WSVMA News

Members in the News

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Congratulations to the following WSVMA members who received WSU/CVM’s Jerry Newbrey Teaching Scholar award in 2016: Drs. Annie Chen-Allen, Tamara Grubb, Robert Mealey and Katherine Wardrop. The Newbrey Teaching Scholar is awarded for excellence in teaching during the first three years of the veterinary core curriculum....

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Member input needed on potential new member benefit: online access to current, authoritative clinical information and educational resources

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Veterinarians in private practice generally don’t have access to large collections of journals similar to human physicians. As a result, veterinarians rely on textbooks, conferences and online discussion forums like VIN for new information. Textbooks, expert opinion and discussion forums do not always provide the highest level of evidence for clinical decision making. The WSVMA is looking to change that by seeking access to a Washington-based service for healthcare providers. Health Evidence Resource for Washington State (HEAL-WA) is an affordable online...

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Walking the Camino de Santiago – a metaphor for leadership

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Two weeks from now, my 20-year-old daughter and I will begin walking the Camino de Santiago, a 780-kilometer trek from a town in France called St. Jean Pied de Port, over the Pyrenees and west across northern Spain, ending at the city of Santiago. The Camino is a pilgrimage dating back to the middle ages when Christians would trek to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, which is thought to be the burial place of Saint James. We will carry...

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Member News – past president runs for public office and an esteemed leader steps down after 27 years

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Dr. Lisa Parshley runs for Olympia City Council  - WSVMA past president and current board member Dr. Lisa Parshley is running for Olympia City Council Pos. 5. Her platform is working to ensure a healthy, vibrant future for Olympia through business for the people, a healthy community and environment and responsible growth for the city. The WSVMA has endorsed her candidacy and we wish her success in her campaign. For more information and to donate, visit her website. Inland Empire VMA...

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2017 Auction to benefit the WSVMA Past Presidents’ Student Scholarship Fund

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You’re invited to attend and donate to the WSVMA Silent Auction on Friday, September 29 in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference in Tacoma. The goal of the evening is to raise money for the WSVMA Past Presidents’ Student Scholarship Fund. Each year, the Fund awards one or more scholarships to deserving veterinary students. Our goal is to raise over $10,000. Use your imagination to create a truly unique donation such as travel experiences, football tickets, fine wine, fine...

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White Coat donations needed for Class of 2021

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This year’s White Coat ceremony for the incoming Class of 2021 will take place in August 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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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference & Trade Show – Registration now open!

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Online registration is open for this year’s Pacific NW Conference taking place September 29 – October 1, 2017 in Tacoma. Register today to learn from stellar scientific speakers, business experts and special guests that will be presenting a variety of cutting edge topics. Veterinary technicians will also hold their Annual Conference concurrently. In addition to a full program of scientific small animal, large animal and equine tracks, sessions will be offered on a variety of topics including the truth about service...

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Shining a Light on Leadership

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Since I was in first grade, I dreamed of being a veterinarian.  With time, my desire to snuggle kittens transitioned into a love of scientific reasoning and problem solving, in order to help those kitties with successful diagnostic and surgical outcomes. All of us entered the veterinary field for varied reasons; ranging from a love of animals and their owners to a love of science and technical skills. Not many of us chose to be a veterinarian out of a love...

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WSVMA 2017 awards nominations – Nominate a veterinary star!

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At the WSVMA Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2017 in Tacoma, the WSVMA will present awards to those that have contributed significantly to the veterinary profession in Washington. The 2017 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 nominations form no later than April 1, 2017....

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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 October 2017. Terms for Drs. Kathy Hickey and Jean Gulbransen expire this fall. Dr. Gulbransen is eligible to serve another term. Drs. Lisa Parshley and Gary Marshall are currently serving three-year terms through 2018. Drs. Paul DeMaris and Diane Pinkers are currently serving three-year terms through 2019. Candidates will be presented to the membership in July for election at the...

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