WSVMA News

Meet the candidates for WSVMA Board of Directors

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The election for the WSVMA Board of Directors will be held at the Annual Membership Meeting on September 28, 2019. The meeting will be in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference being held at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. Ballots will be sent out in August in accordance with WSVMA Bylaws, and will include a proxy form to sign and return to the WSVMA for members who are not able to attend the Conference. Serving on the current Board of...

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

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Attention 2012-2019 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 2019 and culminate in October 2020. Power of Ten is...

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WSVMA-PAC wants you!

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Have you been looking for your opportunity to delve into politics? Isn’t everyone right now? It doesn’t matter which political parties your support – this is your chance – the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association is looking for three able-bodied members to join its Political Activity Committee (PAC) Board of Directors. We’ve recently restructured our governance and we’re filling the Board with new members. What does PAC do? The WSVMA established WSVMA-PAC in 1978 as a response to the effects of legislation...

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In Memoriam

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Michael Doherty (WSU, ‘77) passed away on June 29 at the University of Washington Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer. He was 68. Dr. Doherty was the owner of Lacey Animal Clinic on Pacific Avenue in Lacey. He owned the practice for 33 years before retiring in 2016. He loved animals and travel, and as an avid golfer, he belonged to golf clubs in Olympia as well as Palm Desert, CA. A celebration of life will be held...

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

  |   WSVMA News

Attention 2012-2019 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, 2019 and culminate in October, 2020. Power of Ten is...

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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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