WSVMA News

WSVMA 2018-19 Member Services Directory – is your information current?

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Attention Practice Owners and Practice Managers! The WSVMA is currently asking for corrections and changes to your information for inclusion in our 2018-2019 Member Services Directory. We are currently preparing the 2018-2019 edition of the WSVMA Directory.  This directory attempts to be all inclusive for veterinarians and veterinary practices in Washington State.  We are asking all practices to email or fax a list of their doctors to the office, so that we may confirm the information we have on file is correct....

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Leadership Development Committee in need of volunteers

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Are you looking for excitement, networking opportunities, and a chance to learn more about our veterinary profession and the WSVMA while helping others? Join the Leadership Development Committee! Now that I have been voted off the island (or cycled off the Board of Directors for the WSVMA), I can honestly say I am in awe of the growth and changes I have seen over the past eight years I served as Board member.  Due to the hard work of some really...

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WSVMA Award winners recognized at the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference

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Over 1,000 conference-goers, exhibitors and guests converged on Tacoma for the 2017 Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference September 29 – October 1, 2017.  Sixty-two speakers presented a wide range of scientific topics plus sessions on the truth about service animals, surviving the technician shortage, student loan repayment and blending work and families. Seventy-two companies and their representatives exhibited in the trade show and sponsored speakers and events.  A special thank you goes to our exhibitors and sponsors for their support of a...

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Dr. Lisa Parshley’s campaign for Olympia City Council nears Election Day

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WSVMA past president and current board member Dr. Lisa Parshley is running for Olympia City Council Pos. 5. Her first stab at political office, Dr. Parshley’s 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 on November 7. To help get her message out to voters, consider donating in the waning days...

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In memoriam

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Dr. John Traber (CSU, ’56) passed away on August 30 at the age of 85. Dr. Traber was an equine veterinarian and co-owner of the Traber-Bergsma-Simkins veterinary practice established at Longacres racetrack in 1974. He served the Longacres Veterinary Association, Washington State Horse Racing Commission, and the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association. A celebration honoring Dr. Traber’s contributions will be held on April 7, 2018 at Emerald Downs Race Track in Auburn.   October 13, 2017...

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In memoriam

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We are sad to report that Dr. Dan DeWeert passed away Tuesday due to complications from ALS.  Dr. DeWeert was a WSVMA Past President and recipient of Veterinarian of the Year in 2012. Services will be held at Beaver Creek Cemetery in Twisp, WA on Friday, September 22 at 12pm, with a celebration of life to follow at the Pipestone Canyon Ranch Event Center, also in Twisp. You can find more information on Valley Veterinary Hospital,s Facebook page here.  Tax-deductible donations in...

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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, art,...

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Vote for WSVMA Board of Directors candidates

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The election for the WSVMA Board of Directors will be held at the Annual Membership Meeting on September 30, 2017. The meeting will be in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference being held at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. Ballots were sent out last week in accordance with WSVMA Bylaws, and 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 Directors include...

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Member News

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Dr. Lisa Parshley, WSVMA immediate past president and veterinary oncologist from Olympia, is running for Olympia City Council, position 5.  The three pillars of her campaign include business for the people, healthy community/environment and a responsible downtown. Donations to her campaign can be made on the Lisa Parshley for Olympia website. WSU/CVM Dean Bryan Slinker has been installed as a new liaison to the Board of Directors of American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges, representing the Association of Public and Land...

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

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Attention 2010-2017 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 October, 2017 and culminate in September, 2018. Power of Ten is...

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