial gifts may be made to Christian Veterinary Mission, Rotoplast International...

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WSVMA accepting applications for next year’s class of Power of Ten leaders

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Attention 2011-2018 graduates! Join the WSVMA for our exciting leadership program! Power of Ten is a WSVMA initiative designed to help recent graduates develop foundational skills in leadership, communication, and business. Ten participants will be selected from the applicant pool to participate in the Power of Ten leadership academy for the coming year. Participants will join a network of peers in a series of learning experiences that commence in November, 2018 and culminate in September, 2019. Power of Ten is...

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Take WSVMA’s bi-annual Compensation and Benefits Survey

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The WSVMA office receives frequent requests for compensation and benefits information specific to the practice of veterinary medicine in Washington. To answer these inquiries, we are compiling data again this year through our bi-annual Compensation and Benefits Survey. The WSVMA is only a handful of state associations that compile and provide such information to its members. The survey is electronic and the link has been sent to practice owners via email, although a paper survey is available. In order to obtain...

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WSVMA bi-annual Compensation and Benefits Survey to be conducted in July

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The WSVMA office receives frequent requests for compensation and benefits information specific to the practice of veterinary medicine in Washington. To answer these inquiries, we are preparing the bi-annual compensation and benefits survey to be sent out next month. The WSVMA will join only a handful of state associations that compile and provide such information to its members. The survey is electronic and the link will be sent to practice owners via email, although a paper survey will be available. In...

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In memoriam – Drs. Ryan Brown, David Hildreth and Robert A. Williams

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Dr. Ryan Brown (CSU, ’99) died April 9, 2018 at the age of 46. Following graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Brown and his wife moved to Spokane where he joined North Division Veterinary Hospital. In 2008, he purchased Indian Trail Animal Hospital where he worked until his death. Memorials may be made to Basset Rescue, PO Box 13665, Spokane Valley, WA 99212 or Angel Compassion Found c/o Indian Trail Animal Hospital. Dr. David Hildreth (MO, ’70) passed away on December 20,...

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Member news and moves

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WSVMA president, Dr. Paul DeMaris, has been appointed to the Regional Advisory Council on Veterinary Medicine on Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) representing the state of Washington, where he will serve a three-year term. The purpose of the WICHE Regional Advisory Council on Veterinary Medicine is to provide a forum for communication and liaison between and among the Compact and affiliated states and the schools of veterinary medicine in the region, in order that the needs of the...

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Seeking nominations for WSVMA Humane Animal Welfare Award

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The WSVMA is seeking nominations for the “Humane Animal Welfare” award which is presented to a non-veterinarian or organization who has advanced animal welfare through extraordinary service. Do you know someone who has dedicated their lives to animal welfare, perhaps someone who started an equine therapy program, runs a successful dog or cat rescue, or provides extraordinary service for the wellbeing of animals?  The WSVMA wants to recognize these individuals and organizations. Download and complete the form and include a thorough...

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In memoriam

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Dr. Ryan Brown (CSU, ’99) passed away on April 9, 2018 at the age of 46. Following graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Brown moved to Spokane and began practice at North Division Veterinary Hospital. In 2008, he purchased Indian Trails Veterinary Clinic and eventually grew it to a five-doctor practice with a new facility built in 2015. Donations in his honor may be made to Basset Rescue, PO Box 13665, Spokane Valley, WA 99212 or Angel Compassion Found c/o Indian...

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WSVMA webinar scheduled to get member input on shelter legislation

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As reported in January, Senate Bill 6196 was introduced that would allow animal control agencies and humane societies to provide full veterinary services to low income pet owners. Currently, they can only provide sterilization, vaccination and electronic identification for pet owners who qualify at less than 80% of the median family income. The WSVMA testified in opposition to the bill and asked the proponents to work with us in the interim to see how together, we can find solutions to provide...

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