WSVMA News

WSVMA Board discusses the future of veterinary medicine

  |   Professional News, WSVMA News

In February, a joint commission created by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) released a report identifying emerging trends that will affect the veterinary profession during the next generation, providing insights that may be used to adapt to the profession’s changing environment. “The Future of Veterinary Medicine,” produced by the AVMA and AAVMC’s Veterinary Futures Commission, was published following four face-to-face working sessions and more than a year and a half of...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference is going virtual!

  |   Continuing Education, WSVMA News

While you’ve been busy dealing with COVID-19 and having to quickly adjust to a whole new way of veterinary practice, the WSVMA Board and staff have been evaluating how to hold a large conference for over 1,200 in the middle of a pandemic. The safety of our attendees, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors is our number one priority as we work to provide high-quality continuing education and because it’s unclear what October will look like when it comes to face to...

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WSVMA 2020 Awards – Nominate outstanding veterinary professionals

  |   WSVMA News

Each year, the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA) conducts an awards program to honor individuals whose service has contributed significantly to the veterinary profession in Washington State. The 2020 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. Awards will be presented during the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference Oct. 2-4, 2020. For criteria, visit WSVMA Awards Nominations on the...

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WSVMA 2020 Awards – Nominate outstanding veterinary professionals

  |   WSVMA News

Each year, the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA) conducts an awards program to honor individuals whose service has contributed significantly to the veterinary profession in Washington State. The 2020 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. Awards will be presented at the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference Oct. 2-4, 2020 in Tacoma. For criteria, visit WSVMA Awards Nominations...

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Member News

  |   WSVMA News

Dr. Diana Thomé has been appointed to AVMA’s Legislative Advisory Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to assist the AVMA Board of Directors in formulating and implementing AVMA legislative policy and AVMA positions on federal regulatory proposals. Dr. Thomé is alternate delegate representing the state of Washington in the AVMA House of Delegates.   Posted May 8, 2020...

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WSVMA 2020 Awards – nominate outstanding veterinary professionals

  |   WSVMA News

Each year, the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA) conducts an awards program to honor individuals whose service has contributed significantly to the veterinary profession in Washington State. The 2020 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. Awards will be presented at the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference Oct. 2-4, 2020 in Tacoma. For criteria, visit WSVMA Awards Nominations on the...

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Dr. Sandy Willis elected to AVMA Board of Directors – WSVMA Seeking Nominations for new Alternate Delegate

  |   WSVMA News

Congratulations to Dr. Sandy Willis who was elected to the AVMA Board of Directors representing District 11 in February. Dr. Willis has represented Washington in the AVMA House of Delegates (HOD) since 2008, first as alternate delegate, and then as delegate beginning four years ago. Dr. Willis is a small animal internist with Phoenix Central Laboratory, now a part of Zoetis, and has served in a variety of roles in the WSVMA and the AVMA. She is a WSVMA past...

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The WSVMA is here for you

  |   COVID-19, WSVMA News

The WSVMA extends our heartfelt concern to veterinarians, teams and your families as we face challenges from the COVID-19 crisis. In our role as the primary advocate for veterinary medicine in Washington, we have two priorities, the health and wellbeing of our members and patients and providing meaningful support to you every day, not just when we’re facing challenging times. We continue to update our COVID resources webpage daily including new frequently asked questions, so you can stay up to date...

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WSVMA board members participate in annual advocacy program

  |   WSVMA News

Newly elected WSVMA Board of Director members, Drs. Jennifer Bennett and Lindsey Hornickel, represented Washington State at the 2020 AVMA Fly-In, February 2-4 in Washington, D.C. This 3-day annual event brings veterinarians and veterinary students from around the country to our nation’s capital for education and training in legislative advocacy. The AVMA Government Relations Division (GRD) Director, Dr. Mark Lutschaunig, and GRD staff provide in-depth information on legislative initiatives identified as high priority by the AVMA. The three legislative initiatives of...

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President’s Message – Mastery and Autonomy

  |   Uncategorized, WSVMA News

The AVMA tends to choose one of the coldest weekends of the year to hold its annual Veterinary Leadership Conference. It was no different this January in Chicago as snow and ice hampered the travel plans of many attendees. Those from Washington State managed to make it there and back fine. Our state was well represented. Everyone expressed that they would be bringing lots of valuable information back home. The Keynote Speaker at this conference was Aaron Dignan, author of A...

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