WSVMA News

In memoriam

  |   WSVMA News

Dr. Joseph Bergevin (WSU, ’60) passed away from natural causes on October 12 at his home in Shoreline. After graduation, he started his own equine medicine practice and in the mid-70’s he co-founded Woodinville Equine Hospital with the late Dr. Frank Merritt. Dr. Bergevin was an early pioneer of equine knee and ankle arthroscopic surgery and in 2002 received the Excellence in Veterinary Practice Award by Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He served on the WSVMA Program Committee...

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WSVMA advocates for veterinary professionals to be included in early distribution of eventual coronavirus vaccine

  |   COVID-19, WSVMA News

Although there’s no approved Covid-19 vaccine at this time, Washington state now has a draft plan for a fast and effective distribution of a vaccine once it’s available. The plan calls for the first, likely limited phase of distribution to go to high-risk healthcare workers, first responders, other essential workers, people with health issues that put them at higher risk, and adults in long-term care. The second phase would go out more broadly to pharmacies, doctors’ offices and clinics. The WSVMA...

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President’s message – The journey to being our best selves

  |   WSVMA News

Greetings! I am excited for the opportunity to reach out to each of you over the coming year through the WSVMA President’s Column. It is a distinct privilege for me to serve our profession as a member of the WSVMA Board of Directors and for the coming 12 months, as its president. I believe the WSVMA is strong, principle-centered and intensely focused on the needs of its members, our profession and those we serve. I am excited to be a...

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WSVMA Board votes to support WakeUpVetMed initiative

  |   DEI, Practice Management, WSVMA News

At their Sept. 12 meeting, the WSVMA Board of Directors approved support for the WakeUpVetMed Initiative introduced earlier in the year to the AVMA. The WSVMA is the first state veterinary medical association to approve support for the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiative. Dr. Marie Sato Quicksall, president-elect of the Multicultural Veterinary Medical Association (MCVMA) from Bainbridge Island, attended the meeting by invitation to speak about efforts by the MCVMA and nine other key organizations to improve DEI in...

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Recent grads – Apply for scholarship to attend the 2021 AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference

  |   Professional News, WSVMA News

The WSVMA is calling all recent grads who are interested in leadership development to register for the AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference which takes place virtually January 7-9, 2021. Attendees will expand and hone leadership skills while connecting virtually with a diverse network of colleagues from all walks of the veterinary profession. This virtual conference will be a fitting opportunity to learn about Leadership in Times of Change. Why attend AVMA VLC? VLC equips veterinary professionals at all career stages to take on...

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WSVMA Award winners recognized at the 2020 Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference

  |   WSVMA News

Awards from the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA) were presented Friday at the annual event held virtually this year in conjunction with the Conference. Over 100 people joined in to view the awards ceremony online. WSVMA president Dr. Gary Marshall presided over the awards presentations. Here are the 2020 WSVMA award recipients: Dr. Brian Joseph, State Veterinarian at the Washington State Dept. of Agriculture, Olympia, WA., received the 2020 Veterinarian of the Year Award. The award is presented in recognition...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference News – That’s a wrap!

  |   Continuing Education, WSVMA News

The Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference (PNWVC) came to a close Sunday, marking the first successful venture into holding the large meeting in the virtual space. Normally taking up the entire Tacoma Convention Center, PNWVC pivoted to be held on a creative, easy-to-use online platform giving attendees a unique and fun experience. Just under 900 conference-goers connected online and viewed 130 hours of CE from 33 speakers in six different tracks. 47 vendors and their representatives exhibited in the trade show...

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Member invitation to attend 2 important events! The 2020 Awards Ceremony and the 2020 Annual Membership Meeting

  |   WSVMA News

The 2020 Awards Ceremony will take place Friday, October 2, 2020, at 12:30 pm via Zoom. Members are invited to attend and watch as host Dr. Gary Marshall, WSVMA president, and nominating members celebrate this year’s award recipients. Normally only available to conference-goers, WSVMA members can watch the virtual celebration from wherever they are. Awards will be presented for Veterinarian of the Year, Distinguished Achievement, WSU Faculty of the Year, Distinguished Staff, Allied Industry and Humane Animal Welfare. The 2020 Annual Membership...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference News – Busy next weekend? No worries, watch it later!

  |   Continuing Education, WSVMA News

Beginning next Friday, Oct. 2 at 8 am, we’re launching over 130 hours of premium continuing education at the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference (PNWVC). Both live and pre-recorded sessions are offered. But wait, you’re working next weekend? No problem! If you register now, you’ll have access to all 130+ hours for up to 12 months. You can watch the sessions at your leisure, in your PJs, or while relaxing in a hot bubble bath after the kids have gone to...

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PNWVC Socio & Zoom Help Articles

  |   WSVMA News

Welcome everyone to the 2020 Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference! This year looks a little different with the entire conference going virtual. Thankfully, we still have all the things you know and love. To make the transition easier, we've included some helpful guides and articles from both Socio and Zoom to make your experience the absolute best it can be. We highly suggest downloading the mobile app and using the web browser app to be able to utilize all the tools provided by...

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