WSVMA News

Thanks for taking our Member Engagement Survey. And the results are…

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In March, we hired new staff member Samantha Breider to help us attract new members through creative new services and programs that benefit the membership. Samantha quickly organized a survey of which 268 of you answered. Thank you! Survey questions ranged from finding out how well you liked our programs to what new services you would like to see, and how you want to engage with each other. We gained valuable insight from the survey. The areas that you want us...

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In memoriam – Dr. Michael Pfarr

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Dr. Michael Pfarr (WSU, ’78) passed away May 2, 2019 at the age of 73. Originally from Spokane, Dr. Pfarr returned there upon graduation from veterinary school where he went to work for his father, Dr. Phillip Pfarr, at the Animal Clinic of Spokane. He eventually took over the practice and remained there until his retirement in 2011. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to ARC of Spokane. A memorial service with reception immediately following...

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Seeking nominations for WSVMA Humane Animal Welfare Award

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Do you know someone who has dedicated their lives to animal welfare, perhaps someone who started an equine therapy program or a successful animal rescue, or who provides incredible service for the wellbeing of animals? Is there an organization that makes major contributions to their community through their work with animals? The WSVMA wants to recognize these individuals and organizations and is seeking nominations for the “Humane Animal Welfare” award which is presented to a non-veterinarian or organization who has...

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

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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 by purchasing a white coat. You can honor a specific student, or make a general donation. You also have...

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Seeking nominations for WSVMA Humane Animal Welfare Award

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Do you know someone who has dedicated their lives to animal welfare, perhaps someone who started an equine therapy program or a successful animal rescue, or who provides incredible service for the wellbeing of animals? Is there an organization that makes major contributions to their community through their work with animals? The WSVMA wants to recognize these individuals and organizations and is seeking nominations for the “Humane Animal Welfare” award which is presented to a non-veterinarian or organization who has...

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Join in World Pride 2019

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The Pride Veterinary Medical Community (VMC) is inviting the entire veterinary profession to gather up 400 participants on June 30, 2019 in New York City to march together during World Pride 2019. World Pride 2019 acknowledges the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising which took place over six nights in New York City after the police raided Stonewall Inn and attempted to arrest individuals trying to live their authentic selves. Join Pride VMC, their lead sponsors Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Zoetis,...

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President’s Message – Suicide Prevention

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Suicide is devastating.  It causes overwhelming regret, heartbreak, and anger over the loss of life.  No matter how much I try to understand the thoughts that go into such an act, I cannot. Maybe it’s my need to make sense of it, or the complete helplessness of those left behind. I cannot say. Many years ago, I lost my father just after my high school graduation at the age of 17. He died in a logging accident.  Two months later...

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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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